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Cosy spaces.

Having a cosy space is exhilarating. It’s the fulfilment of every childhood cubby house dream, a daily adventure worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson. Having somewhere that is all yours? A secret hidey hole to run to across the frosty grass while the ocean roars up the valley? It’s a dollop of self-sufficiency that not much…

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Vegan black bean brownies (GF)

  Beans are a vegan’s best friend. High in protein and carbohydrates, they’re low GI and super satisfying. Bean-based brownies have been kicking around for a while, but I’d never experimented with a recipe. Until now. This afternoon the tin of black beans in the cupboard caught my eye. Hey, it seemed to say. It’s brownie time. Give this…

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Milton Faces. Meet Emily Reid.

This week, meet Emily Reid, one of our top local rising talents. She’s a local who appreciates the great sense of community here in Milton, where friendly and supportive souls abound. During the day you’ll catch her at Pilgrims or Tallwood, but when she’s not a crucial part of the local restaurant scene, she’s hunched over…

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Milton Faces. Meet Anna Smith.

There truly is something in the water here in Milton. It’s home to many creative, inspiring people. I’d like to celebrate this by introducing you to some of them, through a new series dubbed ‘Milton Faces.’ This week, meet my first ‘Milton Face’: my incredible sister Anna. She’s a keen athlete, aspiring model and bubbling…

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Amaze balls

Bliss balls are a vegan treat staple. While I was wandering last year I stumbled across a delicious concoction based on dates, nuts and oats that carried me through many adventures: climbing Mt Snowdon, hiking the Pembrokeshire coast path, or even just brightening up a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea. When I came…

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J’adore St. Isidore

  It’s been six months since I moved back to Milton and began a simple living, gardening odyssey. Six whole months! It’s a bit of a shock that we’re suddenly on the cusp of winter. Luckily, Milton is swathed in an Indian summer, at least for a little bit longer. I feel blessed to wake up…

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Define your world

Our worlds can be defined in many ways. Our tax bracket; chosen profession; sexuality; knowledge of pop culture. These external definitions shape us and even dictate how we spend our time and talents. Are we acting like other people our own age? Dressing the same? Are we ‘successful’ enough? Our lives are a complex, constantly…

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Simple living

Life should be simple. We often make it hard by adding more and more external layers to it. Work as a chore, hobbies we begrudgingly keep up for appearances. Cupboards full of clothes we don’t wear and stuff we don’t use. We’re suffocated by layers. We trundle through our days like the Michelin man, ricocheting…

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