My recommendations are not paid-for advertisements; instead they are people or products that I have discovered myself or know personally. My lists include fantastic musicians, artists, photographers, as well as sustainable eco-friendly products, and reading materials from all over.

I try my best to encourage small and local business, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and ethical economic values, good work and good people. Many of these are my friends, and all have contributed something great to my life.

If you think I would appreciate something or someone, please do let me know!

The Arts
Absolutely ClayA incredibly talented potter with gorgeously colourful pieces. Read more..
Bubble DesignsA friend, colleague, and all-round amazing woman with an eye for design. Read more.
Caroline Slade ConductorMy best friend, talented singer, and outstanding conductor. Read more..
Dave Gellett MusicAmazing musician, and worship leader, based in Southend.
Foxy UpcycleArtist upcycling furniture and materials with spray paint effects. Read more.
Gillian Gamble: Artist & EntrepreneurIncredible super-woman of many talents. Founder of Our Story, and so much more. Read more.
Iain Challis PhotographyOutstanding wildlife photographer and friend of foxes. Read more.
Jesse DuleyMusician, producer, and Worship Pastor at Kingdom Vineyard (& theologian to watch). Read more.
Morf MusicThis guy does incredible things with his guitar and voice. You should expect big things from him.
Mustard Yellow PhotographyAmazing, smiley, photographers who create real beauty from real life. Read more.
Shonanigans: ArtistMy sister and inspiration, prop-maker and artist, with some big ideas.
Reading Material
Confessions of a Depressed ChristianAn important, honest, read.
The Mousehole Cat - Antonia BarberBeautifully illustrated and an enchanting story.
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Meet the Parents - Peter BentlyFunny and far too true; a children's book about parents. Read more.
Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. LewisA fascinating sci-fi that continues to prove that Lewis had a massive brain!
Mama, Do You Love Me? - Barbara M. JoosseWonderfully educational whilst presenting the relationship between mother and child. Read more.
TheLitCritAcademic with the ability to communicate to the masses!
The Pilgrims' ProcessCollaboratively blogging theology from a real and honest lived perspective.
Preston YanceyTheology and life, beautifully written.
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REM WorksMy brother, creative writing genius with a dollop of dark humour.
Theology BeeMother, theologian, blogger.
Saving the World
BambinoOur choice for reusable nappies. Read more.
British Heart FoundationA great source of second-hand furniture and charity all-in-one.
BulbOur current choice of green energy provider.
Cheeky WipesA step up from reusable nappies? Reusable wipes! Read more.
Eco EggA sustainable, plastic-free, alternative for washing clothing. Read more.
FreecycleWaste not. Want not.
Karst Stone PaperAiming to revolutionise the paper industry, Karst has created paper out of stone. They claim it's waterproof, recyclable, as well as smoother and brighter than normal paper. They also plant a tree for every purchase made!
Little Princess TrustAn unusual but important way to give. Read more.
LushSmells nice, low-plastic, animal-friendly, natural alternative to the cosmetics industry.
MorsbagsSay no to plastic bags! Make your own.
OnyaAn Australian company producing reusable, sustainable, alternatives to single use plastic out of recycled single use plastic!
Saying GoodbyeOne source of support for those suffering with miscarriage, fertility issues, and stillbirth. Read more.
SploshA refill option for household cleaning items, vegan-friendly, and cuts down massively on plastics!
Who Gives A CrapToilet humour and saving the planet? Deal. (Sneaky discount included - enjoy!)Read more.
Wearth London: Online ShopMy new go-to for eco-friendly and ethical gift shopping!
Dynamic EarthFascinating and incredibly beautiful look at our world.
RHS Hyde HallA nice day out, great for the kids, and a constant source of ideas.
The Kingdom VineyardMy spiritual homeland. Read more.
Foodie Finds
Ali Read's Lovely CakesLovely cakes from a lovely lady in the heart of Birmingham.
Anstruther Fish BarOfficially the best fish and chips in the world. I said so.
Jack Monroe: Cooking on a BootstrapAn inspiring story and incredible cook.
Fisher & DonaldsonFurther recommendation: fudge doughnuts!
GrazeA special Edinburgh find that kept us coming back.
Minick of St AndrewsGood produce at fair prices from good people.
Mitchell's DeliRelaxed, friendly, and oh so tasty!
NorthpointURGENT! Must try the malteaser hot chocolate... and pancakes... and more.
St Andrews Brewing Co.A wonderful addition to St Andrews even for the tee-total.
The Real Junk Food ProjectAn important lesson in reducing waste and increasing great food! Read more.
ToastWhat can you do with unused bread? Oh so much!
The West PortA great option for a bed or breakfast, or both!