Wellness in 2020

Wellness in 2020

More and more people are reporting feeling burnt out. Stress levels are increasing as people try to make all aspects of their lives perfect and ‘Instagrammable’. Bowing to the pressures from all angles – personal and work life.

It is important to take time to recharge and, in this way, stop burn out. Different people relax in different ways. There is no ‘ right way’ to regain your normal vitality. Simple changes can make a big difference, without adding more stress to your life. Read more

The Little Book of Forest Bathing | Book Corner

The Little Book of Forest Bathing | Book Corner

Published 2019

Summersdale Publishers Ltd.

The Little Book of Forest Bathing is a great book for someone who loves nature. Forest bathing is based on the Japanese idea of Shinrin Yoku, finding peace and calm by being amongst trees. Read more

Sustainable Living and Gifting.

recycled-cotton-throw-homeofjuniper-handloomed-fairtradeSustainable Living and Gifting.

Recycled materials – baubles, cotton throws, plastic bottle throws, recycled glass wineglass, bird feeder and clocks. One of the best ways to be more eco-friendly is to recycled materials. And there are some amazing ways things can be recycled. With new methods being brought into the production, more and more things are being remade and re-loved. Here are a few of our favourite things made from recycled materials. Read more

How to minimise Christmas waste – reduce reuse recycled

How to minimise Christmas waste – reduce reuse recycled

Christmas can be a wasteful time of year and a time of excess. But it doesn’t have to be, and you can still have a lovely Christmas while being sustainable. Here are a few ideas on how to have a more sustainable Christmas.  Read more

The Language of Kindness A Nurse’s Story – Book Corner

Author: Christie Watson

Published: 3rd January 2019

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Memoir

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson. A memoir following Christie’s twenty year career as a nurse. Infinitely readable and a huge insight into life working in the NHS. This book is at times harrowing, political, introspective, truthful, enlightening, funny and sensitive.  Read more

All You Need is Less by Vicki Vrint | Book Corner

All You Need is Less by Vicki Vrint – Book Review

Published 2019

Summersdale Publishers Ltd

All you Need is Less by Vicki Vrint. This lovely, ‘pocket sized’ (or large hand bag sized) book is a lovely reminder the importance of clearing out and keeping calm in all aspects of you life.  Read more

Christmas Cards 

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One of my favourite things about the festive season is sending Christmas cards. I always set aside an evening to write the cards (or at least the UK cards). Sat in front of the fire, with a glass of wine and something nice to eat, writing letters to the people I care about most. It is a calming and thankful thing to do. A way to concentrate on all the lovely people. Do you love sending cards too? Do you buy a pack or do you get individual ones for each person you write to? Here are a few of our favourite Christmas cards. Read more

Baking up a Treat

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Things to Bake:

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is coming. A lovely time to bake and make treats. So here are a few ideas that make great snacks for when people visit. Or great gifts for people for Christmas. Read more

Gift Guide | Five Pounds and Under

Here are a lovely selection of gifts all five pounds or under. Lovely gifts that are great on their own, in gift sets (we can gift wrap them for £2.50 – just let us know if you want them all wrapped together or separately.) Or they are great as stocking fillers. We have plenty of other things under £5 on the site, but these are a few of our favourites. And remember everything arrives wrapped in ethically sourced tissue, for no extra charge. Read more

Pause 100 Moments of Calm

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Pause 100 Moments of Calm

Published 2019

Summersdale Publishers Ltd.

Pause – 100 Moments of Calm. A lovely little hardback book with 100 ideas all about being and staying calm. The book also has calming quotes and quotes about calm all the way through it. For anyone who wants to add a little more calm into their life. Read more