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Paper cutting can be the perfect mindfulness craft to help you reduce the noise and distractions in your life, especially at the end of a hard week!Read More →
The shed is progressing slowly. The main aim was to get it more or less weather tight, which it now is. Now I just need to find some reclaimed windows and more pallets!Read More →
People are understandably cautious about picking wild mushrooms – every year over 200 people suffer from mushroom poisoning after eating the wrong ones. However this is completely avoidable and by following a few simple rules, anyone can pick and eat wild mushrooms in complete safety.Read More →
We all have dreams. From time to time many of us find ourselves imagining ourselves either doing something new or living somewhere different. These dreams needn’t be big life changing things, we could be talking about writing a short story or doing a simple bit of DIY.
Getting an old film camera gave me the time and space to really notice the world around me, plus it taught me some valuable lessons about being intentional along the wayRead More →
Making bread is not hard. It can seem like a massive inconvenience, I mean isn’t that what Sainsbury’s is for? Why make a tomato sauce when you can buy Dolmio, why read a book when you can watch the film, why go to a museum when you browse the images online.
This is how we bake our weekly sourdough bread.Read More →
Weekends are an opportunity to spend a little longer making family meals. Our little one likes to ‘help’, although his version of help is basically ‘stealing cheese’.
All kids are picky. Our 3 year old’s first reaction to everything is ‘I don’t like that’ even before he tries it. Our strategy is to involve him in preparing our meals.Read More →
More and more we’re focusing on the wrong metrics at work. How can we and our bosses help us to increase the quality of our work without constantly measuring the hours we spend on it.Read More →
One of the first things I wanted to do once we got a garden big enough was build a pizza oven. There are some good reasons for building an oven. Firstly, you can make pizzas in it. Then you can use it for bread, roasts, casseroles. Weirdly anything you’d use a regular oven for.Read More →