Tuesday, 7 August 2012


So it is August already? Really! Where has the time gone exactly?!?!
A very quick update as the connection is rubbish:

This month I have been enjoying visiting English Heritage sites with the kids, having joined up as a member an adult can have 6 children with them for free.  Very handy for summer holidays, also, sign up by direct debit and get 3 months free!!!! For updates and pictures follow me on twitter @the_elderflower

2 great finds are Mollie Makes magazine and The Simple Life Magazine, take a look at their sites for current offers.

Once on the laptop a more sufficient and well rounded update will appear!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Rain rain go away!

Okay I have to admit we have not had that much here in my village in Kent, we seem to get forgotten.  Just 10 minutes up the road and its torrential, here it will be blue skies!!! That said at night we tend to get a sprinkling of rain which had been lovely for the veggie patch, many meals of fresh peas and tiny carrots enjoyed so far, the runner beans are running up the canes displaying beautiful arrays of crimson jewels too.  Alas the chicken run looks like a swamp but the girls are enjoying it.

My quick blog today is just a reminder of 2 fabulous sites that I have mentioned many times and also list here on my blog.

Firstly, www.thegreenparent.co.uk  If you have not read the magazine go and get a copy or look on their site.  It is a wonderful magazine put of ideas, features, tips and trinkets of information.  This month we are loving the food special in my household, the fritatta being a huge hit. 

Secondly, www.nataliefee.com The most superb writer ever.  Natalie has a regular article in The Green Parent magazine too, but if you do not have a copy of her book The Everyday Alchemists Happiness Handbook - go and get a copy.  I found myself nodding my head and say yes, that's exactly it! An enjoyable read, uplifting, inspirational and a great personal toolbox to make you stop and think. 

Now that I appear to have a connection again, blogging will resume. Thank you to all the lovely messages I have had over the last month and as requested more home makes, bakes and wytchiness will feature.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Summer Solstice, Alban Hefin, Litha

For most this just means the longest day, here are some snippets if you would like to find out more:
  • The colour red
  • Fire and sun
  • The beach - where land, sea and sky meet
  • Longest day shortest night, days will now be getting shorter and heading towards winter.
  • At this solstice the Holly King wins and rule the second half of the year
  • Stonehenge - if you cannot go in person, take a virtual tour: 3D_stonehenge_virtualreality.htm

For more on Alban Hefin visit http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/summer-solstice-alban-hefin

Lovely video from You Tube featuring Damh the Bards wonderful music

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

What is Neal's Yard?

Since starting a few weeks ago many people have asked me what exactly is it.  What is NYRO?
The best way I can describe it is beautiful, natural and organic products that I use on myself and family. 
Not only that, you can join up as a consultant, set your own hours and have lots of fun.

But why make you sit here and read about it all,why not watch a short video ...

For more information visit https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/elderflowery/area/our-videos/

Whilst there have a quick look at the shop, some lovely ideas to spoil yourself, friends and family with.

My favourite today is the Eau de Parfum No.2 Rose https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/elderflowery/area/shop-online/category/fragrance/product/2501/eau-de-parfum-no-2-rose/
Too many times I have treated myself to a perfume and it lasts all of half hour, this seems to last all day and its a lovely background scent. Even my son commented on the nice rose smell!!!

Any questions give me a tweet at the_elderflower or leave a comment below.