It is July, which alongside picnics and festivals and beach trips means #PlasticFreeJuly. It is easy to lose momentum on living plastic free (or more realistically for most of us, living with less plastic.) Especially as things are insecure at the moment, with the world and the economy. But here are a few reasons you should still try to reduce plastic. Read more
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
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
If you have followed us for a while, you will know, we love bees! Honey, bumble and solitary. We have now been supporting, and with your help raising money for, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for over three years. With at least 10% from our bee products going to charity.
With a New Year, I thought it is a good time to clarify our ethics and the wording we use in our blog articles, social media and product descriptions. Read more
If you are wanting something new, social and creative to do when the nights start drawing in, we may have found the perfect thing for you. Syjunta. Syjunta is a Swedish concept. It is the name given to a gathering of people who meet to craft and enjoy a seasonal home-cooked supper. Read more
This June, we have added some beautiful new ceramics to our site. Each handmade in the UK by the lovely Megan. We managed to catch up with Megan and have a chat with her about her ceramics and the creative process. Read more
Words | Breakthrough Festival
Do you love books, reading and writing? Are you interested in publishing, or getting into the ‘Book World’? If so, the Breakthrough Festival is the place for you. The festival is a free day of events, workshops and one-to-one sessions open to anyone who is interested in writing, books and publishing. This year the festival takes place on the 29th June in Twitter’s Soho offices. Read more
Holidays are important to relax, recharge and get away from the every day. A break from routine which can help you come back fresh. Whether you go for a couple of weeks or a couple of days.
But you don’t need to board a plane to ‘get away’. Staycations are not only becoming increasingly popular, they can also be a lot more relaxing then travelling far away, especially if you have animals or children. (NB we are using the UK term of staying in the country, rather than the American term of staying in your home. Unless you are close enough).
Here are some ideas are places to visit without getting on a plane. Read more
Gardens can be a wonderful place to relax and recharge. They can also be a great place for children to learn about plants and nature. One of the lovely things about the garden is it can be a lovely, safe space for nature. Bees, butterflies and hedgehogs are all decreasing in number, and all need a little help and a little more space. Here are a few ways to help your garden be more eco-friendly and encourage wildlife into your garden. Read more