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September 2012

I've stumbled across a few words about silence recently that have stayed on my mind. "Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment." ~Henry David Thoreau via New Urban Habitat "Never miss the opportunity to say nothing”. ~ Mark Garvey via Talking Plants Silence seems rare these days. I worry that there's too much talking and not much listening and contemplating, particularly in a world busily devouring social media. Do you embrace moments of silence? Or look to fill them... Read more →


One of my most shared posts is my 'Homemade moisturising body bar recipe'. Have you tried it? It's good. I thought I'd share five other ways I use this body bar: #1. As a barrier to prevent henna dying my skin, when dying my hair with henna. I apply it along my hairline. It works a treat and is petrochemical free, unlike Vaseline. #2. As a lip balm. I've put a little in an old lip balm tub. It's delicious and nourishing. #3. As a face moisturiser on cold winter evenings or really cold days. I put a small amount... Read more →