14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

tips on creating recycled, handmade and sustainable christmas gifts

I love Christmas. There are lots of things I don’t like about it – such as the push to over-consume, the waste of resources, food and materials. But the things that make it special to me – family time, holidays, traditions and memories – all of these bring me great joy. I like the lead…

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Heart Home Nature

Six years ago, I started a little blog called Recycled Interiors, documenting my personal love of all things vintage, upcycled, handmade, homemade and sustainable. It’s taken me in many directions and connected me to many wonderful people. Lots has happened! I completed my qualifications in design, my PhD in Psychology and started writing children’s and…

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The Gift of Hope

It’s been an incredibly long year. At the same time, it’s difficult to believe it’s almost Christmas. Things just don’t seem, well, right. The decorations are up, the presents mostly wrapped, and the turkey ordered. We’re once again allowed to have more than our immediate family in our homes for celebrations. And yet, there’s a…

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How to Make The Best Ever Mango Chutney!

how to make the best ever mango chutney

One of the all-time favourite fruits is the scrumptious mango! When it’s mango season, people line up to fill their baskets with these wonderful fruits. Nothing beats the taste, texture and total experience, of eating a mango – it’s almost a spiritual moment when you cut it open and sit down to enjoy the riches…

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We’re All In This Together

Imagine this if you will – you are under the control of a dictator who oversees your every move. They tell you that you have to live within a tight range of numbers, measured in your blood. You will be tested on these numbers daily, often many times a day. You must not eat until…

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