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There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

Online advice helped me fix my faulty dishwasher for free, writes Sheena Grant.

Anyone who wants to live more sustainably but isn’t sure where to start can find out all they need to know from a couple who, like Tom and Barbara in classic 1970s sitcom, The Good Life, have opted out of the ‘rat race’ for a simpler lifestyle, writes Sheena Grant.

Sixteen years ago, on a holiday to Cornwall, I visited the then-newly opened Eden Project, an extravaganza of plants from climates and habitats around the world housed in two enormous biomes built in the crater of a disused china clay pit, writes Sheena Grant.

There are not many things I look forward to about autumn but I do relish the annual harvest of cooking apples from a tree at the bottom of my garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Buying made-to-measure blinds and curtains can be hugely expensive, writes Sheena Grant.

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

Packed lunches can get a little dull. It’s easy to fall into the same old habits when choosing a filling for your midday sandwich, writes Sheena Grant.

I’ve always like Alison Moyet, both for her music and her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to life, writes Sheena Grant.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sitcoms were a big thing in the 1970s. Anyone who lived through the decade will remember that while some were better than others, all tapped into something true to life, writes Sheena Grant.

It’s not long since I wrote about how mums and dads-to-be are often easy prey for those trying to convince us to spend a fortune on all manner of useless paraphernalia when we welcome a new baby into the world, writes Sheena Grant.

Space is currently short on the window sills of my conservatory, writes Sheena Grant. And that’s because they are being taken over by an ever-increasing number of pots containing everything from runner bean seedlings to herbs, tomatoes, spinach and salad leaves.

Plastic. It’s transformed many aspects of modern life for the better. But that transformation has come at a terrible cost, writes Sheena Grant.

Those trying to sell us something we don’t need are adept at knowing how to exploit our insecurities and expectations to get us to part with our hard-earned cash, writes Sheena Grant.

I have what can only be called a troubled history when it comes to growing my own veg, writes Sheena Grant.

I’d be prepared to hazard a guess that most people have never heard of ethylene, writes Sheena Grant.

Autum is often seen as the season of most fruitful foraging as shrubs and plants produce all manner of berries and nuts that helped get generations of our forebears through the dark days of winter, writes Sheena Grant.

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