Why I’m still Meal Prepping in Lockdown

I’m at home all day, every day – doing not an awful lot, to be honest with you – and yet, I’m meal prepping. Why? Well, there are a few reasons, but namely, preparing my meals in advance keeps me in a routine and ensures I don’t fall completely off the bandwagon (it’s been pretty […]

St Aidan’s RSPB Reserve – Connecting With Nature

This flooded open cast mine has paths that weave through wetlands, with views of the wildlife – and approaching walkers.  It’s not easy to forget the industrial past of this site. A giant walking dragline, which excavated coal here from 1974 to 1988, sits on a hill by the car park. Its impressive bulk is […]

Home Workouts to Stay Active during Lockdown

The world has paused for the first time ever in our lifetime and none of us really knows what day it is. With what looks like a long road to normality, and gyms and fitness centres likely to stay closed for the foreseeable future, we’re in a place with little choice when it comes to […]

How to Manage your Mental Health during Lockdown

It’s likely that the current COVID-crisis is stirring up feelings of anxiety, frustration and depression in almost everyone,so it is perhaps more important than ever to take care of our wellbeing.  The best thing we can do is try to inject some positivity into our days and remind ourselves that these feelings, like the situation, […]

Keep Real and Sound Rebel Launch Podcast

Keep Real reaches out to the community with workshops and other events, and an online store – and now, with the podcast in collaboration with Sound Rebel. Founder Kimberley Robinson is an award-nominated mental health activist who has recently be named in the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise. As a result of her experience […]