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My Mum had been infusing her water with crystals for years and I admit that on her council, I have a piece of shungite in each of my gym bottles (apparently it’s a water purifier, who knew?) but other than that, up until now it’s only fruit, mainly lemon that I’ve been avidly infusing on a day to day basis.

Well, not anymore, welcome Bewater, a company who create the most gorgeous crystal elixir bottles.

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Everybody needs to hydrate, that’s nothing new, water is literally the most important thing we can feed our bodies, every cell, tissue and organ we have needs water to work properly but we can improve not just our health but our wellbeing with water, good hydration boosts energy, flushes toxins and strengthens skin, hair making us feel happier all round.

Personally I do believe that gemstones have a special energy, something about them forming over hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of years, being part of the earth, the universe and even if I didn’t believe that, I’d still be drawn to gemstones due to their sparkle (I have a definite magpie complex).

It is said though that different crystals have different healing properties, that some are energising, some are calming, some are grounding, some cleanse and some protect, well whatever it is you need, I can guarantee that Bewater will have the right bottle for you.

It’s no secret right now that single use plastic is a problem and of course Bewater bottles are completely reusable.

They come in 4 different varieties:

Home and Office (glass)

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Belove Passion Glass – Garnet & Rock Crystal £28.95

Original Titan (BPA free plastic)

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Bejoy Elements – ocean Agate, Amethyst, Fossil Wood, Rose Quartz & Chalcedony £25.95

On The Go Titan (BPA free plastic, easy lids)

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Belove Harmony – Rose Quartz & Rock Crystal £19.95

Zodiac Bottles (limited edition glass)

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BeUnlimited Leo – Ruby & Clear Quartz £54.95

Each bottle comes with a choice of insert, you can choose inserts for awareness, elements, balance, glow, harmony, passion, vision, clarity, courage, vitality, liberty, abundance or magic or if you go for one of the limited edition zodiac bottles, they have all kinds of other properties.

If you got for the Home and Office, you also have the option to purchase extra interchangeable inserts.

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Bejoy Abundance Insert £19.95

I personally went for the On The Go, partly because it’s slightly smaller so fits better in my bag, partly because it’s plastic, I’m very clumsy so I don’t think any of the glass bottles would last long around me and partly because you can choose  which colour lid you want and they had pink!

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What insert did I get? Magic. Why? Well, because I figured all of the other properties are covered by that one.

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Bemagic On The Go Junior £19.95

I would quite like a Zodiac Bottle in Leo though, maybe if this one ‘magically’ makes me a little less clumsy I’ll invest . . . 

Each bottle comes in a recyclable tube and also comes with an extra tumblestone crystal to add to your crystal collection.

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Hiking

2020, the year we got locked down for what felt like forever. Gyms were closed but we were allowed to exercise outdoors (for limited times).

I live alone and as much as I am happy in my own company, I think it would have worn thin after a while so for the first part of lockdown I ran away up north to my GBF’s and we locked down together. He lives right next to the beach so I was blessed with beautiful cliff top coast paths to run on. I’ve never been a keen runner but the scenery and the salty sea air made it worth while.

I was away for a month and then the rules changed and we were allowed to form bubbles with other households so on my return to London, in order to meet up with the girls we started hiking and haven’t looked back.

For years I’d been saying that the UK has so many beautiful places to see but somehow, work and life always got in the way of visiting them but whilst the film industry was on hold, we made the most of our free time.

Norfolk

Horsey to Winterton. Fields, forest and beach with seals.

Surrey Hills

More Surrey Hills

We discovered a sheep pig…

Kinder Scout

The Jurassic Coast

17 miles along some very steep coastal paths. Views were breath-taking though.

Avebury Stones

We almost cut this walk a little short and would have missed out on being able to go inside an excavated burial mound so we’re glad we didn’t!

Scarfell Pike

Roseberry Topping

The heavens opened right after this picture was taken and we got soaked making our way back down but the sun came out and we dried off quickly and the rest of the walk was beautiful.

Cenarth Falls

I’d just lost Dolly and the girls whisked me away on a girls retreat to cheer me up. Dolly made a special appearance in the waterfall.

In the past year and a half, we’ve hiked through fields, forests, mountains, coastal paths and a discovered a newfound love of quirky air b&b stays.

A 70’s bus in Wales converted into a cosy glamping option. It slept 3 comfortably and had a log burning stove, cooker and small dining table as well as a fire pit outside and it’s own yoga studio which was perfect for stretching in the mornings.

Being out in nature is amazing for your wellbeing so as well as getting exercise, hiking is great for the mind.

My Top 10 Hiking Tips

1 Download the OS Maps App, it’s only £2.99 a month and it makes fining a route and sticking to your route so easy!

2 Check the weather and wear appropriate clothing. Layering is a good idea as you can always remove them and it does get warm if you’re tackling steep inclines.

3 Make sure your hiking boots/shoes are well broken in and comfortable before wearing them for any long distance hikes. Even still, always carry Compeed and don’t scrimp by buying a cheaper brand. You’ll thank me.

4 Walking trails often lead you through fields of grazing cattle, keep your distance and enjoy watching the animals from afar.

5 Carry water and make sure you pack snacks.

6 Set off early, if you finish early then great, you can go and get a nice pub dinner and a drink, you’ve earned it but if you set of late and experience any obstacles on the way, you could end up finishing your hike in the dark or not at all.

7 Carry a torch in your bag, there are lot’s of things to trip over in the forest if it gets dark.

8 Carry a spare battery pack for your phone, you need it for your map and taking selfies!

9 Make sure somebody knows where you are especially if you’re on your own. I send my live location to one of my groups of friends so they know where to send the search party if I get lost (which I tend not to due to OS Maps).

10 Be mindful, listen to the birds, feel the breeze on your face, smell the fresh (or not so fresh if you find yourself in a field of cows) air, enjoy yourself. Nature is good for the soul.

The lockdowns weren’t great for everybody but I genuinely enjoyed myself and after so many amazing hikes, I now feel cooped up if I haven’t been out for a walk in nature for a few days.

Hikes make exercise fun.

TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES

LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS

KILL NOTHING BUT TIME