Here is a heart warming, not too sugary, and really yummy recipe for the Mulled Wine season to come! 100% sure to be a hit :-)
1. Peel large sections of peel from your clementines, lemons and lime.
2. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium hear, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine's juice.
3. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, halved vanilla pod and about 30 to 35 gratings of nutmeg.
4. Stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar and let it simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine. Bring it then to the boil.
5. Bring to the boil and keep it on for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you've got a beautiful thichk syrup.
6. When your syrup is ready turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine.
7. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes ladle it into glasses and serve. You can leave your mulled wine warming up gently on a really low heat so the flavour have time to mingle with the wine and serve as and when needed.
Tip: A key step is to get the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine, thus the syrup stage!
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The benefits of physical exercise on mental and physical health are well known, but what about creative exercise? Multiple studies have shown that putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) can help us be, in the words of Radiohead, fitter, happier, more productive…
Not ready to start hanging out with the ghosts and ghouls just yet? Don’t worry, researchers have discovered some devilishly easy ways to extend your lifespan. (The photo is a clue...)
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For generations who have grown up with more or less disposable everything, the thought of moving to a ‘no waste’, or even ‘low waste’ regime might sound daunting. But fret not. You can drastically reduce the amount that you throw away with some relatively pain-free lifestyle tweaks. And it could save you a lot of money too.
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We have had an interesting month and a lot of positive coverage! HOURAY!
1. We went on the JoJo Fraser Podcast.
It was a great experience and we had a great time with her (@jojofrasermojo). She is an award winning author, podcaster and keynote speaker, dubbed as 'the Queen of positivity and a kindness advocate. We talked a lot about sustainable living and changes required in our society... We nearly forgot to speak about the laptop stand... Please excuse the singing! :-)
Fancy knowing us a little more?
Have a listen: Episode 64 - Sustainable Living with Entrepreneurs Céline and Zeno.
2. Captain Bob Cat review
We've had a lovely review from Captain Bobcat @captainbobcatblog. Eva is a blog about parenting, eco-friendly and ethical lifestyle etc... Since she works from home and remotely, using her laptop, she was a great contender to give us her review.... and it turned out to be positive!
Want to read it?
Check it out there: ili Laptop Stand Review
3. Theo Paphitis (Dragon's Den) - Small Business Sunday competition
We had a go at entering Theo Paphitis competition just for small businesses to win a social boost and join a great community of like minded businesses. And guess what?! We won! Our online presence buzzed for quite a few days... Check out our twitter annoucement here.
If the thought of public transport makes you roll your eyes and reach anxiously for your car keys, read on. A growing body of research shows that swapping the car for the bus or train might be one of the best things you could do for your physical and mental health.
It’s well publicised that travelling by public transport is generally better for the environment than taking the car, but what about the health benefits? Could sitting on a bus actually make you fitter, healthier and happier? It sounds incredible, but it might just be true.
One reason is that people who use public transport have been shown, on average, to do four times as much exercise as motorists – usually through walking or cycling to and from bus stops and train stations. A few ten-minute walks might not seem much, but bear in mind that just 30 minutes exercise a day reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimers and 13 different types of cancer. In fact, getting the bus or train could mean that you meet the NHS recommended exercise requirements without ever setting foot in a gym.
Watching the kids’ backs
From chronic back pain to the sprouting of horns (yes, really), posture-related problems caused by the increased use of smartphones and laptops is a growing cause for concern, especially for teenagers. Here’s what you can do about it.
Digital working is now a part of school life and while it’s a development that brings exciting opportunities, there are also challenges. In particular, alarms have been sounded over how prolonged use of smartphones and laptops can take its toll on young bodies.
Probably the most disconcerting finding has been that too much tech is making young people quite literally horny.