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Wellness Wednesday: be bold

Anyone who knows me will tell you that despite how I dress, I’m about as far from being an extrovert as anyone could get. But sometimes it feels good to get out of your comfort… Continue reading

Practically picnic-a-porter

By now, you’d think I would have learnt that it is physically impossible for me to walk into an op shop “just to drop things off”. Recently I took a swag of stuff… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: good green stuff

Like just about anyone who’s interested in looking and feeling good, I’ve tried a few nutritional supplements in my time. A few years ago I drank liquid chlorophyll for a while but didn’t… Continue reading

Layers of lace

Are you wondering how it got to be a week into March already? I certainly am. Summer is officially over here in Australia, so naturally I have only just now got around to fixing… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: all-natural air freshener

As much as I love cats (which is a LOT), keeping them indoors can be a bit stinky. Growing up, we never had this problem as the cats mainly hung out outside and… Continue reading

Unearthing opshop gold (thanks to Aunt Peaches)

As you’re most likely aware by now, I need very little encouragement to go shopping at an opshop*, even though theoretically I’m trying to declutter and live a bit more minimally (ha!). But when… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: DIY foot + body scrub

Where do you think this photo was taken? A herbalist’s hideaway? A clean-living nut’s kitchen? Glinda the Good Witch‘s galley? No, this is a shot of the jars of all-natural petals and potions from Miss… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: a parasol is a lethal weapon…

…against wrinkles, anyway. When I lived in Japan, where most women are fairly fanatical about keeping their faces out of the sun, I started copying them and now carry an umbrella with UV protection wherever I go… Continue reading

Working the day shift

When was the last time you heard someone ask “do you have a hobby?”. “Hobby” sounds so quaint, doesn’t it? I think the last time I heard it used seriously was in my Japanese language… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: the lip balm I love

Of all the items in my skincare kit, lip balm is by far the one I’m most fussy about. When it comes to buying cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreens and any other lotions or potions,… Continue reading