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Stepping into Spring

Stepping into Spring

At least the weather's better! So maybe it's a good time to think about a how to you put your best self forward while the world outside puts on its bright Spring coat.It’s worth thinking about what you put in your body as well on it. What you eat is…

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The blissfulness moments of being a granny...

The blissfulness moments of being a granny...

Jane Gordon, columnist and author, remembers the first 'granny' night with the new baby Edie.

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What can you do about nappy rash?

What can you do about nappy rash?

Let’s take a look at nappy rash.  The bad thing about it is that you, Dear Mum, are going to feel, well, bad about it.  Firstly, let’s banish ‘bad’ – whether you use disposable or washable nappies, it is highly likely that at some point or another, your Little One…

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How did pumpkins feed into Halloween?

How did pumpkins feed into Halloween?

Scary cut-out masks and comic carved faces are everywhere at Halloween – and mostly made from pumpkins these days in Britain.  But that wasn’t always the way: it’s a fairly recent ‘tradition’ that goes back only a few decades when the American celebration of Halloween found its way back to…

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There's help in the hedgerows for winter ailments

There's help in the hedgerows for winter ailments

The autumn harvest is abundant with hedgerow herbs, fruits and nuts that will help you stay healthy through the winter. On Apple Island we have been picking the elderberries, dark, lucious, ripe and glistening on the trees.  Elderberries, with some added rosehips, are astonishingly good anti-virals, full of vitamins that boost the immune system and help both to prevent and cure nasty colds and flu.

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How Incey-Wincey Spider saved the day

How Incey-Wincey Spider saved the day

Spiders have been with us for 100 million years and so – no surprise - are a crucial part of those ancient stories and beliefs, they conjure up fear and fascination, they are always with us in one form or another, sometimes poisonous, sometimes insect-munching benevolence; they are symbols of eternity, creativity, persistence.  

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Apples, apples, apples

Apples, apples, apples

Marvellous for the digestion, excellent on the vitamin front, fabulous fresh or cooked, apples are super-food. The skin is the place to start: it contains heaps of anti-oxidants (grate some, mix with some ground almonds and give your face a real skin-treat).  Apple skin also contains something called ursolic acid which reportedly keeps cholesterol and blood sugar under control – good for weight loss.

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When that pesky flying beast lands on you…

When that pesky flying beast lands on you…

The weather is gorgeous. The holiday is going beautifully.  The landscape – whether it’s the beach or the open countryside – is looking inspirational.  And then along comes………bzzz…….bzzzz…….bzzzzz. And ouch.Insect bites are the bane of summer.  Bees, wasps, mosquitos and other crawl-y creatures can deliver quite a whack. It can…

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Breast Balm: helps make breast care easy

Breast Balm: helps make breast care easy

Our breasts are affected by hormones throughout our life but never more so than during and after pregnancy. Little Herbs’ incredible Breast Balm is a special blend of nutritious oils that will protect and support the delicate skin of the breast area at the time of a woman’s life when…

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Love the sun - but be wary of the rays

Love the sun - but be wary of the rays

This Spring has given us a record-breaking sunny spell and that can mean sunburn, sunstroke, prickly heat. Small children and babies need, of course, to be protected from too much sun, with hats on and light, loose clothing, and the regular application of a good sunscreen. But it’s difficult to keep children protected all the time, especially if there’s a paddling pool to splash about in. We offer a useful handful of home-made remedies.

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