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As part of the RFW Loves section of the blog here I share all my favourite brands. Brands that have an ethos similar to mine. Only affordable, innovative brands who hit the mark appear here though. All thoughts and opinions are my own even if items have been gifted to me.

 

I hope you enjoy getting to know the brands as much as I have. I’m always on the look out for something a little different so if you’re a company or you know of a company that would fit please do reach out and contact me. I’d love to create a little black book of ethical companies who align themselves with the slow movement.

 

 

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Trying Out The HP 14-dk0008na 14″ Laptop with AO

HP Laptop Review with AO

*POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS* Did you know that support for Windows 7 ends on the 14th of January 2020? I had no idea until a notification popped up on my laptop! Queue panic mode. Without a laptop I will be lost. My blog is my little space in the world where I get to be me. When I write I get to switch off and immerse myself in the enjoyment of wittering on. You can only imagine the rush of fear that this may be taken away from me. Add in that my old laptop is at least 10 years old! Half the buttons aren’t working anymore and one of the hinges is broken. Along with it getting so hot after half an hour that you can spot weld with it. It is time for a new one. So I’ve been trying out the HP 14-dk0008na 14″ Laptop with AO.COM Continue Reading…

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JONATHAN ADLER X H&M HOME

Jonathan Adler and H&M Collaboration

OMG! OMG! I mean OMG! Be still my beating heart, I actually can’t believe it but THE KING (as far as I’m concerned) of Interior design is bringing his style to the masses. H&M home are always at the forefront of High Street design but now they have taken this a step further! The have only gone and collaborated with Jonathan Adler to create a collection for us lovers of high end style with teeny tiny budgets! I mean Jonathan Adler x H&M Home, how much better can it get than that?? Apologies if you already know this, I am often late to the party. Continue Reading…

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How Easy Is It To Install DIY Shutters

How Easy Is It To Install DIY Shutters

Who knew DIY shutters were a thing? I’ve always wanted shutters for youngest RFW’s bedroom but always thought them to be way out of my budget. They would enable him to control the amount of light coming into his room and thus balance his sensory needs in an instant. Being autistic sometimes he will crave bright light and sometimes darkness. Shutters are most definitely the answer as well as the perfect finishing touch to his sensory bedroom. You can imagine then just how happy I am that The Shutter Store kindly agreed to work with me to finish this project. But how easy is it to install DIY shutters? Let’s find out, I’m getting youngest RFW to do all the work! Continue Reading…

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RFW Loves Dartington Crystal

RFW Loves Dartington Crystal

I love a company with a heritage. A company that has grown over time. One that builds a community around it and has an ethical approach. I also love to support local businesses big and small. Devon is not as most of you would think, a hive of industry. We need brands to invest in the area and that’s why RFW loves Dartington Crystal. For all those things and more. Let me explain. Continue Reading…

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RFW Loves Painthouse

RFW Loves Painthouse

 

Now I’m sure you are all aware (maybe some not) that I am trying to become more eco friendly in the RFW house. So far I’ve made my own organic soap and bath salts. I’ve changed to eco friendly washing detergent and conditioner (I’ve found a cheap brand that’s bloody brilliant). And there’s a range of cleaning products too. The reason for the change is two fold. Firstly I want to leave the planet in better shape than I found it. And secondly there is a link to toxins and autism. Not only that but the fragrances are gentler too. Great for reducing sensory overload. So imagine my delight when I found Painthouse, a near zero VOC  paint company. It’s definitely a hit, the RFW household loves Painthouse and I’ll tell you why.

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