“Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”

You may have heard the old saying ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’. It’s been in use since at least the 18th century. A clout is an old word for a piece of clothing.

Some people think ‘May’ refers to the month but others take it to mean the May flower or hawthorn. The tree flowers in late April or early May.

In other words, the old saying means don’t take your warm clothes off until the May blossom is out because cold weather can return during the spring months which is so often the case at this time of year. But it has to be said, I’ve never had such a good tan this early in the year and quite frankly, during this crazy period of lockdown mania, I for one am not keeping my winter woolies on when the sun is out!!!

I miss my clients, I miss the calm that is my treatment room, I miss the structure that it gave to my days, I miss painting pretty toes, and massaging away tension and anxiety, but at the same time I also hope and pray that everyone I treat is fit and well and I send my love to all.

I have been touched by the kindness of my clients, the VIP’S continuing to pay their subscription, even though I am unable to see them. Today I had a client pay for her regular treatment, just to make sure I didn’t go out of business… Many of you have purchased the roll on blends that I manufactured in the comfort of my own home, every little helps and it’s reawakened my love for essential oils.

I am taking the opportunity to freshen up my treatment room and I’m even considering a stock take, who knows, crazier things have happened. Rest assured however that I will be back, I can’t wait, I shall be ready and working as many hours as the day will allow, in the meantime take care, stay safe and remember to breathe.

Mindfully Yours


I have an oil for that…

So, as an extension of my interest and love of all things smelly, I have created some wonderful (even if I do say so myself) roll-on essential oil blends to calm your nerves, clear your head, relax or uplift your soul and I can’t recommend them enough.

Using a base oil of Grapeseed and premium quality essential oils, I have several different blends, 10ml in size and the cost £8 each.

Hope you love them as much as I do, available to order, speed of delivery very much dependent on amount of orders, however will endeavour to keep you posted every step of the way.


The time has come for me to close the curtains at The Mindful Place. Whilst the government haven’t said anything about one2one therapists (that I’m aware of) I have a responsibility firstly to my family and then to you, my wonderful, wonderful clients.

There’s no two ways about it, I will miss you all tremendously, but keeping two metres away from you whilst trying to paint your nails is a feat way beyond my expertise.
I’m brilliant, but not that brilliant.

Do NOT let your standards slip ladies, paint those nails, trim your lady gardens and take this time to perfect the art of painting on your eyebrows.

Please schedule time for yourselves, away from annoying husbands and ratty kids, you are too important and I want you all sane as we come out the other side of this crazy and somewhat scary time.

Stay fit, stay healthy, stay at home and let’s hope that it’s all over soon, I’m planning a comeback as a slimmer version of myself, so every cloud and all that…

Sending love,