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Favourite places

Have you been to a place so beautiful and magical you will remember it forever?

Here are some of the places I have been to which have really left an impression on me, and I’d like to share them with you.

The Isles of Scilly

These are small islands about 30 miles off the coast of Cornwall, England. There are hardly any cars on the island, and you can easily walk around the biggest of the islands in a day. Beautiful beaches, woods, hedgerows, harbours, rock formations, ancient Celtic sites and a wonderfully safe, friendly atmosphere make this place unforgettable. Camp there and go for a walk around under a clear sky filled with stars- I’m not sure anywhere can beat this place.

St. Nectan’s Glen

Another magical place in Cornwall, this is an old sacred site and you can definitely feel there is something different about it. Near to the ruins of Tintagel castle, part of the legend of St. Arthur, you pass through what looks like a part of Lothlorien, with a gentle river trickling through tall trees and rays of light. St. Nectan’s Glen itself is a little clearing where a waterfall falls through a circular rock into a pool below. If you’ve ever wanted to feel as though you are in an enchanted fairytale, this is the place for you.

Tolox, Spain

I stumbled on this little village accidentally whilst on holiday in Spain. There are flowers everywhere, overflowing from hedgerows and windowboxes, perfuming the air. It’s stayed in my mind years later and I can’t wait to visit it again someday.

Venice, Italy





There are a lot of places in Italy I love (Assisi and Rome were so special) but there’s something about Venice that just stands out. I felt like I wasn’t on planet Earth. I think everyone should visit this beautiful place at least once in their lives.

What are your favourite places? Let me know!


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The Nemki philosophy






What led me to start ‘Nemki’?

Well, as you may already know, I create handmade fabric products with organic fairtrade and recycled materials. I love making things, especially taking the time and care to finish everything to a high standard. I also love producing and buying things that are truly unique, a rarity in this world of mass-production.

However, it’s about more than just the things I make. It’s about a healthy body and mind, enriching our everyday existence with the beauty of the natural world, and a knowledge of our power as consumers. It’s about connecting with others who feel the same way and seeing what we can do to encourage a healthier, happier society, an appreciation of the world around us and a better relationship between us and the natural environment we depend on. It’s about improving the conditions of the workers who make the things we buy, exploring natural products rather than encouraging chemicals, and… just celebrating making the most of life!

If you agree with these aims, tell me what you do to play your part. Do you have any ideas to share?

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