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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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My top 7 online zero waste stores!

Plastic free cleaning ingredients

Since embarking on my own zero-waste journey, I’ve come across lots of plastic free and zero waste online shops in the search for more ethical products. Here’s a round-up of my personal favourites – they’re all a bit different in ethos and products so keep reading to find the ones that align best with your

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Chilli sin carne recipe

Chilli

Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4/5 cloves of garlic 1 medium/large onion 1 large red pepper 6 medium white cap mushrooms 1 pack frozen vegan Quorn/free from mince (approx. 450g) 400g dry kidney beans, cooked/tinned, rinsed 400g dry black beans, cooked/tinned, rinsed 1 cup red lentils 1 tin chopped tomatoes 400g

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