Crowd funding for Stepney City Farm

Would you like to help keep Stepney City Farm open and free! I love going there with my son Dylan on a Saturday, to feed the animals and to shop at their farmers market. Great Bownies and a super cheese stall too.
See below how you can join in with helping…

We have therefore started a crowdfunding scheme which will run for the next
53 days (and counting down). Here is the link:

“Dear fellow parents of Tower Hamlets,

I know many of you have enjoyed visiting Stepney City Farm, and I’m writing
to ask if you can help.

The Farm has really improved over the last several years, but from April we
do not have funding for crucial staff, including the Farm Director. There
is a real risk that what has been gained will be lost to us and our
children, and this in a borough which as you will be aware is one of the
most crowded and poorest in the UK. Local kids really, really benefit from
our beautiful open space – as do local grownups.

The Farm gets no state funding towards its general running, and the
recession has meant that fundraising is harder than ever before. However,
as you will read if you click this link, if half of the people who visit
the farm in a year paid just one pound we would raise our target.

Any little bit you can spare would go a long way, and as you will see we
are offering some lovely things in return for your donations including pen
portraits by our talented resident artist, or a check of your rabbit or
other small furry animal by our equally talented farmers.

The scheme ends on February 27th, so even though January is sometimes a
tricky time of year financially the donation you make won’t be paid until
after this date – and then only if we have managed to raise all the money
we are trying to raise. Conversely, if we don’t raise the full amount
nothing will be paid.

**Please would you forward this to anyone you think might be interested in
helping the farm.**

Thanks so much to any of you who are able to help.

Wishing you all good wishes for 2014.

Bessie (Trustee, Stepney City Farm)

If you have any questions please contact:
Elizabeth Venables
07973 409 749


Oxford Light, Christmas Market 2013


Soothe-me will be a stall holder (on Saturday 23rd Nov only) at the Oxford Christmas Light Market, held in St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LD this year.

The market opens at 10am and closes at 10pm. There will be delicious food, drinks (mulled wine I hope!) and Gorgeous Gifts. Carols and entertainment will start from 4pm, so you can eat, potter, shop, potter, drink, potter then be entertained!

Their website states “ Join us in the heart of Oxford for the Christmas Light Festival market from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November 2013. With 80 stalls, the festive market will be open all weekend, selling hot food and drink as well as unique art, crafts and gifts.

This year, the market will also play host to a Victorian fairground, our Information Chalet and a new Children’s Area, where there will be the chance to meet Santa and his reindeer“.

– Click  here or on the main image above to view the main site

There is a children’s area where you can visit santa of course, and I also heard a rumour about a slime maker?!!

If you are a local to Oxford do come and find us, say hello to Suzie and Caroline and for a special 15% off soothe-me goodies on the day whisper us these secret words… “Mince pies in your eyes!”

Link to the PDF Programme for the full event here

Happiness & Wellbeing Festival Barking, Dagenham

Great day out for all the family in east london


Fun for all the family 11AM – 5PM

Community market stalls
INCLUDING Soothe-me skincare products for sale!
Henna Hand designs
Face painting
Chair massage

Free workshops
Create your own tshirt
Setting goals for happiness
Kids yoga
Yoga for everyone

Amazing Music
Yummy Food

Contact: Rachelle Moulai
Telephone: 020 8227 2991

Sleep well Buckwheat with Lavender Pillow for neck support

A pillow with health benefits!
It’s one of the best pillows I have slept on (and I have tried many!). I hand-made it for my boyfriend first, then my friends ordered and as I have had so many positive comments, I decided to make it for other people to enjoy the sleep.

Its a great pillow for insomnia, headache,snoring, irritability, stiff neck and sluggishness and because it can be shaped and moulded to how you like it keeps you in a good position. Also can help lessen puffy eyes in the morning as the lavender helps you breathe well.

It supports your neck, moulds your shape, scented with lavender which is very calming and helps you to sleep more deeply. And its even environmentally friendly!

Makes you want one? Well my friend hand-make them bespoke to order, so for prices and to order please email on

Greenwich Market – soothe-me stall

Well hello there and welcome to our stall!

We are now trialing at stall at Greenwich Market!

We just had our beautiful range of fine organic skincare  approved by the market manager on our Wednesday practice run! He especially loved our stalls look and our aprons (thank you Tatiana!).

This means that we are now going to be able to trade on weekends, probably starting with once or twice a month. We will be posting up the dates we will be trading HERE and on our FACEBOOK PAGE. So do ‘Like’ us on facebook so you are kept up to date.

(Suzie & Tatiana pictured at Greenwich)

Come and see new additions for our range by Tatiana – Beautiful Lavender Buckwheat Pillows, Herbal Bath Teas. And dont miss our natural Mens skincare range, with organic shaving oils, skin balm for dry skin, Hydrating moisturiser, designed for Men. Super smooth lip and skin balms – Yum yum balm suitable for vegans and babies!

Visit Soothe-me at Artisan Market, Britannia Pub Hackney

Bank Holiday Saturday May 2011.

We will be there selling our beautiful products from 11am on Saturday the 28th May 2011 from 11am to 4.30pm

Please bring cash as it a cash only event, we will have special offers and also come and welcome lovely Tatiana to the team!

M.A.D. Family Activities – LUNCHBOX Sun 18th July London

M.A.D. COLLECTIVE presents… M.A.D. LUNCHBOX (Music Architecture Design)
A selection of family activities packed neatly into an afternoon of fun!
There will be something for everyone, including arts and crafts, music, kids’ workshops, food, baby yoga, mini disco and more. There will also be free balloons and stickers for kids to take home 🙂

In the Crypt:

2:00 – 3:00
Electro Kids #3 workshop
Children will be able to experiment with different art materials and later see their work turned into an animation with soundtrack created by them at the Mini Disco.

3:00 – 3:30
Kids Drum workshop
Kids will be able to play a variety of Indian percussion instruments in this hands-on workshop.

3:30 – 4:00
Baby Yoga
Babies will have physical and mental stimulation through a variety of gentle exercises, movements, rhythm and song.

4:00 – 5:30
Mini Disco
Kids and grownups can dance to electronic music and video projections. It will also be screened the animations made at the Electro Kids workshops.

In the Garden:

Children will be able to create their own piece of art made with safe natural edible materials and grownups will also learn how to make them at home.
There will also be tasty homemade Indian food, healthy homemade biscuits, ice cream and more.

M.A.D. COLLECTIVE is a London-based non-profit organization with founders from the fields of Music, Architecture and Design. Its aim is to develop bridges between people from different cultures, backgrounds and creative disciplines through collaboration in fusion

Christ Church Spitalfields Commercial Street London E1 6LY Nearest tube stations Aldgate East and Liverpool St

Flea Market this Sunday 4th Oct!

Hackney Wick Flea Market, I have a stall selling my handmade products.
You can get a stall yourself for a fiver! Its a great day out with the kids,
There will be arts and crafts, food, vintage things and lots lots more!

Get a stall: Click here
Map: Click here