A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Claire Scarff will carry Olympic Torch by mobility scooter

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Claire Scarff will carry Olympic Torch by mobility scooter



Women’s News: She’s done it again! Serena Williams wins her fifth Wimbledon title as she draws level with sister Venus… and then the pair go on to win the ladies’ doubles title

Women’s News: She’s done it again! Serena Williams wins her fifth Wimbledon title as she draws level with sister Venus… and then the pair go on to win the ladies’ doubles title

A Message From The Creator

Change Your World

You cannot change the world,
But you can present the world with one improved person –
You can go to work on yourself to make yourself
Into the kind of person you admire and respect.
You can become a role model and set a standard for others.
You can control and discipline yourself to resist acting
Or speaking in a negative way
Toward anyone for any reason.
You can insist upon always doing things the loving way,
Rather than the hurtful way.
By doing these things each day,
You can continue on your journey
Toward becoming an exceptional human being.

-Brian Tracy

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Claire Scarff will carry Olympic Torch by mobility scooter

Not only did the mother-of-four lose both of her parents within a month of each other, but she was also diagnosed with skin cancer, which has led to her having a nostril removed.

The 44-year-old, who is married to Chris, also suffers from Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) which leaves her feeling tired as well as arthritis which was brought on by psoriasis.

Despite all of this Mrs Scarff runs 1st Feltwell Beaver and Cub groups as well as Feltwell Playgroup, she is chair of the Parent Teacher Association at Edmund De Moundeford school in Feltwell, she is a school governor there and she is president of the Feltwell Women’s Institute.

The inspirational torchbearer said she can walk for short distances using two sticks, but there was just no way she was going to be able to manage the 300 metres for the relay. So, instead, she will carry the Olympic torch through Haverhill shortly by mobility scooter.

Mrs Scarff said she was very excited about today.

“And my husband and children have been so supportive throughout everything I do and they are really excited as well and that will be wonderful to see.”


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Many of us blur the line between our private and professional lives, but Savvy readers know that it is important to have a little R&R every now and then, even if only for a few short minutes. Here are some tips to help you unwind and let go after a long day in the office, no matter how impossible it seems.

  • Take a bath: Nothing beats the feeling of a warm bath. Soaking in epsom salts will help relieve stress and soothe your muscles, allowing your body to unwind after a long day on the job. Don’t have a bath? A hot shower works wonders too!
  • Light a candle: Sounds simple, but candles are a small, inexpensive luxury that create a relaxing setting throughout your home. Choosing scents like lavender is known to reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Candles are the easiest way to create a calm environment after a long day in the office.

More ideas so keep reading.

  • Go for a walk: Many of us have office jobs that keep us indoors for a majority of the day. Set aside 20 minutes to go for a walk throughout your neighborhood. It’s the perfect way to get moving and enjoy the outdoors, especially during warm Summer nights.
  • Stretch! Sitting in an office chair for several hours each day can make your body just as tight and achy as an intense workout. Try these simple stretches for desk dwellers and high-heel wearers to keep you working hard and feeling great.
  • Enjoy a light read: Crack open a book or magazine and escape into it. It is easy to get caught up only reading from a computer screen or ereader. Flipping pages will give your eyes a much-needed break from the screen, and nonwork-related content will help you forget any office woes.
  • Journal: Remember your teenage journal? Bring it back! Journaling can be the perfect way to unwind and reflect on your day. Journals also act as a great way to keep track of goals and inspiration beyond your Pinterest account

Women’s News: She’s done it again! Serena Williams wins her fifth Wimbledon title as she draws level with sister Venus… and then the pair go on to win the ladies’ doubles title


Serena Williams claimed her second Wimbledon crown in a day, teaming up with sister Venus to clinch the ladies’ doubles title in another late-night thriller under the roof on Centre Court.

After witnessing Jonny Marray become the first British doubles winner in 76 years, the crowd were treated to a display of dominance which proved the Williams family are once again a force to be reckoned with, even more brilliant together than Serena was on her own earlier in the day.

Serena equalled Venus’s tally of five Wimbledon singles titles with a three sets win over Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, and made it 14 Grand Slam singles title in the bag.

Hours later, she showed no sign of weariness in swatting away the challenge of Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

The 7-5, 6-4 win clinched a historic fifth Wimbledon doubles title and 13th total Grand Slam title for the sisters.

Earlier in the day, Serena defeated  Radwanska in the Wimbledon women’s final, taking the title for the fifth time to match her sister Venus’s record at the Championships.

The U.S. champion dominated the first set, although the Polish player won the second as she began to gain confidence and fight back. In the third, however, the younger of the Williams sisters finished the job in clinical fashion.

The 30-year-old winner crumpled to the ground in relief as she sent the final ball past Radwanksa, then clambered into the stands to embrace her father and sister.

Radwanska was seeded three places higher than Williams at No 3 and had surprised many by emerging through the top half of the draw to reach her first Grand Slam final.

Before today’s match Serena Williams insisted that she would not be taking Radwanska lightly in the  Wimbledon women’s final.

 Williams is the player every other fears at Wimbledon and there have looked to be few flaws in her game during impressive quarter-final and semi-final victories over Petra Kvitova, the winner last year, and Victoria Azarenka, who takes the world number one spot thanks to Radwanska loss.Maria Sharapova, who was top of the rankings before today’s match, was set to lose her place whatever the result.

Adding to the likelihood of a Williams victory was the fact Radwanska has been ill.

Radwanska had a respiratory illness affecting her nose and throat, which forced her to cancel a planned press conference and stay away from the practice courts.

Pointing her finger at the miserable British summer weather, Radwanska said: ‘I have been playing a lot of matches here in the rain and cold wind, and I haven’t been well for a few days.’

But, despite being an overwhelming favourite for the title, sixth seed Williams said before the match: ‘I have to go out there and win.

‘Agnieszka has had a better year than I have. She’s been way more consistent than me.

‘She’s done really well, so she’s ranked higher than me. She deserves to be.

‘I have to go out there and fight for this. This is by no means going to be easy.

Never, ever do I underestimate any opponent. She’s out there to try to do her best.

‘I really like Aga. She’s a great girl.’

Radwanska is the first Polish player for 75 years to have reached a Wimbledon singles final.

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska was the last, in 1937, when she lost to Britain’s Dorothy Round.

Krakow-based Radwanska said: ‘The most important thing is that I’m feeling good on the court and playing some good tennis, despite not being able to talk much away from the court.

‘I will do whatever it takes to make sure I’m ready to play the best I can.’

Williams fired a women’s Wimbledon record of 24 aces past Azarenka in their semi-final.

The 30-year-old puts her proficiency down to experience.

‘The older I get, the better I serve, and the more I like to hit aces,’ Williams said.

‘But in my whole career I’ve hit a lot of aces throughout tournaments.

‘I don’t know how it got better. I really don’t know. It’s not like I go home and I work on baskets and baskets of serves. Maybe it’s a natural shot for me.’

Meanwhile Murray’s surprise victory in the Wimbledon semifinals, after losing at the same stage three years running, has left British royalty, politicians and celebrities scrambling for a spot to watch Sunday’s showdown between the Scot and Roger Federer.

By powering past France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to become the first British man to reach the final in 74 years, Murray took Britain’s collective mind off the dreary weather and dismal economy and gave the country a new hero – at least for now.

The joy was tempered by surprise that Murray had really pulled it off – and a sense that it would be tempting fate to expect him to beat Federer and become the first British Wimbledon men’s champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

Bunny Austin made the final two years later, but lost. Virginia Wade won the women’s title in 1977


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