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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

I'm delighted to see a strong theme emerging in current posts from bloggers I follow. That is the concept of a slow and simple Christmas. All sorts of thoughtful posts are popping up with considered advice on how to approach the festive season in a quieter, more minimal, or more sustainable way.  This idea speaks to me very personally. I have never been a huge fan of Christmas, and whilst of course I love my family, it's never been a time of year I particularly look forward to. I suppose (and this sounds ridiculous now), I had never considered it...

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Brilliant Blogs - Hearth and Nook

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Brilliant Blogs - Hearth and Nook

Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta.  This month, we're taking a look at Hearth and Nook, a beautiful little blog by Laura Willers. Laura is an interiors and lifestyle writer, blogger and consultant based in East of England, so not too far from WBG Towers. At the heart of Hearth and Nook are the twin ideals of slow living and minimalism. Laura's posts are honest and personal, and we've really enjoyed joining her on a journey in pursuit of a simpler and more authentic...

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The "Latte Levy" - have you considered a reusable cup?

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The "Latte Levy" - have you considered a reusable cup?

 In the news this week, it has been proposed by MPs that a 25p "latte levy" should be applied on single-use coffee cups in a bid to combat waste. They're further proposing a complete ban on the cups by 2023 unless recycling improves.  Having read about this on the BBC and The Guardian, I found some of the figures involved staggering: 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away in the UK each year. Less than 1 in 400 are recycled and it is reported that half a million per day (per DAY!) are littered. I'm amazed our city centres aren't all...

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So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

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So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

When you start your own business, you have a number of goals. These vary wildly for each person of course, but some might include wanting to be your own boss, working in a field you are passionate about, improving your work/life balance (good luck with that last one)... Our main goal was to create a destination lifestyle store, somewhere that were we to stumble across it ourselves, we'd be screaming "take my money" whilst dashing about adding items to our cart like we're on Supermarket Sweep. I feel like we've achieved this goal pretty well.  Pretty high on the list...

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