The LincsArtCraftHour Is Here:

The #LincsArtCraftHour by LincsConnect the Linc onshore blogger LincsBlogger

7 September 2020 – Was A Very Important Date

The LincsArtCraftHour is here! Monday 7 September 2020 was a very important date because it was the first LincsArtCraftHour and it’s here for all Lincolnshire artists and crafters of all genres. All are invited to post promotional messages and network using ‘two’ hashtags.


The LincsArtCraftHour is on Twitter from 12.00pm – 1.00pm every Monday lunchtime from 7 September 2020.

The idea behind it is to highlight the talent that we have in the County and to allow you to view what’s on offer.  You’ll find everything from cards to jewellery and paintings to sculptures with everything ‘arty’ in between. This weekly hour will give you the opportunity to see what’s on offer and even follow links to local online shopping.

Those posting will be able to include links to their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites and online shops while at the same time showing off their huge talents.  ‘Christmas’ is coming (as it does every year) but don’t just see this as a virtual shop window for your Christmas shopping.  A gift for yourself, a ‘thank you’ card, a birthday gift or even a Mothers Day gift for next year are all possibilities.

You’ll also find some info on the Lincs Connect Facebook page too so please have a look to see what you think. I’ll also be interested to hear if you have any other ideas of course.

LincsArtCraftHour by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

LincsArtCraftHour – How It Works

If you’re posting messages on the #LincsArtCraftHour slot follow these simple steps:

Be sure to have your tweets ready to post (in real time or scheduled) by 12.00pm each Monday

Add a picture (or two) to show what you are advertising

Include a link to your website, Facebook, Instagram or online shop for people to follow

Use the two hashtags #LincsConnect and #LincsArtCraftHour in your tweet

Search the #LincsArtCraftHour hashtag to retweet and support others and to do your own free networking either live on the day or later in the week.  You can search the hashtag at any time 24/7.

Don’t ‘dump’ a load of tweets on the hashtag in the first couple of minutes (even if they are scheduled tweets) as it won’t look good on you.  Make sure your tweets are spread out over the hour.

How To Search The Hashtag

Searching the hashtag may be easier than you think.  Simply go to your search bar, type in #LincsArtCraftHour, click search (or enter – depending on what device you are using) then go to ‘Latest’.  That’s it! It really is that easy so make sure that we make the hour a success by supporting each other.  To make life even easier, each time you see the hashtag highlighted in blue here, that link will take you straight to the hashtag.

Finally, don’t forget to let your contacts know too.  Obviously the more people we have using, searching and talking about the #LincsArtCraftHour the more likely you are to increase your following and make more sales.

LincsArtCraftHour – Old Maps

The Lincoln Map Lady LincsArtCraftHour map painting by Fiona Duncan by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Click on the picture to follow Fiona on Twitter or click on this link to find her on Facebook: @fidunkart

I know I’ve posted this before but it’s worth another mention.  I think these painted old maps are an excellent idea.  If there was ever a way to bring a map to life, this is it!  Why not give Fiona a follow on Twitter or Facebook to see what other delights she has in her portfolio?


#LincsArtCraftHour with Mandarin Therapies by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Mandarin Therapies provides ‘the’ stress buster you’ve been looking for. Bespoke complementary therapies from the comfort of your own home with full Covid-19 safety certification. Gift vouchers available. Call 07966 174878 to book your appointment. Click the start button to watch the video.

LincsArtCraftHour – Christmas Is Coming…

Like it or not, love it or hate it, celebrate it or ignore it… It’s still coming and we need to start preparing for it

Many artists and local traders are still suffering with lost sales since March 2020 (Covid) so if you are going to recoup anything from that shocking year ‘now’ is the time to start planning it.

NOW is the time to plan your advertising for Christmas.  If you don’t, someone else will.  If you want to salvage some of your lost selling opportunities, NOW is the time to do it.


Age UK Lindsey on the #LincsArtCraftHour blog by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Visit the Louth Age UK website for more information about their charity shop. Your safety is in mind and fundraising for those in need is at heart. Click on the logo for details

LincsArtCraftHour, Louth Age UK Shop by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Are you a ‘vintage’ fan? If you are I think you’ll like this room in the Louth Age UK Shop. It’s your chance to grab a bargain while supporting a local charity at the same time

YMCA Lincoln advert on the #LincsArtCraftHour blog by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Click on the YMCA logo to find out how they serve our community and discover why they need our financial support

LincsArtCraftHour YMCA Lincoln furniture and Brik-a-brac shop by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

YMCA Pop Up furniture and Brik-a-brac shop, The showroom, Tritton Rd, Lincoln.  The next dates are 26-29 Aug from 10.00am to 3.00pm.  Click on the picture to find them on Twitter 


Mandarin Mothers and Mandarin Therapies advert on the LincsArtCraftHour by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Mandarin Therapies & Mandarin Mothers provide a bespoke mobile service throughout the whole of Lincolnshire and beyond. Call 07966 174878 to book your Covid-19 safe appointment or click on the picture to go to the Mandarin Therapies Facebook page for more info. 


LincsArtCraftHour - Mel Langton Art by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBloggerMel had a solo art exhibition in Lincoln starting on 7 Sep at the Gallery At St Martin’s, Lincoln with lots of new original artwork. Entry was FREE. The art was on sale of course and the gallery is happy to take card or cash sales. If you would like to know what Mel has planned next click on the picture to find the link for more information. 

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That’s about all for now but please don’t forget to make a note in your diary for the #LincsArtCraftHour on Mondays from 12.00pm.  Tell your friends too

Stay safe everyone

Mobile Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies

Mobile Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies

Mobile Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies

Mobile massage in Lincolnshire with Mandarin Therapies provides bespoke massage and complementary therapies including Aromatherapy, MLD and Antenatal massage.  Bespoke treatments are in the comfort of your own home, hotel, care home or nursing home. As a result you are able to relax and stay relaxed. Wherever you are in Lincolnshire or beyond, let the salon come to you.

Mandarin Therapies – Charities

MandarinMassageMonday TheBigHelpOut by Mandarin Therapies

Click or tap on the picture to go straight to the hashtag

Every now and again this special offer pops up!  It’s your chance to enjoy a massage and pay what you can. Your donation will be sent to charity.

To be in with a chance of winning simply look at the hashtag #MandarinMassageMonday on Twitter or Facebook and follow the instructions. The draw takes place on a Monday (hence the title) and you’ll have a chance to enter the competition to be in with the chance of winning a luxurious massage from the comfort of your own home.

Keep checking the hashtag and don’t forget to follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning.  You’ll be notified on twitter or Facebook if you have won and we’ll arrange a date and time to suite you.

You can enter as an individual or as an organisation so charities can enjoy a double win! Good luck.

Mandarin Therapies Massage Gift Vouchers

Call 07966 174878 to book your voucher for a mobile massage.

Massage in Lincolnshire with Mandarin Therapies - gift vouchers by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Mandarin Therapies eVouchers are a lovely gift for someone special in your life by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger, LincsBlogger

Christmas eVouchers can include personal messages and even be delivered directly to the recipient.

Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies Bespoke Treatments

What makes the Mandarin Therapies treatments bespoke? Each treatment consists of individually blended essential oils. There are no pre-blended ‘relaxation’ or ‘stress-buster’ bottles in the Mandarin Therapies collection. Instead, you are guaranteed a bespoke blend of essential oils which are mixed on the spot to cater for your individual needs.

A bespoke Mandarin Therapies treatment truly is something to look forward to.

#WhatsOnLincs Mobile massage In Lincolnshire with Mandarin Therapies. Home massage service by LincsConnect the LincsBlogger

To order your massage vouchers email or call 07966 174878. Click on the picture to go to the Mandarin Therapies website.  Click here to view the video

How Does A Mobile Massage Work?

With everything packed away into the back of the pickup it’s really possible to bring the salon to your home.  The massage couch is a bespoke design to make your treatment ‘salon perfect’ and a bag contains the towels, oils and cushions.  The whole thing takes minutes to set up and pack away so you get more time to enjoy your massage.

The biggest benefit of the mobile massage facility is that you don’t need to travel.  You don’t have to worry about finding a car park, travel delays or anything else.  You get to put all of your effort into being completely relaxed!

Stress Buster

Following months of lockdown during the Coronavirus epidemic stress levels certainly reached a peak for many people. For some those stress levels are still very real.  Many of us were confined to our home while others have been working at heightened levels of pressure, stress and anxiety.  As a result we really became aware of ‘normality’ and looked forward to it with anticipation and hope.

Where some people experience stress levels lowering, others may be finding that their stresses are really only just beginning.  Latterly we have heating and fuel concerns, inflation and the war in Ukraine as well as many other factors that are out of our control. We all adapt of course but that doesn’t stop us from feeling stressed.

Mandarin Therapies essential oils by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Some of the essential oils varied by Mandarin Therapies to blend for your bespoke massage

A bespoke blend of essential oils together with a tailored massage in the comfort of your own home with relaxing music and a comfortable couch. Perfection!

Mandarin Therapies is here to help. Call 07966 174878 to book your bespoke treatment today.

Mandarin Therapies Massage For Stress

It’s well documented that massage helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels.  The physical touch and deep relaxation experienced during a massage will last for a long time afterwards too.  Researching this subject is difficult so I recommend you take a look at this post by Prof James Lake which is really useful:  Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

STRESS – Let Mandarin Therapies melt away your stresses and anxieties with a bespoke massage from the comfort of your own home. Tel 07966 174878 to book. eVouchers are also available so why not book a unique gift for someone you love and have the voucher delivered by email with your special message.

Emotional Benefits

Touch will help to improve your emotional state.  Humans are naturally ‘social’ so Covid-19 restrictions had a detrimental affect on the wellbeing of many people. Some may still be suffering so it’s important to re-establish those physical contact and nurturing experiences.

Massage sessions will certainly help to improve our wellbeing. The massage effect can be enhanced with the use of essential oils too.  Essential oils have been used with massage for thousands of years and the benefits are quite extraordinary. Each essential oil has its own unique properties but you can be forgiven if you thought they are ‘just’ about the smell. Over the years Mandarin Therapies has witnessed some remarkable outcomes with the Aromatherapy treatments.  Essential oils have been used to treat headaches, insomnia, PMS, fluid retention, back pain, anxiety, stress, depression, and many other problems including pre & post cosmetic surgery treatments.

Mandarin Therapies Massage In Lincolnshire – Home Treatments

Mandarin Therapies treatments range from 1 to 2 hours and are all conducted from the comfort of your own home.  They are most definitely extremely relaxing.  I have clients who leave the massage treatment and go straight to bed leaving me to pack up, put the cat out and lock up before I leave”!  The last treatment of the day is around 9.00pm so a 2 hours massage will be finishing at 11.00pm.  The late finish is perfect for those who, for whatever reason, have problems sleeping at night.  The salon experience really does come to your home – a professional couch, towels, pillows, oils, relaxing music and over 33 years of experience.

What more could you ask for?

#WhatsOnLincs Massage in Lincolnshire Mandarin Therapies mobile service. Let the salon come to you. By LincsConnect the LincsBlogger

A Mobile Salon could be on its way to you. Call 07966 174878 to book your appointment

Mandarin Therapies – 33rd Anniversary

*** From now until 14 February 2024 celebratory massage eVouchers are just £33.00 ***

Valentines in Lincolnshire with Mandarin Therapies on WhatsOnLincs what's on in Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger, LincsBlogger


Mandarin Therapies – Advance Bookings

WhatsOnLincs Mandarin Therapies appointments are fully open once again. Advance planning has been a lesson learned during the Coronavirus pandemic and there is no reason to change our new habits.

Personalised gift vouchers are available for 1, 1 1/2 or 2 hour treatments from £60.00.  Now is the perfect time to purchase vouchers for a treat for yourself or for someone special in your life.  Mandarin Therapies vouchers really are the ideal gift for Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day or as a special gift at any time of the year. It’s also worth noting that eVouchers are also available so you can have a personalised voucher delivered straight to our email inbox.

#WhatsOnLincs Massage in Lincolnshire Mandarin Therapies Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be personalised with your own message or you can order eVouchers to be delivered straight to your inbox

Truly Inclusive

The Mandarin Therapies & Mandarin Mothers treatments really are truly inclusive.  As a result of the mobile service, nursing and care home visits are included as well as end of life care.  Everyone deserves the gift of touch and the luxury of a bespoke massage.

#WhatsOnLincs Massage in Lincolnshire with Mandarin Therapies Home, care home, nursing home, hotel and antenatal bespoke treatments

Home visits, Care Home visits, Nursing Home visits…. Everyone deserves a massage

Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies – Book Now

Book your massage or order your vouchers today. Feel free to call 07966 174878 or email

Massage In Lincolnshire With Mandarin Therapies – Charity Events

Mandarin Therapies is always happy to support local charities wherever possible especially at this difficult time where many charities are being hit quite hard with reduced income.  You can help too when booking a pamper party.  Call Mandarin Therapies to book a party and 50% of the price of the massages will be donated to your chosen charity. You just need to book a pamper party of at least 6 people. As a result you and your friends will enjoy luxurious massages and your chosen charity will benefit from the donation.

Discounts of 20% are available for our emergency services and serving/veteran military personnel.  This offer has been available for 31 years and has no end date.

WhatsOnLincs Mandarin Therapies – it’s time to look forward to something nice while helping charities at the same time.

#WhatsOnLincs Mandarin Therapies 20% discount for Emergency services and military by Mandarin Therapies

#LincsConnectDiscount – 20% discount for all emergency services staff, military personnel and Veterans with a services discount card. You have put yourselves in harms way for us so this is a small ‘thank you’ from Mandarin Therapies

Click on the Discount link below to print copy for your crew room:


WhatsOnLincs Mandarin Therapies Massage…

Luxury Is A Mandarin Therapies Massage

Mandarin Therapies massage Lincoln, Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Book yours today by email

Mandarin Therapies Massage In Lincolnshire For Everyone

“Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to meet some genuinely nice people who have kept a special place in my heart.  I used to visit one dear lady who, following a car accident, suffered with fluid retention in her legs. I visited her twice weekly to perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massages to reduce the swelling and improve mobility.  We developed a routine where I would leave to wash my hands while she got undressed and climbed onto the couch.

The routine worked well until one day when I came back into the room I sensed something wasn’t right.  Hazel was on the couch as usual but her arms were by her sides instead of on the cradle. During the 30 seconds conversation that took place about her arm placement I realised that something was seriously wrong.  Hazel had suffered a stroke!  As a result of my quick thinking (I dialled 999) the paramedics and ambulance arrived within minutes and administered the necessary drugs.

Being with her at that moment, having the immediate attention that she needed and the follow up care that was provided by the Stroke Unit at Lincoln County Hospital made all the difference.  As a result Hazel made a full recovery and was soon back home doing her daily The Times crossword.  Her brain was as sharp as ever and her mobility was no worse than it was before she suffered the stroke.  There is no doubt in my mind that my quick phone call and the rapid response by the emergency services saved Hazel from suffering irreversible damage.

Hazel died of old age at 92.  I still miss you Hazel X”


Knowing what to do is crucial if we are to help someone who has had a stroke. As a result of FAST, Hazel was spared the devastating consequences that a stroke can cause.

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus what've we got to look forward to? What to do in the event of a stroke

“Still Here, Still Safe, Still Open”click on the picture to view the Lincolnshire Stroke Unit video 

F, A, S, T.

  1. Face (first check for facial weakness. The face may have drooped on one side.  The person may not be able to smile.  Mouth or eye may have drooped)
  2. Arms (check for arm weakness.  The person may not be able to lift both arms)
  3. Speech (check for impaired or garbled speech)
  4. Time (dial 999)


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If you’re lucky you may find Mandarin Therapies advertising on the WhatsOnLincs website under the ‘Special Offers’ section.  It’s always worth checking as you never know when you might grab a special promotional price.

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