My amazing medicine cabinet

Feeling slightly nervous suddenly quite terrified about the approaching birthing process I’ve been thinking I must buy another bottle of Mimulus. The last time I needed it was during the time before Astrid was born. In fact I probably finished the entire bottle, which is a) why I sailed through her birth and b) why I couldn’t find it.


bach flower remedies mimulus
chanel magnolia rose nailpolish, black mascara and désert rose duo
weleda iris day cream

materia aromatica rose floral water

Bach Flower Remedies are one of the few things ever in our medicine cabinet. Mimulus is for fear of known things (as opposed to fear of an unknown origin). Since I’ve been taking it I feel much better, not worrying about Astrid falling off the sofa, or being afraid of her constantly hurting herself, or just generally feeling scared about everything in general (which is a fairly characteristic negative fish state of mind).

If you want to find yourself a Bach Flower Remedy they’ve got a cool little remedy chooser to help you decide.

As well as buying Mimulus on Saturday I bought myself a moisturiser. I’ve decided to face the fact I am not going to be making a batch soon for just so many reasons. Although I will again once we’re back in New Zealand, which in the scheme of things, isn’t that far away.

Feeling rather brilliant yesterday morning, with a weightless mind and a silky-soft face (and a new Whistles top), I polished my nails, put on some makeup and up we skipped to Hampstead village for scones. The weekend went so quickly, again. So close now to maternity leave though. With a head full of ideas, colours, patterns, designs and projects I am absolutely bursting to get going.



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7 responses to “My amazing medicine cabinet”

  1. elvis robertson avatar

    I love your blog.
    I didn’t have anything prepared when my daughter came a month early… except we had a Nick Drake CD with us and played it on loop throughout the proceedings! I now love the CD dearly. Good luck with it all, hope you use your last phase energy spurts to get all those ideas made that are whizzing round your head.

  2. Fiona avatar

    I’ve never heard of mimulus before but I think I could do with it at the moment. I’ve always used rescue remedy, especially when flying which I hate. Hope the last weeks of your pregnancy go well.

  3. Emily S. avatar

    I’m confused. Are you moving back to New Zealand for good? You seem very happy in London, and your home there seems very cozy.

    By the way, I’m quite fond of your latest half of 44×2. Those stairs are so pretty.

  4. charlotte avatar

    Hey Emily, ah it’s a wee way off yet the return to NZ – but we are thinking about it!

  5. kimberlee avatar

    sounds like things are going so well. I do hope you come home for a visit once that baby is born

  6. melissa avatar

    i can completely understand your fear of what’s coming up- but having sailed through astrid’s birth, i’m sure you’ll do the same this time. your medicine cupboard sounds fantastic. during my last 5 weeks of both pregnancies i took heaps of ‘5-W’ (a herbal supplement) which i thought was fantastic. i’m sure it’s what helped me have such quick births.

    now i’m going to follow your links to find out more about bach flowers! xx

  7. MaryBeth avatar

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

    on you soon to be angel!

    It has been many moons since I last visited

    I like Aveeda’s peppermint essential oil.

    It is so wonderful for sinus headache and many folks use it to calm them.

    I love the dress 8 Astrid is adorable

    take good care of you!

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