COMPANIONSHIP Retired nurse offering block sessions


Insured, DBS, references • Flexible options available Jane Tyson

01900 268683 • 07548 816 411 email:


I am a retired nurse offering a service to people in their own homes. My aim is to provide holistic, personalised care.

I believe that it is very important to give good compassionate care to everyone. Unfortunately, people often find it very difficult to access such care, especially in their own homes and at the end of their lives.

I offer block sessions with an emphasis on providing respite for carers or support for people living on their own. I have experience in neurological disorders, dementia and terminal/end of life care amongst others.

Working with people in their own homes, means that it is essential to build a trusting relationship. I would encourage people to take control and to work in partnership with me.

I am fully insured; DBS checked and can provide references.

Jane Tyson Cockermouth WI

Following last year’s successful event, Cockermouth WI are holding another Ladies Day on 18th August at Cockermouth Rugby Club in aid of Allerdale COSC.

This organisation provides superb day care facilities for adults with disabilities and complex needs. Their aim is to ensure that adults in our community with needs, are not isolated and have the opportunities that you and I have. Tickets are £20.00 and include a demonstration from the fabulous Helen Askew from the Tipsy Filly, Gin and Cocktail tasting, homemade canapes, with entertainment and shopping at our pop-up marketplace.

Our branch meetings are on the first Monday of every month from 7.15pm at the Methodist Rooms on Lorton Street, Cockermouth and new members are most welcome.

To obtain tickets for Ladies Day, or for more information on being a member, please contact our Secretary Yvonne, on 07747 298 640, or email

Yvonne Lambert INFO@THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK BO WEN TECHNIQUE The most common question I am asked is: “What on earth is the Bowen

Technique?” My answer is always, that it is a system of body work designed to reset the body to its correct default mode.

Or, that by using gentle moves at precise points, using fingers, thumbs, a gentle stretch and rolling movement, the body is encouraged to make adjustments towards correct posture and function.

Not all that helpful, in terms of explanation, is it? So, what does it help?

Certainly, muscular skeletal issues, such as a painful back, restricted shoulders, sciatica, sports injuries and so on.

Also, to alleviate symptoms of chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.

Since the treatment is normally so relaxing, it really helps to relieve stress and anxiety symptoms and promote better sleep.

All this, from a few rolling moves across soft tissue! If a thing seems too good to be true, it generally is, as we all know.

However, Bowen is remarkable in its ability to address these issues and more. So, don’t just put up with your pain, stress and anxiety, come along to North Lakes Clinic, make an appointment and see for yourself what can be achieved.

Then you can scratch your head, when people ask you: “So what on earth is Bowen Technique?”

At least you can tell them, I know what it has done for me!

Marilyn Lawrence CBC | BTPA | CNHC APPROVED Mobile: 07803 710 202

North Lakes Clinic: 01900 821122 41 Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9JS

ISSUE 433 | 18 JULY 2019 | 12 snack bars

Summer has brought us all out to have fun, perhaps carrying emergency rations. Snacking is many people’s Achilles heel. For a healthy life, it’s best to eat satisfying meals and not snack at all.

Two downsides of factory products are:

1) aggressive processing 2) weird ingredients needed to make a product presentable after it’s been through aggressive processing - sometimes 20 or 30 ingredients!

Anyway, I’ve looked at some of what’s for sale and here’s my verdict:

EAT AT YOUR PERIL – lots of sugar and weird Alpen Light, Double Chocolate Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain, Strawberry Jordans Frusli - Juicy Blueberries. Nestle Lion Breakfast Cereal Bar - Chocolate Maxi Muscle - Chocolate Brownie Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Bar – Choc and Peanut Tracker - Chocolate Chip Cadbury Brunch Bar Go Ahead Yogurt Breaks - Red Cherry. Possibly the worst I’ve seen. Vast amounts of sugar and only 1% cherry!


Nature Valley Protein Bar - Peanut and Chocolate


Eat Natural - Dark Choc, Cranberries, Macadamias. Food ingredients but very sweet

Nestle Yes - Coffee, Dark Choc and Cherry

Nutramino Protein Bar - Peanut and Caramel

Atkins Bars - Chocolate Fudge Caramel. Low in sugar but I

doubt I’d pay when the main ingredient is ‘bulking agent’

THE BEST OF THE BUNCH Raw Chocolate - Nut Pie. All natural

Nature’s Energy Meridian - Peanut and Cocoa. My winner with only 9 ingredients all recognisable as food

Naked Bar – Pecan Pie. Just 3 ingredients but high in dates so go easy on these

The thought springs to mind: “Why not just squish dates, ground almonds and pecans together at home? Or mix nut butter, cocoa and desiccated coconut with just a drizzle of maple syrup and roll to make power balls.”

Top tips: If you buy snacks, check what’s in them.

Jackie Wilkinson Nutrition Coaching 07782 477 364

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