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I took the opportunity of a gentle, sunny autumn afternoon to visit Danni before winter sets in.

Away from the busy and often chaotic pace of daily life, it's funny how a cemetery can be one of the most peaceful places a person can spend time..  It's always very still a...

Eucalyptus oil, a must have basic in any essential oil collection.

Eucalyptus oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus) and primarily sourced from Australia.

The potent medicinal benefits of eucalyptus oil are due to a...

Okay ... I can hear hundreds of hummus makers across the world wagging their fingers and asking what would a girl from NZ know about hummus.? 

There are blog sites dedicated to this one thing and hummus bars whose entire menu orbit the chickpea!   

On my last v...

Most people do their cast-up on the previous year around December.  I do mine in March - birthday to birthday and I always ask myself "Am I further along the road"?

This time last year, I was a couple of months into my fitness journey and kicking all kinds of goals.  I...

Who knew so many people would be interested in “Salad in a Jar”?!

So after a bunch of messages and txts I rushed home from the gym and made some up while I was making dinner.

For some reason, we all liked it better when our milk came in glass bottles - okay so some of yo...

Bullet Journalling was on Danni’s Bucket List and one of the things I took up in 2018.  I found it such a useful process with a simple and forgiving system, so  I’ve decided to keep it going this year.  

It took me three months of using a Bullet Journal initia...

Growing up, a salad was a weekend only experience, usually accompanied with the Sunday roast.  It was always the same, iceberg lettuce, topped with grated cheese and carrot and sliced tomatoes. I can't even imagine what my Nanna, born and bred in Belfast, would have do...

Memories of the fresh, peppermint smell of candy canes hanging from the tree, blending with the heady, rich aroma of allspice and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen as the Christmas cake bakes, evokes feelings of warmth and family traditions.  With Christmas just around...

My personal health journey really is a work in progress…. Its not a unique story - no banner headlines, people lose weight and get fit and healthy all the time.

But people are asking: “What are you doing”? “Why are you doing it”?.   

This is an important question Wh...

Kylie taught me some ‘bed yoga’, while actually looking rather funny, does get the blood moving and the muscles warmed up before leaping out of bed.  After that, it’s a quiet, meditation process, aided with essential oils. I am happily discovering as I experiment, oils...

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April 17, 2019

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