Cases of hay fever are on the rise, the reason is up for debate, it could be climate change, the pollen season is now longer, and possibly we have lower levels of the right type of bacteria’s to stop our immune systems overreacting. But what can we do? Choose sunglasses that wrap around, to prevent pollen entering your eyes. Try a barrier in your nostrils such as Vaseline or a specially made product to trap pollen. Pollen rises during the day and then descends in the evening, making night-time symptoms worse, avoid going outside at these trigger times if possible. Think twice about drying clothes/bedlinen outside or at least in the evening, to avoid bringing trapped pollen into your home. Discuss with your GP if antihistamines and/or intranasal corticosteroids are the right treatment for you. (more…)
During May & June 2017 you can benefit from £5 off every credit card reading. Which means you will only pay £27.95 for 20 minutes.
All you need to do to take part in the offer is call Freephone 0800 138 8847 and quote the discount code ‘SUMMER17’.
The best thing is this is not a one use offer, you can use the discount code as many times as you like during the offer period (more…)
It is believed that the midsummer night acts as a gateway between the faery world and ours, the veil is at its thinnest allowing for natural and supernatural things to coincide, so mischievous faeries can come and go as they please!
Midsummer is a turning point in our year and in our lives, it creates an auspicious time to make decisions. Often as children we grow up reading about these mystical elfin’s, but as adults we grow out of believing. But sometimes going in to our souls childlike again can be a helpful way of seeing what our hearts really desire.
Use your imagination, and let yourself dare to dream what your future life could be like with a little sprinkle of magic faery dust! (more…)
When we decide to get married or make a commitment to the person you love it is important to pick the right colour co-ordination for your theme; but just what are the meanings behind what the colours represent – here are a few interpretations for your perusal:
Peace, comfort, purity and innocence – choosing this colour shows that your perception of getting married should be one of order and simplicity. It shows that you are an independent person and want to be treated equal to your partner, and that you know in your own mind what you want and in what order things have to be done. (more…)
If you are looking for an unusual holiday this summer then why not think about booking a haunted weekend away?
Whether you’re an open sceptic or true believer, haunted holidays can be a great way to experience the thrill of the paranormal!
Recent findings by YouGov revealed that 52% of people polled in the UK stated they believed in the supernatural, and 1 in 5 had had a paranormal experience, so it’s no surprise that people are now using their holidays to seek out the living dead. (more…)
The celebration is set to peak tomorrow (June 21st) on the longest day of the year. Nearly every culture has important traditions and rituals as solstice approaches, but its spiritual significance has remained the same for thousands of years.
Ancient cultures recognised the significance of this day with community bonfires, feasts, and rituals of love, all in celebration of the sun, crops and the natural world. In some pagan tribes, men would dance and leap over bonfires in order to (more…)
French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern Olympic Games in 1894 after proposing the ancient Greek tradition be revived. The ancient Greeks had Olympic Games from 776 B.C. to 393 A.D. They also hosted the first modern Olympic Games 2 years after Baron Pierre de Coubertin had proposed the idea in 1986, Greece won the most amount of medals that year (47). Three Olympic Games have been cancelled in the past in 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to World War I and II. The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world, Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania. Every country in the world has at least one colour of the Olympic rings in its flag. (more…)
Summer solstice has been a special moment in the yearly cycle since Neolithic times, thousands of years before humans understood the orbit of the sun and the planets. Since then many civilisations throughout history and around the globe have celebrated the summer solstice also known as midsummer. For the Egyptians the solstice marked the start of the season where the Nile would flood, overflow its banks and give nutrients to enrich the soil to allow crops to grow. The ancient Greeks also saw the solstice as a special time of the year as it would mark time when the Olympic games were about to begin, for which the solstice was the start of celebrations. Some European cultures also believed that the evil spirits were able to roam freely and bonfires were lit to protect themselves.
The significance of the summer solstice throughout history can be put down to the power that the sun has on the spirit world at this time of the year. As we all know the sun has a heavy influence on our lives being the giver of life and energy, for which this is strongest at the solstice. The sprits also feel this energy and become highly active; although some Europeans may have misunderstood the spirits believing that they were evil the sun is actually a source of positive energy. The solstice also marks the day that the days begin to get darker instead of brighter, just as summer has barely got into its stride. (more…)
Now that spring is upon us and the days are getting longer, it has reached that time of year again when the clocks go forward an hour. We may lose an hour in bed from Sunday 25th March, but we do get to enjoy the daylight that bit longer, including when leaving to go home from work. We’ve all felt the mood deepen during those winter months of waking up in the dark and going home in the dark, but those days are over…for at least the next six months anyway. Originally, the clocks were suggested to go forward by 80 minutes back in 1907 and in 1916, summertime was first introduced by the Acts of Parliament. It was only during the 1980s that central and Western Europe co-ordinated the date and time of the clock changes. We have all been enjoying this glorious spring weather and that extra sunlight puts us all in high spirits, but for some, it means more than just that.