Are we in a time out?

My daughter didn’t have a phone until she was 15 … she got it because she started dating her very first boyfriend and, well frankly, we didn’t trust him. So I gave her my phone so that she could always get in touch with us. Thankfully it lasted only a few weeks, but the bug […]

Making Comfrey Oil

Our comfrey plant has been going NUTS over the last few seasons and I’ve been despairing what to do with it. I decided to dry the leaves and use them for cooking and tea-making, but my daughter decided she wanted to give making comfrey oil a go.                 […]

Vive la Dirt!

I don’t know about you but I’ve watched with mounting horror the rise of antibacterial hand soaps, wipes and hand sanitisers – even to the point of the most ridiculous: the Dettol handwash automatic soap dispenser. You know, the one where you don’t even have to touch – heaven forbid!!! – the disgusting germ-infested pump […]