I am still a novice to keeping chickens but I had no idea how rewarding it can be. My impulsion to get chickens was after watching a programme about the barbaric treatment of farm animals. The country was Australia but I imagine some of our farming methods are not too dissimilar.
I wanted to do my part and save two chickens from the prospect of being caged and forced to lay. Confined in tiny spaces , no room to move, feel the sun on their feathers or scratch at the earth .
I bought two young hens at the point of lay. A Colombian Black Tail and a Red Star from a local breeder. He advised me about the temperament of the hens and which were easier for beginners.
It would not be a good idea to have a solitary chicken as they are sociable animals. Mine are like two sisters. They follow each other everywhere. At night when I lift the coop roof they are hundled together snug and warm.
It’s strange you get to know the sound your chicken makes. If I am digging and turning soil they run over to eat the worms. They make sweet , excited little trumpet noises . They sound content and happy.
I handle my chickens regularly. They are friendly birds and quite often fall asleep whilst you cuddle them. I was delighted that one of the hens began laying in the first week of being with us.
It is true that eggs taste delicious from your own free range hens. My red star lays ginormous eggs with double yolks. These are so nice at breakfast.
I am still learning about my hens but it appears I am doing something right. In this stressful and busy environment we live in having animals and growing food reconnects us with nature . I think an element of self sufficiency is good for us,the environment , our community and local wildlife.
There is nothing like the glow of Candles over the festive period. We have begun stocking up on our favourite brands which offer value for money and manufactured in the UK.
Over the years candle makers have become more creative in their range of fragrances. I particularly like the smell of warm mince pies. A delicate fragrance where you can almost taste the buttery pastry and feel the warm spice from the mince filling. A homely and warm smell to invite your visitors. Just make sure you have the minced pies in!!!
Cinnamon and orange must be almost number one smell at Christmas. It’s an energizing , bright and warm smell associated with the festive season. I especially like the contemporary label and the novel paint pot tin in this range. Easy to transport with you when visiting family or staying in a hotel. Safely extinguishing the flame. No glass to break and no mess from melting wax.
As much as a candle flame can be mesmerising and relaxing some brands can emit soot. Which you really dont want when you have white walls. Melts give a steady scent which can fill your home.
I have this particular diffuser in my hallway. It gives off beautiful fragrance and is warm and inviting when you get home.
We stock best kept secret candles in addition to other brands. The sprinkles and glitter on the candle surfaces add an extra touch.
Gin and prosecco gifts are popular right now .
Whatever your preference we have something for everyone. Enjoy your home as you like it with a fragrance to suit the occasion and mood
Travelling light is always the best way. But when it comes to toiletries and makeup the baggage weight can creep up miraculously.
Here are some new discoveries of mine which will definitely be included in my case or hand luggage.
I love this product. Take off the top, twist and it dispenses a rice grain size of serum. I hadn’t read the speal that comes with it but when I put the applicator to my skin it was soothingly cool. What a great idea! This handy little gadget has a ceramic tip. No mess no fuss. Just apply.
This would be great when travelling, a long day at the office, before and after a night out. Easily fits in your handbag. No harmful chemicals near your eye area. Nourishing and anti-aging.
Men could use this as well as women. Discreet enough to fit in an inner jacket pocket or glove compartment.
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No nasty chemicals or carcinogens which can be found in other brands.
Beautiful shades for day and night wear. Subtle and bright shades to suit a variety of skin tones.
The concept of a makeup refillable pallet is not new but it is a useful one . Reduce the space used in your handbag and the weight by using an interchangeable combination of blush, lipstick, highlighter, shadow and brow liner . Great for the office, weekends away, holidays, hand luggage, weddings etc.
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