Belly Button Parsnip

We are taking care of our friends' dog at the moment.  Her name is Bella...or "officially", Bella Rose.


But to us, she is known affectionately by a few others including:

Bella, Bella, Bella
Belly Welly
Belly Parsnip
Buh for Bella
Bella Basket
and most recently
Belly Button and
Belly Button Parsnip

There are reasons for each - but too complicated to explain! And she responds to all of them!

Anyhow I liked her photo today on her bright fatboy bed, taking it easy!  Oh, to have the life of Belly Button Parsnip!

There are many health benefits to having a pet including increased exercise, lower blood pressure, companionship, laughter, date magnets (!)...and many more.  What is the best thing you get from your pet?

Bella's forte is definitely laughter!
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Laughter is the best medicine - One man, Two guvnors

A few weeks ago, we watched the National Theatre Live HD broadcast of "One man, Two guvnors".  It is one of the funniest things I have seen in years.  We all laughed so much and ended up exhausted at the end of it. It is a play starring James Corden (Tony award winner) and as it begins you think it's going to be a silly farce...and it is, but it is also so much more.

Watching it really is like get a huge dose of the best medicine available.  It's a couple of hours of nothing else entering your head and pure silly entertainment.  You feel so good during and afterwards!


If you have the opportunity to see it live - it's now playing in Broadway, as well as continuing in London at the Theatre Royal (but with a different cast), or look out for the National Theatre broadcast.

The play is by Richard Bean and is an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters, an Italian comedy from 1743 by a Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

It is set in Brighton in 1963 and follows Francis Henshall who becomes employed by two men. Francis tries to keep them from meeting, in order to avoid each of them learning he is working for someone else.  And then the silliness begins - with plenty of involvement from the audience too (rather more than expected the night we saw it!).  James Corden is just incredible.

If you see, you will love it!

And in the meantime, do something this weekend that makes you laugh! You'll feel good :-D
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New Tickety-boo health coaching website launched

I launched my new tickety-boo health coaching website this week! Yeah!


I hope you'll take a moment to go and check it out.  It tells you what's involved with cancer coaching and health coaching; the benefits of cancer coaching; what types of programs I offer; ideas on how to keep laughing when times get tough;


inspiration for family and friends; how I got into cancer coaching; lots of resources; and my blog also posts there, plus other stuff that I hope you'll find interesting.

I'm excited and working at the moment to find a good location to run some group classes in Sonoma.

I'd love your feedback...feel free to drop me a line with your thoughts on my new site.  Thanks for taking the time to take a look.
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