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29/08/2019
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Time To Breathe: September Home Organisation

Phew the summer holidays are over. As you look back fondly on the wonderful memories you’ve made with the family, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you get back on track with your routine and also prepare for some exciting September organisation. It’s also time to prepare for a change of season as the Autumn Equinox is on its way. As we transition into Autumn, nothing says hygge quite like big knitted throws, jumpers and big mugs of indulgent hot chocolate in front of a crackling log fire.... Read More

23/08/2019
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How To Prepare For The Autumn Equinox

Here at The Basket Company, we are preparing for the arrival of the majestic Autumn Equinox, which takes place on 23rd of September 2019. We can’t wait to dig out our wellies for fresh, crisp walks across blankets of gold and auburn tones and snuggling deep into the sofa, with a soft cotton blanket and a good book on rainy days. We bet you didn’t know this… The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the day of an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal... Read More

15/08/2019
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Bohemian Décor Ideas For Your Home

The innovative bohemian décor trend is filling our homes with authenticity, bringing the rooms to life with character and seamless blends of vintage taste. The beauty of bohemian décor is that it doesn’t have to be styled a specific way and in fact, the more sporadic the layout is, the better! Which would you choose? Could it be “driftwood boho” for a light, coastal bohemian feel. Perhaps your favourite is “gypsy boho” filled with an abundance of materials, silks and rugs cascading with colours and patterns. Why not transform your... Read More

29/07/2019
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The August Edition

“Fashion changes, but style endures” – Coco Chanel. It’s time for some new fresh ideas for your home. Including style, trends, texture, colours and all things your home needs this August. Treat your home as an escape from daily life. Your home is your safe haven and once you’re inside your space of tranquillity, gently shut the door to everything outside, enjoy the aromatic notes of a subtly scented reed diffuser and admire your peaceful sanctuary. It should be tailored to your personality and your traits, so what better place... Read More

28/06/2019
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5 Easy Ways To Go Plastic-Free This July

Plastic. The vital and revolutionary invention that has played a huge part in our lives for decades. We are surrounded by plastic. From plastic bottles to our hand-held mobile devices and materials used in hospitals, the convenience of plastic has adopted our general way of life in a positive way. However, it’s what happens to plastic afterwards that’s causing an increasing direct effect on marine life, our land and ourselves. Some information about plastic you should be aware of Plastic is made to last forever and according to “Plastic Pollution... Read More

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

01/05/2019
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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

12/04/2019
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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

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

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