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Pull Your Socks Up

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Pull Your Socks Up

Socks just aren’t what they used to be - for so many reasons! When I was at school, you NEVER wore white socks with black shoes (unlike our parent’s youth) or you would leave yourself open to being ridiculed by your peers! Plus - it was NOT done to have your socks pulled up. They were kept rumpled down as far as possible! Nowadays my children not only wear white socks - but they wear them pulled up too! Socks nowadays are not just something to keep your feet warm. They are a statement in themselves. For example, Canadian prime...

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Meet The Maker - Dartmoor Skincare

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Meet The Maker - Dartmoor Skincare

Having taken the leap to launch her own range of beauty products, Dartmoor Skincare, Tara Leader creates award winning beautifully natural products that are made in the heart of Devon and one of the most popular ranges to sell at Insideout. Tell me a bit about your life before Dartmoor Skincare? Before Dartmoor Skincare I was working as a self employed beauty therapist on Dartmoor, something which I still do part time. After finishing a degree at Plymouth University in Psychology I trained as a Reflexologist and later as a beauty therapist where I developed a passion for skincare. What is Dartmoor...

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Any Excuse To Talk About Dogs!

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Any Excuse To Talk About Dogs!

Did you know its National Dog Day tomorrow? It’s a day made to raise awareness about the number of dogs that are currently in rescue centres and to encourage the adoption of these animals. As you are probably aware, the ‘puppy pandemic’ issue has been widely discussed. With more time at home there was a rush to get a puppy which not only drove prices sky-high, but also resulted in websites like Pets4Homes being flooded with ads for re-homing young dogs that ‘weren't a good fit’. If you, like us, you had a dog at home already then life in...

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Lockdown Gardeners & Allotments - the trend that's here to stay

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Lockdown Gardeners & Allotments - the trend that's here to stay

Today marks the start of National Allotments Week when we celebrate those little patches of given green that bring people together and unite them through their shared love of low-cost, healthy fresh fruit and vegetables, physical exercise and social interaction. Once upon a time allotments had faded in popularity. But the COVID-19 pandemic saw their desirability soar as people sought a new way of life - and a better way of living. For example, Suttons, the long-established supplier of seeds, bulbs, and other horticultural products, released its figures of seed sales during lockdown one, reporting that they saw growth of...

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Job Available For A Young Potter At Habulous

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Job Available For A Young Potter At Habulous

The last few years have seen my pottery business Habulous grow substantially and many of you will have seen the expansion I have made to my studio too. Well, I’m now delighted that I have secured funding from the Government’s new Kickstart initiative to bring a new person into the business to work with me. The scheme, launched in 2020, provides £2 billion funding for six-month work placements for young people – paying them the national minimum wage for 25 hours per week. It allows youngsters ordinarily reliant on Universal Credit to gain valuable work experience in the hope of...

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