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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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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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Super simple 4 ingredient toffee apples

Toffee apples and seasonal eating

The chilly nights are well and truly here! And whether you love it or hate it, Bonfire Night will soon be here too. Not only have supermarkets been fully stocked up over the past few weeks on plastic decorations, cheap polyester costumes and plastic-wrapped sweets for Halloween, it’s now the turn of everyone’s childhood favourite:

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Make your own gingerbread skeletons!

Iced gingerbread skeletons

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with gingerbread! Personally the few times I’ve ever made biscuits they’ve never kept their shape, but with this recipe I had no problem! Plus they tasted really great (though I do admit I added a little extra ginger as I can’t get enough of the

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Festive DIY biscuit cutters

Homemade cookie cutters

With Halloween and Christmas fast approaching I’ve been looking at different ways I can keep some old traditions AND be more eco-conscious at the same time. Gingerbread is one of my favourite sweet treats. I remember my mum treating us to chocolate dipped gingerbread (with raisin eyes of course) when my sister and I were

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10 ways to take care of yourself in under an hour

A woman breathing in the fresh air

It’s that time of year again! With Halloween fast approaching, the clocks are going back this Sunday which can only mean one thing: an extra hour in bed…. Just kidding! For most of us there never seems to be enough hours in the day as it is, so I’ve decided instead of spending it sleeping

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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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