August 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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The Eden Project

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...

Lavera-After-Sun-Lotion

Lavera After Sun Lotion

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,...