• But What If? 20 Oct 17

    If I had to describe how I feel most days the answer would most likely be ‘on edge’. I honestly cannot remember a time in my life when I haven’t been anxious. I can clearly recall from a young... Read More

  • The Elder Statesman of Medicine 20 Oct 17

    In My novel, making the elderberry remedy leads to lots of trouble for some of the characters. But that was back in the 17th century. Today, it shouldn’t cause you many problems, beyond stained... Read More

  • Are You a Lark or an Owl? 6 Oct 17

    I’ve tried everything – drinking alcohol, not drinking alcohol, eating oily fish, avoiding bananas after 4pm, buying machines that make double espressos or blast out fake sunlight and ice on my... Read More

  • Botanical Romance 4 Aug 17

    I’m taking a walk around Victoria and Pieter’s beautifully tended herb garden – and my head is spinning. It’s not just the glorious scents that are released as I brush past the plants, or... Read More

  • 15 Ways to Sleep Smart 2 Jun 17

    1. Stick to a sleep schedule Get your body into a regular pattern. “Try to stick to a sleep and wake routine – go to bed and wake up around the same time every day – this will maintain the... Read More

  • Banking Time 5 May 17

    I’m in a sterile suite of rooms in an anonymous shed-like building in an industrial park in the middle of England. It’s not an underground bunker, but it may as well be for the lack of windows and... Read More

  • Motoring On… with Confidence, Power and Grace 7 Apr 17

    The woman who opens the door to me and ushers me through to the living room of her Loudwater home is elegant and beautifully spoken. It’s only when she offers to make tea that I notice her lilting... Read More

  • Scent and Sensibility 10 Mar 17

    A particular brand of baby shampoo, freshly popped champagne, the perfume I wore to get married – these are all smells that have the power to mentally transport me to a particular time and place... Read More

  • Health Resolutions 30 Dec 16

    1. ESSENTIAL OILS WILL MAKE A BIG COMEBACK Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at superfooduk.com, says, “Essential Oils have been around for many, many years but have been forgotten about a bit. Their... Read More

  • 10 Hacks To Help Hang Up Your Hangover 9 Dec 16

    Firstly, what is a hangover? Most of us have found ourselves, at one time or another, suffering the effects of overindulgence. It’s all a bit of a pain in the… well… head, as Shona Wilkinson... Read More

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