03/06/2019
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What To Pack For The Perfect Picnic

It’s June and the month of our favourite National week – National Picnic Week. Dining al fresco on a soft blanket, savouring yummy treats and enjoying the light music of a song bird nearby, is simply the best way to spend summer. Of course, you’ll need to plan it to ensure you get the most out of this lovely summer activity and sometimes it can be a challenge to know what to pack (That’s where we can help you) When it comes to packing your picnic, you will need to... Read More

25/04/2019
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The Importance Of Gardening: For Health & Well Being

It’s May, and the month of Britain’s prestigious “Chelsea Flower Show”. A Bit About The Chelsea Flower Show The Chelsea Flower show, previously known as “The Great Spring Show” began in 1862 at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) in Kensington and it is a favourite pastime in British social society. Every summer you can expect to wander through 11 acres of innovative landscape garden designs flourishing with colour and creativity. It is attended by approximately 157,000 members each year, some of which include members of the British Royal Family. Some... Read More

10/04/2019
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Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding

We have a very special Easter treat for you all. This month we bring you a classic English recipe with a delicious Easter twist, a hot cross bun Bread and Butter pudding. This warming dessert recipe serves 4 – 6 people and it is the perfect pudding to compliment your classic English Sunday roast dinner (especially if you add some cream or ice cream to go with it, yum!) Typically, in a regular Bread & Butter pudding you would use “day-old” bread as slightly stale it holds together better however... Read More

03/04/2019
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Storage for your “joy-sparking” items

If you are inspired by Marie Kondo and our recent blog “The 6 basic rules for tidying up – The KonMari Way” you are in the right place for to help you with the last rule of tidying, which is finding storage for your “joy-sparking” items.  Once you have sorted everything category by category and you have decided which items “spark joy” the next step is to keep everything you want to keep neat and tidy so you know where to find everything next time (and that’s where we can... Read More

25/03/2019
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Easter Adventures For The Family

The lead up to Easter is such an exciting time for children and with the school holidays approaching, it’s now time to decide what activities to do this year. It also means bank holiday for you, hooray! Which means that you also get a little break as well and the opportunity to create some precious memories with your family. We have gathered some of our favourite, unique and exciting Easter adventures for you to enjoy this year. From unique treasure hunts to Easter trails, there’s so much to do, just... Read More

19/03/2019
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A “Garden Buffet” To Feed The Pollinators

Pollinators visit flowers and harvest the pollen and nectar, transferring them from plant to plant and fertilising them. This plays a vital role in the reproduction of flowers and agriculture. This includes everyday foods such as fruit, nuts, beans and coffee (yes, your coffee) Let’s talk about the pollinators According to “Friends of the earth” the pollinators need 3 things to thrive – food, shelter and water (just like us humans!) “Bees forage from flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. The nectar contains the sugar they need for... Read More

03/03/2019
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6 Basic Rules Of Tidying – The KonMari Way

We are huge fans of Marie Kondo here at The Basket Company. We love her spirit, her optimism and of course her life-changing tidying up methods. If you have watched her show on Netflix, you will know that she has 6 basic rules of tidying and how to bid farewell to items (in a way that doesn’t make you feel guilty and makes tidying up enjoyable) 6 basic rules of tidying Tidying the “KonMari” way will give you a fresh perspective and you will experience uplifting changes. Here are the... Read More

27/02/2019
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Wicker baskets: 2019’s Biggest Interior Accessory

Who would’ve thought that wicker baskets would be 2019’s biggest interior accessory? And the question is why? We have the answer for that. It’s because wicker baskets are a durable, sustainable and stylish way to maximise space and minimise clutter in your home. Wicker baskets completely transform your home, enhancing elegance and adorn interior space as opposed to simple plain plastic storage. (It Seems We’re Not The Only Ones Who Are Basket Mad!) The best thing about wicker baskets is their versatility. They come in different materials which suit various... Read More

25/02/2019
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What’s growing in Catherine’s English Garden: Pink Sedum

We are counting down the days here at The Basket Company until the Spring Equinox arrives and our director, Catherine, has taken full advantage of the fresh air and the sunshine by planting in her beautiful English garden. Gardening is a favourite pastime in Catherine’s family and her Auntie Rosemary, who also has a beautiful garden, gave her this lovely Pink Sedum as it’ll fit in with the colour scheme of pinks, blues, violets and whites. Plus, it also feeds the pollinators! In our latest YouTube video, “Catherine’s English Garden... Read More

21/02/2019
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Spring-Cleaning: Home, Life and Mind

The arrival of Spring means that we can finally welcome back warm sunshine and a medley of perfumed flowers in our gardens, enriching them with life and colour. There’s nothing better than cracking open the windows after a long, cold winter allowing light and fresh air stream into our homes. This is also a great opportunity to de-clutter menial tasks in our life (and our minds too) We are here to help you adopt fresh optimism this Spring. It’s time to rid your home of clutter and embrace a positive... Read More