25 aoû 2020
The two young teens closed their menus having settled on their breakfast options.   “What can I get for you this morning?” the waitress asked, pen poised. Felix looked up and grinned. “Well, I’m going to have the 3-egg option, sunny, brown toast and jam, orange juice and coffee, please.  And I think my buddy is going for the Red Dye #40. “ Both the waitress and Oscar appeared confused. Oscar...
17 aoû 2020
Some TV ads are so irritating you just have to grab the remote and FF, skip, silence, or smash.  ‘Anti-Aging’ cream ads fall into that category for me and once viewed I do not wish to see it again. I do not believe most of what I hear and I feel sorry for those who spend money on false assurances, sometimes at a risk to our health. We buy. We try. What about our crushed morale, when success was...
10 aoû 2020
Alarm awake another dayPut the body wash in playFocus, stretch to morning cleanseSquish the pump. Squirt away  Bubble lather aims to cleanGentle soothing grapefruit sheenPromising a glow skin shineIs danger lurking? Quite unseen? Ready now to face the day!Although quite polluted.Sad to say Our skin often feels it could use a little help. This typical morning cleansing ritual described above would...
27 juil 2020
When you whisper ‘marula’ in an elephant’s ear, watch him smile. It is true that they do love to eat the fruit of the marula tree, but does it really make them ‘tipsy’ as legend says?  Elephants that consume fermented marula fruit from the ground sometimes appear drunk. Perhaps the fruit does ferment in the stomach, turning to alcohol.  The elephant has always been admired. Aristotle once said ‘...
20 juil 2020
“DIY Dawn Dog Shampoo That Kills Fleas’ A Pinterest recipe that caught my eye. “Kills fleas? What and who is the killer?” I wondered. The recipe is simple. Water, White vinegar and Dawn dish soap. As water and white vinegar are considered safe, it has to be the Dawn detergent that is the hero bug killer. I am quite familiar with the pros and cons of detergent but washing my dog in a chemical...
15 juil 2020
Year: Future. After Covid.  Setting: Customer in front of a street vendor Kiosk: The Truth Be Told Cosmetic  Learning what NOT to buy  Customer points to a cream jar, “I would like to try that moisturizer, please, Monsieur.” Jean Francois: “Oh madam, I think you have NOT made a good selection in a face cream.  Non, non. Malheureusement, that cream contains mineral oil, a petroleum that penetrates...
28 juin 2020
10% off Summer Must-Haves Neem Body BarNori-Neem SoapSheamu Butter (both sizes)Shargan ButterZinc Oxide Blend (tub and tube)July 8, 9, 10 only Wednesday, Thursday, Friday3 day Special Summer must-haves never change. We love the outdoors and while adapting to the new rules and staying safe, there are still  the Canadian summer go-tos! Neem Body Bar Hiking in a provincial park?Golfing at dusk?...
28 juin 2020
The other evening, I asked my husband to humour me in mime. Intrigued to be on stage, he paused the TV news.  “Ok. What’s up?” he asked. “You are entering a store and are greeted by the sanitizing dispenser. What do you do?” He mimes pressing the pump, receiving the imaginary glop onto the palm of one hand, and then proceeds the cleansing hand dance, vigorously rubbing the palms together, round...
20 juin 2020
“Amazon delivery!  Wahoo! My new shadow from ColourPop is here, Spiker.” Val chimes to her pet lab as he barks his approval. She then rips open the package and being smart and savvy, peruses the label. “OK. Label. Let’s see what you say. Everyone is telling me to READ YOU. So here goes.” Val scrunches her face as she skims the listing. The ingredients do not seem to be making much sense.   “OK. I...
15 juin 2020
This is a reminder. Cold Water Power works. Repeat. Repeat. Take a cold Shower. When things get heated good advice is, ‘Take a cold shower and calm down.”  Cold water does reduce stress.  Cold water can prevent you from getting sick in a number of other ways too. At the start of Covid, I wrote Add Cold Showers to Your List . In case you shivered at the thought, please reconsider. Summer weather...

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