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Natural Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

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 ...

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Food From The Hills - The Perfect Mulled Wine

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 ...

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How to Attract Wildlife to Your Garden This Winter

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 ...

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There's a Pawty Going on Around Here!

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’! ...

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Food from The Hills - Beetroot & Red Onion Tarte Tatin

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 ...

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Mindful Fashion - Supporting the Indie Fashion Industry this Christmas

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 ...

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Rooted in History

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 ...

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Food From The Hills - Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

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 ...

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