Plymouth has a new sweet shop, but with a difference – all the treats are vegan or vegetarian. Vegan and Veggie Confectionery opens on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Plymouth Market, the brainchild of businesswomen, and vegetarian, Sarah Parker. Sarah, from Yealmpton, decided to open the stall, bringing in a range of crisps and candies new to the city, after getting fed up having to read the ingredients on the back of packets. She will be stocking the tastiest animal-friendly treats including the lip-smacking Seed and Bean and Montezuma’s, branded “like no udder”, range of vegan chocolates. Sarah, who has a 21-month year old son, will be working in the store four days a week, but it will be open for six, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm (3.30pm on Wednesdays). “I’ve been vegetarian for 25 years,” said Sarah. “I wanted to have a sweet shop where you don’t have to look through the ingredients to see what’s suitable to eat. … [Read more...] about New vegan and vegetarian sweet shop opens in Plymouth
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In January 2019, supermarket Morrisons announced it was rationing one of its products to two per customer. The £2.50 “Minky M Cloth Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Pad” was so popular the retailer sold 13,000 units in just five days. To the eye, it’s a kitchen sponge. To 2.3 million “Hinchers”, it’s a godsend. Hinchers are fans of online cleaning icon Mrs Hinch. A 28-year-old hairdresser from Essex, Mrs Hinch (real name: Sophie Hinchcliffe) rose to prominence on Instagram, where she shares her cleaning tips and videos, product recommendations and glistening home with millions. Her home is easily the cleanest in England and is eerily absent of colour: everything is either silver or white, and she enthusiastically disinfects (already clean) surfaces daily. True to any great cult of personality, “Hinch” has become a verb, a noun and an adjective. There are “hinchers”; you can “hinch yourself”. She is, her Instagram bio … [Read more...] about Meet the Instagram cleaning icon making women scrub harder
Opinion PUBLISHED: 10:04 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 15 April 2019 Lynne Mortimer The (largely unused) contents of the cleaning cupboard. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto flyfloor Lynne rather fancies herself as a cleaning guru... check out her top tips here and feel free to ignore them Since when did cleaning get so trendy?Channel 4's former “ladies what do” Kim and Aggie are probably to blame, having been the first TV presenters to scrunch up a bit of newspaper and use baking powder or whatever to clean the loo. I don't like to think of my written eloquence being used on the sanitary ware but then, once upon a time I was also used at the local fish shop. My husband says he can clearly remember me being wrapped round his skate and chips.In 2019, it is good to reflect on cleaning products and the environmental cost of using chemicals such as bleach and limescale removers. If we can help to save the planet with newsprint and raising … [Read more...] about Tips from a super scrubber
I barely glanced at Kim Kardashian West in that orange slip dress or the ostentatious Bentley kiddie cars being driven by her sprogs as they posed in their kitchen for a family picture in Vogue. No, all I could think about was how she would need a ton of baby oil to clean the sticky finger marks off that super-shiny stainless steel island and worktops. Really. The joy of cleaning is, if you don’t already know, just like sex. Doing it relieves stress and releases happy endorphins. The science agrees – and I’m not making that up. (And as far the baby oil goes, try it on your sink. It’s a top cleaning hack.) If you need convinced about how cleaning can change your life, look at Sophie Hinchcliffe, 28, whose book, Hinch Yourself Happy, last week became the second fastest-selling non-fiction title ever – beating autobiographies by Michelle Obama and Sir Alex Ferguson. Mrs Hinch – who is about as far removed from Aggie MacKenzie and Kim Woodburn as you can … [Read more...] about Never mind Kim Kardashian West.. life is better after a stress-busting scrub
Television is awash with cleaning programmes and advertisements for products which promise to transform our hovels into havens...but does anyone actually like cleaning? Helen McGurk scours Northern Ireland to find out.... There are two types of people in the world; those that don’t like cleaning, and those who can happily spend an entire day scrubbing at grout with a toothbrush. Whichever camp you are in, it seems impossible to avoid advertisements trying to sell us cleaning products and accoutrements.Back in the 1980s there was the dancing Shake ‘n’ Vac lady, who sprinkled fraganced powder over her shagpile in order to put the freshness back...because as everyone knows ‘if your carpet smells fresh, your room does too’.Then there was a soft-focus Nanette Newman with her Fairy-Liquid-soft hands and, not forgetting the Mister Men of cleaning, Mr Sheen and Mr Muscle, the former promising to get umpteen things clean, the latter, loving the jobs you hate. … [Read more...] about Time to come clean: does order or chaos reign in your house?