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