Archive for September, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a good beat to get you up and at ’em in the morning.

Some of my personal favourites are Footloose by Kenny Loggins, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, The Blues Brothers, I Don’t Wanna Stop, Ozzy Osbourne, It’s Good To Be Alive, Imelda May, and, of course, Happy by Pharrell Williams.

So if you’re having a blue Monday, a tiring Wednesday, or you’re just finding it difficult to get into your happy place, put one of these songs on and I’m sure you’ll find yourself dancing around.

Perhaps you have some personal favourites of your own you’d like to share with me. Please feel free to comment.








Imelda May




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I am in the middle of cooking for a children’s birthday party – and have burnt myself yet again while taking chips out of the oven. So item no.1 of importance is aloe vera gel. It’s handy to have an aloe vera plant in your kitchen. But if you’re like me, you’ll likely kill it before you will need to apply its gel on your burn.

I am expecting a few falls and grazes this afternoon – what would a children’s party be without some skinned hands and knees. Items no.2 and 3 go hand in hand. Lavender and tea tree oil. A little of each mixed with water and applied to a cut will promote healing and also sterilize it.

Item no.4 of course is a few plasters. Fun, character ones if you can manage it. If not, regular ones will do in a pinch.

Item no.5 is some TLC.

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