HOW I CHANGED MY EATING HABITS + WHY I BECAME VEGAN

This was me . Age 19 with my first son. I was un healthy . Living off junk food, processed foods + meat. One day I decided to educate myself about nutrition and foods. I lost several stone, gained my health and breath! This wasn't easy, it was hard, I had to make lots of changes. I had hardly any money to live off- so I utilised my local library and the internet. Discovered foraging (hello food for free !!!). I pushed myself to be a good example to my child and to feed him good food. Now 3 more children down the line and 13 years on I am very educated about nutrition.

HOW I CHANGED MY EATING HABITS + WHY I BECAME VEGAN
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HONOUR YOUR FLOW - PERIOD BRILLIANCE

They have changed my life !!!! Seriously I kid you not! I have the happiest foo foo going!

I could stop there really .... who doesn't what a happy noo? They firstly didn't leak once (which is essential) 

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HONOUR YOUR FLOW - PERIOD BRILLIANCE
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DEEP RELAXATION GONG BATH REVIEW

Where do I start?! I went to my first gong bath the other night. Well..wow!!

Never have I experienced anything like it before. Love and hate combined to perfection.

It started in a large church hall. The lights were off and sage was burning, whilst atmospheric tea lights lined our paths. Lay on the floor with a yoga mat under me, and granny chic blanket draped over me I waited in suspense, I am definitely a control freak

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DEEP RELAXATION GONG BATH REVIEW
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TROPIC SKINCARE VEGAN MASCARA + CLEANSER REVIEW

I was sent a beautifully wrapped parcel from TROPIC. Bloody amazing! I love free stuff, especially ethical stuff that works. 

 

LASH EXTENSION KIT

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TROPIC SKINCARE VEGAN MASCARA + CLEANSER REVIEW
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BIRTHDAY + CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR UNDER 6'S

Having copious amounts of kids like I do, I feel we have received our fair share of tatt and gems in the gift department over the years. With the festive feeling getting stronger I thought I'd be a generous soul and share some of our favourite gifts. (Basically the stuff that lasts the charity bag cull)

OK ..OK I didnt realise how many books would make this list

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BIRTHDAY + CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR UNDER 6'S

AMSTERDAM PHOTO JOURNAL, RAW FOOD + JUICE GUIDE

Me and the hubs got away ..... without our children!!! Eeeek. We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyedexploring the city.  It's safe to say the only grass I enjoyed was wheatgrass. Mighty fine it was too!

AMSTERDAM PHOTO JOURNAL, RAW FOOD + JUICE GUIDE

AUTUMN APPLE GLUT FORAGING + RECIPES

Our trees are having a great year, lots of produce. They seem to produce really well every other year. To make use of ALL the apples we are having to be pretty inventive.

AUTUMN APPLE GLUT FORAGING + RECIPES
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BURSTING GARDEN / COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCE AUGUST / FOOD FOR FREE

The hedgerows, and countryside are fit to burst with beautifulproduce. I thought I'd share a few photos from around my garden today. Some are fruits that are ready to eat, some need a few more weeks. But don't miss out, get out there and find some food.

Food that is seasonal and close to us fits our needs perfectly.

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BURSTING GARDEN / COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCE AUGUST / FOOD FOR FREE

FAMILY FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS + POWER BALL SNACK RECIPE

Festival season is in full swing. So here is my guide on what to pack when the little ones come too.

Biodegradable baby wipes (from ice cream dribbles to mascara disasters, these are an absolute must!)

Toilet roll

Snack bars, full of energy 

FAMILY FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS + POWER BALL SNACK RECIPE

MEADOWSWEET FORAGE FOR FREE, MEDICINAL USES, RECIPES + INFORMATION

Meadowsweet is generally best picked in July (UK).

Pick on a dry day.

Habitat: Marshes, streams, ditches and moist woodland. It can aggravate hayfever so take caution when picking, (I personally would drink the tea to build up immunity if this is a problem for you).

MEADOWSWEET FORAGE FOR FREE, MEDICINAL USES, RECIPES + INFORMATION

WILDWOOD KITCHEN HEREFORD REVIEW + DISCOUNT OFFER!

Today I was thoroughly spoilt at lunch time. No. Seriously!

If you have children or even scarier .....a hungry, tired toddler you will know the lunchtime feeding dread I am speaking of! That is trying to be fed, even better.. nurtured.

WILDWOOD KITCHEN HEREFORD REVIEW + DISCOUNT OFFER!

INTERVIEW WITH JAY HALFORD FROM THE CORE IN CHELTENHAM

Interview with Jay from The Core Cheltenham

I am really excited to share another nutrition lover on the blog today, Jay Halford. He runs a funky and modern cafe. Specialising in whole food nutrition that is vegetarian with lots of luscious vegan and raw food options too. This is something I'm equally passionate about.

JAY HALFORD 

INTERVIEW WITH JAY HALFORD FROM THE CORE IN CHELTENHAM

NETTLE SMOOTHIE - HOLISTIC HAY FEVER HEALING

I am currently researching holistic ways to tackle hay fever. Last year mine was awful. I hate relying on pharmaceutical medicines. Antihistamines are OK occasionally, the body quickly builds an intolerance though, and the previous administered amounts that worked no longer will. Antihistamines have also been linked to dementia.

NETTLE SMOOTHIE - HOLISTIC HAY FEVER HEALING

THE CORE CHELTENHAM JUICE CLEANSE - 3 DAY - REVIEW

Hello. I hope this post finds you all well?! I have been working really hard for the book release next month. It will be worth the wait I promise!

So as you're aware I'm a mother of 4 and busy writing a book. So I've been struggled a little with my nutrition these last few weeks. Well Jay Halford at the great Core Cheltenham sent me a 3 day juice / smoothie package. 

THE CORE CHELTENHAM JUICE CLEANSE - 3 DAY - REVIEW
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MOONCUP TAKE ON REGULAR MENSTRUATION PRODUCTS - REVIEW

Hi all. I was sent a mooncup (known in the USA as MCUK) to try. Mooncup is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to regular tampons and sanitary pads. Made in the UK by a multi-award winning ethical business, the Mooncup menstrual cup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection

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MOONCUP TAKE ON REGULAR MENSTRUATION PRODUCTS - REVIEW
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JUICE PRODUCER KT2200 JUICER REVIEW / COMPARISION

I saved long and hard for my first juicer, and spent nearly as long researching which type of juicer was best. From my initial £50 budget I ending up spending £179 on my matstone 6 in 1 juicer. I chose a bigger budget juicer as it is important to me that the juice keeps as much of its nutrients as possible. Usually the cheaper juicers heat up during the juicing process and kill off vital vitamins.

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JUICE PRODUCER KT2200 JUICER REVIEW / COMPARISION
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BITTER - SWEET.... STEVIA 👍 OR 👎

So here's a controversial one.... artificial sweeteners. There's is a newish kid on the block STEVIA.

I hate all artificial sweeteners with a HUGE passion. So her comes Mr Stevia. "I'm healthy" he says, "I'm made from a plant, I naturally have virtually no calories, but am 200 times sweeter than normal sugar". Brilliant?? No I don't think so. Ok so it may help an obese person to keep consuming highly sweetened foods and loose weight. Or any person for that matter. (Recommended by the NHS for obese and overweight people). Ermm eurgh great so they still eat junk food, sweetened foods that make their mouths explode. Are we not missing the point though? 

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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL BLOG

Wow. June flew by. I had a superb month for forking fit wholesome foodie. I also went to Glastonbury festival. Below is my review of Glastonbury and some products we used whilst there.

Well to start I can say that I definitely recommend Glastonbury festival for families. We had an amazing time as did our sons. Children are free under 13 years. The stewards were friendly and always helpful. 

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL BLOG

POSITIVE THINKING .... POSITIVE FUTURE

Positivity.

I feel on the brink of excitement. Life excites me. Food excites me. I can control how I feel. How healthy I am. Wow isn't that amazing? I feel far from the finished health indulged bod I can be, 

POSITIVE THINKING .... POSITIVE FUTURE

HAY FEVER BEATING PORRIDGE

It's that time of year. The hankies are out.

If  like me you suffer from hay fever you should be pleased to know that you don't have to reach for the pharmacy anti histamines.

This porridge can help your symptoms and in some will relieve completely! This porridge will not only hopefully help your hay fever 

HAY FEVER BEATING PORRIDGE