Posted in animal welfare, chickens, countrylife, free range, home produce, keeping chickens

The Joy of keeping Chickens.

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.

Chickens are comical and have their own personalities.

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 .

My chickens make me smile.

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.

They take care of each other.

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.

Chickens make happy sounds

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.

Your chicken picks up your vibes.

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.

There is nothing like your own free range eggs

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 would recommend keeping hens

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.

Posted in bargains, British gifts, candles, Christmas, Christmas fragrance, Christmas gift ideas, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, gin, independent retail, interior design, small businesses

Candles during the Festive Season

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.

Pin tail candles warm mince pie

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!!!

Pintail cinnamon and orange

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.

Wax melts eliminate soot and flame

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.

The reed diffuser

I have this particular diffuser in my hallway. It gives off beautiful fragrance and is warm and inviting when you get home.

Best kept Secrets

We stock best kept secret candles in addition to other brands. The sprinkles and glitter on the candle surfaces add an extra touch.

Gin queen candle with matching gin glass.

Gin and prosecco gifts are popular right now .

Ambience created by candlelight

Whatever your preference we have something for everyone. Enjoy your home as you like it with a fragrance to suit the occasion and mood

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Brilliant Travel Make up Ideas

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.

My first choice is eyeworks

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.

Corrects dark circles, and gives a bright youthful look.

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.

Great gift for her approaching the cold winter months
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Review of Tropic Lipstick on Good Housekeeping

The Good Housekeeping team have put Tropic’s super-smooth, nourishing Kiss Me Quick Lipstick to the test and the results are in! They loved its hydrating formula and flattering finish, dubbing it perfect for day-to-day wear! Available in 10 versatile shades to suit any skin tone or style, this range of freshly made lipsticks are the key to your most luscious lips ever. Contact me to find out more and order your new favourite shade https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/cordeliavanbeek

Luxurious and moisturizing lipstick

No nasty chemicals or carcinogens which can be found in other brands.

Protect your lips from the elements

Beautiful shades for day and night wear. Subtle and bright shades to suit a variety of skin tones.

Lip glosses with a great reduction in price
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Tropic featured in Country and Town House Magazine.

Country & Town House magazine have featured Tropic’s Colour Palette in their November issue, highlighting its customisable, refillable design! Find out more about this innovative makeup must-have by contacting https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/cordeliavanbeek

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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Beauty awards for tropic skin care

It’s time to celebrate as Tropic have just scooped two Pure Beauty Awards 🥂 Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum was awarded Gold for Best New Skin Care Treatment, and our Beauty Booster Sheer Foundation was Highly Commended for Best New Make-Up Base Product! Send me a message to discover more about these award-winning products, or https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/cordeliavanbeek.

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Make an order from our shop before the end of October for a chance to win a gift box worth £50.

We try to offer our loyal customers additional gifts and deals as often as we can. With Christmas approaching every little bit helps.

We are giving one of our customers the opportunity to win a lovely gift box worth £50.

Free chance to win a £50 gift when you order from our shop.

It will contain a gift for him and her with some other small extras. Our ethos is British made or designed as we are committed to quality and value for money.

Gifts for him

The gift will be boxed and beautifully presented. A lovely gift to either keep for yourself or give to someone else.

Please do take the time to look in our shop . We hope you enjoy browsing.

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Hostess an e pamper party experience and get yourself some free skincare

If you invite your friends to a e pamper party experience with Tropic you have a chance to win lots of free products depending on what they buy.

Email me on cordeliavanbeek@hotmail.com. I will take your details and issue you with an e invitation for you to share with friends and family. As they spend you get free gifts of your choice within your alloted allowance.

If you would like hard copy catalogues with a few little samples when you book your e pamper just let me know.

The products are just divine. If you email me in the subject title quote e pamper invitation