Letchworth Christmas Present Challenge – Second up, Secondhand!

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Ok so secondhand stuff might seem a strange suggestion for a Christmas present. Perhaps you are starting to pity my family (maybe you did already). But those of you who know Letchworth probably already know that we have quite a lot of shops here selling “pre-loved” goods. This is great for those who like to see things recycled rather than wasted, and those on a tight budget. Would a secondhand present lead to tears into the turkey on Christmas morning? Well, when you look at the range and quality of the secondhand goods on offer in our town centre, I think buying … more

Letchworth Christmas List Challenge

So this is me. And this first blog post is about my self-imposed challenge to buy as many of my Christmas presents as possible in Letchworth this year. I should introduce myself to those who don’t know me. I’m Camilla Hamilton, I’m 35, married with two children (a boy and a girl of 4 and 2 respectively) and I live in Letchworth. Maybe at some point soon I will write something more about myself on my website camillahamilton.com (don’t bother looking, there isn’t anything there now!). It probably would be relevant to my take on all this, but that is … more

March Clothes Swap

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Our March Transition Tuesday ‘swishing’ event (clothes up-cycling) went brilliantly.  Many clothes and accessories came with one owner and left with another, therefore avoiding more high use of chemicals and water in cotton production and use of sweated labour in producing new ones. Clothes that were left went to the Hospice shop the following morning as a little thank you for loaning us their clothes rails. Local clothes maker and teacher Rachel Bagenal gave information and help to those wanting to get sewing. See www.learn-to-stitch.co.uk I especially liked trying things on behind the special curtain! … more