Special yoga charity event success

Herefordshire senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Sheila Green and fellow teacher Fiona Hawkins organised a special yoga event as part of the recently instated  United Nations International Yoga Day celebrations. The event took place at Sheila’s Yoga Studio at Trolway Brook Cottage in Garway, with sixteen of their students taking part in a ‘Special Summer Solstice Practice Programme’ prepared by Dr Geeta Iyengar, daughter of BKS Iyengar who died last year at the age of 95.

It was BKS Iyengar who first suggested that the UN should establish an International Yoga Day in a proposal he put to the Indian Prime Minister in 2011. Well over £200 was raised and this will be shared between The Haven Breast Cancer Centre in Hereford where Sheila and Fiona teach remedial yoga to those going through treatment for breast cancer and to The Macmillan Nurses.

Sheila Green teaching Iyengar Yoga in her Garway Yoga Studio

Sheila Green teaching Iyengar Yoga in her Garway Yoga Studio

Restored lorry is a labour of love

Restored lorry is a labour of loveTom Henderson from Whitney on Wye shows us the fruits of more than 2,000 hours of work on his completely restored 1928, 3X Vulcan lorry.

Tom is a regular at the the County of Salop Steam Engine Society Rally near Shrewsbury, sharing his love of engineering restoration and rallying. His connection with the Society stretches back more than 52 years, during which time he has shown great dedication and commitment to the organisation. Continue reading

Wagamama practice kaizen to perfection

Wagamama practice kaizen to perfectionKaizen is the practice of continuous improvement, to which Wagamama has excelled in with their new Omakase chef’s selection menu. We were thrilled to be invited to the Herefordshire restaurant’s mouth watering selection showcase evening  to taste the new dishes.

With belly’s grumbling and eager, we had the beef hirata steamed bun, a fluffy Asian bun served with Japanese mayonnaise and coriander (veg option available). The bun was pleasantly soft and squidgy and not too filling, allowing plenty of room the main course and the mayonnaise and red onion left you wanting more. We also had the classic prawn gyoza, five tasty fried dumplings filled with goodness and accompanied with a dipping sauce for even more flavour. With a lovely outer crunch, they did not last very long on the plate! Continue reading

Bringing a splash of colour to Herefordshire

Architectural historian and colour expert Edward Bulmer is a master ‘Colourman’ in the true 18th Century sense of the word. Formulated using only natural ingredients, his Pots of Paint range offers a unique patina alive with pure colour. Its chalky finish has both exceptional depth and a subtle, mutable response to light which synthetic paints can never mimic. Edward shares with us his new paint business venture. Continue reading

Say Cheese – Get on board with Anchor® Cheddar in Hereford

People of Hereford, the cheese sandwich must be saved! Traditionally a British favourite, cheese sandwiches are being side-lined for fancy lunchtime alternatives, and Anchor® is on a mission to use its tasty cheddar to remind you just how good they can be.

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Pop in to the HCA Students Pop-Up Shop

HEREFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS STUDENTS OPEN POP-UP SHOPSecond Year BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design Students at Hereford College of Arts (HCA) will be selling their designs at a pop-up shop, opening at Hereford’s Art 360 on Tuesday 17th March. ‘Wigwam’ will be open every day between 11am and 7pm until it closes on Saturday 21st March. Continue reading

Rugbytots Comes to Herefordshire!

Children in the county will be jumping for joy to hear that Rugbytots classes are going to be coming to towns across Herefordshire.

Rugbytots Comes to Herefordshire!

Rugbytots is the first of its kind; a specifically designed play programme (aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 7), using the multiple skills of Rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills. The programme has been specifically designed to develop a child’s physical, physiological and social attributes. Continue reading

An art exhibition that will put you on Cloud 9

Three artists known collectively as Cloud9 will be showing their work in the Old Mayors Parlour in Church Street, Hereford later this month in an exhibition sponsored by Growing Local.

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Walking back to happiness in Herefordshire

Walking back to happiness in HerefordshireIf you’re looking to impress your lady – or gentleman friend – with St Valentine’s Day looming you are more likely to be thinking flowers, chocolates or a bottle of something special than a yomp round the Herefordshire countryside.

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Busy Jenny’s Butter Market memories

Busy Jenny’s Butter Market memoriesIt’s almost 40 years since Jenny Daw began working in Hereford’s Butter Market. In that time she’s seen many changes and now represents her fellow  traders as well  as enjoying a well-earned reputation for buffets which have been called the talk of the. For absolute Herefordshire  Jenny tells the story so far. Continue reading