How to Hygge with Your Dog

  What is Hygge? Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word which can be described as ' a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or wellbeing' We're all talking about Hygge and how to achieve it, but a fine example of it is right under our noses in the form of [...]

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Instant Gentle Declutter Part 2

  A few weeks ago I wrote a post about decluttering our living spaces without too much emotional upheaval. For those who missed it here's the link, it's a very quick read which will help you get started on the road to a clutter-free life. Instant Gentle Declutter Part 1 The tip at the bottom [...]

How to Have Fun with Picture Frames.

  This is a nice idea to use old photos, wallpaper scraps and postcards by grouping them together in complimentary photo frames. It is a really inexpensive to do and makes a great statement. If you have a feature wall , enhance the plain walls by framing small sections from the wallpaper left overs. It really [...]

How Children Learn From Dogs.

   A relationship with a well trained dog  can teach a child Manners Caring Trust Gentleness Responsibility Empathy Patience Compassion However, some important points need to be considered before introducing a pet to small children. The child must be old enough to respect the dog's space and to not accidentally hurt him by pulling fur etc [...]

10 Essential Oils for Pain Relief

  If you suffer from pain every day it's always good to try a few other things rather than relying on prescription or over the counter medication. Maybe you have an ache or pain that needs soothing, a niggling headache, blocked nose or just general fatigue. Essential oils are effective in the relief of pain because they bypass [...]