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August 2021 - Dates for your calendar

August 2021 - Dates for your calendar

Every month, I put together a list of dates for your calendars - some important dates - and some fun or silly dates. 

If you're a brand, you can use these for your social media content. Or if you want to add relevant and important dates to your calendar each month, those are in there too! 

Here is the list of August dates. If you think I've missed any, head over to Instagram and let me know! 

August 2021
1st - World breastfeeding week #wbw2021 @waba_global
2nd - Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
4th - Playday UK
5th - Cycle to work day @cycle2workday
8th - International Cat day #catday
9th - National Allotment week @national_allotment_society
9th - Book Lovers day #bookloversday
10th - A-Level results day
12th - GCSE results day
13th - Left handers day
16th - Rum day
21st - World Entrepreneurs day
22nd - Full moon (Sturgeon Moon)
23rd - Sankofa Day / Slavery remembrance day
23rd - Sun Enters Virgo
24th - Start of Paralympics @paralympicsgb_official
26th - International Dog Day
29th - Notting Hill Carnival @nhcarnivalldn
30th - August Bank Holiday

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3 Small Brands To Shop This Christmas

3 Small Brands To Shop This Christmas

I love seeing the movement towards buying from small businesses - I strongly believe in the - buy less, buy better- philosophy.

I'm also very lucky to live in an area with so many talented people doing incredible things.

Here are three small brands that I adore, that are also local to me. They all make lovely things and I would highly recommend them if you're looking for lovely gifts this Christmas.

Wanderlust Life Jewellery


I have been a fan since the start of this jewellery brand, Georgie and her team in Devon, produce the most beautiful, minimal jewellery. I have bought many of the fine cord necklaces over the years. 

She's an inspiration and the brand has gone from strength to strength!

Also, want everythinh in her new collection.


Badger & Birch


 I joined some business training recently and Hazel from Badger & Birch  was in my group - on zoom while working away at her orders. She told us how she reuses a local restaurants' waste mussel, oyster, crab and lobster shells. The shells are brought back to her studio where she washes, dries and crushes them ready for adding to a piece of work.

I love this creative use of waste! She makes lovely resin pieces, and I can vouch that they are all handmade in her shed. 

Sand & Palm

Vicki from Sand & Palm is one clever lady. She set up her swimwear shop and studio around the corner from me in Newquay not all that long ago. I love her aesthetic and her brand ethics.

Her fabrics are hand-dyed and screen-printed in house, in small batches with eco friendly dyes. Because they are individually made, no two print placement is the same, meaning each sand&palm swimsuit is completely unique.

She works with the lovely Evie, a brilliant local photographer, who I also work with, who just captures her pieces so beautifully.

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