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The Hills Meets - Welshot Photographic Academy

As you know, we have a diverse range of members in The Hills directory, from gardeners and artists to cheese makers and photographers! Today I introduce you to Lee Iggulden, owner of both Welshot Photographic Academy and The Kiwi Social. At Welshot they believe that you don’t need to have the latest, ...

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Caring for your fruit trees – a seasonal guide

Picking fresh fruit from your own garden is the very epitome of country living but, like most glorious garden bounties, fruit trees require year-round care and attention in order to keep them at their very best. Pests and diseases can all ruin your eagerly anticipated harvest, so it’s important to stay on top of them year-round and ...

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Food from The Hills: Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

This lemon drizzle loaf is moist with a crunchy topping and packs a real zesty punch - it’s about as far removed from the dry, insipid so-called lemon loaf offering of a famous global coffee shop chain as it’s possible to be (I won’t name names!) Easy to bake, utterly delicious and serves 10 ladies that ...

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United We Stand: Collaboration is The Way Forward

Janet Hill | Jun 20th, 18 | Business

If you are like me, the Hills members and so many of us entrepreneurial types - business owners, freelancers, sole traders, side hustlers; whichever label you prefer - its common to choose a more ‘pioneering’ work/life style because we simply love doing our own thing.

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20 Simple Tips to Prevent and Ease Hay Fever Symptoms

Janet Hill | Jun 15th, 18 | Wellbeing

Summer is here and so is the pollen!

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Food from The Hills: Chicken and Leek Filo Pie

This comforting dish is lighter than a suet or shortcrust option but just as tasty. But it’s not too virtuous: filo pastry might be low in fat, but the pie’s creamy texture makes for a supper that feels ever-so-slightly indulgent. Quick, easy, everyday eating.

Serves 4-6

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe - How to work with people who make your heart sing!

The internet is a busy place. Did you know that every second, 6000 tweets are published on Twitter?! Add to that 660,000 business in the UK started up in 2016… that’s a lot of perceived competition for a small startup, creative or entrepreneur! In this digital age, a business in the ...

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The Hills Meets: The Clwydian Range Food and Drink Group

As you already know, my abiding passion is simple; wholesome country living; hearty food, great conversations, idyllic dog walks, the very best staycations and fabulous artisan businesses full of wonderful produce and creations. Lucky to be living in the hills in north Wales for the past 15 years, I am surrounded ...

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From Eden to Environmental Catastrophe

I believe that there is a plague upon our beautiful countryside. It’s easy to prevent and a cure is readily available. But for some reason it keeps spreading, affecting more and more of our rural beauty spots and costing local councils and ...

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Birds of a Feather Should Flock Together

I’ve been feeding the birds. I don’t usually feed them at this time of year, but we’re home for half term and had noticed them pecking the seeds off our weeds from the kitchen window and we had some bird food ...

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The Hills Meets: Dugie Gemmill

As you know from our last ‘The Hills Meets’ article, we have a local business directory that is steadily growing with talented, interesting and all-round fabulous members. This is one of my favourite activities, exploring the local area and getting to ...

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Food from The Hills: The Simple Scone

Strictly speaking, scones don’t need a dollop of clotted cream or jam - they’re scrummy enough, especially when served straight from the oven - but, of course, the beauty of the simple scone is its versatility. Go plain, load them up ...

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Increase Your Productivity With A Dose Of The Hills

Recently, I have been noticing that many of us are enjoying a very productive lunch break, and I’m not talking about blitzing the emails, popping a load of washing on, or nipping to the post office. How are they doing it ...

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Book of the Month

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

The Outrun is a memoir of addiction and recovery - and admittedly an apparently odd choice for a ‘countryside read’. But this is no ordinary AA story, and the Orkney Islands are key to both the ...

Recipe of the Week

Food from The Hills: Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

This lemon drizzle loaf is moist with a crunchy topping and packs a real zesty punch - it’s about as far removed from the dry, insipid so-called lemon loaf offering of a famous global coffee shop chain as it’s ...

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Little Welsh Cheese

Cheese made and matured in Wales, using welsh products.

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