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Birdwatching for Beginners - Get ready for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2019!

If rumours are to be believed, it is no longer the reclusive middle-aged pastime, no, millennials are now flocking to … birdwatching!

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Notes from a Nemophilist

Walking at twilight on a crisp winter evening with the light stretched thin across the landscape and the exquisite forms of unrobed trees exposed against the crepuscular sky, it is easy to see why artists lust after the beautiful contours and shapes created by their dark-limbed outlines.

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Veganuary Food From the Hills: Lemon Sponge Cake

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 and Manchester Happy Cow ambassador, The Vegan Olive to The Hills!

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Veganuary in the Countryside

We have written about veganism in mainstream media here on The Hills before, and many of you told us on social media that you were interested in the idea of trying to go plant-based, but struggled to find the inspiration, time or ideas. Well, if you hadn’t noticed, Veganuary is here ...

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5 reasons to relocate to the countryside

You may have lived in the rolling hills for decades, or you may be obsessed with Escape to the Country and dreaming of upping sticks, but one thing is for certain, the rural living dream is real, and one which isn’t going away. If you’re thinking of moving from the big ...

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Food From The Hills: Our Favourite Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Following our latest post on Dry January, today we are looking at gorgeously comforting non-alcoholic drinks. The correct definition of ‘cocktail’ is “a drink, usually an alcoholic one, made by mixing two or more drinks together” (Oxford English Dictionary) - and though today we are forgoing the booze, we will be ...

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Dry January - Why Missing Out is About Enjoying More

We’re a week into the new year, and many of us are attempting to uphold resolutions to eat healthier, use less plastic, save more money… etc. For me, the act of resolution-making is an act of becoming more mindful when it comes to making decisions, and noticing the patterns that have ...

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Easing Into Life This January

It’s wonderful to be back here at The Hills, a very happy new year to you all! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break, and managed to unwind, unfurl and embrace the slowness that the period brings.

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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 ...

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Creating Your Home’s Winter Wardrobe

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 ...

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Mindful Consumerism: How The Countryside Does It Differently

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 ...

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Easing Into Life This January

It’s wonderful to be back here at The Hills, a very happy new year to you all! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break, and managed to unwind, unfurl and embrace the slowness that the period brings.

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Reasons to be loving houseplants this January

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 ...

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Book Review - Educated by Tara Westover

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 ...

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Veganuary Food From the Hills: Lemon Sponge Cake

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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