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I read a fascinating article published in The Guardian a few years ago which reported that artists were heading for the countryside in droves. In the 80s and 90s, being considered a serious artist meant living in a city, specifically London; and if we’re talking even more specifically, somewhere quirky and ...Read more »
If you are like me, the Hills members and so many other entrepreneurial types - business owners, freelancers, sole traders, side hustlers; whichever label you prefer - it’s common to choose a more ‘pioneering’ work/life style because we simply love doing our own thing.Read more »
Our frosted hills and fields, for so long hushed in a quiet stillness of waiting, will soon be alive with the joyous sight and sound of new-born lambs, and the low chunnerings of their attentive mums. Snowdrops will give way to daffodils, and our hearts will be gladdened by the promise ...Read more »
Yes you read that right - vegan black pudding! Our Veganuary guest blogger The Vegan Olive recommends The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company V Pud and suggests this recipe as a fabulous dinner party starter.Read more »
Ahhhhhh, the humble houseplant, from dainty orchids to brightly coloured Gerbera and spindly leaved spider plants, they brighten our homes and help to bring a little touch of nature inside. When the days are dark, and our time spent outdoors can ...Find out more »
It's easy for us to slip into auto-pilot at this time of year, running from one party to shop, and we get swept along in the worldwind. By definition, consumerism is in total contrast to mindfulness: 'The preoccupation of society with ...Find out more »
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Tara Westover’s Educated was one of the biggest books of 2018, topping awards and bestsellers lists across the world. It’s a memoir in which Westover - who, by the way, is still only 32 - recalls ...
Unless you have been in hiding this month, you will be aware of the Veganuary campaign (see yesterday’s post for more information) and to broaden our plant-based horizons, this January we are welcoming vegan food blogger ...
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