Why Choose Natural Beauty?

Our skin provides a natural, protective barrier, but up to 60% of chemicals can penetrate and be absorbed into the bloodstream . Whilst not all chemicals are bad, and many are in fact harmless, natural, or derived from natural products, there are some synthetic substances which are not good for us – and can affect…

The Thoughts Inside My Head

Do you ever wonder if you’re the only one who has the thoughts that run through your head day after day, or the really random ones that surprise you out of nowhere? Well, I can assure you it’s not just you. And neither is the depression and/or anxiety you feel – maybe related to lockdown,…

Balance Yoga – For Sanity. For Community.

I hope this blog post finds you well and keeping things together. It’s a challenging time for all of us, and suffering with anxiety, I’ve had many ups and downs, during life, not just lockdown. I wanted to share something positive with you, that’s helped to keep me strong over the years, but has been…

Hand Washing & Sanitising

Greetings from the sofa! Which is a place many of us are now spending much more of our time, as COVID-19 sweeps the globe. As shops and venues close, gigs are cancelled, and working from home has become more common than going into the office! Not all of us are fortunate enough to be able…

Start A Revolution with your Teeth

Welcome 2020! The year of the environmental revolution.. well, maybe! At least it could be the year you commit to making change. Nothing drastic, nothing huge. I’m not asking you to quit all of your plastic use overnight – we don’t live in a perfect world after all, and we need legislation and big brands…

Living on the Veg – UK’s First Vegan Cookery Show on TV – This Sunday!

This month, possibly more often called Veganuary than January in certain circles nowadays, has become one of much excitement. Last year, I was overwhelmed on a visit to Sainsbury’s supermarket, to see Veganuary signage, with entire sections dedicated to delicious plant based foods. This year, 2020, it’s been a battle amongst cafes and supermarkets to…

Autumn Poached “Caramelised” Pears Recipe

As the weather gets colder every day – or so it seems right now – I’m getting really into Autumn and embracing the seasonal changes. Batch cooking stews and soups, and making warming, comforting desserts. It’s all about the desserts! This month, I’ve gone for a tasty twist on a beautiful classic – poached pears….

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…