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Let's talk about sleep!   Do you get enough of it?  For many of us, we’d probably admit that we might not get enough!  Did you know that you can eat your way to a better nights sleep? A study done at the university of Colorado in Boulder shows that eating prebiotic rich foods - such as chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks, asparagus and onions may well improve sleep, as well as reduce stress related insomnia. Prebiotics promote growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines, which means that they help to multiply beneficial bacteria, improving gut health and releasing metabolic...

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International Friendship Day has been and gone, and it got me thinking about my friends. Usually, at this stage of our lives, the friendships which are meant to endure the test of time, have already been through the good, the bad and sometimes even the ugly. What I have realised, is that it's not about having dozens of friends, it's about having a few gorgeous friends that are there for you through thick and thin. I'm also lucky to have two fantastic sisters who I choose to call friends too. Theres no doubt that friends help to create the fullness...

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History would suggest a floral gift can say a lot, from thank you to, I am sorry. Years ago people used a different coded language to communicate, it was called Floriography and it carefully involved planning and consideration to ensure the meaning of the exchange couldn't be misinterpreted.  Different flowers had different meanings, based on colour and arrangement. It is believed that Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, a Poet in the early 1700's married to The English Ambassador in Turkey, spent her days writing home to her family. They heeded to a game played in the harem where the women chatted...

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These are a few tips that I wrote down for myself to think about when I am tired and exhausted of being a fun Mum. Of course these also work for Aunties & Grandma extraordinaries too!   1. Relax No one has fun when you are tightly wound up.  Let go of things that you can’t control, especially when you are around your children.  2. Get down Get on the floor and play. Being at your child’s eye level makes a lot of difference in how they interact with you. 3. Imagine Imagination is the key to having fun. Play...

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I've always got a book on the go and I'm always looking for new ones, so I thought why not use our gorgeous community of Oli & Gus ladies to help each other with book recommendations! Whilst books are great collectors of dust, and super impractical space wasters, we still find ourselves standing in front of them surrendering to the fact that we can't live without them. That book made us cry. That one taught us something new. That one made us laugh out loud. That one opened up the raw wounds of hurt. That one is filled with doggy eared...

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