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Whether you are a 1st of December decorator, or a 12 days before, there is nothing more festive than the cosy glow of fairy lights, candles and decorations that hold memories, traditions and meaning. Christmas is truly a most magical time of the year, however unfortunately, it’s also by far the ...Read more »
I have recently discovered that mulled wine is the marmite of festive fare. You either long for its warm, sweet embrace, or run to the nearest G&T gasping for refreshment. Typically made with red wine, the wine is sweetened, spiced and heated—offering a delightful alternative to traditional coffees, ciders and toddy’s ...Read more »
As we near the shortest day of the year, the nights draw in, temperatures drop and native animals like hedgehogs need to find a safe, cosy spot to hibernate until spring. Food sources can also be scarce so turning your garden into a sanctuary for wildlife can make all the difference ...Read more »
When is a party not a party? When it’s a ‘PAWTY’, of course, and that’s just what you’ll find at the Market Hall in Caernarfon on Sunday December 9th, when it will be decked out in all its Christmas finery to welcome the town’s first ‘Tails and Tinsel Christmas Pawty’! ...Read more »
It is the last week of Vegan Month, and so before we get truly and decadent (think umptuous oozing puddings and gorgeous bakes!) for the festive season, today we have a beautiful vegan tart showstopper. The beetroot is a lovely earthy Autumn vegetable, rich in flavour and adds a good texture ...Read more »
I’m sure you have all heard the phrases ‘fast fashion’ and ‘slow fashion’ over the past few years, but have you ever considered what they mean other than the cost of your garments? For many people, they consider fast to mean cheap, and therefore a hefty price tag at the other ...Read more »
There’s something wonderful about walking through a wood in the company of trees. Whether enjoying the soft, green light filtering through the fresh, unfurling leaves of spring, the crowded canopy of summer, alive with the sound of a thousand things, the glowing cathedral of stained-glass autumn leaves with the wistful whisperings ...Read more »
For this week's food from The Hills, we are getting a little festive whilst still baring in mind that it is National Vegan Month! This customised vanilla ice cream with traditional Christmas flavours is perfect for a lighter finish to your festive feast, and we bet the non-vegans around the table ...Read more »
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 ...Find out more »
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; ...Find out more »
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% ...Find out more »
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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 ...
It is the last week of Vegan Month, and so before we get truly and decadent (think umptuous oozing puddings and gorgeous bakes!) for the festive season, today we have a beautiful vegan tart showstopper. The ...
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