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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…

Every Day Natural Beauty Products

I am really enjoying making my own beauty products at the moment, its so exciting trying out new recipes and making remedies from essential oils and from plants that I’ve grown in the garden. I love the little glass jars with hand written labels that seem to be…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What to do when your pet is unwell

It’s safe to say that we are a nature of animal lovers. Millions of people all across the country own a pet of some kind, with dogs coming out on top as the preferred furry companion. It’s little wonder that this is the case – dogs…