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Drinking a latté from a handmade cup and reading a book

Conversations: How can we slow down in a fast paced world?

Do you feel like slowing down is a luxury that you just don’t have time for? I did. A few years ago I had all the signs that I needed to slow down, I kept telling myself it’s normal to feel run down. Life is busy –...
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Pouring tea into a handmade cup

Ten habits to simplify your life and make time for what matters

Do you ever have a feeling of overwhelm from doing too much, having demands, distractions and notifications? Simplifying your life is about letting go of things that drain you to have time for the things that make you more content. If...
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Lise Walsh decorating her tea cake with vanilla cream icing and cherry syrup on her Winterwares handmade cake stand

Conversations with Lise Walsh on finding your happy place

Lise Walsh is a self-taught cook and entrepreneur who creates the delicious, wholesome meals for my workshops. I love her fresh, seasonal, local approach to food. Lise describes cooking as her happy place. “It’s a mixture of so many...
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4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

To stop doing things that don’t matter seems like an obvious one, but in actual fact, it’s not. What you think you prioritise and what you actually prioritise are two different things. Most of us have common priorities on the list,...
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The importance of recharging in nature with Wild Goose Camping

The importance of recharging in nature with Wild Goose Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature and benefit from the perspective and feeling of wellbeing that spending time outdoors can bring. Chloe Sparkes and Clint Collins know this all too well, they’re the...
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Gift wrapping with fabric – using the Japanese Furoshiki technique

Gift wrapping with fabric – using the Japanese Furoshiki technique

There is so much joy in gift giving. When I have the time to really think about what a friend will love, I so enjoy choosing them a thoughtful gift and lovingly wrapping it. Giving a beautifully wrapped present to someone...
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Winterwares chai latté

How to brew the perfect chai

One of my favourite ways to slow the morning is to have as few plans as possible. To spend the time brewing chai and enjoying it with no place to be but home. I'm an introvert at heart and I really like quiet times in solitude, baking,...
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Lessons on living well, inspired by the Danish concept of hygge.

Lessons on living well, inspired by the Danish concept of hygge.

Chances are you’ve heard of hygge (pronounced hue-gah) – the Danish art of living well. Woven into the fabric of daily life in Denmark, hygge is a way of being that gives you a feeling of comfort and connection. 
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Ten tips for creating a calm space

Ten tips for creating a calm space

People often describe Winterwares as a tranquil place; one they want to linger in and stay for a cup of tea. Creating a relaxing and beautiful space is easy; it only takes a few intentional adjustments to completely transform how you feel..,
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