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Monthly Archives: August 2017

The healing power of Marigold (Calendula)

Marigold – This sunny little flower, the ‘merry buds’ of Shakespeare, was first used in Indian and Arabic cultures, before being discovered by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The Egyptians valued the marigold as a rejuvenating herb, and the Greeks garnished and flavoured food with it’s…

Mint Choc Chip Nice Cream with Peppermint Vitality Oil

Last week I managed to over-buy bananas again. Sometimes my toddler loves them and will have one a day, other times he isn’t fussed, so I was left with a bowl of over ripe bananas. I often make a banana loaf with these, but this time I…

World Calligraphy Day 2017 – Win a Beginners Calligraphy Set

When we think of all the words we have available to us to read every day now, from letters on our computer screens, to books and magazines, it’s hard to believe that once everything was written by hand. Even the cursive handwriting with a fountain pen that I…

Five simple ways to live a greener life

  Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished – Lau Tsu This is a quote that I remind myself of pretty regularly these days. At the moment, I have two days a week in which to work and I have so much I would like to achieve with them…