Shea butter moisturiser bars.

I’ve been wanting to make my own Shea butter moisturiser since I bought a jar in London many moons ago. I haven’t quite found the right recipe for that just yet, but here is a simple bar that does the trick for me in the meantime. If you know a good cream one- hit me…

Grief and loss.

On Sunday, I lost my Grandad. He passed away. He was an amazing man- possibly one of a few people that religiously read my old blog. He noticed through one post that I wrote that I was struggling with being a new mum. He vaguely mentioned that he had read my blog, and started driving…

Anxiety and coffee scrub.

The internet seems awash with information about self care and anxiety. Anxiety is incredibly common. It’s normal to feel anxious in any given moment. It’s when that anxiety starts to effect our quality of life- that’s when it becomes an issue. I speak from experience, and also from research. I am a mental health nurse…

Sauerkraut and probiotics. A good team.

  You can watch A Little DIY Sauerkraut by clicking here.     I have a little food swap group with some friends. We use this as an excuse to catch up, mainly, and we swap some amazing food that we have cooked or grown or bought and have excess of. I was going to…

Fermented in Iso.

I chose to go on annual leave at the most peculiar time. I am a mental health nurse. It’s my job to ensure that people who are facing mental health concerns have the support suitable for them to maintain a good quality of life. I took annual leave to further my studies into CBT. That,…

I’ve been thinking.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. This is 2018. It’s the year to get shit done. I’ve been thinking about why life gets so uncomfortable and why we stay in situations we hate without remembering that our time here is limited. When we’re on our deathbed, what will we regret?  Unfulfilled dreams. Not…

The meaning of Life. 

So many people I know are in their 30’s and are single. Many of them, hitting their late 30’s and really starting the feel the push of making the decision to chose their career or to be overwhelmed with a rush to find that special someone and settle down. Buy a house in the ‘burbs…

Learning to photo. 

My life has been a series of misfortunes and luck. When I was a kid, ideas of my future career scrambled around combining the illustrious career of working in the Levi’s factory that was once located in my hometown, with a sideline in hairdressing. As I got older and realised every little girl wanted to…

Minus shift work. 

Today is Friday. Friday in the world of maternity leave is not a great deal different to most other days with one exception.  I know that tomorrow, I’ll wake up, roll over & see all the faces in the family I’ve made.  That I’ve created.  Lately, it occurred to me that even if I live…

Brassica in Spring. 

I’ve been learning about my garden.  I’ve been interested in gardening since I can remember, but can’t say I’ve been particularly good at it. I’d take an interest. Then loose an interest. Plants would thrive. Plants would die.  I didn’t understand why the plants would die, or that it is common practice to have to…