• Reuse Recycle Upcycle Zero Waste

    Candle wax old to new Candles

    Sunday afternoon what a lovely way to spend ones time reusing and recycling left over bits of candle wax. Remove the old wicks and metal holders. Place the wax into a pouring metal pot. Fire up your stove top to a very low heat and watch the wax melt slowly. While that is happening get your candle jars ready by placing new wick and metal holder in each candle jar securing it with glue. If you have wick holders use them to hold the wick if not use two knives side by side to hold the wick. Once the wax is melting you can add essential oils if you have…

  • Having Fun Filling and Changing the way we Shop

    Pumpkins.. the glorious Autumn Fall

    It begins with the chill in the morning air, the light changes in the sky and hints of red, gold and yellow in the leaves of the trees. Autumn Fall is beginning…. the glorious beautiful season… Being thankful and grateful for the bounty of the season we celebrate the occasion with loads of apples, pumpkins, gourds, pears, chestnuts falling from our trees and sprouting from our allotments. What will you be doing with your bounty this season. We have complied a few things to do with your pumpkins and gourds. We love them and have a few traditions we do and we would like to share them with you. Use…

  • Delicious recipes

    Butternut Soup

    Warm spicy butternut soup for those rainy days…. I make this soup with my homemade bread on days when the sun is gone and the rain monkey has brought the clouds to play with. Each time I make the recipe there is a new flavour as each butternut is different coming from different parts of the world. This year Sinead and I planted our own butternut plants – they are currently in the garden with beautiful butternuts waiting for a few more sunny days and then we can harvest them. We are looking forward to tasting our homegrown butternuts. Ingredients 1tbs olive oil 1 x onion 1tsp kosher fine salt…

  • Having Fun Filling and Changing the way we Shop

    Hampstead Norreys Community Shop

    We had a beautiful day at the Hampstead Norreys Community Shop. The weather was lovely with the sun shining, just a little autumn breeze letting us know the seasons are changing. We met so many people who were very keen on changing the way we shop going back to sustainable traditions. Thank you to Lesley and the staff @hampsteadnorreyscommunityshop for helping us. Look forward to seeing you again. Eloise & Sinead x