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A slow living blog filled with inspirational stories, interviews & resources to help you live a more sustainable and meaningful life.

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How Life Is A Game Of Connecting The Dots

Vanessa Simpson is a photographer living in rural Somerset. Slowly building her photography business and looking back at the path that lead to where she finds herself today, she realises how the thread of her life’s encounters and events remind her of the game of connecting the dots.

Vanessa Simpson on a sofa - the connections we make in life
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Meet Carla From Naked Clay Ceramics

Carla is a ceramicist and creates her signature simple, minimalist style porcelain and stoneware pieces from her studio in Bedford. After a career in Environmental services, she went back to University to get her Art degree and started her business Naked Clay Ceramics.

two hands holding 3 minimalist style ceramic mugs
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A Spring Guide To Hygge

People often associate hygge with cosy blankets, candles and crackling fires in Autumn and Winter, but hygge is really about celebrating the beauty of all of the seasons. Bex Massey shares some tips how to experience hygge in Spring...

two hands holding a spring wreath with twigs, flowers and eggs - a spring guide to hygge
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Meet Ness from Runaround Retro

Ness runs her brands Runaround Retro and Vanessa Rose Accessories from her rural farm in the Somerset countryside. Her vintage children’s and women’s accessories are inspired by the 1960’s, a period that depicts a great sense of family values and the simpler things in life to her.

vintage accessories by runaround retro
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Island living – Ella Mclachlan

Ella Mclachlan is the founder of Phoenix & Providence, an Isles of Scilly based skincare and wellbeing company. The products are made with seaweed foraged by hand by Ella, and are designed to infuse a sense of calm and...