Ramsden Estate, Orpington, Kent

The Ramsden Estate in Orpington, Kent on a rainy day circa. mid 2000s

A few photos of the Ramsden Estate in Orpington, Kent. These were taken circa. mid-2000s obviously prior to the demolition of the flats/tower blocks on the estate. You can use these photos on another website on the condition that you link back to this post as the original source.

When someone loses weight, where does it go?

Let’s explore the maths… If you’re a fan of TEDx talks, are fond of mathematics and are looking to lose weight, then the video below could be just what you’re looking for. In the video, Ruben Meerman (aka ‘the surfing scientist’) explores the myths and maths behind weight loss and asks the question: “When somebody … Read more

Emotional eating: How can I stop comfort eating?

Whilst the lighthearted notion of “reaching for the nearest bar of chocolate” when we’re upset or stressed is something of a cliche, the sad reality is that comfort eating can have negative, long-lasting psychological consequences. Although it’s often seen as a source of amusement when we joke about comfort eating with friends or family, emotional … Read more

10 tips to stop mindless eating

Whilst it’s easy to forgive yourself for having the occasional blowout if you overeat at Christmas (especially with all those delectable festive goodies around!), what about the other eleven months of the year? Letting your hair down once in a while is fine but in order to maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to be mindful of what … Read more

Health and slimming news archive

MICHAEL MOSLEY – “YOU CAN LOSE UP TO 8LBS A MONTH” 4th October 2022 – Michael Mosley is back once again in the Express and on this occasion, he’s sharing his top tips to help you shed up to 8lbs a month! READ MORE SEASONAL FOOD FOR AUTUMN 19th September 2022 – As we say goodbye to … Read more

Small weight loss brings big gains

We’re all aware that shedding those excess pounds is beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing, but did you know that even losing a small amount can usher in significant health benefits. For those that are already overweight, it can be disheartening to assume that they must lose large amounts of weight to enjoy any … Read more

Benefits of exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. Whilst many of us shrink away from the idea of going out for a 5-mile power run each day, we can still make significant improvements to our overall physical and mental health simply by being slightly more active throughout our normal, day-to-day activities. MODERN LIFESTYLES One … Read more


Most people consider exercise an important part of losing weight but might they be expecting too much? There is now mounting evidence that slimmers won’t necessarily derive much benefit from pounding the treadmill and a compilation of over 60 studies confirms this view. The main shortcomings of exercising for weight loss are: