Ginger Mum Column: Back on the gym bandwagon

Our resident lifestyle blogger Amanda, aka Ginger Mum, shares her love for a hair salon in Bedford, plus a fusion of arts at MK Gallery and MK Theatre.

Happy New Year everyone! I presume everyone is in full healthy mode and life changing resolutions abound?

I decided not to give myself any big achievement pressures going forward to the new decade and I feel all the better for it. I’m focusing on finding the small joys of every day and trying to manage my time better.

I fell off the gym wagon just before Christmas with the time demands of getting everything done but that was just a blip and I’m back to training at David Lloyd Club twice a week.

I can work from there as well as catch up with gym friends over coffee and the delicious food there, so it’s a great place to be a member. I think we are on our 12th year now!

I’ve been going to a great salon to have my hair done In Bedford. Barnets – anyone else been?

Having a chat with the co-owner Mass, I learned that some of their clients travel from as far away as Newcastle to have him tease their tresses!

I love nothing more than a big voluminous blow out so that’s my new hangout when I need bouncy waves. Check them out on Instagram @barnets_hair.

MK Gallery has popped up on my radar lately, mainly when I’m around MK Theatre and I always mean to go in. They have a great little café and cinema in there too – so much more than just exhibitions for art lovers.

George Stubbs exclusively features a fusion of arts and science and even showcases a horse skeleton at the gallery until 26th Jan, so it’s well worth popping in!

Talking of MK Theatre, don’t forget if you missed the panto pre-festivities, it’s Aladdin starring Joe Pasquale and Lee Mead, on until 12th Jan and it’s a great way to entertain the family at the post Christmas lull.

See you in February guys!

You can follow Ginger Mum’s blog at or on social media at @gingermumstyle.

This feature was published in the January 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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