Hi! If you are passionate about eating delicious, healthy food and living a full life as naturally as possible, then you are in the right place!

Who Are We?

We are Billy and Elaine and we started Thyme To Feel Alive because we have such a passion (some would say obsession!) for eating and living well. We firmly believe that the key to living a happy life is to live a healthy one.

We know that eating well doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. We hope to help you inspire yourself and those around you to create simple yet sumptuous dishes that are not only great to eat but healthy for you and for them.

As a Science teacher, Elaine has always been interested in new developments and theories in food and nutrition, so over the years we have tried LOTS of different diets!

fresh fruit smoothies

We no longer follow a diet plan, but instead focus on eating nutrient-dense, real foods which give us energy and vitality. We generally avoid refined carbs and added sugar, and most of our food is homemade and freshly prepared – we don’t even own a microwave.

fresh fruit veg nuts

Why did we start Thyme to Feel Alive?

Finding out the latest information about nutrition and healthy eating can be a minefield. There is so much mis-information and bad advice out there it is difficult to know what to trust. We want to provide simple-to-understand information on nutrition and health which will allow you to make informed decisions to improve your health. 

We share our own favourite foods and ideas to incorporate healthy options into your everyday life.
We love reading the latest books and articles on health and want to help you put these ideas into practice, based on our own experiences.

Whether you are trying to lose weight safely, maintain your current weight or simply  improve your daily eating habits, we will keep you informed and provide easy to implement ideas to keep you on track.

We also write seasonal content so that you can be full of vitality all year round, regardless of the weather.

More about us

As well as cooking and eating well, we like to keep active as much as we can. We love nothing better than going for a long walk in nature, and enjoy  exploring the beautiful countryside near our home in Stirlingshire, Scotland.


Our cat Archie is also an ambassador for good health, as you can see from the video at the top of the page! He is a keen gardener and loves to tend to his organic strawberry patch on a sunny afternoon.