Making a smaller-scale Christmas extra-special We’re all getting used to the idea that Christmas this year will look quite different to any that we’ve experienced – and probably to any Christmas celebrations that have taken place over the last 2020 years! Whilst we plan Christmas dinners that may be a little smaller this year, there’s…

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“How can we get what we need this christmas?” …It’s the question on everyone’s mind While many of us turn to shopping online we’d love to encourage you to continue to shop small and shop local where you can. Now more than ever, your local high street needs you! At The Refilling Station, we’re one…

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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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Have you used a shampoo bar? At The Refilling Station, we’ve always sold shampoo and conditioner bars from brands such as Friendly Soap and Alter/Native and these bars are pretty good value and as a result, we have sold loads! Some of those who have tried shampoo bars either love them or hate them. Those…

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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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YRO Bottle

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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