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  • 1 Oct 2015


    As the season begins to change, and the year’s outer growth cycle comes to an end, the autumn reveals many new possibilities. The festival of Samhain, at the end of October, marks the end of the old year’s cycle and the beginning of the Celtic New Year. Traditionally it is a time to honour our interconnected world, especially the unseen world of spirit; to welcome a time of rest and renewal; and to remember those who have died. Glennie Kindred celebrates the Celtic New Year at Samhain. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015


    We have chosen our top ten island breaks for families – perfect for a last minute holiday during the October half-term. Or use this guide to help you plan your escape for next summer. […] more

  • 17 Sep 2015

    Gather seeds to grow community

    A strong community, just like a healthy tree, starts with solid roots. So, what better way for a community to look back to its roots, and put down fresh ones, than by coming together to grow more trees from seed? 23rd September marks the start of Seed Gathering Season 2015 – a month-long festival organised by The Tree Council, which aims to inspire people to get outside and gather, nurture and germinate tree seeds for the benefit of their neighbourhoods. The trees that are most likely to put down the strongest roots are the ones whose seeds have been gathered from local stock. […] more

  • 16 Sep 2015

    Ten things to love about autumn

    Living in a house without electricity and heating always makes us slightly more ambivalent about the arrival of autumn. This season, which used to be one of my favourites, is now a reminder of the more challenging winter months to come. The nights begin to draw in, and we have to get ourselves organised for bedtime well in advance! The expansiveness and openness of summer, with its long, glorious evenings, is over. It helps me to remind myself just how much there is to love about this wonderful season. Here are ten things to love about autumn. […] more

  • 1 Sep 2015

    Festivals we loved this year

    Looking for inspiration for a great festival to take your family to next year? Here are some of our favourites from 2015. Think sandpits in fields, circus skills, birth workshops and a full sized pirate ship. Festivals are such a great opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and other like-minded families. Here's a guide to planning your fun filled summer in 2016... […] more

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