Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought
on the unthinking. (John Maynard Keynes)
Sometimes called the 'laurel and hardy' of skincare, the amusing and eccentric, exotics Carol and Pauline are available for a few speaking engagements each year. We love to inform and inspire whilst not taking ourselves too seriously - although a captive audience is always preferable to a sound bite.
We are happy to tackle subjects like:
We encourage questions and will, where possible, meander our content towards the audience's interests, whilst probably making a creation right in front of you. We're multi-taskers.
I studied western herbal medicine to gain insights into how disease can happen and the ways plants can be used to improve health and treat disease.
After many years of growing, preserving and using herbs as culinary enhancers, medicinal treatments and topical creations, I’m still learning and experimenting. My particular interest is looking at health in context, whether it is a plant or a
person, and the impact of changing or enhancing the environment.
Paddock Pantry enables the synthesis of imagination, work, fun and learning and accommodates the strengths and differences that Pauline and I bring to the business.
I found that the older I get the less I know for sure. It's not my memory, honest, it is that life is complex, certainty is elusive and even with a PhD and a B.Sc in hardcore scientific stuff from Blighty's finest, a career in military information, a diploma in Botanical Medicine from Down Here, and a lot of practising on patient patients over the years, I realise and revel in the fact there is always more to learn, more to piece together.
I am a lover of experimentation, elegant simplicity and rewarding, hard work. My geochemist husband and I also run Rose Cottage Naturals with its apiaries and orchards. We are now growing all sorts, not least ourselves.
Paddock Pantry products, ethos and educational bent are all out-workings of a time-tested, like-minded, yin-and-yang partnership with Carol and a desire to continue to satisfy the delicious itch of permanent curiosity.
Luckily, we don't yet have a cream for that yet!