Local in Lockdown

This tasty haul was delivered a few weeks back and oh my gosh what a welcome sight during the third lockdown in the UK. The #local4lent challenge begins on Feb 17th so why not nip in if you’re local or get a delivery and try some fab things from these great small businesses. The challenge is about giving it a …

Homemade Oat Milk

Quick homemade oat milk 👌 The boy isn’t great with dairy and cow’s milk on its own is the worst for him. We started buying oat milk but when we realised the main ingredients were oats and water….made sense to make it! Especially as he has it for bed every night and we use it in place of cow’s milk when cooking …

BBC Radio Manchester 2013

Delving into the archives this week after one of the Totally Locally branches asked for some context on the campaign. Totally forgot we got a mention on BBC Radio Manchester back in 2013! Julie aka realfoodfans (a follower of the campaign on social and shop local supporter) had told the fab (and now-ex BBC Broadcaster) Sam Walker about the campaign …

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A few words from #local4lent co-founder Zana – March 27, 2012

Okay, okay.. I know its been a lifetime since my last post, and I wont waste half a post explaining why I have been a rubbish blogger or promise to be more consistent.. But instead I will just get on with it 🙂 Sooo, for lent this year I decided to do something a little different.. and no, I’m not …

Market Community

I love this place 😍 honestly Preston Market and the wonderful traders have the ability to lift my mood, make me feel safe, make me laugh and obviously they have incredible food on offer too! The sense of community is just so lovely. It properly feels like a hub of all good things. The boy knows many of the traders names and …

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The little man is turning one

I wrote this for friends and family when the little one was turning 1 – we’d learnt how much ‘stuff’ you acquire when having a child! Plus having lived in the same house for many years, were desperately trying to have less possessions not more. We were so lucky that when he was born we were given bags of hand-me-downs …

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Lent finishes today! Are you going local for life?

This is one from the old #local4lent blog – written April 2017. We’ve had a great time doing the #local4lent challenge again this year! With many people from 2013 taking up the challenge again and lots of new faces too! There’s been a fab twitter community sharing ideas, helping each other out spreading the #local4lent message. We love finding out …

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Exert influence with purchasing choices and ‘vote with your purse’!

This is one from the old #local4lent blog – written March 2013. We’ve enjoyed talking to lots of different people throughout the #local4lent campaign and have been interested to discover the different ways people support local businesses. Everyone we’ve spoken to has discovered different challenges depending on where they live and what amenities are available. So we’ve been chatting to Yorkshire mum, …