Shop Independent Day – 25th June

Shop Independent Day – 25th June

The 25th June is the day for #CampaignShopIndependent you can find out more on the wonderful Holly Tucker’s social media. Holly has spent years campaigning the support and importance of small businesses. If you recognise her name and don’t know where from, she is one of the creators of Not On The High Street. 

If you want to get involved today, or any other day of the year, here are a few ways you can. Read more

Gardening for Nature

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Did you watch any of the Chelsea Flower Show this year, or were you lucky enough to visit? Nature took a front row feature this year, with multiple show gardens highlighting the importance. It seems a silly thing to highlight in gardening, but over the years chemicals and perfection have made what should be havens into uninhabitable places for creatures. It can be hard to get out of the mindset of planting only your favourite plants and attacking any aphid that arrives, but for the past few years we have tried to increase the naturalisation of our garden. Here are a few things we did to help.

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Lazy Caesar salad

Lazy Caesar salad

A lovely evening meal for spring and summer which takes less than 30 minutes.  Read more

Ethical additions to your home 

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Making your house feel like a home can mean different things to different people. Making it look exactly how you like, or feel snug and cosy. Or fell like an indoor jungle!  Read more

Dishes for using up ingredients – Chicken and Leek Bake

Using up recipes: Chicken and Leek Bake

Ingredients:

White Sauce (100g butter, 100g plain flour, 1.2litres milk and seasoning.)

Chicken – great for left over chicken from the Sunday roast. 

Bread crumbs (Or you can also finish with potato if you prefer)

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Spring is here – helping wildlife

Spring is here – helping wildlife recover from hibernation

Spring is here, the clocks change soon. Birds are starting to sing more as they start to nest and bees, butterflies and hedgehogs are all starting to come out of hibernation. Here are a few tips on making your garden friendly for nature. Read more

Home Roaming – Influence from abroad

Home Roaming – Influence from abroad

Homes are curated and created both consciously and unconsciously as we live our lives. Outside influences affect the home designs. Whether because of items gifted from others or things we have bought ourselves. Each house has an imprint of ourselves. Imprints come from different sources if the kitchen is inspired by the latest trend on Instagram, or bedroom from your favourite Home Decor magazine. Read more

Eco Ways

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It is very easy to feel hopeless in the face of climate change. And, therefore, easy to feel like there is no point doing anything to help. But there is, and this is the time when we should all be doing as much as we possibly can. No matter how small, every little thing counts. Here are a few of the innovations we find exciting in the fight against climate change. Read more

Plastic Swaps: A few favourites 

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Plastic Swaps: A few favourites 

It is Plastic Free July this month, so we thought we would share a few of our favourite plastic swaps. It is important not to stress with plastic swaps. Find things that fit into life, and enjoy making the positive changes. Here are a few we love.  Read more