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Our Northumberland – Northern Wilds

The apparent ‘wild’ ness of rural places can be (and often is) represented as dangerous, scary and is therefore isolating. In Britain, as human society moves further from the land, a detachment and a fear of wild places grows. There is an antidote to this fear: Northern Wilds A few courageous souls have walked into Read more

Our Northumberland – Tearooms

Take your pick. Every corner of Northumberland has a tearoom with charm and character. Each of the following have something special, be it excellent food, locally sourced produce, superb location or the world’s best hot chocolate. Here are just a few of our favourites: The Copper Kettle – at Bamburgh, full of traditional charm. Wyndenwell Read more

Go paper free this Christmas

Paper Free Christmas Challenge – Wrapping

Christmas Season is upon us and people will be Christmas shopping soon.  With that in mind, we have decided to set ourselves the “Paper Free Christmas Challenge”! I am sure you are already well aware of the vast quantity of wrapping paper that is bundled up on Christmas morning and put straight into the re-cycle Read more

Perfect Winter Warmer

Homemade Ginger Wine

We love homemade gifts and recently one of our lovely friends made us some non-alcoholic ginger wine. The thoughtfulness, time and effort that goes into homemade gifts matters more to us than the end product.  You know that someone has dedicated their time and effort into making something for you, with love and patience as Read more