Winter…but the right flower appears

We have had such a strange year weather wise…like a lot of the world. Here in South West France Autumn is normally a wonderful time of year, sunny warm and dry…but this year although it has been mild it has been so wet and grey…Such a pity we couldn’t send some of that rainfall to Australia. The effect at the moment is that the grass … Continue reading Winter…but the right flower appears

Video introducing my new book

After a few years of frustration I have finally finished my book. I had no idea it would be so tricky…even when I had finally finished the copy, I still had weeks of formatting, setting up a publishing site on Amazon and learning how to upload my book. I was really keen to get the book out there for Christmas, and to sell it at … Continue reading Video introducing my new book

Banana and Date Tea Cake Recipe

I thought it was about time I published a healthy recipe for those of you who need some light relief….a healthy cake that can suit all the different types of anti-inflammatory diet with a few substitutions of ingredients to suit your specific diet. Ingredients; 225g (8oz) Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (I use Doves) 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 75g (3oz) Fat … Continue reading Banana and Date Tea Cake Recipe

What do you eat on an Anti-inflammatory diet?

After looking at food and beverage items that you should avoid…there is a tendency to think what on earth can I eat? How am I going to cook it? There are loads of things and after a while your common sense starts to realise what is good and what isn’t. If you are like me…someone born with a sugar spoon in my mouth..I found it … Continue reading What do you eat on an Anti-inflammatory diet?

Sorry for the lack of posts…

Hi everyone My apologies for being so quiet over the last year…some of you may know that I have had a few health scares…eventually tests revealed I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis…an autoimmune disease, where you literally destroy your own thyroid cells. Fortunately it can be regulated with replacement hormone drugs, but it has really taken until now, a year later, to get myself back on track. … Continue reading Sorry for the lack of posts…

Message from Fennel

Fennel or Foeniculum vulgare is a culinary herb very often associated with fish and known for its aniseed flavour. It self seeds easily and becomes an attractive tall plant with umbrella type flowers of yellow. It is easy to look after,  enjoying sunshine, plenty of water and good drainage. The essence helps people who are dogmatic and only see things in black and white. It … Continue reading Message from Fennel

Courage from Daisy

Cultivated Daisy or Karvinskianus Erigeron rather than the common daisy found in our lawns, is a jolly little plant that sprouts up everywhere when its happy…it hardly needs any soil at all, surviving in rock gardens and gravel. It loves full sunshine and flowers its heart out all year long. The essence relates to our Throat Chakra and our Mental Body. It allows us to … Continue reading Courage from Daisy

Message from Heather

Wild Heather or Ericaceae Calluna Vulgaris grows on moors, heathland and in woodland where the soil is acid. Its common colour is purple, but occasionally you can see “lucky heather” which is white. In days gone by it was used as a fuel for fires, tied together to make brooms and also as a building material to make the old croft houses. As an essence … Continue reading Message from Heather

Message from Betony

Betony or Stachys officinalis grows in the shaded woodland of the UK and Europe, prefering rich soil. The plant was cultivated in monastic and physic gardens for its ability to ward off evil spirits. Interestingly it does have antiseptic properties and as an essence helps you to connect with the angelic and in particular your Guardian Angel…so yes they were right in ancient times…it does … Continue reading Message from Betony