Monday, 30 June 2008


I don't unfortunately have any memories of flying a kite as a kid - but I remember how I enjoyed studying.
I am lucky to have both parents and all siblings. Sadly, this is not the case for most families. Edward's Trust helps support bereaved families and one very brave woman by name Charlotte has decided to sky-dive to raise funds for this worthy cause. Please help sponsor by justgiving - thank you.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


I have been busy making soap in between helping to build a brighter future and trips to the post office. I find soapmaking somehow therapeutic although my concentration level has to be spot on. As I make natural soap using the cold process method, I have to allow anything between 8-16 weeks or more to cure.
This is the latest one with heavenly coffee butter. Although I am not a great coffee lover, I get all excited when I decant coffee butter to blend in products or to decant for the discerning customer. This particular soap (l'arabica) has more than 50% of pure

enough coffee butter to make you swoon whipped with creamy coconut milk and dusted with organic vanilla powder.
Here is a collage of other soaps on the curing rack.

SHEA SOAP With more than 70% of pure unrefined sheabutter - fragrance free.
ROOIBOS SOAP Infused with South African rooibos and scented with guaiacwood essential oil
PAPAYA SOAP Full of natural AHA (Alpha hydroxy acids) for a clearer skin
FRESH With organic extra virgin olive oil & juices of freshly squeezed organic fruits

Thursday, 19 June 2008


One brave woman Sharon Pavey is giving up her wedding anniversary to go trekking across Morocco. Sharon says "I'm not crazy about heights so climbing North Africa's highest mountain - Mount Toukbal will be an interesting challenge for me!" Sharon of Tish Tash Toys is supporting this trek as part of it's continued work with Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. If you can't think of what to do with your spare change behind the sofa, why not donate it towards this worthy cause. Sharon's challenging task can be sponsored at justgiving.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Thursday, 12 June 2008


Look what just landed in my mail box: I just wished these scammers will find a better job like clearing the filth off the streets than to sit in front of computers and generate such nonsensical e-mails.

Imagine all the bars of chocolate, bottles of Baileys®, chocolate truffles and blueberries I could purchase with all this money

"Hello Dear My name is Mrs.Jennifer Peters; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you/church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health idecided to WILL/donate the sum of $2 500 000 Two million five hundred thousand dollars to you for the good work of humanity and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:
Orbin Law Firm
Abogado De Justicia
Calle Embajadores,106.2,Madrid,Spain
Notario & Tribunal
Sr Pedro Antonio
and tell him that I have WILLED $2 500 000.00 to you and I have also notified him. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this. Thanks and God bless.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as i don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. From Mrs.Jennifer Peters."

Saturday, 7 June 2008


After a hectic morning with a shea "pick-up" by one of my customers, in between decanting organic sapote oil and authentic liquid African black soap, I finally sat down to read the Daily Mail. I normally flick through as nothing seems to catch my attention these days. However, I was rather intrigued to read the following statement: "Eating blueberries can improve your memory and reverse the forgetfulness of old age, research revealed yesterday ............... Scientists found that compounds called flavonoids in blueberries and other fresh fruit interact with nerve cells, increasing communication between them and stimulating the regeneration of brain cells......... Dementia - the decline of cognitive function - affects 700,000 in Britain and is expected to rise to one million in 20 years".

Well on that note, I had better start stuffing my face with some blueberries. I always eat fruit but I could be one of the million when I am hitting 60 - geesh. Off to stock up!