Make your own coconut lip balm

Pampering yourself for pennies by Tess Schulze The weather has been miserable for the last few weeks; cold, snowy, and rainy. When it gets like this, my lips tend to get really dry and chapped and I won’t leave my home without some kind of lip balm on hand. I can’t stand the stinging feelingContinue reading “Make your own coconut lip balm”

Children’s design competition for the Hilltown Park

UPDATE: See entries and ideas here Deadline 8th of March 2021 Show us how you would transform the Hilltown park into your dream park. For some of you, it may be about building your own special space with big blocks to hang out with your friends, for others it may be a beautiful ice creamContinue reading “Children’s design competition for the Hilltown Park”

Overnight oats – choose your topping!

by Tess Schulze This recipe is super easy and versatile – you can probably make it right now with whatever you have in your kitchen and have breakfast sorted for the week! It takes a few minutes to combine your desired ingredients to make an affordable and healthy breakfast. Oats are an absolute staple inContinue reading “Overnight oats – choose your topping!”

Cheese and garlic scones

by Tess Schulze This recipe never fails to impress anytime I make it. Really, it’s hard to go wrong with fresh garlic and a heap of grated cheese in a bread product! You can also grate in any number of tasty, fresh produce to add an interesting twist. Grated courgette is a gorgeous addition toContinue reading “Cheese and garlic scones”

Wonderful winter trail success and thank you to all involved!

It was a joy to hear the squeals of excitement and see so many local families doing our Wonderful Winter Trail. A joint project between How it Felt and the Maxwell Centre, we want to emphasize how grateful we are to the artists who did an amazing job running the workshops, finishing off the animalsContinue reading “Wonderful winter trail success and thank you to all involved!”

Natural DIY moisturizing hair mask

Pampering yourself for pennies by Tess Schulze Plenty of people’s hair has suffered during lockdown; with salons and barbers shut down, we have all been left to our own devices. As it stands (or falls limp, really), we know there’s a chance of reopening again in a few weeks but many folks are also thinkingContinue reading “Natural DIY moisturizing hair mask”

Rustic Sponge Cake

by Tess Schulze This is one of my favourite recipes because it is delicious, easy, and so versatile! If you’re bored at home or ever find yourself in a pinch and need a quick cake (who’s never had a cake emergency?), this is the perfect recipe. Baking a cake is basically a delicious science experiment.Continue reading “Rustic Sponge Cake”

Pampering Yourself for Pennies: Tea Bath

by Tess Schulze After the year we have all faced, I think we can agree that pampering ourselves should be high on our list of priorities. With Christmas having whizzed past us and the New Year’s relatively uneventful (thank goodness, right?) beginning, we find ourselves with nothing but time and very little money on ourContinue reading “Pampering Yourself for Pennies: Tea Bath”

Gibby’s Italian Mince with home grown green beans

Gibby has been volunteering twice a week for over a year at the Maxwell garden. He always makes us happy with his cheerful self and is ready to get stuck into any job. Another important fact about Gibby, he never says no to cake! We have interviewed Gibby to find out more about his story,Continue reading “Gibby’s Italian Mince with home grown green beans”