Sun, Sand & Septicaemia! (part one)

Well that was NOT part of the plan when my family and I decided to go on a dream family holiday to Mauritius! My husband and I worked, saved and planned for months. We were so excited to finally be going and once there, it was as close to paradise as I could have hoped. We [...]

The Stupid Things People Say When You Have Cancer!

When You Find Out You Have Cancer... I would prepare yourself for when people say (what I think) are very stupid things. The most common comment being “I knew someone who had cancer and died”, seriously, who are you helping when you say that? There is also my personal favourite, “just think positively and you’ll [...]

Hartwell House Hotel and Aromatherapy Associates – Anti-Bucket List 2015 Update

One of the best things about putting 'visiting Spa's' on my Anti-Bucket List is getting to do one of my favourite things…. visit spa's! Last weekend I had the complete joy of visiting a new spa near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, at Hartwell House Hotel with my lovely friend L.J. Ross. The old manor house has been turned [...]

100 Healthy Days – And So It Begins

Today is Day 2 of 100 Healthy Days.  If you have read my blog previously you will probably know that I am a total sugar addict, adore carbs and live for cheese.  Anything that your not supposed to eat on a healthy diet, I am totally and irrevocably in love with.  And its true love, [...]

This Too Shall Pass

I am having a tough day.  I have hay-fever so bad it is making my head foggy and I am struggling to write this post as just looking down is making my nose run.  My kids are doing everything they know they shouldn't and completely ignoring me when I try to retain some semblance of [...]

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 21 – What Do You Want?

Stop thinking about what you don't want and start thinking about what you do want…. Spring health & Beauty Tip 21 - What Do You Want? So easy to focus on the bad and never the good.  The problem with that is that you waste all your energy on the wrong thing.  We also sometimes [...]

The Many Emotions Of Cancer

Cancer is obviously an emotional roller coaster.  Not only for the person with cancer but for the people around them as well.  When you have cancer, some of the emotions you experience are one's that everyone expects you to have - feelings like anger, sorrow, fear and a general feeling of being over-whelmed or worn-out with [...]

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 11 – Sugar Scrub

Exfoliate your skin in the sweetest way Spring health & Beauty Tip 12 - Make Your Own Sugar Scrub Exfoliating is great for your body as well as your face.  The fantastic news is that you don't have to spend a fortune on fancy products, you can make delicious products at home.  I personally LOVE [...]

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 10 – Sleep Well

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Spring Health & Beauty Tip 10 - Sleep Well Everyone needs a good night sleep.  Its not just the actual missing of sleep that is tricky, its the knock on effect that loss of sleep has.  Feeling tired, not thinking straight and if you are anything like me, seriously over-emotional when [...]

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 9 – 15 minute Rule

The 15 Minute Rule Spring Health & Beauty Tip 9 - Only Spend 15 Minutes Doing A Task So this tip is really focused on your inner health - or Inner Haven!!  I have been hearing more and more about this so tried it and it really does work. We can all be god at [...]