In the UK it is said we use 4,861 disposable paper cups a minute, which is over seven million a day and right now, less than one in 400 cups are recycled. To combat this problem, G . F Smith has launched Extract, a new paper that aims to rid the planet of the waste generated by disposable coffee cups lined with plastic.
May is a busy month for Polish Catholics because 8 year olds have their First Holy Communion. The church ceremony is a watershed event in the life of Catholic children, and their parents. The Church’s view is that First Holy Communion aims to prepare a child for a religious and pious life. In the build up to the event, children receive instruction in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Girls wear white dresses with garlands (crowns) made of white flowers on their heads to show their innocence. Boys carry candles. A party follows the church service.
Each year around Whitsun (the eighth Sunday after Easter), pilgrimages were organised from most Polish communities throughout the UK to two Polish boarding schools, one at Pitsford Hall for Girls, Northamptonshire, and the other at Fawley Court for Boys, near Henley on Thames. These annual gatherings had not only a religious significance, but were also important socially.
Harriet & Matt were married with us last year. They chose a beautiful church wedding followed by fun, frivolity and celebration at The Great Barn. The full shebang was photographed by Will Stedman and we think he really did capture the true essence of the day.
Mini Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes made with Ghirardelli chocolate are the perfect way to say “I love you!” on Valentine’s Day.
We love, love, love the personal, DIY touches from Zoe & Ollie’s wedding day. It’s not just about budgeting, it’s about creating things that are unique to you and that really show off your character and personality. And we are all for it at The Great Barn, with such a beautiful blank canvas to fill.
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Schools, businesses, clinics, offices, workshops, retail outlets, leisure centres – in fact, any building with good daytime electricity demand and an unshaded roof facing east, south or west could be suitable for TRESOC community owned solar electricity.
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