August Monthly Archives

The Raw Organic Food Bar Company (Trailwalker Item 3)

I’ve tried various nutritional bars previously but never really savoured the flavour as such… We took some Raw Chocolate Organic Food Bars on our practice walk, and were pleasantly surprised at the chocolatey goodness. We felt a boost quite soon after we shared one of these high energy bars, so we knew these were a must have for the big walk. This is what I …

Balm Balm Rose Geranium Face Balm (Trailwalker Item 2)

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I came across Balm Balm at the Natural and Organic Products Show. I liked the way their stand was presented – very clear and simple – just like the packaging and the products are no fuss, no nonsense formulas. I love how they keep it so simple, but make such effective products and I have been raving about this product in particular. The balm is …

Genki Haramaki (Trailwalker Item 1)

I came across this item at the Holistic Health Show in Birmingham and was intrigued. It is a tubular garment made out of ribbed super soft cotton which you wear around your abdomen, folded over twice, based on a traditional Japanese garment worn to maintain warmth and well being. You can wear it either directly next to the skin or as an outer garment. The …

Trailwalker 2011 – Epic!

On the morning of Saturday 16th July, I set out with three companions – Rebecca Burn-Callander, Kate Bassett and Kier Wiater Carnihan – to walk 100km in 30 hours across the South Downs in aid of The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam. We’ve collected nearly £2000 for our efforts, it would be great if you could help us reach this target and beyond. We have …

Animal Friends

I love animals and always have done. I have had a pet for most of my life. Cats, fish and most recently Mimi our beloved dog. As I looked back through our holiday photos in Turkey it became quite apparent the extent to which I do. Thankfully Charlie does too so he didn’t think of me as some cat-obsessive destined to be a spinster as …

Turkey Excursion – Kaya Village (Ghost Town)

Besides from our visit to the Dalyan Mud Baths (not forgetting turtle beach!) the only other excursion we went on was to Fetiye, a market town which sadly has become a bit of a tat-selling tourist trap.  I had a run in with one of these tat sellers, however he should have thought twice before trying to catch me out. After telling me he would …

Beyond Organic Rescue Salve

Another beautiful Beyond Organic product I took with us to Turkey.  The formula is designed to help with all skin irritations – burns, inflammations, bites, cuts and grazes.  We were using it at the end of the day as an after sun, as it contains many soothing ingredients; calendula is healing and soothing; propolis is healing and promote cell regeneration; chamomile and walnut are known …

Lush – Buffy the Backside Slayer

I had a bit of a bone to pick with Lush, after they sent me some makeup for my first natural makeup blog post.  Upon reading the ingredients, I saw that the foundation contained parabens.  I emailed them straight away and this is their response – “Please find below details of Lush’s use of parabens, and with regards to paraben free products, Lush’s solid products such as …

The Eden Project

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On the way back from a wedding in Lands End recently, we stopped off at the Eden Project on the way home.  I was almost as excited about this as I was the wedding.  For ten years I have been longing to go but it is a rather long way from London to go especially to do a round trip in just a day. So …

Lavera After Sun Lotion

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As soon as I put this lotion on my fingertips to apply I could feel the creaminess of it – which surprised me as the main ingredient is water.  It does however have a lot of skin nourishing and soothing ingredients – coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, aloe vera gel, lavender and rose water. The lotion went in to the skin fairly well.  Skin …