Beech's Dark Chocolate Ginger bar

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Happy Chocolate Week! There’s no better time to eat chocolate than now, not that you actually need an excuse to eat chocolate. I like discovering local brands and was happy when Beech’s Fine Chocolates contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their chocolates. Based in Preston, Lancashire, they have been making chocolate since 1920. I try a selection they have sent me for review.*

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Meal Pal map

Using the Meal Pal app

Grabbing lunch on the go can be an arduous task when you forget to meal plan properly or in this case if I’m travelling. Trying to decide what you want quickly and then waiting in the long queue takes time out of what is normally a precious 30 min to an hour for relaxation away from the stresses of the job. When Meal Pal approached me with a no-nonsense approach to getting lunch, I tried it out just before hopping on a long train journey.*

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Beech wood products

Interview with Home of La Juniper

I think that everyone can do little things to help in the world, whether it is people or the environment, or hopefully both, and this is what we aim to do. I wanted a company that, while selling useful, affordable and beautiful stock, also encouraged ethical buying.Eliza B, Owner of Home of La Juniper

Home of La Juniper is an online gift shop selling a range of unique homeware items and gifts. It is not just the products but the story and people behind the products which are important in deciding which traders to work with. Each item is carefully curated with an eco-friendly focus, which I really like.

Here, I interview Eliza, owner of Home of La Juniper.

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Castle MacLellan spread

Castle MacLellan pâtés

I’ve not always been much of a bread eater. My family mainly grew up on cereal for breakfast and rice (now there’s a stereotype!) for the evening meal. It wasn’t until I started dating my current partner that I developed a fondness for bread outside of your thin white slices used in standard sandwiches. Pâté naturally became a brilliant way of consuming proper bread as it is an excellent vessel for it. Here, I will share with you some pate from Castle MacLellan.*

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