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Best Foot Forward for Bonfire Night

 Poor old Guy Fawkes! Greatly maligned chap, in my view. After all, who hasn’t felt moved to blow up Westminster Palace at some point?       Whatever his failings, and possibly he had a few (particularly his choice of fellow plotters) his fate was truly awful. So why the annual

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Why you can’t you use Essential oil in the water

If only I had a fiver for every time I’ve been asked “Can I use Essential oil in the water” No.You can’t. And if you are reluctant to spend more hard-earned moolah on a bath oil, then I’ll ask one in return. . . Have you ever made salad dressing?

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The Daddy of Handwashing

Okay, you’ve seen the loo roll wars, and now know what panic looks like, but imagine going into hospital and knowing that you had roughly a 13% chance of surviving if you turned left, not right? That puts the loo roll wars into perspective doesn’t it? But that is precisely

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Five a Day?

Did you know that the ‘Five a Day’ rule was a random easy number? Yup. It was a decision made in the winter of 2002/3 to try to encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables. Why five though? Isn’t that a little on the low side, considering that people

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A simple way to get great skin

Sometimes the old ways are the best. Many moons ago, my mother told me to use a warm cloth before cleansing and a cool one afterwards.  The first was to increase the circulation and open the pores, the second one to close the pores.  But seriously, what would my mother

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