Journals and Life Planners

When I was a child I had a five-year diary. It was black velvet (which still sets my teeth on edge) with a picture of a ballerina on the front. Then there was a little brass lock and a tiny key so that you could lock all your secrets away from prying eyes Do you have... Continue Reading →

All About Books

I am an avid reader, my friends would say that I would read the back of a box of cornflakes if there was nothing else to hand. It was Enid Blyton that got me hooked on reading, closely followed by J.R.R .Tolkien. I devoured James Herberts 'The Rats' and still have the phobia, thanks for that! ... Continue Reading →

Afternoon Tea Everyone?

My friend retired recently and I wanted to do something a little different, so as a surprise we went for afternoon tea in a posh hotel. It was a beautiful Autumnal day and the colour of the trees was stunning, the photos don't do it justice, and the sun was shining which made it extra... Continue Reading →

Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric.

Most of us have Tumeric in our spice racks, after all, it is the spice which gives curry its distinctive yellow colour, but did you know about the amazing health benefits this spice holds? It has been used widely in India for thousands of years for the following conditions Stomach ailments including diarrhea, bloating and... Continue Reading →

Just call me Rover!

Last week I finally saw the Orthopaedic surgeon about the bad back I have suffered for almost a year. I have been seen by physio's, a chiropractor, at least six doctors and now finally I got to sit in front of an expert in his field and discuss my rather depressing MRI scan. I had waited... Continue Reading →

Health Benefits of Epsom Salts.

What do you put in your bath? An expensive bubble bath? , a fizzy bath bomb? or a luxurious mixture of perfumed bath oils? Me.?...Just two cupfuls of Epsom Salts! No fragrance, no bubbles, no colour but a whole lot better for you. Here's why:- Epsom salts are actually magnesium sulphate and most of us are lacking in magnesium... Continue Reading →

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 brings... Continue Reading →

10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

What is cinnamon? Cinnamon is a popular spice which has been used for thousands of years to help with health issues. It is made from the bark of a tree called Cinnamomum. When the inner bark is dried it curls into rolls known as cinnamon sticks. These can be ground into cinnamon powder. There are... Continue Reading →

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