Whilst the UK government, Public Health England and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver debate whether a sugar tax is the answer, the research is in. Everyone, apart from Big Food the sugar industry, agrees that refined sugar is bad for more than our teeth and waistlines. It’s now widely accepted as a public health concern.
The smell of fresh pine wins every time!
The Tree will be adding that last piece of magic to the festive celebrations in many homes this season, BUT that perennial question comes up again: "Do we get real or artificial?"
It's easy to get busy, busy in the run up to the holidays. It's easy to get so focused on our own plans that we forget that it might not be the same for everyone. Songs like "It will be lonely this Christmas" always hit the heart and remind us that many people, for one reason or another, will be spending the holidays alone.
Last year my electricity meter started to eat me out of house and home! I realised I'd fallen into the same trap again and decided I wasn't going to ignore it any longer. I needed to find ways to reduce the amount I was feeding Mr. Greedy Meter and live comfortably at the same time, and so my journey began...