On Lemon & Ginger Tea, Chair Yoga and T’ai Chi

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A new venture on Arran is providing a wonderful weekly delivery service of organic veg and fruit which are inspiring new recipes with delicious produce. Today’s experiment with fresh ginger was

Ginger, Lemon & Star Anise Tea

Generous slices of lemon and fresh ginger

1 star anise

Honey to sweeten



Place ingredients in a lovely tea cup or mug or double the amount of ingredients and place in your favourite teapot. Pour enough boiling water to cover and leave to soak for at least half an hour. Fill up with more boiling water and add honey to taste.



A visit this week to Crosshouse hospital to the eye clinic was mildly worrying because the optician had found a wee spot on my left eye — always a concern for a diabetic like me. The outcome was amazing. Not only had the wee spot healed itself, but the scan of my eyes was clear and I don’t have to go back for a year.

Add to that three mornings a week of exercise – Falls Prevention on Tuesday, Chair Yoga and T’ai Chi on the other two mornings and all either here at Glen Estate or the Sports Pavilion round the corner and MyBus to pick us up and take us round there. Still can’t walk as much as I’d like to, but my body is very grateful for the attention and I feel like a healthy person with a couple of conditions instead of the invalid I was for nearly four years before my transplant.

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