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My dad died today. Of course he didn’t die today; he died on this date three years ago. Deaths are easier to remember than birthdays. Or they were before Facebook gave everybody a prompt.

Daddy gave up dialysis to spend more time in the pub because he didn’t want to spend what turned out to be the last year of his life with “a bunch of boring old guys in an ambulance”.

He had a list in his wallet of all the people who have died doing a detox and sang a Scottish version of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab. “The cheese tried to make me go to rehab but I said naw naw naw.”

When the doctor told him he had two weeks to live he rolled his eyes and said, “Two weeks! In this place! Can’t you give me a jag?”

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February Newsletter


Welcome to the February newsletter where we launch the latest NIOD product (start getting very excited), a new product from Ameliorate, which I really, really love and we celebrate the second birthday of a life-changing product. We also take a look at an Italian brand which was created in 1821, I have news on Phylia and then we do health in the shape of some rather common health concerns. Before any of this I am going to begin with a touch of sadness:

Many of you are avid users of the fabulous products from Aromatherapy Associates. The brand was co-created by Geraldine Howard in 1985 and their first product launch, Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, remains their bestselling product, which is a testimony to the brilliance of the blends she formulated and their therapeutic benefits. Read More…