Saturday 31 December 2011


May I wish all who visit this blog a Happy and Healthy New Year.
I am already stocked up with varieties of minty toothpaste, mouth wash and inter dental brushes and lovely scented soaps everywhere. I intend letting no bugs in and the spin off will  be lovely scents and a sparkly smile, what a nice way to start the year !

Thursday 29 December 2011

Clean your teeth to prevent pneumonia !

I have just read an article in the newspaper telling me that oral hygiene is directly connected to lung health. Also, commonsense tells me that what's on my fingers often gets into my mouth. So, I know what my New Year's resolution is going to be. 

Extra special care and attention to teeth cleaning, 
Wash my hands a few more times a day, 
Always use a mouth wash
And keep those bugs away.

I'll never make a poet !

Friday 16 December 2011

The Catwg Bell Ringers

Today we welcomed the Catwg Bell Ringers for the second time, and once again they entertained us well. The costumes, the carols, the sound of the bells, the visitors from Swansea and Bridgend Breathe Easy Groups, not to mention Denise Williams and Chris Mulholland, all helped to make this a lovely festive occasion. It amazed me yet again, that I, who has not one musical note in my body, can manage to ring a bell at the right time. Great fun, not to be missed and we look forward to seeing the ladies another year.

Sunday 4 December 2011

Ystradgynlais Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair was held in Ystradgynlais Miners Welfare Hall and was organised by Caroline from the Volunteer Centre - Lots of toys, tree decorations and hats and scarves bought ready for Christmas. The brass band played festive music and Santa came, much to the delight of all the children there.


What are The BOFFAs ? They are British Lung Foundation's answer to the OSCARs. We were really thrilled last Thursday. The BOFFAs - Breathe of Fresh Air Awards presentations were made by Patrick Flood Page, Chairman of British Lung Foundation Wales and chest consultant in Newport, at the Spectwm Centre in Cardiff. Breathe Easy Neath Valley won two awards, one for outstanding contribution to British Lung Foundation Projects and the other for outstanding group achievement in influencing the ways lung conditions are dealt with.
Margaret Barnard won two personal awards, one for outstanding service to Breathe Easy and the local community and the national award for outstanding contribution to awareness raising and campaigning.
Margaret and the group won these awards in spite of having lung conditions themselves and are all very proud of their achievements and would like to thank everyone who has helped them in achieving these goals.

Breathe Easy groups from across south Wales gathered to celebrate the achievements this year and to celebrate Christmas with a cuppa, cakes, music and good company.
See more pictures on Flickr