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The Father of Botany

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The Father of Botany

If you can imagine a time before tapping a query into 'Google' or reaching for a book in search of answers, how would you have gone about finding a simple answer to a question?

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Our First Birthday!!

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Our First Birthday!!

Everyone loves a before and after! On November 1st 2018 we picked up our keys to 19a Arwenack Street, excitedly looking forwards to an adventure in retail. Something which I have to admit I had no prior experience, potentially daunting perhaps? Given the Brexit fears that have swept the nation with uncertainty. In the usual Sarah Jane Humphrey indomitable spirit , of embracing life, and tenacity of will to push my visions out there, I took those keys and never looked back. For anyone familiar with the shops history you may have remembered it as a vintage clothing store owned by...

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Absinthe, Artemisia absynthium

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Absinthe, Artemisia absynthium

Absinthe Quite possibly better known for the alcoholic beverage 'Absinthe', which it is a key ingredient, favoured particularly in the 19th and 20th century. In literature it is commonly referred to as 'La Fée Verte (Green Fairy) most likely inspired by the visions Absinthe drinkers may have come across, whilst under the influence. Extremely high in alcohol and dangerously addictive with hallucinogens making it the perfect drink for absolutely far out side effects. This was the chosen tipple associated with the Bohemian culture, with many famous Absinthe drinkers including Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.  By 1915...

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Slow living and a harmonious existence with plants

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Slow living and a harmonious existence with plants
Slow living

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We are releasing a magazine treasure chest for the curious.

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We are releasing a magazine treasure chest for the curious.

  We have just begun adding some of our magazine titles to the website, so now if you can’t visit our shop we can ship these to you anywhere in the world. Beyond treating yourself to some fine literature, these also make the perfect gift, and a pretty thoughtful keepsake. In times of sustainable awareness, what could be better than a paper product packaged without plastic? If you haven’t been able to visit our little shop in Cornwall, then keep an eye on the website as we will be adding more products to our collection for you to buy. Each...

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