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Eco Toilet Build


As part of the “Zen Den” journey I have decided to add an “Eco” compost toilet for client use. So far I have an outbuilding that is weather proof, and the frame for the compost toilet itself, next I have to lay the floor and add lighting.

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The Zen Den Journey

It is over a year since I was excited to tell you all about the “Zen Den” I had meant to blog as it all took shape but unfortunately that was not to be. However, I would like to share with you some of the photographs taken as my garden and work space took place.


This is a photograph of my garden almost four years ago, you can just about see my Working Cocker Spaniel puppy Gizmo in the bottom right hand corner. He is still a cutie but somewhat bigger now.

In June 2017 I had been given permission to build a work space in my garden where I could practice acupuncture, the first order of business was to remove the turf.

Next we laid the framework for the log cabin that would become the clinic area, we also took delivery of four bulk bags of limestone chippings.

Once the frame was down we measured up for the position of the cabin.

The “Zen Den” finally up.

The decking to the front and side, with my granddaughter helping.

As far as the garden space is concerned we used reed screening and bamboo to create a sort of oriental feel, finished off with some very lovely sweet peas, wisteria and a large jasmine.

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It’s Official

I am pleased to announce that my latest clinic(the Zen Den) has been given the green light by Leeds City Council Health and Safety Service, and that the clinic is now registered by the Council for carrying out the practice of acupuncture.

The consultation area

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The Zen Den

After a lot of very hard work, the ground work has been completed and the “Zen Den” is beginning to take shape. We now have a large area of raked aggregate (very Zen), with a high quality log cabin being placed within a decked area, two sides of the aggregate have been planted with fargesia murielae – umbrella bamboo, although small at the moment they will eventually provide wonderful screening and a tranquil setting as the bamboo sways in a gentle breeze.

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The Zen Den

I am excited to announce that I have just been given permission to begin building a work space within my garden at home. I have given it the nickname “The Zen Den” because the idea is to have a Japanese inspired tranquillity garden as well as a summer house/log cabin from which to practice acupuncture. Watch the blog as “The Zen Den” takes shape, I hope to see you when it is completed and ready to go.

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Migraine and Acupuncture

If you suffer from Migraine and are interested in trying acupuncture please follow the link to the Migraine Trust. The article gives a very comprehensive idea of the use of acupuncture to treat migraine, if you would then like to try acupuncture please do not hesitate to contact me.