Messy Gardening is Brilliant for Wellness – Go Wabi-Sabi!

“The new study of neuro-conservation from Dr Wallace J. Nichols, an evolutionary ecologist and research associate at the California Academy of Sciences, says being in nature and around water shifts our brain towards hope and compassion, and away from stress and anger” (The Garden Media Garden Trends Report for 2018) It’s official – being outdoors […]

How to Enjoy Alfresco Fun When the Weather’s Rubbish

Well, what a summer it has been so far. We had a heatwave of monster proportions in June, then it started raining… and in much of the UK it has kept on raining more or less ever since. If you’ve been looking forward to a season of alfresco fun but the unusually soggy weather has […]

Quirky Traditional Cooking Methods Around the World

In Britain the kitchen sits at the heart of the home, a place where families and friends gather together. In recent years we’ve started taking our love of good food and entertainment outdoors, thanks to the fast-growing availability of fun stuff like in time to the old days, when life was simpler. We go alfresco […]