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Hot tub does not equal hot flush/flash!

Over the past four days I have conducted several experiments to determine whether owning and using a hot tub would have a detrimental effect on menopausal symptoms. Yes indeed, I was prepared to experiment on myself. It was a tough job but one I was happy to undertake.

After much floating and bobbing around in slightly warmer than body heat bubbly water, I can report zero hot flushes/flashes. Not one single one over the entire experiment! Amazing, considering the UK has just experienced its hottest early May public holiday with temperatures reaching 27.5 degrees celsius (81.5 deg F) according to my garden weather station. Such conditions were surely a torture-test for my experiment.

I wonder what is going on here? Is it possible that the more relaxed and chilled out I feel, the less likely I am to experience pesky hot moments? Is it all centered around being immersed in bubbly water or does the glorious weather add to the overall lack of sweaty outbreaks?

I feel another experiment coming on. In the meantime, I feel the need to take my yoga mat outside and practice some sun salutations while I still have some sun to salute.


Cath xx

Here’s the view from my yoga mat. Pretty!

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One-liner Wednesday – Well I never!

I never knew that Christian Grey could set off a hot flush/flash!

I think this post is safe for work… depends on your interpretation and where you work I suppose!

News Flash Newspaper Report Story Article Headlines 3d IllustrationThere I was, minding my own business, mistress of the TV zapper last night (all family away from home at the moment), watching Fifty Shades Darker on the movie channel, when Mr Grey appeared on-screen, smouldering.


I’m beetroot red from head to foot, heart racing, covered in a light sheen as if I’d just completed a 100m sprint! Not bad for a couch potato. If I’d been a couch corn kernel I would have popped!

I knew that spicy food, red wine, and chocolate are my triggers. Incidentally, this knowledge does not stop me from indulging in them. I simply dress for the occasion and carry a fan. But now I have to add Mr Grey to the list.

I wonder if an experiment is called for? Are the flushes triggered by the sight of him, or is it enough to read the books and use my imagination? What would happen if I do both at the same time?

Stand by with the fire extinguishers!

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