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Creative candle deco

Over the holidays my partner dug up some big shells that we had collected from a beach in the UK a year ago. In the same moment, I was looking for something minimalistic and multipurpose (so as not to trek to the store to buy something that only can be used as a candle holder)… Continue reading Creative candle deco

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 7 – Aromatherapy

If most pharmaceuticals were derived from active ingredients originally found in organic plant sources, then extraction of the oil from those sources would, in turn, benefit your health immensely. Essential oils are not just a pretty smell, they are so much more. To use too much can cause you harm, and to use certain oils… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 7 – Aromatherapy

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 6: Meditation

Meditation is the hot topic ... still! Everyone that is doing it, raves about it and gets their friends to give it a go. Then their friends meditate too and for a time, they are happy, calm and relaxed. Then as you notice the positive benefits for yourself, you fall into the hole of not… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 6: Meditation

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 5 – Knitting &/or Crochet

If reading novels is not your thing... How about keeping your hands busy instead? I tried knitting as a teenager, but couldn't do anything more than a square before I got bored. Now (I hope) my patience for finishing projects has increased and to have the end in mind helps too! My problem is that I find… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 5 – Knitting &/or Crochet

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7 days of calm and cosy: Part 4 – Paper Back Reading

When do you get time to read... for fun. Not talking about the study books here, or blog posts, FB memes or 1000 characters or fewer, tweets and/ or other posts. I'm talking about a good 'old fashioned' paperback novel, you know the ones that pull you right in and you lose track of time? when was… Continue reading 7 days of calm and cosy: Part 4 – Paper Back Reading

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 2 – Let there be light!

I didn't realise how much of a difference candles make to the apartment and my own mood until I tried it one of the first dark December days a couple years back. To some people, this may seem obvious, but to an Aussie expat living in Romania - candles and Xmass don't go together unless you feel… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 2 – Let there be light!