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How hygge is your home this Christmas?

Plants on windowsill with fairy lights

Hygge [hoo-gah] doesn’t translate directly from Danish, but in essence it means creating a cosy, warm atmosphere where you can hunker down with your favourite people and enjoy the good things in life. It’s all about contentment, connection, and appreciation – something that goes hand in hand with Christmas time! Danes do it all year

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Make your own glühwein | mulled wine recipe

Saucepan of simmering mulled wine

I don’t know what it is, but there is absolutely nothing more warming and cosy than mulled wine this time of year. I do love my tea and coffee, but glühwein (literally ‘glow-wine’ in German) is just the thing I crave after a long day out at this time of year. This recipe only takes an

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A plastic-free Christmas guide

Christmas table

With Christmas only a few weeks away, you’ve still got plenty of time to make sure this year’s celebrations are more beautiful and plastic-free than ever! Trees If you have an artificial tree, keep on using it as long as possible as they aren’t recyclable. If you’re planning on getting a real one, make sure to

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Beating the winter blues

Pug wrapped up in a blanket

The days are getting shorter and darker and, despite being used to the glorious British weather, I think more of us suffer from the winter blues than we might like to admit. It can be even harder to get through the day with all of the stuff we’re seeing in the news lately (on that

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Coffee 101

Different types of coffee

While most of us love our caffeine fixes, coffee can be a source of real confusion for the average ‘joe’… sorry. Luckily for us, Kim has owned The Roasting House for a few years now and really knows her stuff, so here’s our quick guide to navigating the wondrous world of coffee! Espresso Results: a

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Wildlife: the dos and donts!

A blue tit eating from someone's hand

Watching wildlife from the window with a cuppa in hand is a great way to de-stress in the colder months, but attracting these cute critters to our gardens in the first place is another story. Us Brits love to feed our furry neighbours, whether that’s taking a trip to the park to feed the ducks

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