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TAFFY AND OTHER MEMORIES FROM CHRISTMAS IN WALES

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TAFFY AND OTHER MEMORIES FROM CHRISTMAS IN WALES

At this special time of the year I thought it might be nice to share some of my Welsh memories/traditions with you. One of my favorites was Taffy making and the plygain service. Taffy - This sweet-toothed Welsh Christmas tradition takes place on Christmas eve and was a way to keep busy until the 3 am plygain service began. Families gather together in one home or another, and begin making tasty Christmas day treats for everyone. The tradition began when sweets (candy as we know it here) were a luxury few could afford and the joy of Christmas eve taffy making was born. These sweet treats...

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ROOIBOS Herbal Tea – not your typical ‘morning cuppa’!

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ROOIBOS Herbal Tea – not your typical ‘morning cuppa’!

Whether it’s becoming a Wimbledon champion, or winning a World Cup, you’ll always find individual ingredients that contribute to making things possible...although Borth Beach Soapery only formulates with proven 100% natural ingredients we still can’t claim that any one of our products will lead you to that elusive Fountain! We are however constantly reminded of the results our natural products achieve because of our ingredients. The first one we’ll introduce you to is ROOIBOS Herbal Tea – not your typical ‘morning cuppa’! Along with the history of Borth Beach over thousands of years, the medicinal origins of our Rooibos herbal...

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Do You Need A Rx?

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Do You Need A Rx?

Here’s an interesting thing to do ...Following through on our ‘big name’ personal items article, try Googling some of the brands that immediately come to mind, (you know who!) and check their ingredients. Then, search for how those ingredients are described, and see if they remind you of your chemistry class! Many of these ingredients by the way are the very items you do NOT want to allow anywhere near your skin. Our epidermis layer is porous and can act like a sponge absorbing whatever it comes in contact with. For economical manufacturing processes the majority of commercially made soaps...

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Putting our ‘Best Friends’ in Perspective ...

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Putting our ‘Best Friends’ in Perspective ...

By now, the whole world’s aware of the incredible happenings of a couple of weeks ago, and how the bravery and determination of this heroic dog was responsible for the death of Isis leader Al-Baghdadi.While speaking with a canine handler attached to the City of Hoover, he referenced what the dog's success in this incident was based upon ...‘Training, training and then playing’ is word for word what he told me, involving relationship building with her handler. Yes, they even share a bunk together for ultimate bonding.In his book ‘Talking Dogs’ Sam Mason says, " ... one such occasion l...

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Brrr! - and Winter is just around the corner ...

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Brrr! - and Winter is just around the corner ...

It’s that time of the year again. Usually beginning this month, and on until Jan/Feb we’re constantly asked ... ‘my skin’s becoming so dry, what do you suggest l use’? Are you wondering why your ‘normal’ soaps or lotions are just not doing the job!During the next few days l’ll be covering this subject in much detail - but in the meantime the short answer is that as consumers of both genders, we’re exposed to such prolific media advertising, advocating the use of commercial grade products, promising to deliver everything that stops just short of the Fountain of Youth!Next time...

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