Hazel Sillver

A nightingale in full song. Photo: courtesy of David Plummer Images.

Moonlit melody - the resurgent nightingales of Knepp

Hazel Sillver
| 7th May 2015
At the inspiring new 3,500 acre 'wildland' of the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, the nightingale is making itself at home amid the thorny thickets, writes Hazel Sillver. That's proof to any that need it that the bird's extinction is far from inevitable - if only we can muster the will to save it! It also offers a wonderful opportunity to hear its magical song ...

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It's Christmas! Photo: Sandra Cunningham via Shutterstock.com.

Christmas sanity

Hazel Sillver
| 22nd December 2013
New research reveals how to remain composed and serene in the face of Christmas Eve traffic, weird relations and Brussels sprouts. But Hazel Sillver is dreaming of Christmas in Morocco ... where there is no Christmas.

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Pruning vines at Sedlescombe

Biodynamic British bubbly

Hazel Sillver
| 12th December 2013
The UK's first biodynamic sparkling white wine is available in time for Christmas. Hazel Sillver visited its creator, Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex, to find out more.

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Hand-me-downs

Hazel Sillver
| 28th February 2013
In our culture of quickly consumed high street fashion, it’s vital to recycle and reuse discarded clothes. Hazel Sillver looks at three companies paving the way.

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Spring Retreats

Hazel Sillver
| 15th February 2013
You don’t have to fly to India to find spiritual nourishment. Hazel Sillver rounds up 10 of the best places in the UK to achieve inner calm.

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