Free From Fairy Flour
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Free From Fairy Flour Gluten Free Pancakes Made by Polly (9) & Clara (6)

Hands up who loves pancakes? Trust me they don’t get much better than these, made using self-raising Free From Fairy Flour, which is rice free as well as gluten free. Take a look at the Free From Fairy blog to learn more. The lady behind the blog, Vicki, is a friend of mine. She created this fabulous flour blend so her coeliac daughter could eat plenty of nutrient dense home cooked food. Check out her blog, and be truly inspired by her gorgeous recipes. Free From Fairy Flour is available in plain and self-raising, and contains three ancient grains (sorghum, buckwheat and …

how to be authentic
Mental Health

On Authenticity: How to be Authentic in a Shallow World

It’s a bit of an oxymoron writing the words ‘how to be authentic’ when my personal feeling is authenticity can’t be taught. If you naturally veer towards materialism and shallowness, then you’ll have to brace yourself before reading. And most definitely be prepared to do some work on yourself afterwards. This blog contains lots of links to other blogs I have written, which you might find useful.  It’s easy to write the phrase ‘how to be authentic’ but what does being authentic mean? The dictionary defines the word authentic as not false or copied; genuine; real. An authentic person isn’t …

Tribe App
Mental Health

Why I’ve Deleted the Tribe App

I’m starting to think the Tribe App is the biggest swindle on the so-called influencer circuit. For those not in the know, it’s an easily accessible app connecting brands and influencers, for social media campaigns. Here’s the kicker though, you have to do the work upfront. So essentially you create content in advance, with zero guarantees of ever being paid for said work. I’ve had several posts declined with good reason For example a paleo protein energy bar, aimed at those doing lots of exercise. Now, as anyone who reads this here blog will already know, I’ve been eating paleo since 2012. …

London festivals
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Three Lesser Known South London Festivals (2018) and My Honest Thoughts on Them

I’ve been to three lesser known South London festivals recently. They each had their positives and negatives, so I thought I’d do a little round up post. In the interest of transparency, I’d like to disclose that I was given press tickets to attend the first two events. I have not been asked to or paid to write this piece. Click here for my full disclosure policy. Go Organic (8-9 Sept, Battersea Park) The lowdown: Tickets were priced around £25, and it would have been worth the money simply to see the impressive headline acts. The Magic Numbers played on Sat, The …

Pignoulet
Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Review: Domaine du Pignoulet Pilates Retreat | The Ultimate Bonding Experience and Self-Care #ad

**In the interest of transparency, I’d like to state that I was asked to review the Domaine du Pignoulet Pilates Retreat in exchange for this blog post. (I paid for flights and transfers.) If you would like to read my full disclosure policy, you can do so by clicking here.** Pignoulet was a pinch me experience!  When I was invited to review the pilates retreat offered by the owners of Domaine du Pignoulet – a stunning restored farmhouse in the French Pyrenees – I thought I might be dreaming. Thankfully I wasn’t, and it was the most amazing weekend I’ve …