The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) runs its Big Garden Birdwatch survey every year. The survey takes place on the last weekend of January and uses the power of citizen scientists, meaning members of the general public that contribute to scientific research, to build an accurate picture of the welfare of birds across the UK.

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Three budget friendly crafts for autumn

We’re now well into the time of year when the shops are filled to the brim with decorations. And, let’s face it, most of the autumn and Halloween decorations are gone and replaced by Christmas just when you start thinking about them! We’re also very aware that everyone is going to be feeling the pinch this winter. And with that in mind we’ve put together tutorials for three budget friendly autumn crafts. Get ready to upgrade your autumn home décor!

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A place to unwind: journaling for an HSP

For some reason I have always found the last quarter of the year quite stressful. Heading back to school or uni, or back to work after a summer holiday certainly require some settling in time. And after that there only seem to be a couple of weeks left before everyone is talking about Christmas! The upcoming bright lights and increasing social demands can be an exciting time for many. But for those who identify as a highly sensitive person, or HSP, this can be a difficult season. Making time to withdraw, de-stress and recharge is vital, and journaling for an HSP can create a place to unwind and focus on personal wellbeing.

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To Plant a Garden

It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of the here and now when thinking of autumn activities. However, if you want to plant a garden that is a sanctuary for bees, butterflies and other pollinators come spring, now is the perfect time to do it. I have always wanted to have an area of my garden dedicated to a wildflower meadow… Although “meadow” would be a very generous term for the space I have! I’m making plans and taking steps now to create an environment that will be filled with beauty and biodiversity by next year.

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Travel Journals

Summertime is here and to celebrate we thought we’d share a peek at our new collection. We’ve curated a selection of our favourite summer covers to create a new range of Travel Journals. We’ve even pre-set the cover text so all you’ll need to do is add your name, select your perfect paper and binding… Then you can get started on packing!

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Slow down: How journal writing can benefit adults with ADHD

Do you ever feel like you need the world to stop moving? We know the feeling. Sometimes life can feel too busy. You might not be able to manage your thoughts, or your stress levels might be getting to you. With the self-care revolution, we’re all trying to find ways to slow down and help stay on top of life.

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Billy’s Top Five Styles of Journaling

Hello! Thank you for checking out our first post on the Billy blog. We hope that this can become a place to share inspiration for getting the most out of your Billy book, for learning new techniques and skills, and getting a few tips on creating perfect gifts. To get started we’ve made a list of of Billy’s Top Five Styles of Journaling… so if you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a new notebook then read on!

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