Make a fresh start
By the time March comes around the first signs of new life will have begun to appear outside. A visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair will help you bring a sense of the new season into your home, with fabrics, flowers, furnishings and accessories, all from hand-picked craftspeople. So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
A new pop-up café called Skipchen has opened in Stokes Croft, Bristol, which serves up meals created using surplus food picked out of supermarket skips. Dishes made entirely from ingredients that have been thrown away may not sound particularly appetising, but Sam Joseph, co-director of The Real Junk Food Project, which runs the not-for-profit Skipchen, is […]
Learning how to make your own Christmas cards isn’t as hard as you think, these simple ideas will be sure to impress friends and family this festive season. Many companies sell sets of boxed, blank cards and envelopes for just this purpose, making the job much easier. And, if you don’t think your freehand artistic […]
The National Trust has bought Slepe Heath, a beautiful piece of land in Dorset, which is said to be the inspiration behind Egdon Heath in Thomas Hardy’s novel The Return of the Native. It's no wonder that this atmospheric and slightly desolate spot provided Hardy with inspiration. Myriad shades of brown, yellow and green colour […]
Make a start on your shopping with these suggestions for Christmas gifts for foodies: 1. Stylish natural beech chopping boards with a decorative painted edge. Choose from two colour ranges, neutrals (shown) or soft bluebell, each with three sizes. The painted colour gently graduates between the three sizes from light to dark. The neutral range […]