Welcome back! I hope you all managed to celebrate the festive season in some form or another.

Now we are well and truly in to January, and that means it’s our 7th business birthday!

Usually at this time of year, I write a little blog post about all the new things we’ve got coming up over the next 12 months, but this year, I’m feeling a bit more reflective. In truth I haven’t got any huge exciting new plans, which sounds a little sad when you say it out loud. This new year doesn’t necessarily feel terribly fresh and new and exciting, just yet. It’ll get there, I’m sure, but for now, it’s more of a steady walk into 2021, rather than an excited leap.

But actually, keeping a tiny business (microbiz? Solopreneur?) going in these crazy times is quite the achievement – I won’t even mention the B word, or the C one, but just the challenges and balancing acts of work, parenting, moving house, having a life – those are enough. So I’m really proud of the last 7 years, and in all honesty, it simply wouldn’t work without you, our lovely customers.

Whether it’s by sharing a Facebook post, liking an Instagram pic, leaving a positive review, or just having a browse on our website, you have a far bigger impact than you know on a tiny business like ours. So thank you, thank you, thank you, for the last 7 years of support.

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One thing that I am very glad to carry over from 2020 into ’21 is the habit we’ve set up of supporting a different charity through Work For Good each month. This January, 5% of all our sales will be going to Rewilding Britain. This little excerpt from their website explains why:

Nature is our life support system, it’s the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the energy that sustains us. And it’s in trouble. Wildlife is in dramatic decline. Species extinction and catastrophic climate change threaten all life on Earth. We must take action. 

Nature has the power to heal itself and to heal us, if we let it. That’s what rewilding is all about; restoring ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself, and restoring our relationship with the natural word. Reconnecting with what matters.

Rewilding Britain’s vision is at least 5% of Britain rewilding, with 25% returned to broader mosaics of nature-friendly land and marine uses — including farming, forestry and fishing. We see this expansion reversing biodiversity loss and enabling nature to bounce back, helping us adapt to climate change as our complex ecosystems find their own answers.

Rewilding is hope for the future.

Hope for the future. I’m down with that.

Have a cracking week (month, year, future),

H xxx

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