More and more households in the U.S. are involved in gardening, according to the National Gardening Association's most recent statistics as reported in Garden to Table: A 5-Year Look at Food Gardening in America. Many are becoming rather creative as to where they do their gardening too, for example, even among Manhattan real estate where most have a little yard to speak of, container gardening is popular on outdoor patios. Here are top 10 gardening hacks to help you to save time 1. ... Read More about 10 Gardening Hacks that Will Save You Time
August is another amazing month, where you can find plenty of wild food, herbs and mushrooms to forage for. If you are new to foraging, you'll be pleasantly surprised, that you can pick fruits that you'll readily recognise from your local fruit market, such as blackberries, plums, cherries or apples. What's in season in August often overlaps with July and September, so make sure you check out my foraging resources for these months too. So, next time when you go for a summer walk in the ... Read More about Foraging in August – Guide to wild food & recipes
Whether for business or pleasure, more of us will be travelling internationally this summer. But with so many things to see and do when you get to your destination, the basics of health and safety can often be neglected. Being ill can easily spoil your travel arrangements and it's not much fun watching everyone from your hotel bed or balcony, whilst they are having fun and enjoying themselves. Being ill have also cost implications, not only that you might not see much from your planned ... Read More about 10 practical tips on staying healthy when travelling
I’ve always love travelling and enjoy learning about new places, history and exploring the countryside. But, since I started my self-employment journey about 10 years ago, we initially didn’t go on holiday and did a lot of ‘staycations’ and day trips instead. This was not only because I wanted to watch my outgoings, but as a new small business owner I was pretty much scared leaving the house in case I missed any business opportunity or a phone call! I have to say, I’m getting much better ... Read More about 14 simple ways to save money when travelling & budgeting tips for your holidays
I love foraging for wild food and whilst most of the plants and herbs are for immediate use or cooking, there is not much you can use to bake with. That was until I discovered that you can make flour from acorns, sweet chestnuts and other nuts you find in the wild. Why forage for acorns? One thing to bear in mind, before you start foraging for acorns, that it’s not advisable to eat them raw. They need to be processed before they are safe to eat. If you do try to eat them as they are ... Read More about Foraging for acorns – Preparing Acorns & Recipe Ideas
Once in awhile, I like to review our financial position and see what changes we might need to make. It's also a good time to talk about money and how to make sure we are ready for any emergency eventualities. So, today I'd like to encourage you to really think about an emergency money fund, if you don't have one. Many people wonder whether or not they need an emergency money fund. How do you establish an emergency fund? How much money should be in an emergency fund? Here are some ideas and ... Read More about Do You Really Need an Emergency Money Fund?