Anyone who has followed me on Instagram for a while knows I'm a little bit fanatical about supporting small and local businesses where I can.For me, shopping with small businesses is about putting some real thought into gifts and supporting the economy while helping small businesses - usually run by just one person - grow. … Continue reading Keep it local this Christmas
About a month ago I excitedly received my first bloggers event invitation courtesy of Kate at Happy and Glorious in Ashford. I hadn't heard of the shop before as it's been a couple of years since I visited Ashford last but was excited to hear about their event #blogashford which they were running for the second time. … Continue reading #blogAshford – building a community through independent retailers
In 2013, Deal High Street won The Telegraph's "High Street of the Year" award due to its independent shops and community feel. “Deal is,” the judges said, “a very good example to other struggling high streets of how an engaged local community, with support from local and national government, can match enthusiasm for their high … Continue reading Deal High Street: my pick of the best
When I was younger and visited Deal market I don't remember it being anything to write home (or write a blog) about. In fact all I remember is a meat wagon and a guy yelling about 400 sausages for a fiver... However, in recent years Deal market has slowly but surely become my favourite destination … Continue reading Deal market: shop local!