Mim's Blog


Brewing the perfect cup

Tips for brewing the perfect cuppa. Allow one teaspoon per cup for each friend. Add to warmed teapot or infuser. Pour on boiling water. Become aware of your breath and for the  .....

Winter pet care

For three winters in a row, Bella and I shared a cold. Let me tell you, there is nothing cuter than a cat’s sneeze. Apparently, humans can’t catch a cold from a cat, and vice vers .....

When Does a Therapeutic Diet become an Eating Disorder?

Do you know anyone on a very restricted diet? First to go is red meat (because of the cholesterol), then chicken (because of the antibiotics) then it’s anything with eyes.  .....

What's the difference between Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed and Go-Go?

A reader asks, what’s the difference between Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed tea and Go-Go tea. I ordered a big container of Bright on Friday (with a few other t .....

What is tea?

I am a tea girl from way back, unable to start the day without a full pot of tea under my belt. A tea snob too — none of this tea-bag nonsense for me, I insis .....

Wedding stress

Pre-wedding stress finally took its toll. Sally has just married the love of her life, Joe. Their wedding was a wild success. The following morning, the happy coupl .....

Too much of a good thing

It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Take sunshine, chocolate, aspirin, vitamin C and cats. A little bit of each is good, but taken to extremes you’ll suffer from sunb .....

Tea and Health - the latest

My day begins with copious quantities of freshly brewed tea. This ritual used to be a guilty pleasure, but now that tea has been promoted to health superstar, I now drink my morni .....

Bach Flower Remedies

In the 1930s Edward Bach was a poo man — a gastroenterologist who practised in Londons famous Harley Street. After many years of treating patients he began to .....

The Power of Smell - How Aromatherapy Works

Why aromatherapy is so effective The heady aroma of an heirloom rose in full bloom; the comforting smell of freshly baked bread; the unforgettable odour of dog poo on your shoe&hell .....