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Creating Your Home’s Winter Wardrobe

Janet Hill | Nov 16th, 18 |

We’re now well into autumn and according to some weather forecasters, winter is hard on its heels. Well, after the glorious summer we’ve had, we can’t really complain can we? And while I still love getting out and about in this beautiful season - especially onto the hills with the dogs - ...

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Food from The Hills - Aubergine tagine with black olives and preserved lemon

For this week's food from The Hills, we are reflecting on yesterday's vegan post (and this entire month celebrating the vegan movement) and sharing an absolutely delicious recipe from The Vegan Society blog. This amazing dish is packed full of flavour, and can be served with a fresh salad, comforting cous-cous ...

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World Vegan Month

You may have heard the news this November, that the world is going meat free. Well, maybe not entirely, but this month celebrates World Vegan Month, a time around the world publicised by The Vegan Society to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight how accessible and beneficial ...

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Embracing Slow Living

This week I have noticed my rapidly decreasing levels of energy as we progress from autumn to winter. Are you feeling it too? I recall a conversation I had a while ago with my great coach Julie Leoni about ‘going with it’, and living with the flow of the seasons. Winter ...

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Book Review - All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison

It’s time for something a little more contemporary here at The Hills: today’s book review is on All Among The Barley by Melissa Harrison, a book I was desperate to get my hands on as soon as it was published at the end of August this year.

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How To Reduce Your Household Waste - Without The ‘Zero Waste’ Pressure

Recycling is having something of a renaissance. ‘Zero waste’ as a concept is everywhere, from the headlines to the high street. Costa, Starbucks and Pret now offer free water refills to anyone who asks after Keep Britain Tidy revealed that 70% of customers would feel uncomfortable asking for a refill without ...

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The Hills Meets: MOSTYN Gallery

An article in The Independent once declared that ‘art galleries ought to be amusing’. Not, as we discovered they meant, in a comedic fashion, but instead using the historic sense of the word - entertaining, interesting and enthralling. Unfortunately, research has also found that for many people, the concept of attending ...

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Food from The Hills: Spiced Apple and Ginger Loaf with Sticky Toffee Sauce

This is, hands down, my absolute favourite cake to bake in the Autumn. As a recipe passed to me from my sister, it has something extra ‘homely’ to it. I use apples from the garden or use local or windfall apples collected on my dog walks. The fruit keeps this loaf ...

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The Hills Meets: MOSTYN Gallery

An article in The Independent once declared that ‘art galleries ought to be amusing’. Not, as we discovered they meant, in a comedic fashion, but instead using the historic sense of the word - entertaining, interesting and enthralling. Unfortunately, research has ...

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Cymru - Cider Country!

Well, here we are in autumn, with its velvet-soft mornings sharpened by cool, still air - a reminder that winter is on its way. This is the celebrated ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’; the time for harvesting summer’s bounty from ...

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A Winter Nature Walk: What to look out for as we move from Autumn to Winter

The evenings are drawing in, the woodburner is lit more often than not and the aga is coming in to its own. Yes, it’s true: Winter is definitely on its way.

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Supporting Women in Rural Enterprise

I don’t need to tell you that the history of women in business is a proud one. In less enlightened times, women tirelessly supported rural businesses invariably headed up by their male relatives, without pay or recognition. Indeed, ‘support’ is misleading; ...

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Food from The Hills: Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach

As of last week, I was a polenta virgin. I am a self-confessed carb-o-holic, so why had it taken me this long to try this delicious alternative to cous-cous, mashed potato or even chips? Let’s admit it, it doesn’t look too ...

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Book Review - All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison

It’s time for something a little more contemporary here at The Hills: today’s book review is on All Among The Barley by Melissa Harrison, a book I was desperate to get my hands on as soon ...

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Food from The Hills: Spiced Apple and Ginger Loaf with Sticky Toffee Sauce

This is, hands down, my absolute favourite cake to bake in the Autumn. As a recipe passed to me from my sister, it has something extra ‘homely’ to it. I use apples from the garden or ...

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