cyfoeshealthcare

Business Woman/Mother/Wife & Friend


Leave a comment

New Challenges

It has been 5 weeks since the BIG Challenge of cycling 115 miles from Miskin to Taunton for 2 Wish Upon a Star. A huge thank you to everyone who sponsered me, the overall amount raised will be announced in August and I will let you know as soon as I do.

As predicted I fell off, not just once but 4 times and at 0mph! much to the amusement of some! But my burised and battered legs got me to the end. Over the two days the feeling of belonging, family, community and friendship was overwhelming. I spoke to people from all walks of life, with massive links or no links to the charity but all with an aim to raise awareness not only of services or materials that are needed, but more importantly how fragile life is, how quick it can change, and how we might someday need someone/anyone to smile or hold our hand a while.

Along this route over the two days 193 cyclists and the unknown quantity of support riders/organisers/pit stop helpers etc etc echoed how along lifes way we need people, even if its just for a short time, but in that short time that person can be a deciding factor as to wether you give up or not.

If you needed a drink or a biscuit –  there was someone there.

If you needed a little push up that hill – there was someone there.

When I fell off my bike – there was someone there to help me back on.

If a push up the hill wasn’t enough – there was someone (or a van in this case!!) to carry it and you.

When you finished sections of the course – there were people there smiling, clapping, cheering you.

When on the last hill of the 120 miles your legs wanted to stop – there was someone beside you whispering words of encouragement in your ear to get you to your goal.

 

My point is this was more than a cycle ride for every person involved, it will have changed lives forever. So now as we go about our day to day and that little word of encouragement you give to someone, or carrying that heavy load for a while, or smiling at them for that instant maybe enough to help them reach their goal. We are part of such a big picture we will never see or understand lets try and make each day count as none of us are promised tomorrow xx

To everyone in Wickets and Wheels 2014 thank you for an amazing event – see you next year 😉

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Change can be good x

Where do I start so much change since my last update.

Firstly I am a year older which is happening far to often for my liking now!!! Why does this speed up when your older when all you want is for it to slow down. 😦

As we get to the end of spring the months of growth/ change and new beginings I am forever amazed how life takes you down roads you could never have mapped out yourself. Over the 2 years Cyfoes has been running I have met some amazing people a few of which have become more of a permanent fixture in my life of late.

Firstly the ongoing support from my clients by recommending our services to friends and family is always amazing, thank you very much. As a small recognition of this were are giving you £10 off a treatment for recommending a friend. Please tell them to mention your name when they arrive for their treatment.

Cyfoes is also proud to announce the launch of its app. Keep updated with opening times, special offers and a loyalty scheme. Free to down load please visit http://cyfoeshealthcare.appsme.com

Also I am now 11 Days!!! Away from my 115 (i’m told its more like 120) mile ride from Miskin to Tauton called Wickets & Wheels, for an amazing charity 2 Wish Upon A Star. The founder of this charity came into my life 2 years ago when I was part of a team looking after her sick son. Unfortunately George died that evening but I would never have imagined that I would become strong friends with and a supporter of Rhian Burke and her charity. As a result Cyfoes not only supports the charity by involving ourselfs in fundraising events but we are  now sharing office space. How things change.

So please there’s pleanty of practise rides going in for the big day and I’ve even bought cycle shoes and clips!! I will fall off I’m sure so to make the bruises worth while please throw a few pennies in the fund raising pot. If you are still unfamiliar with this charity and its aims please visit http://www.2wishuponastar.org. My just giving page is http://www.justgiving.com/Andrea-cyfoes

I have also met the wonderful girls of The Well Being Centre. Apart from being really skilled at what they do they are also amazing people and have become great friends, we are now able to offer all their services at our clinic in Talbot Green. For a full list of treatments please visit thier facebook page ‘Well being centre’ (logo is a bee 😉  ) – massage/ reflexology/ hot stones etc

So lives have been changed in the past 2 years sometimes in the most painful of ways, but life is showing us there is a future, friendships are being made and positive change will happen.

Thank you  2 small words that mean so much….Thank you to everyone who is supporting me, Cyfoes and all that we are passionate about xx


Leave a comment

Riding into Spring

I can’t believe we are rolling at speed into the spring time, not a moment to soon after a damp and cold winter. As you all know I am supporting a good freinds charity this year by cycling 115 miles to raise awareness of the importance of support after the death of a loved one.  In particular sudden death and death of a child.  For more information please visit http://www.2wishuponastar.org.

Some very important things I’ve discovered whilst training:

  •  Padded shorts are not a fashion accessory they’re really needed!
  • My joints are not as young as they used to be so radox baths also essential!,
  • Cyclist do not stick close to the curb as that is where all the pot holes/drains and broken glass tends to be.
  • Flies do not taste nice
  • Good idea to get sunglasses as when the sun decides to shine you do not have a handy Visor on an bike!
  • I have more determinantion than I thought.
  • when my legs ache and my body screams no more my heart and passion take over to help me finish.

I promise no business/cycling cliche, but cycling is hard at times, enjoyable at times and the sense of achievement when you finish a course is huge and if I finish in Taunton last, battered & bruised it doen’t matter because I give it my all.

So whatever you do give it your all, be passionate and live with as little regret as possible.

Please sponser me just a little bit  – to nick the superstore line ‘every little helps’!!!

http://www.justgiving.com/Andrea-Cyfoes

Will keep you updated on my progress.

 

 

<a href="JustGiving - Sponsor me now!” title=”Wickets & Wheels 2014″>Wickets & Wheels 2014

I am cycling 110miles from Miskin to Taunton over the 30th and 31st May this year.

I am raising money for the charity http://www.2wishuponastar.org which is a charity very close to my heart. I would be grateful if you could spare some loose change to make big changes in the lives over others affected by sudden loss. Thank you.


Leave a comment

New Year

Wishing you all a Happy and prosperous New Year.

I know you’ all probablly fed up of that by now as it is a full 2 weeks since the event but none the less it is still a New Year and sometimes I think it’s good to keep reminding ourselves of that. A new year just to walk away from things you might have regretted or would prefer to not remember from the previous year, but also a time of fresh……..Everything! fresh chances to get right what we failed at last time, fresh challenges because life loves to throw a few of them at us! Time to take a deep breath have a look around and take stock. Recognise our failings and achievements and plan our goals for the next 12 months. I’ve decided if I don’t write lists of where I want to go, or what I want to do or achieve; life just passes me by and yes I’m approaching 40 and now there is a possibilty that I have now lived longer than I have left to live.   So in the years remaining I must spend my time doing what is important, what makes memories, what makes me glad that I am living not just alive.

So dates to watch out for in 2014 so far:

*****January 2014 Cyfoes Healthcare is now working alongside Smile Dental in Mermaid Quay Cardiff Bay. This is a wonderful oppertunity for us to take our business into Cardiff, and we are very grateful to them for giving us the oppertunity to work out of the premises. If you are interested in visiting us at our clinic there as it is more convenient please call 20920 48 12 12 to make your appointments.

*****Then 1st March Cyfoes is supporting 2 Wish Upon a Star at their annual ‘Little Ball of Hope’ in the Mecure Hotel Cradiff, Tickets are now available, anyone is welcome, if you can come and support this wonderful charity and enjoy a fantastic evening please do. The choir I am part of ‘The Accidentals’ will be singing that night during the champagne reception. This is a fantastic choir set up by Mrs Ellie Wilson a staff nurse I worked with in A&E. We are a fun energetic choir who meet once a week in Creigiau. We sing an eclectic mix of music, I have made the most wonderful friends since joining and I would recommend it to everyone no matter how good you are at holding a note singing is definately good for the soul! If you are interested in knowing more they have a facebook page or you could contact me through info@cyfoeshealthcare.com and I will pass on your details.

******30/31st May 2014. In support of the above charity I have madly agreed to do the Wickets and Wheels bike ride this year, which is a charity ride from Miskin to Taunton 115miles. I am an absolute novice on the bike so my training over the coming months I’m sure will be entertainment to some and pain for me 🙂

 

To close…. My 1st Christmas and New Year off this year was lovely, to all my freinds working these shifts I did stop and think about you for…..a second or two and then poured another glass of red! No seriously I did think about it and it made me appreciate what I have achieved even more, I have been told on numerous occassions that I never seem stressed regardless of what is going on around me but I can assure you that’s not the case…after years of training and support from good friends in A&E I am now a swan….looks serene to most people as you float by  but paddling like mad beneath the water to stay afloat.

I will never forget where I came from, who I have worked with, freinds I have made but…. this year I will contine to look forward, setting my goals harder and higher and kicking my little legs as hard as I can to stay afloat .

I’m really thankful for all your support so far I hope you continue to support me on the rest of my journey x

What are you setting out to do in 2014??


Leave a comment

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Well it’s the first week of Decemeber and this brings with it a mixed amount of emotions for different people. For me this year for the first time in many years I am looking forward to spending time with my family uninterupted by shift work, for this I am very grateful but as the business woman in me develops I realise how difficult this time of year is to run the business; understanding peoples needs to be shrewd with their money and the pressure that Christmas brings, but trying to promote the importance of giving yourself a little bit of you time within this busy and sometimes stressful period. (Business Plug: there is a 1/3 off ALL treatments through December, also gift sets and gift vouchers available!!)

To me Christmas is about relaxing, switching off to the routine that dictates our life for 50 weeks of the year and remembering how to laugh, love and appreciate the friends and family around us who have seen our ups and downs over the past 12 months and are still there to share this special time.

I heard recently that it is important to recognise your values, speak them out, write them down recognise what is important to you as an individual within your family, relationships and work life. If these values are complimentary in all areas of our lives then we will find a satisfaction in all we do and work towards a truly happy life.

Here our business values are to be Successful, Honest & Professional to name but 3. As a business woman I strive daily to portray these values in all that we do (and most people are able to quickly find their career and work values). But do these work hand in hand with what we aspire to be as a family member. It is sometimes hard to juggle the expectations you put on yourself and what others put on you.

For me being successful in business  counjures up images of working hard, diligently staying long hours and showing determination to concentrate all my efforts on the  development of my business (your work, career.) For me the question is how I attain that level of success in both my business and family life because my values there are the same Success, Honesty, Happiness.

Do I work as hard at both? Can I split my time constructively in order to devleop both areas simultaneously? These are questions I pose to myself for the New Year. As a business woman, mother, wife and friend will I ever feel like I do any of these roles well….probably not but recognising where I need to try harder is a start.

The business has done well this year and I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and spread the word about who we are and what we do.

If I don’t get chance to see you before Christmas have a Very Merry Christmas!