FRESH HAND-MADE SKINCARE 

Natural Beauty is a solid lotion designed to nourish your skin with the most soothing and rejuvenating ingredients that nature has to offer.  

It has healing, calming and anti-ageing properties and is suitable for all skin types, for use all over the face and body. 

Hand-made fresh to order with nothing but natural ingredients, each versatile 200ml pot can be used to help moisturise, reduce redness, smooth non-surgical scars and stretch marks, reduce signs of ageing and soothe shaving (or even nappy) rash.  It can also help to ease the symptoms of acne, psoriasis and eczema.

INTRODUCTORY PRICE 

For a limited time, Natural Beauty Solid Skincare Lotion can be purchased for the special price of £9.99 (usual price £12.99), excluding postage where required. 

Please see www.facebook.com/naturalbeautylotion for lots more information.

FRESH HAND-MADE SKINCARE

Natural Beauty is a solid lotion designed to nourish your skin with the most soothing and rejuvenating ingredients that nature has to offer.

It has healing, calming and anti-ageing properties and is suitable for all skin types, for use all over the face and body.

Hand-made fresh to order with nothing but natural ingredients, each versatile 200ml pot can be used to help moisturise, reduce redness, smooth non-surgical scars and stretch marks, reduce signs of ageing and soothe shaving (or even nappy) rash. It can also help to ease the symptoms of acne, psoriasis and eczema.

INTRODUCTORY PRICE

For a limited time, Natural Beauty Solid Skincare Lotion can be purchased for the special price of £9.99 (usual price £12.99), excluding postage where required.

Please see www.facebook.com/naturalbeautylotion for lots more information.

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Would-be husband’s airship thingy. Littlest and I just call it his flying sausage…

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Let’s go fly a kite… ❤️

Let’s go fly a kite… ❤️

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Geez

We are one week in to the school summer holiday and today, littlest has been a real bloody handful. For reasons unknown he has been grumpy, whiny and uncooperative for most of the day. This afternoon littlest is no longer grumpy, which is great. Instead, he is operating at 100mph and I can’t keep up, so I’ve chucked him out of the house to play in the garden while I do a spot of knitting to quiet my brain for a while.

I had a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions last week to tell me that my eligibility for sick benefit is going to expire at the beginning of September. The only way to continue to earn this is to be assessed by ATOS and have them agree that I need to be put in to what they call a support group. ATOS assessments are extremely difficult to pass, I mean even someone with mobility issues could still fail the assessment thanks to internal targets and related politics. So, needless to say I am very nervous but I’ve had to call them today and ask for an assessment as soon as possible, because it is my only chance at continuing to receive much-needed assistance. It would seem that my doctors belief that I am ‘unfit to work’ is not enough for them and so I’m going to have to go face to face and try to explain things to them myself.

On top of that, I’ve had issues with my…bowel area… for several weeks now and today I finally conceded that it’s not going to resolve itself and took myself off to the doctor. I’ve had to undergo some tests and hopefully it’s just an infection that my body hasn’t managed to rid itself of.

All fun and games eh?!

I’m a bit wiped out with everything going on at the moment and feel like I could sleep for a week.

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Enterprise Pimpage Alert!

So, money is tight now that I’m a full-time mother and sacrifices have had to be made (chiefly my beloved ‘£40 for 45g’ pot of moisturiser) and so I decided to have a crack at making my own.

I looked up some recipes online to get an idea of what ingredients would be required, and then I created a blend that I thought would smell nice and do a decent job. Surprisingly I was extremely pleased with the result. Ok, so what I created was a natural oil based lotion rather than a cream but that just meant that a little went a very long way as only the smallest amount was needed for my skin to absorb.

Now I can’t be without it and I use it for everything: as a moisturiser, to soften hard skin on elbows and knees, to soothe accidental sunburn and as a lip balm.

A couple of friends of mine asked me to make them a pot and I got to thinking, if it’s been fabulous for me why not make it for friends and family and set up a little ‘at home’ project to earn a few extra pennies (much needed, now that I’ve seen just what littlest will need when he starts school!).

To that end, I’ve started a Facebook page and would be much obliged if you’d take a little look and give it a ‘like and share’ if you’re so inclined.

https://m.facebook.com/naturalbeautylotion

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Lunch in the pool (yep you bet I hopped right in too!).  We are nailing summer!

Lunch in the pool (yep you bet I hopped right in too!). We are nailing summer!

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One Chapter Ends…

Today was littlest’s last ever day at nursery.  I can’t quite believe that he’s never going back.  I had to wake littlest up this morning, so he wasn’t too impressed to be going to ‘school’ anyway, but when we got there he had his little sad face on and I did the worst thing.  I said “oh! darling don’t be sad” and that was it, littlest’s face crumpled and the tears flowed.  Thankfully his keyworker came to the rescue and busied littlest in conversation while I left.  

After dropping littlest at nursery, I went over to see my mother-in law and we spent a lovely day together shopping for birthday presents and having lunch.  I was treated to the most gorgeous top as my (very early) birthday present and I picked up a few small treats at the toy shop for littlest.  We did have a bit of car drama when starting out for home, but my brilliant brother is a mechanic and happened to be in town at the same time as us, so he came to the rescue and we were back on the road within an hour.  

After picking littlest up from nursery, we got home at the same time as would-be husband and had a lovely evening.  Littlest and I watered the garden and filled his paddling pool ready for when his friend comes to play tomorrow, and then littlest played Marvel Heroes Top Trumps with would-be husband before we all had half an hour ‘lazy time’ before littlest went to bed. 

I’ve been in a great mood today and have just felt so thankful for all of the good in my life and for all of the people that I am surrounded by.

One Chapter Ends…

Today was littlest’s last ever day at nursery. I can’t quite believe that he’s never going back. I had to wake littlest up this morning, so he wasn’t too impressed to be going to ‘school’ anyway, but when we got there he had his little sad face on and I did the worst thing. I said “oh! darling don’t be sad” and that was it, littlest’s face crumpled and the tears flowed. Thankfully his keyworker came to the rescue and busied littlest in conversation while I left.

After dropping littlest at nursery, I went over to see my mother-in law and we spent a lovely day together shopping for birthday presents and having lunch. I was treated to the most gorgeous top as my (very early) birthday present and I picked up a few small treats at the toy shop for littlest. We did have a bit of car drama when starting out for home, but my brilliant brother is a mechanic and happened to be in town at the same time as us, so he came to the rescue and we were back on the road within an hour.

After picking littlest up from nursery, we got home at the same time as would-be husband and had a lovely evening. Littlest and I watered the garden and filled his paddling pool ready for when his friend comes to play tomorrow, and then littlest played Marvel Heroes Top Trumps with would-be husband before we all had half an hour ‘lazy time’ before littlest went to bed.

I’ve been in a great mood today and have just felt so thankful for all of the good in my life and for all of the people that I am surrounded by.

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Oh. My. Days.

It’s littlest last day at nursery tomorrow.

Last day ever.

EVER.

Ohgodohgodohgodohgod. It’s happening. He’s growing up whether I like it or not.

Tomorrow I will bestow a card and small token upon his keyworker and other staff, and I will cry.

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Someone loves to be wrapped up in our feather duvet (one of my most favourite things in our house) and pretend that he’s in a cocoon. Funny little flutterby.

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