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Palm Oil Free Soap

How to Make Sure You’re Buying Palm Oil Free Soap

Palm oil is hot news. Why? Because it is linked with the clearing of rainforests and peatlands, to a critical degree for our planet. Over the years, palm oil and palm oil derivatives have unfortunately become an integral component in many soap and beauty products, due to its skin conditioning properties. This has led to a loss of local communities, adversely affecting the biodiversity of the regions and climate change. Notwithstanding the threat of extinction […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Love a Butter Dish

Top 10 Reasons to Love a Butter Dish

With all of us looking for ways to reduce our use of plastic, isn’t it time to move back to buying the humble butter pat, rather than tubs of spreadable? If you are moving back to butter, give it a home of its own with a fabulous looking butter dish. There’s a huge range of butter dishes available, from bone china, to hand painted and glass, all of which will make a unique addition to […]

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Best Home Gifts for Couples

The Best Home Gifts for Couples

Got a lovely wedding coming up? Invited to a 60th Wedding Anniversary? So what are the best home gifts for couples around? Shop amazing, unique and inspiring gifts for long term partners, newly weds and loved up duos. Whether they’re the sporty types, snuggle-up and get cosy people, food lovers, or outdoor camping adventurers, our comprehensive range offers something for everyone in a partnership. Our stylish range of home accessories, kitchen and cooking gifts, photo […]

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Home Gift Inspiration Competition

Home Gift Inspiration Competition

Competition Time What better way to start beautiful May, than with a home gift inspiration competition? Because we love the interior and gift inspirational photos that you share with us on Instagram and Facebook, we thought we will offer a competition around it. Win from Home Gift Inspiration We are offering three lucky people the chance to win a fabulous Seawitch Soy Candle (RRP £15) and a Juul at Home Voucher (RRP £20). The Seawitch […]

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Scents of the Sea – Seawitch Candles

Oh the scents of the sea – Seawitch Candles! A year or so ago, we came across this UK candle-maker of soy wax candles. They are based in a harbour-side boutique in the exquisite Cornish village of Mousehole. We sought a really good quality, soy wax candle to offer our Vegan customers something special. Just as we threw the dilemma up to the Universe, we came upon Seawitch Candles. The scents of the sea wafted […]

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London Marathon Feet Recovery Tips

London Marathon Feet Recovery Tips

Not long now! If you are about to run the London Marathon this weekend – or in fact any other marathon in any worldwide destination – then you might just slightly be concerned about your tootsies. So to help, we’ve done some research on some of the best post London marathon feet recovery tips out there. No matter how fast you run, one thing’s for sure, your feet are going to be just a little […]

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National Weaning Week

National Weaning Week 6th May 2019

It’s National Weaning Week commencing on 6th May 2019. Oh how I remember the bittersweet moment I started to wean my youngest daughter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there now. With my eldest daughter, who’s now 16, it was recommended that you start early at 4 months, with some baby rice and milk. Yet just 3 years’ later, with my son, the health visitor suggested waiting until he was 5 months. So it really […]

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Why are men so difficult to buy for

Why are men so difficult to buy for?

With Father’s Day approaching – 16th June 2019, the stress of purchasing a little gift for the significant man in your life, becomes more pertinent. Oh they say, ‘don’t get me anything’, or ‘just get me some socks’, but we all know they don’t mean it, and would love a little surprise. So why are men so difficult to buy for? There are, of course, lots of different reasons, but here are a couple of […]

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Ilfracombe Shops

Ilfracombe Shops are Bouncing Back

Ilfracombe Shops are  Bouncing Back Think retail is in trouble? Look again at the Ilfracombe shops in Fore Street. This picturesque street, which runs to the Harbour, is certainly bucking the ‘retail downturn’ trend. With all of its shops and restaurants occupied you’ll find a host of new boutique independents including Juul at Home, as well as nearby Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium, The Cotton Tree, and Forty-Three. It is also the destination for some of the […]

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Top 10 Interior Design Trends for Spring 2019

With the mornings and evenings getting lighter, and glimmers of better weather, we are cautiously starting to see the signs of our favourite season. So what are the top 10 interior design trends for spring 2019? We thought we’d share our finds with you, as inspiration to start your own interior projects. Sensual 1970s textures and finishes Each season and each year, we see an amazing and innovative use of materials. As we progress into […]

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