A nice mention in The Simple Things Magazine
Halloween is over and bonfire night is nearly upon us! An enormous pile of scrap wood is heaped in our local village field ready to burn and delight when it gets dark. November has arrived and with that in mind we’re thrilled to be featured in the November Issue of The Simple Things magazine. This is a magazine with a difference – a focus on wellbeing and ‘taking the time to live well’ – you don’t finish the magazine desperate to go out and spend money, you finish having learnt new information on a variety of subjects such as foraging, passion and creativity and feeling empowered to live the life you want.
We feature in the Think | Ideas section of the magazine in a article called ‘A New Lease of Life’ which investigates what to do with products at the end of their (often very) limited lifespan. We came across the frustration of planned obsolescence (products deliberately designed to have an artificially short lifespan) last year when our 2 year old washing machine broke and it made no financial sense to fix it. Instead we replaced it with a new machine but with the guilt of sending a huge white box to landfill. To lessen the guilt we set about with a sledge hammer reducing it to a beautiful shiny drum and our rust-proof fire pit was created (as per the below photo) – tah dah!
So, before throwing items onto the bonfire (or worse landfill) perhaps first consider if it has the possibility of a second life. You never know, you might just surprise yourself!
Whatever you’re up to this month enjoy the crisp air and the crunch of the leaves on the ground and if this article inspires you to have a go at repurposing something in your home then we’d love to hear about it!