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The Refilling Station Contribution Back in November, Kirsty mentioned that we were taking part in the Chapel Allerton Spaces Living Advent Calendar, where a new advent window is revealed each day of December up until Christmas Day. I love using light and colour to create spaces which welcome people in, so when Kirsty asked if…

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An emotional round-off! I feel pretty emotional writing this right now…it really doesn’t take much! I am so proud of how we’ve done over the last year, both mentally and physically in the face of this awful pandemic. We’ve adapted constantly in the face of the uncertain, privileged to be able to trade all the…

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Rad Union – A fab way to move that weight! We’re seeing a lot of support for local shopping over the last year and especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. I believe that customers have realised how much they value their local high street and its contribution to the community and also to…

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From Pumpkins to Crackers If you fancy making your own Christmas Crackers this year look no further! We these craft kits in stock now and they’re supplied to us by another small independent business. They’re £5.99 each and all you need to do is add a gift or an edible treat if you choose to.…

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The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail Remember the ‘Rainbow Trail’ that did the rounds in spring and summer? It was a simple way of making children (and adults) feel connected with each other by drawing, painting or making a rainbow and displaying it at their house or in their window for other children to find on…

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Autumn is on its way… It’s time to swap delicate berries and juicy stone fruits for robust squashes and dark greens. It’s a time to embrace soups curries, indulgent cheeses and rich chutneys. It’s also a time to start thinking about boosting our immune systems to help ward off those nasty coughs and colds. Introduce…

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Have You Noticed There Is A Little More Colour In Chapel Allerton Then Usual? We’re giving a little space this month to a guest writer, Sarah from CA Spaces. The following piece is a guest blog from Sarah at CA Spaces. We donated to the crowdfunder platform last year and our media box is the…

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Sourdough lungs! A few weeks into lockdown when flour was hard to come to by were concerned by all of the flour dust that we were breathing in. At that time, a long-standing customer of ours, Catherine, was making scrubs for the NHS. We asked her if she would make us a few face coverings…

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Healthier than Olive Oil Rapeseed oil contains much more omega 3 than olive oil…actually 11 times! It’s also a amazing source of omega 6 and 9 too! The oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and is a good source of vitamin E. Cooking and eating Because rapeseed oil has a high smoking…

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