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MEET OUR READERS This issue we have five lovely readers to test out natural and organic products and give us their opinions.

75 GREEN LIVING PAGES This issue our Green Living Pages cover everything from fertility solutions to winter skincare. Inside you’ll find information on educational toys, natural paint for bathrooms and ethical jewels. We also have a fabulous selection of great competitions for you to enter.

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RACHEL BEE, 37, lives in Edinburgh with husband Richard and their three children, Thomas, nine, Will, seven and Isobel, four. Describe yourself: Loyal, happy dreamer! Favourite read: To Kill a Mockingbird Best place in the world: Home with the family Most

LEARNING

memorable experience: The birth of my children Hobbies: Knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening and dreaming Pets: A crazy dog who thinks he’s a kangeroo Edible treat: A bowl of cherries

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CHARLOTTE RHOADES, 31, lives in Derbyshire with her partner, Martin and their three children Maya, eight, Jamie, five and Sonny, three. Describe yourself: Homeloving, happy hippy Favourite film: Apocalypto Favourite place: The beach at Sutton on Sea Most memorable

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experience: The birth of my children Hobbies: Cooking, reading, gardening, making things Pets: Three chickens; Snowdrop, Cornelia and Cuddly Blue Edible treat: Violet creams

£10Gift Voucher

to spendonline or in-store on all orders or treatments over £25

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Sophyto, Spiezia, Suzanne aux Bains, Weleda and many more.

Amarya only sells products that have been certified organic/natural by the Soil Association, Ecocert, BDIH, and many more.

LIZ WILLIAMS, 38 lives in Cornwall with her partner and two hobbits, Kailen, three and Edan, one. Describe yourself: Creative, stubborn, mother Favourite read: The Fifth Sacred Thing Best place: Boscawen-un stone circle Most memorable experience: Edan’s

Shop and Salon:

109 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6EQ

Telephone: 01565 653 727 • Email: info@amarya.co.uk • www.amarya.co.uk

ECO LIVING

HEALTH & BEAUTY

home birth with fire walking a close second Hobbies: Sewing, knitting, spinning, photography Pets: Dog, 4 cats, 3 chickens and 2 sheep coming soon! Edible treat: Chocolate

POLLY DAVIES, 28 lives in Wrexham with her husband and three home educated girls; Lola, six, Kiki, two, and Baya, four months Describe yourself: creative, daydreamer, optimistic Favourite read/film: Wild Swans/All About Eve Best place: Curled up on the sofa with my

memorable experience: Apart from having my children, scuba diving in the Red Sea on my honeymoon Hobbies: Singing in my band, painting, camping, gigs and festivals Pets: Three cats HOUSE & GARDEN 53 AT HOME Bamboo furniture and what to do in the garden now 55 SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS Unearthing the mysteries of burdock 57 GREEN HOME Ways to create an eco friendly family bedroom BUMPS & BIRTH 59 NEWS AND VIEWS How hypnotherapy can ease labour pains and foods for pregnancy 60 BREASTFEEDING Jo Middleton explains how to access support GREEN TRAVEL 65 WHERE TO GO Best weekend trips and why to get on your bike 66 FAMILY CYCLING Exploring the bike trail from Consett into

girls Most memorable experience: Becoming a mum Hobbies: Making clothes, yoga, baking, walking Pets: 2 cats, a rabbit and a guinea pig Edible treat: oatcakes and houmous

LARA MACKIE-BLAND, 33 lives in Essex with husband Rob and four year old son Jake. They lost their little girl Jaia to group B strep six years ago. Describe yourself: Passionate, bohemian, spontaneous Favourite film: Before Sunrise Best place: My new bell tent with my boys Most

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Our pick of the best

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What’s inside? 76 learning eco toys to win and our favourite wooden playthings 78 green gifts

presents for newborns 80 health and beauty fertility treatments 82 eco living pampered pet

products & subscriptions to win 84 bumps and birth bras for pregnancy and breastfeeding basics

88 real nappies swim pants & bumper nappy giveaway 84 fashion ethical jewellery and cosy tops

ETHICAL FASHION 69 WHAT’S NEW?

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Knitted clothes for children and ecological bags REGULARS 7 EARTH NEWS 70 NEXT ISSUE 71 ASTROLOGY 72 SUBSCRIBE

COMPETITIONS Email or send details on a postcard to address on page 6. 76 Cardboard Playthings 78 Handmade Dolls 82 Aquila Subscriptions 82 Cleaning Products 84 Organic Sleeping Bags 86 Natural Nappies 88 Baby Boots

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