• But What If? 20 Oct 17

    If I had to describe how I feel most days the answer would most likely be ‘on edge’. I honestly cannot remember a time in my life when I haven’t been anxious. I can clearly recall from a young... Read More

  • The Elder Statesman of Medicine 20 Oct 17

    In My novel, making the elderberry remedy leads to lots of trouble for some of the characters. But that was back in the 17th century. Today, it shouldn’t cause you many problems, beyond stained... Read More

  • Are You a Lark or an Owl? 6 Oct 17

    I’ve tried everything – drinking alcohol, not drinking alcohol, eating oily fish, avoiding bananas after 4pm, buying machines that make double espressos or blast out fake sunlight and ice on my... Read More

  • Look at Life: Surveys 22 Sep 17

    Crumbs! The deadliest biscuit in the UK is the custard cream. Who knew? Luckily for safety-conscious snackers, the experts at market research firm Mindlab International have discovered that over... Read More

  • A Fresh Approach 22 Sep 17

    With so many cheap and effective deodorants on the market, is there any need to consider looking for a natural alternative? Well, ‘no’ is the short answer. There have been several studies over the... Read More

  • It's a Family Affair 8 Sep 17

    First and foremost, remember the golden rule – it is not your day. True, you may have dreamed about your child’s wedding since the day they were born but, ultimately, the final decision on... Read More

  • Post-Workout Polish 8 Sep 17

    Wearing makeup is a very personal thing, of course. Some women feel perfectly comfortable without any at all, while others wouldn’t leave the house without two layers of mascara and fully... Read More

  • OATstanding Beauty 25 Aug 17

    Not only does it provide us with a satisfyingly smug breakfast, but it’s also the unsung hero of the beauty world. The humble oat may not be much to look at, but its ability to be both gently... Read More

  • Botanical Romance 4 Aug 17

    I’m taking a walk around Victoria and Pieter’s beautifully tended herb garden – and my head is spinning. It’s not just the glorious scents that are released as I brush past the plants, or... Read More

  • Life's a Beach… 14 Jul 17

    Nothing says ‘relaxation’ more to a sun-worshipper than a golden glow. We all know that sun-tanning is bad for our skin, but the temptation to banish that winter pallor with a hint of bronze is... Read More

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