Weleda Christmas offers

Christmas @ WeledaOver the next few weeks, I will share with you the amazing Weleda offers available to order now for Christmas.

Weekly I will blog about one of the Christmas gift box available and let you know the benefits of using these products, the cost and what’s in the box.

The deadline for ordering with me to guarantee Christmas delivery is first thing Wednesday 16th December.

I hope you enjoy what’s coming and please remember that if there’s some products you would like but are not as part of a Christmas box, don’t worry, a personalised gift box is always available.

Lastly, it’s not just for Christmas, personalised gift box is always available  :-)

In the meantime you can view Christmas 2015 with Weleda

Call me on 07707 083 249 or email me geraldine.chesta@weleda-advisor.co.uk for info or to order.

It’s like walking with peeps

His face was priceless.

I was at hospital in the waiting area.

The consultant came out and shouted his next patient’s name.

Not 1, or 2 but 3 people got up and went to him.

His eyes opened widely and he looked puzzled.

The first person walked to him and said I’m her sister.

The second person walked to him and said I’m her friend.

The third got there also and said I’m your patient.

His face as he looked at all 3 of them was worth a picture.

He smiled and said, Ok then, one of you will have to sit on the couch.

And off they all went.

It wasn’t an area where you’re present to hear good news and I was filled with warmth as this person came with all the support she could and really when all else fails, what matter the most is how loved and supported we are.

That’s how we get through :-)

I’ll make sure I tell the people I love that I do love them and thank you for being there. There are many who have been and are still present and whether it has been a text, a quick coffee, holding my hand, squeezing me tight or generally be a part of my life, I appreciate the support and love I feel all the time and I feel stronger knowing they’re there.

Geraldine @ Papillon

Nothing will happen

Cliche are cliche for a reason…

I was on my way to the shops and I thought I’ll have a quick game before so I went online and there was an article about an armed robbery going on in the store I was about to go so I thought I best go later…

It made me think, when I stay at home, nothing will happen.

If I go out, there’s so many risks, being hit by a bus, being taken by unidentified objects, seeing pink elephants and all sorts of other things.

But I could miss out on all the good things like seeing my friends, getting some fresh air, walking around and so much more.

So do I stay in or do I go out? between so many risks there are also so many joys worth taking every risks in the world.

So when it goes wrong, it’s ok because I’ll have lived the life I want :-)

Go out, get some fresh air, you never know what’s round the corner.

Live each day as it’s your last

Geraldine @ Papillon


What a start to the New Year

Woo It's cold!

Woo It’s cold!

I know I can do it I told myself.

I will do it I kept saying to my friends. They didn’t believe I would.

On 1st January 2015, I gave myself a good talking to and I put my bikini on, I walked to the beach, my mum came along. She had her bikini on also.

It was 5 degrees which in the South of France is rare.

We looked at each other and I could see, it was now or never.

We ran towards the sea, my feet touched the water, I froze and stopped….I thought no way, it’s too cold.

I looked ahead, my mum was already off swimming around shouting at me to join her.

I wet my upper body and with all my will, I ran towards the big blue sea so cold but yet so clean and inviting.

Splash, it felt like…I can’t even describe it. There, I was in, I felt parts of my body I didn’t know I had before. Everything was tingling.

I didn’t stay long mind you, my mum went out, I soon followed.

What an amazing feeling and sense of achievement. I felt so strong.

I wanted to live to the French tradition and in 34 years, I had never done that. But after a very quick swim on 1st January, I felt warm throughout for the rest of the day.

I feel so proud and I will carry on, for each day I will aim to do something I have never done before.

Happy New Year

Geraldine @ Papillon

Are people wearing blinkers?

I caught the bus the other morning.

It was rush hour so a busy bus.

I didn’t want to play on my phone so I took to people watching (the action to watch people in the bus)

Everyone well apart from me was on their smartphones doing something or another.

No one really was interested in the next person who got on and struggled to walk and no one in the seats near the front got up to let the frail person sit.

Where are the courteous manners gone?

I didn’t offer my seat as I was at the back of the bus and the person chose to stand near the front instead. Perhaps that suggests that they were’t desperately in need of a seat or that they couldn’t walk well enough to make it to the end of the bus.

Everyone carried on playing on their phone paying no attention to the happenings on the 35 minutes journey.

I witness similar behaviours when people walk, talk, park as close to their destination forgetting that someone might benefit from being able to park so close.

It’s as if what is in their mobile phones is more human than a person next to them.

Are we all so busy and worn out not to notice who is next to us?

It’s nice to be nice and personally I think being courteous and communicating to people face to face is still and will always be the most meaningful way.

Geraldine @ Papillon


No one moves

It went Attention Attention, This is a drill, please make your way to the nearest exit.

This message came out of the speakers last time I was at hospital waiting in a wide waiting area with ticket number.

As I listened to the message being repeated on and on, I thought mmmm I wonder if I should go.

I looked around and I was amazed to see no one actually moved or even made an attempt to evacuate the building.

We all looked at each other with that same confused look.

Outstanding that was in all honesty, was the drill real, I think it was, did any of us consider the need to evacuate, obviously no.

I remember thinking, they’ll come get me if they’re really wanting us to get out but would they though, faced with a real fire or other problem, would one really think to save the others or would they run for their lives?

Attacked by a Wild Boar

He was so scared he tells me!

My brother went for a run in Nice, France the other day near the woods area.

As he was minding his own business running, all of a sudden a wild boar came chasing him.

My brother was on one side of the road, the wild boar on the other.

My brother froze in fear, he says the wild boar was the size of a motorbike.

As he tells me the story, I am laughing so much because, of course to be able to tell me the story, he survived the wild boar but I was interested to know how.

Paralysed with fear, he looked at the Wild Boar and for some reason screamed really loudly at it. The wild boar stopped in its tracks and looked at my brother with its narrow eyes, my brother slowly picked a rock that even he struggled to carry, to perhaps attempt to defend himself, carefully stepping backwards. The Wild Boar carried on staring at my brother and then decided to carry on walking. So my brother was safe fortunately.

As he told me the story and I asked why did he scream at the wild boar, he says I don’t know, I just had a split second to think and running was no longer an option because the wild boar would have quickly caught up with him.  But it did the trick thankfully.

After the wild boar started to walk on, he saw 2 little wild boars following so he thinks mummy wild boar must have heard him run past and charged for him being scared for her little ones.

So after going through the ‘you should have taken your phone with you’ ‘you should always tell someone where you’re off to’ from my mum, my brother is safe which is the main thing but more to the point why are Wild Boars in the city of Nice?! I wonder what it looked like, though I don’t think taking a picture was on my brother’s mind…

Only because he is safe and well, that story is still making me laugh days on

Geraldine @ Papillon


What a wonderful day

This morning when I woke up, I knew it was going to be a good day but I just didn’t know how good it would turn out to be.

I met some lovely people in the morning where I exchanged thoughts and ideas with and it felt very productive.

I then went to a store to do a charity shift and I’ve never laughed so much.

The sun was shining and for a day in December, it didn’t feel so cold and my thermal was almost too warm but the warmth felt absolutely lovely.

I spent the afternoon surrounded with people who, like me, have had and are still going through some of the biggest challenges our health can give us when it doesn’t go so right anymore and we still found the strength to smile and be happy all day long.

I have aspired to be a fighter and full of hope no matter what hand I am dealt and I hope that when and if things progress, I will still remain as strong as the amazing people I have met today.

What a wonderful day!

Geraldine @ Papillon

Sharing a thought with you

I believe a shared thought is amplified in its intensity and its chance of success.

I feel joyous and loved today.

I love walking around in the city and letting myself being submerged by the lights, the tree, the mulled wine smell, the songs played, the winter, the shopping, the wrapping paper, the baubles, etc…

It does remind me January is going to be a though month but still….

Does the feeling of this particular holiday make everyone feel warmer inside?

It seems some people are happier and kinder at this time of the year.

Some have bad memories around this time of the year and its hard.

Generally, what a wonderful time of the year and it shows the power of sending beneficial thoughts because most of us at this time are feeling this warmth inside and together we’re sending loving and kind thoughts wherever they are needed and someone somewhere is feeling the good.

What an amazing feeling to believe ‘the more I’ll think positive thoughts, the more good will happen to others’.

Geraldine @ Papillon