Category: Brain food

Top 5 Festive Picture Books 2016

And so this is Christmas… It’s pressie shopping time peeps! Time to get those orders in for gorgeous new release festive picture books in time to fill up stockings. Here’s my Top 5 cream of the crop for Christmas 2016.…

Can You Drink Pod Coffee And Still Sleep At Night?

The coffee pod phenomenon has given me a few sleepless nights lately – and I’m not talking about a caffeine rush.   In the red corner, we have decent tasting, very convenient coffee, which suits me down the ground, especially when…

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help YOU!

Today is International Volunteer Day, when we give a nod to people everywhere who give a little of their spare time to worthy causes. Volunteering encompasses everything from running the sausage sizzle for your kid’s soccer team, to carrying supplies…

The Ugly Duckling – Justine Clarke

Last week I shared some beautiful bookish Christmas gift ideas for kids – books with a Christmas theme. Today’s book with pressie potential is the first of many I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks that are not actually about…

Is ‘slow reading’ a fast track to stress free living?

You’ve probably heard of the ‘slow food movement’, which teaches us to eschew fast food and embrace wholesome stuff like local suppliers, seasonal produce and home cooked goodness. But have you heard about ‘slow reading’? According to recent research about…