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Natalie Reynolds

Natalie Reynolds

Natalie is a creative writer for Preloved. She is a granny at heart and, as such, enjoys gardening, sewing, vintage and literature. You will either find her pottering around in the allotment or scouring for antiques.

Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

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Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

Andy and Adam set up a smallholding in 2011, and 3 years later sought the guidance of Monty Don to make their dream garden. Today, they own a cafe and shop. They told Preloved how they made the decision to up sticks and then to transition to open a business.

2017-03-22 00:00:10By Andy Richards and Adam Willcox

12 Ways You Can Add Pink to Your Child's Room

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12 Ways You Can Add Pink to Your Child's Room

So your child likes pink. That's okay! It'll all be fine. Let's think practically about this. This obsession will likely last until teenage years, when they'll want to plaster their walls with posters of their favourite musicians, films, love-lusts. Realistically that's, what, 10 years of their life? We've put together some ideas on how to add pink and avoid going overboard.

2017-03-18 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

Dream Garden: A Smallholding in a Small Holding

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Dream Garden: A Smallholding in a Small Holding

If you are a keen gardener and haven't been living under a rock, you will be familiar with the BBC programme Big Dreams Small Spaces presented by the gardening king Monty Don. Helen and Richard were the gardeners in the first episode in the first series back in 2014. We caught up with Helen about their smallholding.

2017-03-16 00:00:11By Helen Lee

15 Wonderous Ways of Repurposing a Window

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15 Wonderous Ways of Repurposing a Window

Can you repurpose a window? In something that doesn't serve the purpose of a window, though? Nowadays, windows in old houses are one of the key features to update as they don't tend to insulate well, thus adding to your gas bill. Click through to see 15 ingenious ways of repurposing a window.

2017-03-13 00:00:56By Natalie Reynolds

Fuss-Free Ideas to Keep Children Entertained at Weddings

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Fuss-Free Ideas to Keep Children Entertained at Weddings

Ceremony and speeches are the most difficult things to sit through if you are a child. Similarly, weddings where children are present can be tricky to navigate, especially if they are small but mobile. There are loads of great ideas out there on how to keep children entertained on your wedding. Here are our favourites.

2017-03-11 00:00:45By Natalie Reynolds