Today, according to the radio, it is ‘National Encouragement Day’. A day for everything, so it seems… Ideal for this eve’s blog anyhow. Several weeks back I paid Boscastle Witches Museum to visit. Some outlandish curiosities!! A nod to ‘witches’ gone by. A window into the magical natural world but also into the struggles and tragedies that average cottage garden herbalists of the past would have endured. Coming back to[…]

Here’s a little preview of an inspirational documentary based on the renown herbalist, author and avid traveller, the late ‘Juliette de Bairacli Levy’. A pioneer for veterinary herbal medicine and a woman who lived her life with wonderful simplicity, always with nature at her side. This touching documentary (by fellow herbalist and film-maker Tish Streeten) takes you on a journey through a fascinating life. A real character – a lover[…]

‘Autumn is a second spring… where every leaf is a flower ‘ Perfect title. Funny that today I passed a shop with this quote printed on the window – just as I was taking a tea-break from finishing this blog post. The world does work in strange ways sometimes… Actually I took these photos and wrote a big chunk of this last month but forgot about it totally! So I’m[…]

In light of this national week… this post is all about eye health- specifically glaucoma. When you ask people which of the senses would they not be able to do without- sight is usually at the top of the list. Glaucoma is no minor matter- it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. The sad thing is that there is a lot to do to prevent[…]