How to make DIY raised beds for gardening
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, Wood

DIY raised beds for planting vegetables

I’ve recently become obsessed by gardening… At first, this came as a bit of a surprise. Whilst I’ve always loved cooking and baking (I love turning a bunch of boring ingredients into something delicious), gardening was never something I’ve been interested in. My parents didn’t really garden either – perhaps because my childhood garden was too shady and small. However, despite the lack of green fingers in my immediate family, my grandparents had fruit and veg plots that were always bursting with…

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Turmeric Matcha Latte Recipe
in Drinks, Recipe

Turmeric matcha latte recipe

Okay, move aside frappes, macchiatos, frappuccinos and mochas… there’s a new drinks trend in town: the turmeric matcha latte! Yep, you read that right. Turmeric is no longer confined to the spice rack, only to be used for your weekend curry – it’s fast becoming a standout ingredient in itself, with a versatile range of uses. Couple this with the ever-growing popularity of matcha tea, and you’ve got one seriously good drink to enjoy. Now, I’m not normally one for…

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A weekend in Loch Lomond
in Life, Travel

A weekend in Loch Lomond (video)

A few weeks ago, I spent a long weekend on the shores of the beautiful Loch Lomond in Scotland. It was incredible! I’ve been to Scotland a few times before, but I’ve mostly stuck to the big cities – so it was a really nice change to explore the countryside and little villages scattered along the way. I went there with a bunch of old school friends of mine. We try and go on a weekend break together every year…

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DIY leather bound notebook | The Crafty Gentleman
in DIY + Crafts, Leather

How to make a DIY leather bound notebook

What is more timeless and classic than a leather-bound journal?! Perfect for business, as a gift or even just as a scribble pad to keep at home, they’re a really useful way to organise your life in true gentlemanly style! In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a pocket-sized leather-bound journal, complete with decorative inner lining to personalise it to your own tastes. I made this journal for about £6, including the leather and the awl (which…

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DIY gift toppers for men | The Crafty Gentleman
in Christmas, DIY + Crafts, Paper

Dapper DIY gift toppers: 3 ways

Hey guys! I just wanted to share with you a guest post that I wrote for the Trimcraft blog recently. In it, I share how to make 3 different styles of paper craft gift toppers: a bow tie, a neck tie and an origami star. Any one of them would be perfect for adding a final flourish to your gifts (and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the timing is perfect!). See more and read the tutorials over on…

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