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  • 16 Nov 2014

    A natural advent calendar

    Advent calendars are such a delight for children. Opening the little windows to discover a new picture inside is always exciting, and the prospect of doing so each day until Christmas builds up to the big event in a magical way. However, so many advent calendars now feature children's television characters that it can feel like a big advertising ploy. Or you might resent the prevalence of chocolate calendars, with children scoffing cheap sugary rubbish before breakfast! […] more

  • 10 Nov 2014

    New Issue Out This Week!

    Playfulness is our theme this month. Our latest edition has just been published and inside there are plenty of ideas for rich playtimes! We explore how to use play to strengthen relationships and discover how to regain a sense of fun as an adult. As it's our festive edition we also have some fab ideas for festive gifts, some great crafts and an advent calendar that allows you to give back as a family. Other features include the best recipes for vegetarian entertaining, how to build an amazing underground den, commitments to make to yourself to make you a better parent and using flower essences to heal emotional difficulties at home. […] more

  • 10 Nov 2014

    Buy Nothing Day

    When Adbusters set up Buy Nothing Day in the 90’s, they sensibly set it during the month of November – just when the rampant consumerism that leads us up to Christmas begins. Here are our top ten ways to increase your enjoyment of life and reduce your consumerism at home. […] more

  • 9 Sep 2014

    Latest issue about simple living

    Our latest edition has a focus on simplicity. We have researched tiny homes, read plenty of simplicity blogs and rediscover books on the art of the simple life to bring you this edition packed with ideas and inspiration for how you can change your life. […] more

  • 9 Sep 2014

    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

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