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Healthy Dark Chocolate

Some of you may be surprised to read the statement ‘Healthy Dark Chocolate’ and would never have thought that eating chocolate is good for you. Others may have already discovered the health benefits of dark chocolate in recent years and be reading this in conjunction with buying some of ours.…

0 Comments 13th November 2015 Health & Wellbeing

The Benefits of Support Networks

Getting the right support for all employees is vital in fostering in an inclusive and equal working environment for everyone. Whether they cater for LGBT, disabled, black and minority ethnic employees, or staff with mental health issues, employee support networks have been shown to provide great benefits for not only…

Hello September

Hello September I welcome you with open arms!! Apologies to the kids who are begrudgingly returning to school after the summer holidays, but this is my favourite month. It doesn’t quite feel like Autumn but as the suns angle changes, bringing shorter days it isn’t Summer either. I love the…

Why are we so obsessed with brands?

When Jobs and Wozniak first got together in a garage and built the first Apple computer, it’s unlikely the thought crossed their mind, that one day Apple would become the biggest brand in the world. They were simply two very bright guys with an interest in technology and creating something…

2 Comments 25th August 2015 Branding

5 Tips for Tenants to Save Money

Money Saving TipsWith the current property market showing rent prices for tenants continuing to rise throughout the UK, tenants are looking for answers on how to save money and improve their lifestyle. Here is a list of 5 simple ways tenants can save pounds per month and find financial comfortability. 1. Save…

5 Great Reasons to Rent in Gloucester

Gloucester DocksThere are many great reasons to live in Gloucester including a rich variety of historical landmarks, along with many regenerated areas featuring modern apartments, bars and restaurants. Below are 5 great reasons why you should consider renting a property in this fabulous city. 1. Things to do Gloucester began as a small…

1 Comment 14th July 2015 Home & Family, Property

Expressing Yourself

What do you do to express yourself, do you express yourself through the clothes and shoes that you wear, or the make up you put on, the music you play, the jewellery you put on. Do you express yourself through your hobbies like dancing  or even singing? I choose to express…

The Story of the Orphaned Baby Elephants

baby-elephantI was lucky enough to go on a fantastic Busman’s Holiday a few years ago with a group of Therapists who were going to work with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya treating their baby elephants who had been orphaned in many different circumstances. They had often fallen down…

0 Comments 25th June 2015 Charity

How do I Meditate?

People are always asking my advice about meditation – how to do it correctly, what to do with thoughts, how to sit, when is the best time, and other questions like these. Let me take a moment to help demystify the experience of meditation, and assure you that every person…

Awareness and Gratitude

Awareness-and-GratitudeLife  seems to pass by  us so quickly  and  we are all so busy  in our everyday lives that we sometimes forget to stop for a moment  and take a look  around to see what is going on all  around us. I  want to talk to you today  about awareness and…

Success is rooted in your character

Success rooted in your characterWe all know the adage that people buy people, rather than brands, but if you want to know how to grow your business, you first have to nurture and develop your own character. The truth of this statement is self-evident (after it’s been explained to you) but it is shown…

Air Fresheners – Friend Or Foe?

Air FreshnerThe fragrance of a meadow full of flowers or the smell of freshly ironed linen will always make us smile.  So will a sea breeze.  Lavender’s good for the nerves, and lemon makes us feel fresh.  But how are we creating these fragrances in our homes, and what does it…

What My Mum Said…

familyMy first blog post for the Cotswold Directory is all about those little gems of advice your Mums, Grandmas, Nans, Aunties and friends have passed on to you through the generations! Some may be old wives tales, but some really do work. Here’s a collection of gems I collected from…

0 Comments 31st May 2015 Tips & Hints

The Truth About Chocolate

Truth about ChocolateChocolate is this summer’s most sumptuous shade to wear! Chocolate is on everyone’s lips, but not on your hips…did you know that dark chocolate can help with your weight loss goals? Yes you can eat dark chocolate and lose weight! It has been proven that dark chocolate has benefits, such…

0 Comments 29th May 2015 Nutrition

Online Advertising in Gloucestershire

computer-ideasHere at The Cotswold Directory we’ve recently launched our new online advertising platform, which will be run alongside our already successful print directory. Over the next week we will be populating the site with local businesses who have already reserved a place on our online directory. We are still working out…

0 Comments 15th February 2015 Advertising Tips, News

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