nature

Seasonal Shifts

As summer turns into autumn, the colours of the world around us become darker. Enjoy the rich beauty before winter adds more monochrome to the landscape.

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Eat, Make

Frugal Friday: Budget Cocktails

I’ve long loved cocktails. There’s something about mixing the flavours until you have something new and tasty that appeals to me: cooking in liquid form. However, drinking cocktails in bars is expensive. Making your own is much cheaper – and more fun. I’ve been to a few cocktail making classes and the basic gist is […]

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Art, Make, nature

Autumn Crafting

Autumn is a great time for crafting. Nature helpfully provides endless free crafting supplies in the form of pine cones, twigs, seed heads and more. Here are just a few crafts to try this autumn. Leaf Art Leaves can be used to make leaf rubbings, fairy doll outfits, fairies (use an old fashioned clothes peg […]

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Sustainable Student Savers

As the new influx of students arrives at university, there are offers galore in all the shop windows and pubs, making it all too easy to spend a student loan at speed. However, if you want to make sure you have enough money in the last weeks of term, you need to avoid overspending at […]

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Eat, Make

Autumn Warmers

The colder it gets, the more drawn I am to comfort food and nature crafting. Using finds from nature walks is a great way to bring the outdoors indoors, keeping you connected to nature even when you’re stuck inside. And eating seasonally is a good way to get vitamins to help you fight off seasonal […]

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Grow, nature

Nature at Work

Finding time for nature can seem like a challenge when you’ve got a demanding job. Too many people are stuck inside all day and by the time they leave work, all they want to do is collapse in front of the TV. However, research shows that connecting with nature can relieve stress, increase creativity and […]

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Art, nature

Rainbowblooms

As the days grow shorter and weather grows colder, there are fewer rainbowblooms to be found. However, there are more rainbows, thanks to the increased rain and late summer sun. The hedgerows also bring colour to the landscape. The berries at this time of year are so beautiful but we take them for granted – […]

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