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Christmas in the Time of Covid (Part 4)

Save to My Nest Part four of Juliet Bawden’s frugal Christmas decoration series (and we love them all!) There’s nothing like Christmas approaching to bring out the inner creative diva in you. In my quest to decorate frugally I have created kitsch Christmas scenes. I gathered up a variety of novelties, sentimental scraps, cake decorations, …

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To Entertainment and Beyond: The Moral Obligations of Movies

Save to My Nest We’re thrilled to have a new contributor onboard with us – Harriet Metcalfe who is a second year English literature student at Newcastle University. Here’s her take on why studios should fund films that do aim higher than entertainment, and why they are the ones with the moral obligation to do so… The …

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Mushroom Foraging

Save to My Nest The Magpie’s very favourite forager Alex Richards from Island Wild Food gives us her take on looking for late autumn mushrooms… 🍄 Mushroom foraging tips 🍄⁣⁣🍂November is still a pretty good month to get exploring your local woodland or nearby grassland to see what wondrous mushrooms can be discovered. It’s a …

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Christmas in the Time of Covid (part 2)

Save to My Nest  By Juliet Bawden from www.creativecolour.org Today’s novel Christmas decorations are made from re-cycled tomato purée tubes. Yes you did read that correctly. Instructions 1.When you have finished with your tomato purée, using kitchen scissors, cut both the top and the bottom off the tube and cut it down one side and …

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Rite of Passage by Leila Alaoui

Save to My Nest By Juliet Bawden www.creativecolour.org Rite of Passage is a small exhibition and the first major UK retrospective of Leila Alaoui, photographer, video artist and activist.  There are three series within this exhibition – The Moroccans (2010-2014),  Natreen ‘We wait’  (2013) and No Pasara ‘They did not pass” (2008) – together with …

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Halloumi and Lemon Pancakes

Save to My Nest We love these for breakfast or even lunch… Ingredients •             140 g plain flour •             A teaspoon of baking powder •             25 g of white sugar •             A pinch of salt •             130 g of Halloumi cheese •             160 ml of whole milk •             2 yolks •             Zest and juice of …

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