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Prepare for Selfie Envy… Get ‘Up Close and Personal’ with Earth’s Shyest Creatures

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I have this slight obsession with deer. They are my favourite animal. When Christmas and New Year come around, I see them as fair game to indulge my dream of actually being a deer. So you can imagine my delight when someone brought this deer park in Japan to my attention. The deer here are so tame that YOU CAN ACTUALLY HUG THEM AND PET THEM AND TAKE SELFIES WITH THEM. I mean, it is literally the dream. These are probably the best deer selfies ever taken. I have selfie envy. Welcome to the legendary Nara Deer Park in Japan. (more…)

The Story of a Seamstress & Her Family Who Live The Traditional American Homesteading Dream

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About two years ago, not long before this blog was born, I was curled up in bed reading the book to my favourite film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Intrigued by the hooped skirts and corseted dresses, along with the old-style Southern etiquette and chivalry I love so well, I turned to Pinterest for a few more pictures. Little did I know that I would stumble upon this fascinating lady and her family – Atlanta Goodwin, husband Jordan and little ones Marian, Alan and Elsie. (more…)

A Happy Compendium of People Loving Life & Hugging Animals

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So because loads has been written about Woodstock already and because it’s New Year I’m not going to write an article all about Woodstock now. But I do still want to leave you with a totally celebratory article about love and peace and general happiness to ring in the New Year – and hopefully set a precedent for what’s to come! (more…)

The Best Garden Centre In East London Is Also Absolutely Gorgeous

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When I stepped into this garden centre in East London, just down the road from Cambridge Heath Station, it was like a breath of fresh air… literally – all the London smog and bits that fly in the air out on the main road were replaced by air that was cool, clean and sweet-smelling. All of this greenery in a completely unimposing warehouse building on Cambridge Heath Road. Step inside to have a look around!

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FREE LEARNING : The Very Best Places To Learn About Wildlife, Animal Care, Ecology And Conservation In England & Beyond

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Juust to give you a taster of what’s coming up, I’ve found training courses with seal pups in Cornwall, leading horse treks in Madagascar, and whale-watching in Yorkshire. It’s kind of amazing what you can do on a budget. #budgetlearners Enjoy! And let me know which training course you choose!

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Inspiration for Indoor Gardens : How To Transform A Dark, Damp Space Into Interior Paradise

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I’ve just discovered these honestly incredible house plants that not only purify your air, but can also SURVIVE WITHOUT NATURAL LIGHT. I mean, seriously #naturewins.

Oh, and there’s some gorgeous interiors and indoor gardens in here as well to brighten up your day, just because.

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That Time Brigitte Bardot Gave Up Everything To Care For Animals

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Film star, sex icon, and free-spirit of international fame. But what most people don’t know about Brigitte Bardot is that at the height of her fame in the 1970s she shunned the media and gave it all up to pursue her passion as an animal lover and animal rights activist, pouring all her money and energy into founding an animal sanctuary and settling in California, where she still lives to this day.

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Why Granada is the Perfect City to Visit When You’re Penniless

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Okay, so how do I know that this is the perfect trip for people who are penniless? Because if I can do it on the tightest budget ever and in desperate need of a holiday, then you can do it too! (more…)

This Eco-Fashion Model Holds The Key To The Most Beautiful Indoor Garden in New York

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I’m so happy to have read this article by Modern Farmer on the prolific indoor garden of New York dweller Summer Rayne Oakes – writer, model, sustainable clothing- and health food-activist. Here is a sneak peak of Summer Rayne’s enviably green space and you can read more about it here!

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Truly British luxury designer is Ethical Shopping GOLD

First off, Kitty Ferreira is a truly British designer – all her fabrics are sourced in the UK and all her clothes are made here too! (more…)