Originally Posted by tillymonster
Swissmiss-- that's the kind of thing I wanted to learn more about. What kind of herbs did you use?
I know it's off topic but if you liked Downton Abbey you've got to check out The Forsyte Saga. It's so great I put the main characters' name, Jolyon, on my baby names list! It's like Julien but with a Joy sound. I love it! Being Human is GREAT! I need to finish season one. Maybe I'll move onto that next. Currently watching "The Grand". Will check out those other titles.
I know off topic again but I had to mention... watching All Creatures Great and Small, sounds great! And WOW this Up series sounds so interesting! I googled it. I hope Netflix offers it, I don't see it as of yet...
And Nettle-- I love overcast gloomy weather. I live in Southern California so figure that out! Hate the heat here, I'd trade for castles and scenic beauty like that... I'm second generation Scottish Manx and my maiden name is Caley, which is pretty common I've heard. Apparently I have family over on the Isle of Man.
tillymonster - ditto about the herb thing... I truly believe in the power of herbs and have several herbal books from wise women: Juliette de Baircli Levy, Rosemary Gladstar, Susan Weed, etc...I always seem to be asking my midwives, should I take this or what do you think about this and they are always like, "yes, that's great, take that", etc... but never seem to recommend anything without my prodding them and one of them is an herbalist, so I've found it kind of odd. I really want to take advantage of any natural, herbal supplementations/ recommendations during pregnancy and will ask again at my appointment next week about anything else they can suggest to assist with a healthy pregnancy, growing baby, birth, etc...
I'm off-topic here too but had to comment anyway:) All Creatures Great & Small was such a great show, there used to be so many 'feel good' shows on and these days there seems to be an overabundance of negative/rude, aggressive/violent, superficial/fake, obnoxious/brain dead programming on that it is just depressing to me sometimes. Sorry, end rant... I've got to check out these shows you guys are mentioning, I've been watching way too much tv since being pregnant and too tired to do much else, I need some good suggestions... And, tilly - the Up series is awesome, absolutely loved it, couldn't get enough and it was available on Netflix a few years ago, so hopefully it still is!
And, tilly - have to mention (I lived in SoCal-LA area on & off for a few years and the smog seemed to take away from the benefit of the sunshine sometimes - so I feel ya) I too enjoy the occasional overcast, gloomy weather but it would be much more enjoyable with some scenic beauty as you mentioned and of course castles (I love castles). I'm first generation American (mom is full English, dad is 1/2 English & 1/2 Scot = MacIntosh on his mothers side), so I guess I have a deep rooted love of these things as well. Although, I do love my sunshine and definitely couldn't live with gloomy weather year round.
OK, sorry about my rambling off-topic! Back on topic - would love to hear from anyone else about their experience with pregnancy tea:)