Creative and fun alternatives to plastic – Part 3

#plasticfree #tincans #recycle

If you have tin cans left over from soups or puddings, rather than putting them into the recycle bin, why not try making some gorgeous punched tea light holders?

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Creative and fun alternatives to plastic – Part 2

#plasticfree #toiltetrolls #recycle

This week we found an artistic idea.

The wall art above looks fabulous, right? Would you believe it, it’s made out of cardboard toilet rolls. I think we can all agree it looks brilliant!

The How-To Gal ‘s creative work is something that you can get the whole family involved in making too.

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Creative and fun alternatives to plastic – Part 1

#plasticfree #beeswaxwraps #beeswax

There’s been a lot in the media recently about the damage plastic is doing to our environment. There is a lot of evidence which can’t be denied or ignored anymore., so we thought we would make August our month to find creative and fun plastic alternatives to use around the house.

This week we’ve found this wonderful Good Housekeeping craft project to make and use in the kitchen. Bees wax food wraps. Use these as an alternative to plastic wrap or bags you may currently use to wrap sandwiches and cover left over meals.

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Historia Normannis


#Historia Normannis #normans #skiptoncastle

Yorkshire is full of historical sights and one very famous, superbly preserved medieval castle In Skipton, just a 20-minute drive from Layhead, is holding a medieval day on 17th & 18th August 2019.

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You Can’t BEAT Homemade Strawberry Jam

#strawberryjam #strawberry #homemadejam

We’re are so lucky at Layhead to have the space to grow our own strawberries, which means… homemade strawberry jam!

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Rock On

#loveontherockspoynton

Someone has been busy!

On our rounds at Layhead we came across this gorgeous rock hand painted by one of our guests. Thank you if it’s one of yours and you’re reading this article. Continue reading

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#5 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

#SummerSolstice

The Summer Solstice (or longest day of the year to you and me) takes place this Friday (21st June). This is when summer officially begins – woo hoo!

Here are 5 ways you can celebrate.

1. Plan to travel
Consider spending summer solstice at one of the key destinations where the summer solstice has been celebrated for centuries, or at the site of a solstice festival. Many countries, such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden hold summer festivals in which people dance around a midsummer Maypole and decorate their homes with greenery, flowers, and tree branches.

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