I love a bit of tech writing and reviewing so it was a pleasure to do some more review work for T3.com. In this piece I highlight the best NAS drives (Network Attached Storage) on the market. These beauties do a lot more than store files like a traditional hard drive – they are a personal cloud service and media server. Take a look here.
In this month’s issue of Somerset Life magazine, which you can read online here, I meet four very different green businesses who are each making a positive environmental impact.
Exeter’s Jenny Cahill lives by an impressive mantra of Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot and is getting continuously closer to a zero waste lifestyle. She’s become affectionately known as a ‘real life womble’ – I interviewed her for Exeter Life magazine recently and found her to be truly inspiring. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the waste you create, Jenny shares lots of advice with me in the feature below.
I love Somerset even though I now live in Devon (which I also love!) so I was delighted to be asked to write the Autumn cover feature for Somerset Life Magazine (read the whole magazine online here for free). In this piece I share my secrets for a perfect Autumn in the county – from walks in the sunshine and fossil hunting to a trip around the solar system…
Every so often I meet someone who floors me. Emily Monk, of Forage and Find Me is one of those people. I met her on a gloriously sunny day on Exmouth beach to find out about her funky eco jewellery, made from foraged materials. I soon discovered we weren’t going to spend the whole afternoon discussing making techniques and environmental impact, rather her mental health and how her new businesses literally saved her, following a suicide attempt. Her story is very poignant, especially for any women who may have suffered from Post Natal Depression. It wasn’t a happy story to tell but it has a strong ending with a bright future and it’s very real. My feature was published in the August Issue of Exeter Living magazine – you can read it below.
Fancy a day out (or several) in Somerset this summer? Then take a look at my 20 Days Out feature, published in the July issue of Somerset Life magazine.
I had my first feature published in Exeter Life last month, where I met an inspirational mother from Exeter who is championing luxe interiors that don’t cost the earth – have a read below. As a side note, I was thrilled to see my photograph of Faye breastfeeding her son while working was used as a whole page – fantastic that Exeter Living are doing their bit to help normalise breastfeeding.
I thought I’d share some of my recent craft features from my ongoing series in Dog’s Monthly Magazine. I hope any pet parents out there feel inspired to get crafty!
I’m currently working on a series of tutorials for Reloved Magazine – The Creative Guide To Upcycling Your Home. The first of these pieces, a tutorial on transforming lacklustre plant pots into little works of art with mosaic, has published in Issue 45.
Regular followers of my blog will know that making makes me happy, so it’s lovely to be working with Reloved. Hopefully I’ll manage to inspire others to get their craft on!
Earlier this year I had the privilege of meeting Angie Dibble of Hare Moon Stained Glass and discovering her bright and beautiful world of stained glass. You can read my feature with Angie, published in Somerset Life magazine here. See more of Angie’s stained glass and find out about her courses and workshops at www.haremoonstainedglass.com