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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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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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