A few weeks back I was gifted these luxurious soy wax melts from the nice people at the Valley Mill shop in Wales. I had ordered lots of things online that particular week and waited in anticipation for this little box to arrive. When it did I certainly knew about it as I could smell the sweet scents before I opened the package – what a nice treat dropping through my letterbox!
The two scents I chose were Jasmine (because I love the smell) and Bara Brith a traditional Welsh cake (also the first one I tried out). After lighting my candle it was a matter of minutes before the wax had melted into a clear liquid. The smell was DIVINE! I am completely a cake person but with New Year’s resolutions still lingering I haven’t treated myself as much as I used to. This lovely cakey smell filled my living room without being over bearing with the added bonus of having zero calories.
Yesterday the sun was shining on the North West and I decided that my Sunday stroll should be beside the sea as I hardly get the chance to venture towards the promenade unless I am driving up to Fleetwood or Lytham.
When I arrived it was oh so windy with Storm Imogen rolling into town! The tide was in so there was some crashing waves but not as many now we have the ‘spanish style steps’ that lead down into the sand from the promenade. I love to watch the sea but to get this shot I had to steady my hands on the railings and within minutes my glasses were awash with the salty sea air.
On Friday I launched my very first competition to win a letterpress Valentine’s Day Card and the response was overwhelming. I heard lots of romantic love stories on the blog as well as gaining lots of new interest over on Facebook and Twitter so thank you to everyone who took part.
The winner of the competition is…. Lorraine Brown! (Entered via Facebook) Don’t worry if you did not win this time. I will be holding more competitions over the next few weeks with Mothers Day on the horizon. If you do want to buy any of my letterpress cards they are over on Folksy.
Are we ready for the week ahead and storm Imogen?
After reading an article on The Guardian website about toxins that we breath in on a daily basis, I started to research natural ways I could purify the air in my home. This then led me to bring as much greenery into my house as possible as it is the average house plant that neutralise toxins best – better than any shop bought method in fact.
My track record with house plants thus far has been a few shop bought mint plants for cooking, cut fresh flowers (Aldi have the best selection!) and one cacti that lived under a dome glass for a few years unwatered. With my small experience at the allotment I figured it wouldn’t be that hard to tend to two plants if they can filter such toxins as formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia.