Revival

A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Skinny and white



Maybe I'm the last person to know about this, but I was gobsmacked when Herself brought home to-day White Glo toothpaste. The front part of the package, the one you see on the supermarket shelf, makes no claim about what this toothpaste does to and for your teeth - but it has two names because it is also referred to as Crave Away appetite control toothpaste. It claims to help "suppress appetite and reduce food cravings" through a homeopathic formula. Apparently, the formula works because it

is absorbed into the bloodstream through the lining of the mouth as you brush your teeth. The unique ingredients send a signal to your brain indicating "fullness" and assisting in suppressing appetite and good craving! After brushing, you don't feel the urge to eat as much!



If this really, truly works we will have to change our habits.

Don't brush after meals, brush before.

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