Free-d | Jewellery Matters

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Free-d | Jewellery Matters

You know when you find a brand that you are instantly drawn to. Free-d was one of these brands for me. It is not just the stunning jewellery. And the jewellery IS stunning. It is also the story behind it. It is the people behind it.  Read more

Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

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Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Published: Penguin Random House – 16/05/19

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is a forthright portrayal of what it was like growing up in the poorest regions of the UK in the 1980s and 90s. And what it is like going back and investigating your own past. A memoir by the author Kerry Hudson.   Read more

Swifts in the Loft

This week is Swift Awareness Week (June 22nd – 30th). I love Swifts and am lucky enough to have some nesting in the loft. Also known as Devil Birds, for their screaming. For me the call of the Swift is one of the sounds of the summer. Arriving from Africa through out May and June, these birds fill the skies with their acrobatic flight and haunting cries. 

But there are too few Swifts in the sky. Their numbers have fallen significantly since the seventies and Swifts are now on the amber list. Swifts have declined by over 50% in recent years.  Read more

My EcoBox | Brands We Love

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Ethical is the new black! But buying ethically and living sustainably can be hard. One of our aims as a business, is to make ethically living easier. And we love working with brands with the same ethos. One such brand is the lovely My Ecobox, an eco subscription box. We managed to catch up with My Ecobox owner, Cara. To ask her a few questions on what made her start the brand. Read more

Making Ceramics | In Conversation with a Ceramicist

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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

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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

Island Hopping of the Coast of the UK

Discover the islands around the UK. The furthest north settlement are the Shetland Islands, the furthest south settlement is Saint Clement, Jersey. (Technically a Crown Dependency and not part of the UK, governed by the UK. And it is a beautiful Island so we have decided to included it. And there are many in-between (and around). I don’t have the space to talk about them all here, but if you feel like island hoping for your holidays this year, why not do it around the UK.  Read more

Staycations – Where to Go in the U.K.

 

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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

Garden Time – May

Our tips for looking after your garden in May. Including getting your vegetables ready and what to plant. Happy Gardening lovely people.

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Build your own hedge fund…. from as little as £5 investment

Build your own hedge fund In this fast paced, financially driven world, money seems to be the ultimate goal for most. What to invest in, where to put your money, what is the best return for your buck?

This simple, straightforward guide on investing in a ‘hedge’ fund will guide you through:

  • What to invest in.
  • The benefits of a ‘hedge’ fund.
  • The returns on your ‘hedge’ fund. Read more