Hay Fever Remedies from Nature

Another effect of high summer with it’s beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine can often be a high pollen count, which for many of us means hay fever. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollens which can cause cold like symptoms including a runny nose, sneezing, itchy…

Elderflower and Strawberry Ice Lollies

Happy Midsummer! It’s certainly been feeling like it here this week, with our usual grey and cloudy weather making way for a heatwave and clear blue skies every day. We’ve had a  bit of a different sort of week as my eldest was sent home from…

Female Entrepreneur Week 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” I’ve definitely been there and done that.. ten years ago I set up my own candle and soap making business…

Making breakfast beautiful with La Juniper – and delicious homemade granola

A dinner party, coffee, tea, Sandwich, or supper, all may be In their way pleasant. But to me Not one of these deserves the praise That welcomer of new-born days, A breakfast, merits; ever giving Cheerful notice we are living Another day refreshed by sleep, When its festival we…

How to make rose flower water

I am so happy that it’s rose season again. There isn’t much to dislike about a rose, they’re one of my (many) favourite flowers, and the showier, the pinker, and the more fragrant the better! Last summer I wrote a post just about how…

Lumity Life Anti-Ageing Beauty Routine

As I’ve slowly been waking up from the fog of having a newborn and a toddler, I’m realising more than ever that I can only be the best mother I can be if I look after myself too. Of course I knew this six months ago…

Making a natural first aid kit with herbs and aromatherapy

As I write this, the sun is streaming in through the window as our precious summer is now with us. The perfect weather for shorts, t-shirts, and lots and lots of time outside with the little ones. Of course, lots of outdoor play with the little ones doesn&#8217…

The Larmer Tree Vintage Brocante ~ May 2017

I’ll always love to remember the adventures my eldest son and I had when he had not long turned one, it was just the two of us and we had days and days to ourselves. Going out and about with a baby is often so easy (compared to…

Our weaning journey – the first month, and our favourite weaning recipe

I felt very differently about starting Alfie’s weaning journey that I did starting Frey’s nearly two years ago. The first time around I remember being so excited to make up nutritious home cooked purees that my little one would eat with delight, along with the lightly…

The joy of sleep

This is a subject I’ve written about before, as it’s one that’s very close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many parents of young children.. and that’s precious, precious sleep. When my eldest was a baby, I…