The Beauty of Winter Trees, with Jord

I’m feeling a little bit sorry for the trees. We all wax lyrical about their golden autumn leaves, we look out for their spring blossom and laze under their leafy shade in the summer. But in winter, they’re somewhat neglected. We all stay in on our cosy sofas wrapped up in blankets while they shiver

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An Introduction to Botanical Dyeing, with Botanical Threads

Throughout my Instagram explorations some of my favourite accounts are those run by makers: not only do they post beautiful photographs, but they’ve actually made the things they’re posting – a double whammy of creativity. One of the makers I’ve got to know is Alicia from @botanicalthreads. She makes scarfs, tea towels and other textiles

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The Tea Journey: Two Green Teas

Welcome back to the Tea Journey and here we’ve taken an excursion away from tea bags into loose leaf green tea. I’ve been a little trepidatious about tasting green tea. It’s the one tea I’ve always wanted to like for the health benefits, but I could never get on with the teabags my mum bought from the supermarket.

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6 Quiet Quotes About Love

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m somewhere in the middle of the ‘love it’ and ‘hate it’ camps. I find the present-giving a bit arbitrary and weird, but I do think a celebration of love is, well, lovely. Love has inspired many of our greatest works of art and literature, and, whether you choose to

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The Tea Journey: Peppermint Leaf Tea

Welcome back to the Tea Journey and to our second instalment, Peppermint Leaf tea. I think we all have this vague idea that mint tea is good for you in some way, easing digestive complaints, reducing bloating and whatnot. However, my only experience of mint tea was in Morocco where a tiny portion is served

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