I recently wrote a piece for Devon Life on Sidmouth’s Crane & Kind – a destination shop with a difference. Have a read and discover a kinder way of trading.
Clothing with compassion
How amazingly positive is Exeter Life’s cover this month? I’m proud to write for them. This month I have a feature on ethical and sustainable children’s clothes store, The Thrifty Stork, published – please have a read here. Stay safe everyone X
One Mile Bakery
At the end of last year, I was lucky enough to spend a morning at Boudicca Woodland’s micro bakery, One Mile Bakery Exeter, where I discovered the most personable loaf imaginable. This was a commissioned piece for Exeter Life magazine, which you can read here.
WARNING: You’ll want focaccia bread!
Best NAS Drives
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.
Real Life Womble
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.
Somerset Life Cover Feature
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…
Journey of Discovery
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.
SOMERSET LIFE COVER FEATURE
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.
Hanging around in style
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.