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Guide, Perfect places, Places to visit  |  07 October 2021

A few of our favourite things — connecting with nature.

The Folde bookshop in Dorset is incredibly welcoming from the outside. Photo credit: Folde
And even more welcoming inside — what great reads to grab! Photo credit: Folde
The great Scottish outdoors — imagine escaping the hustle and bustle here!
Soil chromatogram — Laura De Moxom explores the make up of soil, much like Kiss the Ground!
Up and coming gardener and environmental campaigner Arthur Parkinson surely would approve of this wildflower meadow!
PearPod's woven seat pods; an oasis of calm for you to escape into. Photo credit: Ellen Mulcrone
Hanging and free-standing pod chairs, sustainably made, woven from willow and repurposed materials. Photo credit: Ellen Mulcrone
The Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth — the trip of dreams! Photo credit: Fogo Island Inn.
The Kiss House team reflect on their finds following their Street Wisdom session

A few of our favourite ways to connect with nature in and out of the home.

A list of some of our favourite things for connecting with nature. Whether you prefer to listen, read, watch, visit or discover someone doing great work, we’ve got you covered.

Something to read

Not one book but a shop full of them — Folde is a book shop in Dorset which shares the owner’s love of the Dorset landscape through word, art and adventures in nature.  

Visit the Folde website here 

Something to listen to

Scotland Outdoors, a topical guide to life in the Scottish outdoors. The series looks at everything from bothy culture to hidden landscapes, rock pools and rivers. 

Available on BBC Sounds, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and others. 

Something to watch

Kiss The Ground, a film which unpacks the ways in which the earth’s soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet. 

Available on Netflix, more here.

Someone to watch

Arthur Parkinson, writer of Pottery Gardener and The Flower Yard. Illustrator and environmental campaigner. Definitely in the ascendant.  

Visit his Instagram account here. 

Someone special

Ellen Mulcrone, the creator of Pearpod beautiful hand-woven pods designed to facilitate alone time, rejuvenation and retreat in nature. The good news is Ellen creates them for both indoor and outdoor use. 

Visit Ellen’s Instagram here. 

Something to look at

Look for the beauty in the everyday as you take to your local town or city streets to connect with the small pockets of nature around you. We did this recently in a Street Wisdom session and loved it. 

Read more about our experience here and visit the Street Wisdom website here

Somewhere to visit

Place of dreams — the Fogo Island Inn is definitely on our bucket list. It sits on an island, off an island and has 29 one-of-a-kind guest bedrooms and suites with dramatic views out to the wild North Atlantic Ocean. Better still it is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. 

More on Instagram here and the website here 

We hope you enjoyed our suggestions and have been inspired to explore the great outdoors!

Best wishes,

Emma

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