• Helping from Home - Operation Recuperation - Belmond le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

    Helping from Home – Free Future Holidays for NHS Workers, Operation Recuperation

    This week I interviewed Rachel Sherwood for my Helping from Home series. Rachel set up Operation Recuperation to find free future holiday stays for NHS workers. Operation Recuperation already has over 200 stays pledged for when we are able to travel again. It’s an incredible way to thank our NHS workers and Rachel is doing […]

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    May 4, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • reading nook without bookshelves

    My Cosy Reading Nook without any Bookshelves

    I finally created a little reading nook without any bookshelves and without spending any money! I love books, love reading them, love buying them and perhaps most of all just love admiring them on shelves… or not on shelves, but out in the open. We moved into our house 6 months ago and we still […]

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    May 3, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • my slower daily routine during lockdown

    My Slower Daily Routine during Lockdown – I want to keep!

    A month into the lockdown and I think I have mastered my slower daily routine. Like many of us I feel I have been through all the emotions of an average year in the space of a few weeks. It started with the tears. I cried throughout most of the first week and beyond, unable […]

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    April 28, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • Local Businesses in Matlock still delivering during Lockdown

    Local Businesses in Matlock still delivering during Lockdown

    I recently wrote a post about local restaurants and food shops still open during lockdown and thought I would expand to share local businesses in Matlock (or nearby) that are still delivering. From bookshops to crafts to hardware and more. There are still lots of local businesses open in some form during lockdown. Some have […]

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    April 27, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • best virtual art clubs - Helen tyce

    5 of the Best Virtual Art Clubs

    This week’s guest post is from Helena Tyce sharing the best Virtual Art Clubs to get involved in during Lockdown. Helena Tyce is an artist who runs a studio in Sneinton Market in Nottingham. Helena creates beautiful art herself including hand drawn cards, prints and stationery. Below Helena shares her best virtual art clubs that […]

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    April 27, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • Helping from Home - Local Radio Keeping us Together - Radio Free Matlock

    Helping from Home – Radio Free Matlock Keeping us Together

    Welcome to the first instalment of Helping from Home! Where I interview brilliant people doing brilliant things to help others from their home. There is so much positive stuff happening at the moment amongst the not so positive things. I want to help shine a light on some of these wonderful people and how they […]

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    April 23, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • Self Isolating in the Zimbabwean Bush - Hannah Tranter

    Self Isolating in the Zimbabwean Bush – Guest post

    Guest Blogger Hannah Tranter shares here experiences of self isolating in the Zimbabwean Bush and what life is like living in Hwange National Park.

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    April 21, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • Uplifting Positive Playlists on Spotify to Improve Your Mood

    Uplifting Positive Playlists on Spotify to Improve Your Mood

    I don’t know about you, but it’s positive playlists on Spotify are keeping me going right now! We can find music to go with every mood, tunes for when we’re sad, music for when we’re angry and music for when we are partying the night away. Even if we might just be partying the night […]

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    April 20, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • Trying out the DoubleTree Cookie Recipe

    Trying out the Official DoubleTree Cookie Recipe

    When DoubleTree released their famous Double Tree Cookie recipe last week I was chomping at the bit to try it out. I am literally obsessed with DoubleTree by Hilton Chocolate Chip Cookies. I worked with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels a long while back on my travel blog She Gets Around and was soon addicted to […]

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    April 14, 2020 By jlowthrop
  • How to create a workspace in a tiny home

    How to Create a Home Workspace in a Tiny Home

    Our first guest post from my fab friend Lou Obi-Drake telling you all about how to create a home workspace in a tiny home! Read on to see how Lou and her husband CJ have created a space at home that works for them during this weird time of lockdown at home. Whatever space you […]

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    April 9, 2020 By jlowthrop