Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make

Upcycle Your Life: Home and Wedding Celebrations

On August 25th, head to Fearon Hall, Loughborough for the sixth Upcycle Your Life. This month, Upcycle Your Life has a home and wedding theme, to help you enhance your home and have a bargain wedding (or other kind of love celebration). Learn how to make your own bouquets, corsages, handfasting ribbons and wedding favours. Discover recipes […]

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Eat, Make

Afternoon Tea for All

It’s #AfternoonTeaWeek on Twitter so I’ve been bombarded with afternoon tea propaganda. I can’t afford to blow loads of money on afternoon tea but it does inspire me to get baking. If you have enough cash to cook, and an oven, you can make delicious afternoon tea for well under £10. It’s still a treat […]

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Eat, Grow, Make, nature

Ease into Autumn

It may seem early to mention the A word, particularly when glorious sun and blue skies are a recent memory, but the hedgerows are heralding the change of seasons. Rather than resisting, embrace nature’s bounty and it will make the slide towards darkness a lot less bleak. Make Cake Cake is an easy way to […]

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Art, nature


Every Sunday, I post flower photos in rainbow colours, starting at 11am with red and moving through the rainbow over the course of the next six hours I find it calming collecting rainbow flower photos. It can add focus to a nature walk, and help you notice the changing colours of the seasons.

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Eat, Grow, nature

Get Gardening

The weekend is the ideal time to get gardening, if you don’t have to work. It combines the joys of choosing plants, whether from a garden centre, fete or seedling swap; breathing in depression- fighting bacteria in soil; exercising most of your body; and helping wildlife. You don’t need a garden to start gardening. If […]

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Art, Make, nature, Storytelling

Latitude Rocks

I was lucky enough to be invited to Latitude Festival to take part in the art. I came up with the idea of Stone Circles because rock painting is fun, simple and currently seems to be growing in popularity. There’s more information about the Stone Circles on the Forest of Thoughts website, but there were […]

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30 Days Wild: Pick a Colour

I love watching the new colours emerge with the changing seasons. Today was filled with bright yellow flowers. I’m particularly fond of dandelions as they are stunning when you look closely, and keep bees happy almost year round. Which flowers – and colours – make you feel happiest?  

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