With 2017 just around the corner, there's no better time to slow down, reflect, and try to incorporate some calm into our busy lives. If you're hoping to increase your focus on wellbeing in the new year, approaching 2017 mindfully is a great place to start. Practicing mindfulness means many different things to different people, from reducing your dependence on technology and increasing your awareness of the present moment, to decluttering in order to find calm.
Chapter 6:: caravan:: When they came to a beautiful wagon, they approached an older gypsy woman. "Where are your parents? Have you already ran away to get married?" In gypsy culture, it was common for teens to run away to get married. Vlad and Nadia had talked about getting married in the past. I mean, if you had spent six years with only one person, you would either want to marry them or murder them. Vlad smiled at Nadia and she was beaming. He turned his attention back to the older…
Chilli Jam: Although I call this chilli jam, I don't mean by this that it's the sort of thing you'd spread on your toast at breakfast (though smeared inside a bacon sandwich, it could be a real help one hungover morning) but rather a chilli jelly - chelly? - that glows a fiery, flecked red and is fabulous with cold meats or a cheese plate. And just a small pot of it makes a gorgeous present.
Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) is the biggest trend of this season. It’s a Danish word that loosely translates as ‘cosy’ but means much more than that: it’s a lifestyle approach that teaches us to appreciate the people and things around us and to be present in every moment. The principles can be applied to interior design too and here are 4 ways to apply hygge to your bathroom.