The naked soap maker

19 September 2015
Written by Vicki Evans

You've heard of the naked civil servant, the naked chef now comes the naked soap maker.

Last week I couldn't get back to sleep after Les had left for work at 5.30. After tossing and turning I decided to go and make a cup of tea and take it back to bed and read.

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Even on holiday I can't resist

22 August 2015
Written by Vicki Evans

I have just got back from a weeks holiday in Marseille. No, I didn't choose this bustling port in the South of France because it is the home of Savon de Marseille, but how could I resist finding out more.

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What's your favourite spa experience?

28 July 2015
Written by Vicki Evans

 Here's my top 4

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Hands up those who want a new idea for using coffee beans

07 August 2015
Written by Vicki Evans

I was sipping a mocha recently in my local café, the Artisan, after popping in to buy a couple of bags of used coffee grounds. This is not a strange purchase if you are a gardener. Pile them around rose bushes as a mulch and they feed and condition the soil and supposedly deter pests and snails, although I haven't seen much evidence of that. The money from the sale of these spent coffee grounds goes to a great cause, our local hospice Katharine House. Now that's great recycling.

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Want to know how to get the perfect shave? Yes this is for you ladies ….

23 July 2015
Written by Vicki Evans

The menopause – how I was looking forward to it , out with a tedious monthly ritual and in came new rituals – flinging the bedroom windows open wide at night even in minus temperatures so that I could sleep (good job my partner likes the fresh air and the sound of tawny owls)night window


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