Pamela explains that children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
In 1994 Myriam met Linda Shubert, the evangelical author of bestselling book “The Miracle Hour” and went on a trip to the Caribbean with her to visit the needy – people who needed support.
“When I went to a conference in Orlando with Linda, I was impressed by how many people were approaching her” says Myriam. “Then she turned to me and said ‘Myriam, you should start Magnificat in Malta’.
‘I like making my own energy bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are set, preferably the day after they are made, I cut them up into bars or squares, pack them individually and freeze them’
This week ‘Kon Mari’ consultant Julia Barker talks me through the sometimes never-ending task or organising children’s wardrobes. The amount of times that children dirty their clothing usually results in a few outfit changes per day, continuous washing machine cycles and mountains of folding and putting away. Using Julia’s methods, we can use a system to better organise all the tiny items in a way which is easy to access and visually pleasing.
These chocolate muffins are so quick and easy to make and they are so soft and delicious that I think most people will not be able to resist a second one.
During Christmas week or a weekend in December they are ideal a any tie of the day and a good start to the weekend as a late breakfast too with a cup of coffee. Thick, dark and silky chocolate gives you an instant lift and you can also omit the icing and sprinkle oats, museli or your favourite seeds on top before baking.
‘Pippa’s apple pie can be made so very quickly without the use of any kitchen appliances, simply mixed by hand. It is gluten free and Pippa grids whole blanched almonds for absolute freshness… and when its ready, the smell, the taste – just divine. If you are in a mood for an extra treat, Pippa suggests topping with fresh cream’
Barley bread is a drier loaf and therefore withstands getting soggy if prepared in advance. Make the sandwiches as close as possible to the time they are being served otherwise they may dry out and it is a pity if you are using bread that is very fresh.