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Wild Swimming - The body and head therapy

Wild Swimming - The body and head therapy

The sport and recreation of wild swimming has never been more popular and especially in these uncertain times it seems the lure of the dip in natural waters has found new converts. The latest figures for those taking to the open water is a phenomenal 7.5 million. So what's the appeal? The first thing to mention is the social appeal. Like rambling, rugby clubs or keep ft etc, there's the appeal of meeting like minds for a sport but always from diverse backgrounds and making new friends and socialising is never a bad thing. Wild water swimming and cold water swimming...

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Song Colours - read all about it.

Song Colours - read all about it.

It's funny how a design for a print can grow from something relatively innocent. This one, 'Song Colours' came from listening to an old Bill Nelson track called 'Do You Dream In Colour?'

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The Notebook and the appeal of a personal touch

The Notebook and the appeal of a personal touch

We've been pleasantly surprised at how popular our notebook range has been with both young and mature. So we looked into whether the handwritten word was making a comeback and we were pleasantly surprised. There's no doubt the various virus lockdowns have changed the habits of many and handwriting, doodling, sketching etc is just one of those that have grown in popularity. The sending of a letter to lonely friend or relative is proving to be therapeutic both for sender and recipient. Letter writing has increased and maybe it's that time on our hands that can afford something a little...

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Trend pointers for 2021.

Trend pointers for 2021.

When Pantone announced their trend colours for 2021 it seemed to sum up the direction many interior trends are heading - essentially it's Yellow and Grey. Pantone described the partnership as "Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic" It's not about a simple direction of colour use in itself but more about the combo effect and a move towards less and more minimal, with flashes of bold.   These days there is a definite trend toward seeking out the 'not the everyday' and a focus on finding those autograph accessories that put personality into a...

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Beautifully scented candles from Hobo + Co

Beautifully scented candles from Hobo + Co

A nice story Many moons ago in wildest Lincolnshire I used to babysit for a lovely girl called Rachael. Fast forward to 2020 and our paths crossed again, and we now supply Rachael's wonderful handmade candles from her company - Hobo + Co Candles. They smell AMAZING! We are burning Raspberry + Peppercorn at home, and it is such a pretty scent which fills the whole room and more importantly.....it lasts! You can buy Hobo + Co candles on our website, as well as room sprays and diffusers. Oh yeah....the packaging is fab too, so they make a great gift...

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