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Watercress - A British Superfood To (Re)discover

Watercress – A British Superfood To (Re)discover

f A couple of weeks ago I headed to Hampshire to visit Drayton Watercress Farm. Located right next to the tracks of the Watercress Line railway in Alresford, Drayton Farm was set up in the 1880s in response to the huge popularity of watercress, which at the time was a staple of the working-class diet. […]

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Growing Underground - London's First Underground Farm

Growing Underground – London’s First Underground Farm

It would probably be a major surprise to most locals to learn that below the busy high street of London’s Clapham Common, lies Growing Underground, London’s first underground farm. World War II tunnels built as air-raid shelters provide the perfect environment for this unique urban farm. Cities dwellers are on the rise all over the […]

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9 Eco Easter Eggs 2019

9 Eco Easter Eggs

With Easter just around the corner, I decided to round-up some of my favourite eco Easter eggs. Many Easter eggs are over-packaged in unnecessary plastic that is near impossible to recycle. After Christmas, this is the time of the year where we go, once again, in packaging and waste overdrive. Here are my 6 favourite […]

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Pret A Manger water fountains

Pret A Manger rolls out 250 water fountains where anyone can refill for free

In a bid to reduce plastic bottle use, Pret encourages customers (and passers-by) to ‘fill up for free’ at any of its 250 filtered water fountains. Self-service water stations have been rolled out around the country to help remove the barrier of asking for a refill, with one in five feeling uncomfortable asking even when […]

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Our Week in South Devon Burgh Island and South West Coast Path v8

Our Week in South Devon: Burgh Island and South West Coast Path

Having thoroughly enjoyed our Family Spa Break At Beyond Escapes in January, we headed back to South Devon for February half-term, staying at Bigbury-on-Sea to explore Burgh Island and a small part of the South West Coast Path. Whether you want an active holiday or something more laid back, there is plenty to enjoy and […]

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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde v8

#FridayReads : The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

My latest read is The History of Bees by Maja Lunde, a Norwegian author and screenwriter. Maja Lunde has written 11 books for children’s and young adults and this is her first novel for adults in a planned Climate Quartet series. I picked up the book on holiday from the recommendation of my mum’s local […]

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Beyond Escapes Devon

Our Family Spa Break At Beyond Escapes Devon

We celebrated the start of 2019 with a family spa break at Beyond Escapes Devon. Mixing the serenity of a spa with the boundless energy of kids might sound like an odd combination but in fact, for us, it brings the best of both worlds. Always running around between work and school, we cherish our […]

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Waitrose & Partners Encourages Customers to Use Reusable Containers

Waitrose & Partners Encourages Customers to Use Reusable Containers

Customers shopping at Waitrose & Partners are being encouraged to bring reusable containers to take home products from the supermarket’s fresh service counters to help save plastic bags and containers. Shoppers at the supermarket have been able to bring their own clean, lidded reusable containers to take home their fresh cheese, meat and fish rather […]

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Giki: The App That Helps You Understand The Impacts Behind The Products You Buy

Are your ethics getting in the way of your shopping? Trying to buy more sustainable and ethical products can be a minefield. Enter Giki … a new app to help us understand the impacts behind the products we buy. Giki is a social enterprise with a clear social and environmental mission. The app was launched […]

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Bōkan’s Vegan Tasting Menu

Bōkan’s Vegan Tasting Menu

Stepping out of the tube at Canary Wharf, I cannot help thinking of New York. Tall skyscrapers lining the streets instantly bring back memories of our time living in The Big Apple. The daytime hustle and bustle of this busy financial London area is replaced after hours by a fun evening atmosphere. Between the Thames […]

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