As a child my father was fond of telling me that nothing was certain in life except “death and taxes”. I have no idea if he knew he was quoting Benjamin Franklin, or if he even knew who that was. As an adult with a family to care for, I realised with a degree of … More Death, Taxes and Laundry
In a chocolate intoxicated dream I am aware of the flames in the wood burner. Improbably, I have been reading part of a short story to my teenage children. My husband takes a turn, and reads us a thrilling piece from ‘The Essex Serpent’. The more he reads, the less I listen, as I become … More I am home.
Today really is the first day of the rest of my life. I went to see a medical herbalist and she corroborated what I had long suspected. That menopause isn’t a Thing, unless you are already out of balance. That gluten and dairy intolerance are often just a symptom, not a cause. That I really … More Herbal Heaven