Easy homemade hand sanitiser recipes

  • We all know how difficult it is to get on hold of a small pot of hand sanitisers these days. Almost every pharmacy I went to displayed a huge sign on their counter, saying” no hand sanitisers in stock, don’t know when they will be back in stock”. I tried to buy it from Ocado, […]

  • Iran in the eyes of a German girl

  • the Grand Bazar in Tehran, Iran

    My name is Helia Kleer and I was born in Germany, but my family is from Iran. Currently, I  live and work in Bournemouth. I have always loved to travel around; that’s why after my graduation I have decided to come to England. But there is no place like home. My heart belongs to my […]

  • Thoughts on independent retail

  • the spirit of independence

    My husband and I have been running Scape Interiors West Ltd in Bournemouth for 11 years. Through all the ups and downs, we have made mistakes and also learned quite a few important lessons from running our own business. I would like to share with you my thoughts over independent retail. 1.  The retail industry […]

  • New chapter for Scape

  • praying frog painting

    Sept and Oct are an extremely busy time of year for us, as we are getting ready to receive stock for the busy Christmas season. It is also a time of change for us, as we are consolidating our two shops into one shop at 5 Westbourne arcade. The reason for the consolidation is because […]


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    The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is the second-largest country in the Caribbean. It’s a place with great history, natural beauty, and diverse culture. It also just happens to be where I grew up!                           The country is known for its hospitality. The people are […]

  • Easy Delicious and Nutritious Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

  • I have recently come across quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)  and its numerous benefits; it would be selfish not to share the many beneficial properties of this healthy ingredient! Hence why it has been a staple in South American cuisine for thousands of years, and a very important crop for the Inca Empire. Furthermore, quinoa has now […]

  • The Beauty of Wood, and Why it Makes the Best Furniture

  • Industrial Style Solid Acacia Wood Dining Table

    For several millennia, wood has been used and fashioned by humans. At first, our kind used wood to defend loved ones and themselves against attacks from other communities. Then, wood’s primary use became producing fire and keeping wild wolves at bay. The first time we used wood as furniture? That’s still an ongoing debate! Some […]

  • Best indoor plants for a greener living

  • Swiss cheese indoor plant

    We had a loft conversion and kitchen extension done during the last 12 months, new carpet fitted, rooms painted…..Due to 5 years of studies back in the uni on biology, I am fully aware of all the toxic agents that could be released into the air through the new carpet, new paint and the building […]