Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore
nature / Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Forget-me-not Folklore

I’ve always loved forget-me-nots. I can’t remember when I first heard their bittersweet name but their tiny blue flowers – and occasional pink or purple variation – always stand out in a cluster of ‘weeds’. The folklore behind forget-me-nots is unsurprisingly poignant. Once worn to represent fidelity when separated from a partner,  one myth says … Continue reading

Upcycle Your Life
Gift / Make

Upcycle Your Life

Upcycling is an easy way to save money. Swapping clothes can save a fortune when you want to update your wardrobe – as can upcycling clothes you already have. Making your own toiletries can reduce waste by cutting back on packaging. You can also save a fortune by using common store cupboard ingredients such as … Continue reading

Upcycle Your Life
Eat / Grow / Make

Upcycle Your Life

Do you want to freshen your home for spring? Short on money? Come along to Upcycle Your Life from 10am until noon on Saturday 24th February at Fearon Hall, Loughborough. Bring seeds and seedlings to swap with Transition Loughborough. Learn how to use common household items to make your own eco cleaning products.  Admire Muto’s … Continue reading

Brighter Days
Grow / nature

Brighter Days

As the days lighten, the first flowers start to emerge. The snowdrops have been joined by the first crocus blooms, if not quite open yet. Seeing snowdrops reminds me of a lovely friend who sadly died last year. As I walked into his funeral, I saw the first snowdrop of last year pushing through the … Continue reading