Don’t Buy – Swop!

In this credit crunch era, I am pleased to say we are again getting more creative about recycling stuff instead of buying new. To help, here are some useful websites where swapsies are all the rage. Apparently designer gear and everything is now available…Freecycle.com, swapstyle.com, whatsmineisyours.com, switchinstyle.co.uk. This was thanks to an article in The …

Fancy A Hug?

I just had to include this! I am known in our family as the ‘Cuddle Queen’. I can’t help it; I love hugs! Now we’ve closed the clinic and Philip is off doing other stuff sometimes (currently voiceover and acting – you can fall about laughing now…!), well, I’m not getting as many hugs as …

New Study Shows the Dangers of Fosamax (osteoporosis drug)

Fosamax is the most widely used drug treatment for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. It is also available under the generic name of alendronate. A new study has shown that women who have used the drug Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which is the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat. …

Compulsory Vaccinations

You may or may not be aware that the Government is considering making vaccination compulsory in order for children to attend UK schools and for families to claim child benefit. Many people believe this is a serious attack on civil liberties. The worry I have is what happens to some children’s immune systems after being …

Sting Tips

For a wasp sting, dab on vinegar. For a bee sting, dab on bicarb of soda. Both will take the sting out!

AMB Sun Range is Back!

As well as reformulating all the make-up, AMB have been busy rejigging the sun range too. They all contain UVA and UVB protection, kombu algae which acts as a natural sun protector, sea buckthorn as an anti-ageing fatty acid and vitamin E. They also now come in squeezable tubes and are all water-resistant. They had …

Cheat’s Gazpacho Soup

Back now and enjoying my drink! This is what ‘m having for lunch today as it’s hot, so thought I’d share it with you. I love traditional Spanish gazpacho soup, but can’t often be bothered to make it, so here’s an easy version based on the idea. Get some Covent Garden Plum Tomato & Basil …

Iced Mocha

This has become our favourite Summer drink; perfect for when the weather’s really hot and you could do with a pick me up. Simply put 2 teaspoons of (organic fair-trade of course) decaff coffee and 2-3 heaped teaspoons of Green & Black’s non-dairy hot chocolate powder into a small cup and stir in boiling water. …