My chemical free journey began as a child with my mum using witch hazel, lavender oil, olive oil and bicarbonate of soda - so, as you might guess I have a huge interest in using herbs, essential oils and holistic remedies.
I'm lucky to be living in an area of outstanding beauty on the North Norfolk coast, a stones throw from the popular villages of Blakeney, Wells and Holkham and its here I am able to hold my courses in the middle of
a farmyard surrounded by fields and sky.
For many years we bred and raised Gloucester Old Spot pigs and had a very successful business selling their delicious meat until we decided to change direction and sell the herd.
Having had a lifetime of making my own products I took the decision to start up my own business formulating, making and selling my own natural, organic products. Following my appearance on a TV programme called Countryfile with Julia Bradbury in Cromer re-creating a 1890's perfume called Poppyland my business became a huge success for many years.
After about ten years I began to teach other people how to make soap, skincare products and perfumes. This soon became so popular that I took the decision to stop retailing and concentrate on the courses, I have never looked back. The fun I have with everyone on each and every course is priceless and I count myself very lucky to be able to say I love my job.
Many people soon get this lifestyle, artisan craft bug and decide to start up their own business and this is where I can help using my wealth of knowledge to make sure their business is successful from the beginning with the Business Start Up workshop.