Father's Day - The Reality

Father's Day - The Reality

Part of me would like the stereotypical Father's Day. Lets call it 'Fathers Day, the dream'. Wake up in my own time and in a leisurely fashion. Te...

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Living with eczema

Living with eczema

I have been a sufferer of eczema all my life. I had it terribly as a child and then again for years as a teenager. I tried every cure out there and...

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

“Oi fat old lady!” – No, not some troll heckling me but my six year old son shouting and giggling uncontrollably in the playground. I was reall...

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Reusing

Reusing

An only child can be described as a ‘precious snowflake’ – not entirely a compliment. I am the former but hopefully do not have the temperament of ...

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To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true

“To thine own self be true” – I’m pretty sure Polonius in Hamlet wasn’t alluding to ‘self-care’ when he uttered those famous lines and I hope t...

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Under the mistletoe

Under the mistletoe

I have a bit of an obsession with lip balm and become a little sweaty palmed when I can’t find it in my handbag. Dry, cracked lips are very uncomfo...

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What's in this stuff?

What's in this stuff?

‘What’s in this stuff?’ An innocent question from my mother and one I couldn’t easily answer. She was helping me bath the children and was peering ...

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Award Season

Award Season

When I heard five of our products had won a series of accolades at the Free From Skincare and Natural Beauty Awards I was delighted for many reaso...

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Summer is here

Summer is here

Summer is well and truly here and at points I feel as if I’m on a Greek island instead of rural Cumbria. The grass is dry and brown, the paths dust...

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Airport woes

Airport woes

I recently went away with some friends without husband or children. Packing a bag just for me was a dream.   To be honest I was even looking forwar...

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