Art, Eat, Grow, Make, nature, Storytelling

5 Ways to Have Fun for Free This Weekend

Late summer is a wonderful time to have fun for free. The weather is generally mild enough to explore outdoors in relative comfort, and nature has provided a glut of free food and crafting supplies. Try one of these this weekend. Go Blackberrying   Blackberrying is an easy gateway to ore advanced foraging. It’s easy […]

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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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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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Eat, Grow

Why Waste?

Tonnes of food are wasted every year – £13bn worth in the UK in 2015. With shopping bills getting pricier and landfill getting fuller, reducing food waste makes sense. The food-themed Upcycle Your Life event in May provided numerous ideas for reducing waste. The Utilise Cafe made use of food that would otherwise have been […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, Make

Waste Less, Make More

Last weekend, Upcycle Your Life at Fearon Hall in Loughborough helped spread the word about reducing waste with a fun morning of crafts and activities. Transition Loughborough sold seed potatoes and brought seeds to swap, sharing the secret of origami seed packs too. Get along to the allotment after 5pm on 21st March for the start […]

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