Eat, nature, Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Autumn Lore

The calendar might say otherwise but there’s no doubt that autumn is in the air. The hedgerows are jewelled with red and purple berries; the leaves are starting to fall; the flowers are going to seed; and then there’s the weather. I have high hopes of an Indian summer kicking in soon,  but autumn is […]

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Wild Wednesday: How Nature Can Help You Relax

If you’re having a stressful week, nature can be soothing. Try one of these to help you handle ‘hump day’. Admire a View Looking at green (and blue) spaces is relaxing, and has health benefits as an added bonus. Find your nearest green space, or flick through nature photographs on your phone. If you don’t […]

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Grow, nature

Trees Are Good

We take trees for granted. Not only do they add beauty to the skyline but they also provide homes to wildlife. Here are ten other reasons you should hug a tree (then plant one). Trees help prevent floods by stopping soil erosion. They also reduce water pollution by acting as a filter. Trees clean the […]

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Grow, nature

Monday Motivation: How Can Nature Enhance Your Life?

Gone are the days when spending every hour in the office is a marker of success. Nowadays, more people demand work/life balance – and prioritise working for companies that have strong brand ethics. Increasing engagement with nature offers an ideal route to enhanced employee satisfaction, alongside opportunities to help the world. A growing body of […]

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Rainbowblooms (and Rainbowfruit)

The year is darkening with more red, orange and yellow blooms by the day. The hedgerows are filling with colour too, from hips and haws to blackberries and elderberries. How many colours can you spot this week?

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Eat, nature

Review: Oakley Grange Farm Shop

Last week was National Afternoon Tea Week. I love a scone and clotted cream, and my partner is happy to accompany me on afternoon tea adventures, so a quick Google search led me to Oakley Grange Farm Shop. It ticked all the right boxes: not too far away, with locally sourced food and an afternoon […]

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Grow, Make, nature

Frugal Friday: Food for Free

If you’re short on cash, it can be a struggle to eat enough tasty food. Low budget food shopping often leads to a bland and repetitive diet. However, there are ways to add colour to your menu. Here are three of my favourites. Join a Community Allotment By weeding, watering or generally tending a community […]

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