Thursday, 15 July 2010

Happy St Swithin's Day

It's 15th July, St Swithin's Day and my Mum's birthday; 'Happy Birthday Mum' :) xxx

I came across this rather good article on MSN today that talks about 10 common myths, one of which is based upon St Swithin's Day - hence the timing. Basically if it rains today then the weather system will stay for the next 40 days! I really hope not as it's pouring it down and a bit down right miserable. But it's helping out the garden so that's good and the sun is only hidden behind clouds so it's always there - blah...blah.

But anyway - check out the article as you'd discover some things you'd didn't know or had the wrong idea about, such as money is actually made from cotton not paper (and no I'm not talking about coins).

enjoy the article which you'll find here on MSN

Monday, 5 July 2010

Tiger Balm I love you!

I really do! I read recently that this amazing Thai based product can help to soothe insect bites and low and behold I had one last night. So I popped a small amount on to the inflicted area - it didn't hurt or burn or anything.

Then I noticed whilst getting ready for my shower that the bites (which were fairly large) had gone completely bar a small red dot, which you wouldn't notice. I am v v v impressed.

It's also good for colds and acts in the same way as 4Head if you have a headache or migraine. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes!

So, if you're off to Thailand or know anyone that is ask them to pick some up - it's pennies compared to pounds here, it'll last for ages and it's uses are amazing.
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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Are you a Cancerian or know one?

July is mostly the month of Cancer: June 22nd - July 22nd

So what are the traditional Cancer traits?

Emotional, loving, intuitive, imaginative, shrewd, cautious, protective and sympathetic

On the other side...

Changeable, moody, over emotional, touchy, clinging and unable to let go.

Top 6 tips for keeping cool in this warm weather

I don't know about you - but I am seriously loving this warm weather we're having, although it can be a bit unbearable at times. Here's my top 6 tips to stay cool:

1. Run your wrists under cool water every few hours to cool you blood
2. Eat small meals more often. The larger the meal the more metabolic heat your body will create. Also try to avoid foods high in protein as this increases the metabolic rate.
3. Ladies - replace your usual morning & evening body moisturiser with aftersun to help lower your skin temperature.
4.Try to wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Cotton absorbs perspiration and as it evaporates it cools you down. Light colours also help to reflect the sun's radiation.
5. Keep curtains drawn/blinds down when you're out of the house.
6. Fill a large plastic bottle with water and place in freezer overnight. When removed this will keep your water cool for most of the day.

Hope this helps :) Don't forget the sunscreen too. Try and use as a moisturiser after your daily shower.
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