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The Health Benefits of my Trip to Naples

3 weeks ago

How I worked from Naples for a month

how I work while travelling digital nomad

1 month ago

How to know when you need to begin living more intentionally

how to know when you need to start living more intentionally slow living

1 month ago

Travelling solo in my Fifties

travelling solo to Naples, Italy in my fifties

2 months ago

My travel filming kit

2 months ago

How to pick sprays of autumn leaves for decoration

how to make autumn leaves last in an arrangement.

5 months ago

How to transform the way you plan out your time

free four part planning course to plan your year 2023

1 year ago

Make a fuss free table setting

making a sustainable seasonal festive table setting for Christmas

1 year ago

Collecting acorns at Loch Lomond

a walk to Loch Lomond to collect acorns for natural dyeing

1 year ago

Visible mending on a knitted jumper

creative visible mending of jumper, wool darning, sustainable fashion

1 year ago

The joy of a sitooterie

Making an outdoor space for working during the winter sitooterie

1 year ago

A revolt against capitalism

Running an anti capitalist business in a period of degrowth

1 year ago

Can a sense of belonging save the world?

A Seasonal Way course How a sense of belonging and empowerment can connect people to the natural world

1 year ago

Blackcurrant and miso ice cream

blackcurrant and miso ice cream recipe

1 year ago

On being social - Instagram changes and virtual coffee breaks

Instagram changes 2022 and the way that social media has shaped my life

1 year ago

Making time (or swapping it)

time management and creating a slower life

1 year ago

Pickled garlic scape recipe

recipe for pickled garlic scape

1 year ago

Late bloomers: lessons from nature

being a late bloomer in life

1 year ago

Bracken folklore and history

History and folklore of bracken

1 year ago

Buttercups as cut flowers

Using buttercups as cut flowers

1 year ago

A new definition of wealth

a new definition of wealth Charles Eisenstein

1 year ago

House Martins

nature notes on house martins

1 year ago

The Hawthorn Tree - Magic and Ritual

hawthorn tree celebrations Neo paganism Beltane

2 years ago

Getting back to making clothes

starting to making your own clothes, freehand machine embroidery

2 years ago

The joy of snail mail and how to send more letters

sending proper letters slow mail

2 years ago

Rainy days in December

2 years ago

Alignment and making things easy

how to create aligned brand values for a small business

2 years ago

What is your idea of a simple Christmas?

2 years ago

Gaps and Fire Breaks - simple tips for when life is too busy

how to reduce overwhelm

2 years ago

Five good things I've learned from having a chronic auto immune disease

living with a chronic illness Addisons disease

2 years ago

Baby chicks

baby chicks in Snapdragon's garden

2 years ago

Forcing spring branches

How to force spring branches

3 years ago

How shrinking my business increased my income.

The minimal viable number of customers, slow business

3 years ago

Bowl of Paperwhite Narcissi

planting up a bowl of bulbs

3 years ago

How to practice gratitude

simple ways to practice gratitude

3 years ago

Introducing a pay what you can option for Studio Club membership

disruptive business models

3 years ago

Visible mending with Flora Collingwood-Norris

visible mending with Flora Collingwood Norris, decorative Manding

3 years ago

Interview: The Bright Blooms

Interview with The Bright Blooms sustainable making

3 years ago

A note on wild swimming

Kat Goldin on wild swimming in Scotland

3 years ago

The history of Scotland's kelp industry

3 years ago

Where selkies swim: meet Alison Moore

Alison Moore on sea swimming in Orkney

3 years ago

How to make cut flowers last

how to make garden flowers last in the vase. Get longer vase life from flowers

3 years ago

Ideas for greening when you need to stay indoors

how does being in nature help with chronic illness. Tips for chronic health problems Addisons disease

4 years ago

It's not about the bread

slow down simple living and making sourdough bread

4 years ago

Seeing yourself

seeing yourself through other eyes and friendship

4 years ago

Create your magical life a little bit at a time

How to plan your year and find time for the things you love.

4 years ago

Natural gift wrap - autumn leaves

4 years ago

Five ways to step back from overwhelm

5 ways to get over overwhelm

4 years ago

Perfectionism and making do

how to get over perfectionism

4 years ago

In search of the simple life

looking for the simple life

4 years ago

How to force small spring bulbs indoors

growing flowering bulbs indoors spring snowdrops crocus

5 years ago

Indoor bulbs - the cheats version

growing hyacinth bulbs inside

5 years ago

Overwhelm and the fruit harvest

how to deal with overwhelm in your business - my 3 techniques for helping with small business overwhelm

5 years ago

Foraging for flowers

foraging for wild flowers and making arrangements from grass

5 years ago

The windowsill flower arrangement - white

tips for arranging flowers in bottles

5 years ago

A walk by Loch Lomond

walking loch lomond national park, Scotland

5 years ago

How to keep a tidy house (sort of)

how to have a calm house when you are a messy person

5 years ago

Just a little posy of flowers . .

making tiny flower arrangements for bedside tables, weddings and guest bedrooms.

5 years ago

The accidental foraging expert (my tv appearance)

recipe for foraged nettle risotto

5 years ago

Peak Yellow - seasonal musings

yellow is the colour of spring.

5 years ago

3 ideas for getting into the flow

3 ways to increase the flow in your life

6 years ago

Seasonal living - why I left my great job because I didn't see Spring.

why Snapdragon is all about seasonal living

6 years ago

Aiming for analogue - switching off my phone

phone addiction and how to stop it.

6 years ago

Where we are - Loch Lomond National Park

Have you ever wondered where Snapdragon is based? Read my blog post . . .

6 years ago

Romantic table flowers

flower arranement for wedding tables

9 years ago

The nature table windowsill.

nature tables, flower arranging on a budget, arranging garden flowers

10 years ago

My top 5 spring flowers for cutting

spring flowers cut flower tips

10 years ago

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