Ideas For Children | Summer Holidays

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Summer holidays are here! Which is wonderful, but it can mean needing to entertain little ones who are used to spending days at school and with friends. In-between visits with friends, trips out and holidays, there also needs to be chill days at home. So we have come up with a few ideas on how to keep children entertained at home (especially when it is too hot or rainy to go out).

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Wine in the British Isle | Hanwell Wine Vineyards

I have to confess I usually drink French or Italian wine. It may not be particularly ‘cool’ to drink it, but I love a beaujolais on a cold, winter evening or a nice light white wine in the summer. But it turns out I was missing something… British wine! English wine is becoming increasingly popular and with this popularity a wider range are available to try. There are wine estates you can visit and buy from across the country. We spoke to Helena, the owner of one such Vineyard, based in Nottinghamshire.  Read more

Mindfulness | Mindful Living Show

Mindfulness as a form of relaxation and a way of living has an increasing following. In a world where we spend an increasing amount of time in front of screens or  rushing around, taking a moment to yourself and concentrating on the world around you is important. This year you can find out more at the MindfuL Living Show London. Read more

Living Walls | Thinking Green

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We love plants. Anyone who follows us on social media will have had a hint of it already. So we decided to tell you a little bit about why we love plants and give you a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your life. We spoke to Plant Design, a company that specialises in bringing plants into indoor spaces, to find out a more. 

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Bee Charity – What the Proceeds do for bees!

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As a current supporter of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, we would love to share a little more about why we support this charity, and what they do with the money raised through your support and the purchase of any of our bee products.

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To Plant a Tree…

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now – Chinese proverb.

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Old Faithful – Meet the Maker

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One of our latest makers creates beautiful, natural and essential oil filled well-being and skincare products. We spoke to Gareth about what made him start Old Faithful and why he loves natural well being.

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Self Care – Why it is not just a buzzword

 

You have probably heard a lot about self care, well-being and ‘looking after you’ recently. The more you hear about it, the more it can seem like a trend that will be put aside soon for the next popular hashtag. But self care is a buzz word with a difference. It actually IS important. And as people start to speak out more about mental health and body care, the realisation of this importance is coming through.  Read more

Fashion Brands That Do More

Fast fashion and fast fashion alternatives have been in the news a lot recently. Here are a few of our Favourite clothing and accessories brands that do a little more. Whether it is in how the items are made, the charities the brand is linked to or why the brand was created:  Read more

Bees in Autumn

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Have you noticed less bee buzzing around you garden? Their gentle hum seems to have nearly disappeared now. We spoke to our charity partners, The Bumblebee Conservation Trust about what happens to bees at this time of the year, and what we can do to help them during their quiet time. Read more