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Thailand: Kanchanburi: Thailand Burma Railway Centre

Genevieve Delacroix

The railway centre was built to research and present to the public the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. They centre traces the story of how the railway was built and by whom. Only a short distance from the real Bridge over the River Kwai, it is a must for any Second World War aficionados.

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Northumberland: Hesleyside Huts

Mary Canon-Belle

Very stylish camping! In the wilds of Northumberland stay in a Holly Hut kitted out with a copper bath tub or a gloriously rustic Shepherd Hut. All home comforts brough to the great outdoors. Would make for an idyllic weekend away. The huts are made of reclaimed wood, wriggly tin and cedar shingles.

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London: 'Lyle’s' Restaurant in Shoreditch

Arthur Nottle

An immaculate place to visit. A chic and minimalist interior but with the butcher’s 'white-cloth' apron appeal you get with the 'St. John' restaurants. This East London eatery is about as modern-posh as it gets. There’s a focus on British ingredients and the food is as well turned out as the venue.

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Stay in ‘Canvas Co.’ Luxury Tents

Margot Petherick

The place to go for luxe camping. If your festival or soirée requires the outdoors for sleeping arrangements, why not take it up a notch and offer a ‘Royal Indian Shikar’ or a ‘Mororccan Themed Bedouin’ tent for the night? You’ll be ensconced within a sultan’s lair and never want to return indoors.

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Try ‘Esker Gin'

Coralie Purves

A multi award-winning gin produced on a Scottish highland estate. A classic gin with enhanced flavours. The brand claims to be ‘complimented’ by mixes and garnish, not ‘defined’ by them. Crisp, clean and juniper led. Citrussy with a hint of floral botanicals.

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Try 'Modern Farmers' Magazine

Trevor Littleboy

If you’re a budding farmer of the modern persuasion, this magazine may well appeal. A combination of the 'rural life' and countryside tips. It includes intriguing articles like ‘Is Rhubarb Wine the New Rosé?’ and more pressing campaign-style pieces like ‘How to Keep New York’s Farmland for Farmers’.

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‘Cheskie’: Handmade trinkets for your Home

Lucy Blanchette

A meeting of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship from global artisans. A heady mixture of Berber rugs, silk kantha cushions and Mexican Silverware. A great focus on the ‘handmade’, whether hand-woven, hand-dyed, hand-sewn or hand-carved. Lovely pieces like this Candlestick Cockatooo.

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‘Dashel’ Cycle Helmets

Ruby Scott

These helmets may be the first that you actually want to wear. Timeless, super light, carbon-fibre cycle helmets that won’t degrade over time and therefore won’t have to be replaced every three years. Handmade in the UK, they come in a range of colours from bright traffic light red to cobalt blue.

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Manchester: ‘Vintage Honey’ Interiors

Edith Warren

A couple of Manchester lads who buy, sell and upcycle vintage knick knacks. Taxidermy to planters and vases, then props for hire. A website of unique curios to invigorate a north-westerly home. Steven and Gareth – the ‘lads’ – work to a lovely philosophy of ‘rescue’, ‘reinvent’, ‘restore’.

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‘The Wild Dyery’

Annabel Sampson

Justine Alderney-Williams offers online training & live workshops in ‘Natural Fabric Dyeing’. Get clued up on the ancient craft – from the core skills needed to create a full spectrum of dyes, to printing your own designs using sustainable locally foraged colours.

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‘A Woodland Gathering’ Clothes

Thea Dale

Beautiful, whimsical clothes that are made in Scotland. Pretty collars, gingham patterns & dungarees that are named things like ‘Islay’ and ‘Bute’. The garments are generally over the £100 mark, but hand-crafted from the finest European linens and organic cottons that will stand the test of time.

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'Whittlings' Woodcraft

Charles Fergusson

Handmade wooden tableware. Very happily misshapen and textured spoons, knives and bowls made of pieces of fresh, living wood from North Wales. The wood is ‘foraged’ and cut in the correct way to encourage regrowth. The pieces age beautifully. Invest in your own or travel to Wales for a masterclass.

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London: 'Lardo' restaurant, Hackney

Arthur Nottle

Hip, industrial-chic pizzeria with a 'disco ball' oven, for brunch, drinks and Italian small plates. Billed as Hackney’s favourite ‘local Italian’. Dine on aubergine polpetti, duck spiedino, squid ink arancini or smoked swordfish. The antipasti will make your brain whirr and stomach turn.

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'Spry Workwear'

Annabel Sampson

Traditional work wear reimagined for the modern women. Stylish, easy-to-wear clothes made of hard-working fabrics. The very favourite is the boiler suit, what the founder, Daisy Bridgewater, considers the embodiment of ‘feminine power’. As a child in the 80s, her mother wore nothing but a green one.

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'Maisie Jones' Ceramics

Mary Canon-Belle

Maisie Jones is a Dorset-based potter who works the traditional technique of throwing on the wheel. Maisie has been experimenting with stoneware clays and a medley of glazes to create a new range of monochrome works… visit her website for the latest. She is open to commissions.

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London & Brighton: 'Swing Patrol'

Harold Llwelyn

Fun and friendly swing dance classes all over London (Elephant and Castle to Highstreet Kensington) and Brighton. Also offer ‘learn to dance in a day’ workshops. There are swing class gift cards and even a book that documents the history of the dance movement.

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'Rubies in the Rubble' Condiments

Mary Canon-Belle

Condiments with a conscience. Award-winning relishes, ketchups & mayos made from ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Flavours included London Piccalilli, Pink Onion & Chilli and Spicy Tomato. Buy from Waitorse, Ocado, Selfridges or Online.

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'Lucy Elisabeth' Wire creations

Rich Davey

Lucy Elisabeth is an artist who specialises in wirey crafts. She works in three, as well as two-dimensions, and builds small framed wire works, as well as wirey trinkets suspended from on high and wirework home accessories. She also hosts classes. Have a peruse of her website for ideas.

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'Black Mountain bike' for your kids

Thea Dale

These smart-looking machines are speciality kids bikes. They’ve fixed the problem of fitting quality lightweight bikes to growing children; important given than a child uses 3 bikes before they are even 6. With bespoke technology this bike grows with you, removing the need to chop and change.

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Sheffield: Cutlery Works, Neepsend

Alfred Watchley

A former Sheffield cutlery factory is in the midst of a dramatic transformation into a food hall featuring multiple restaurants, communal dining spaces and bars. Opening September 2018. A mega renovation has gone on, and it’s looking pretty spectacular. The photograph shows the 'before' and 'after'.

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Somerset: 'Atelier Cabinet Makers', Corton Denham

Thea Dale

Jamie Smith and Rhiannon Adkins are a young couple that specialise in making beautiful bespoke luxury kitchens, wardrobes and furniture, from within an ancient dairy in Somerset. They have hardly paused for breath since launch in 2015. See their website for a taste of the lovely things they make.

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London: 'Wine Car Boot Sale', St James Market

Lara Akeroyd

London’s Independent Wine Market! Taste your way out the Supermarket on this wholesome trail. Sampling, shopping, eating & drinking with the best independent shops & sellers. Plus, it’s free! Glasses, tokens & tasting packs available on the day. Runs 12-8pm, keep your eyes peeled for future dates.

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NW Scotland: 'The Seafood Shack', Ullapool

Ruby Scott

The place to go for Ullapool’s finest (award-winning) seafood. Started by Kirsty and Fenella, ‘two local lassies’ with a catering and seafood background. The Seafood Shack, although generally based in Ullapool, do also travel to other locations for parties, events and festivals.

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Mainly London: Attend a delicious dining experience with ‘Feed Up Dining’

Thea Dale

Supper Clubs, Pop-Ups & Home Dining! A handy tool to find a supper closeby. It has a healthy backbone – ‘food with purpose’. It believes in creating positive social impact. Best of all, for every ticket sold they donate a hearty meal to someone in desperate need via UKHARVEST, their partner charity.

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Frequent flower deliveries with 'Freddie’s Flowers'

Edith Warren

Regular deliveries of flowers for just £22 a pop! Freddie and the team choose your flowers, then deliver them week-by-week, coupled with arrangement tips. Terrence Stamp, Jane Fonda and Timothy Spall endorse his flowery expertise.

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