Skincare is important to me and is should be important to you too. Not for reasons of vanity, but for reasons of health. Your skin is your largest organ and therefore your largest barrier to infection. In addition, your skin is an indicator of general health. Not always of course, some conditions are literally skin … Continue reading Natural Skincare – skincare that doesn’t cost the earth.
A easy, cheap, zero-waste toner. Toner closes the pores that cleansing opens and removes any excess dirt. My recipe changes with the seasons, depending on what nature can provide. Summer Toner: Rosewater Ingredients Rose petals Water Recipe Place the rose petals in a saucepan with enough water to cover. When the pan is just simmering … Continue reading Homemade Skincare: Rosewater and Green Tea Toner
A easy, cheap, zero-waste exfoliator for face and body (just use a little less for your face). Homemade skincare as good as it gets; better than the posh sugar scrubs you can buy in the shops. It gives you the softest skin and the gorgeous scent lasts for ages. I store mine in an reused … Continue reading Homemade Skincare: Three Ingredient Sugar Scrub Exfoliator
If you're of the festival persuasion, the thought of adding a baby into the sweaty/muddy wristband queue may make your head whirl. The thing is, Glastonbury will always make your head whirl; that cow shed, come city feels out of this world. I'm here to tell you to do it, take your baby to Glastonbury … Continue reading Surviving Glastonbury Festival with a baby!
I am a survivor. Actually, I'm more than that, I survived and I thrive. I had severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME and I'm out the other side and I have been out the other side for 14 years and counting. And this is a condition many are told you … Continue reading Kinesiology and Me: Part One
My son may only be 12 months old, but I've already become quite the expert on being a wedding guest with a baby in tow! I'm 27, so lots of our friends are getting hitched. In the last year and a bit I have been to a wedding: 28 weeks pregnant; with a three-week-old newborn; … Continue reading Surviving a Wedding With a Baby
I am a mother of a boy. Does this mean anything? Does it matter? Do you care? Girls and boys. There are obviously differences between them: physical ones; emotional ones; energy ones. Yin and yang; the basis of ancient Chinese medicine works by balancing male and female energy. Both are important, both are needed. I … Continue reading Mother of a boy, what does this mean?
As a first time Mum to a just turned one-year-old, I can honestly say that I love motherhood. Not every minute of everyday, but I love most minutes of most days. When I was pregnant, I read a lot about pregnancy and birth. However, I wasn't as aware about issues relating to the fourth trimester (baby's … Continue reading Postpartum Honesty: The Fourth Trimester
Located in Somerset, just 9 miles south west from the beautiful City of Bath, lies the small former coal-mining town of Radstock; one of the best preserved coal mining towns in England. Inhabited since the Iron Age, the Radstock name comes from Old English 'Stoc' referring to the stockade of the Roman road that runs … Continue reading Radstock Museum: A Hidden Somerset Gem
Flying with kids is not fun. But flying is a means to an end and just because it's not fun, it doesn't mean it can't be OK. As much as I love exploring the UK, our wanderlust equals flights. And let me tell you, wanderlust doesn't simply disappear just because you birth a human. We … Continue reading Flying With Kids: Handy Tips