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Sundays with Dixi | Week 3 Roundup

Posted on October 11 2020

Ahwoo Dixi Pack,

How are we already halfway through our Sundays with Dixi season? We know it's cliché, but seriously - where has this year gone? Before we know it, it will be Christmas... so for now, let's continue our little Autumn love fest!

Like last week, we've got a NEW FREEBIE up for grabs with qualifying Dixi orders - again it's super easy to qualify so stay tuned until the end for the details on how you can snag one!

Time to press play on another Sunday Playlist!

This week it's Cosy & Chill.

Spotify Users:


YouTube Users find the playlist here:

 

Now You Know

In Greek mythology, autumn began when Persephone was abducted by Hades to be the Queen of the Underworld. In distress Persephone's mother, Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die until her daughter was allowed to return, marking spring.

Source: metoffice.gov.uk

Snuggle Down & Watch

National Geographic - Wildest Europe Forests & Woodlands

Made You Think

In a little over

30 years

Londoners will swelter in the Summer much like Barcelona does today.

 

Edinburgh's climate will resemble Paris's. Cardiff will align with the conditions currently common in Montevideo, Uruguay. Barcelona will experience the aridity of Adelaide. Madrid will feel like Marrakesh. And Milan, like Dallas, Texas. *Source: National Geographic

We now know that man-made climate change is real and that it poses a great threat to the planet and its inhabitants. Current data suggests that we need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the developed countries by at least 80% by 2050 in order to have a chance of staying below an average temperature rise of over 2c. 

And factory farming is a major player in climate change.

Factory Farming Basics

  • Produces huge amounts of greenhouse gases
  • Uses a lot of energy, to both rear animals and produce the food that they consume
  • Pollutes the environment
  • Lots of farm animals = lots of waste
  • Uses lots of resources - land, plant material, and water, to name just a few


So what small changes can we make to play our own individual part in reducing the impact of this industry on our home?

1. If you can, go vegetarian or vegan. 
These things don't have to be important just from a welfare standpoint, although this is good enough in itself. Reducing your consumption of animal products lessens the demand on factory farming.

2. Reduce your consumption of meat, dairy, and eggs.
Meat and dairy production use huge amounts of cereals and soya grown for animal feed. These use the most precious global resource - water.

'Dr Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said, "Please eat less meat. Meat is a very carbon-intensive commodity."'

3. Choose high welfare products
Higher welfare products cause less animal suffering. Buying them will encourage investment in higher welfare farming which is smaller scale and poses fewer risks to animals, people, and the planet. 

Click here for a resource called 'The Compassionate Food Guide' which provides useful advice on reading labels and choosing more sustainable products in the supermarket. Read it yourself, and encourage your friends and family to as well.

Source: ciwf.org.uk

So, what little changes can you make (or are already making) to play your own part in slowing climate change? If you have more ideas on changes we can make, however big or small, please let us know!

Make Something

After last weeks project, we've got a simple but super tasty make for you this week!

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Difficulty: Easy make
Time: 15 mins to prep / few hours to cook

All you need is:
4 cored and sliced apples (you choose the type, but red are usually better for this)
Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp sugar

How to
1. Preheat your oven to 100c / 200f
2. In a bowl, thoroughly coat the slices in cinnamon and sugar.
3. Lay the slices onto a baking tray
4. Bake for 2-3 hours, or until the slices are dry but soft.
5. You can eat when cooked, or save in an airtight container for up to 4 days!

And there you have it. Is that easy or is that easy, and you've got yourself healthy snacks for the next few days, too!

Source: Carries Experimental Kitchen

For next week you'll need
Plain flour
Granulated sugar
Baking powder
Ground Cinnamon
Soy / almond milk
Applesauve
Dairy free margarine / butter
Vanilla extract

Simmer Down

It's time for our weekly stove top recipe! The simplicity of these is making us super happy!

This week: Vanilla & Orange

You'll need
A large saucepan filled with water
Vanilla pod (or extract if you're lazy like us!)
Orange peel / rind

What to do
1. Bring the suacepan of water to a boil
2. Add the ingredients
3. Boil for about 5 minutes
4. Take down heat and leave to simmer
5. Top up the water regularly so that the pan is always at least half full.
6. Enjoy!

REMEMBER to turn off the heat and night and keep an eye on the water levels!

Story Templates


 

Small Business Sunday

We've been loving seeing your own shout outs using our small business Sunday Insta story template! This is the perfect way to find and share your favourite small brands, especially at this time of year when we're beginning to look for cute gifts to put away for December!

@scorchandscribble | scorchandscribble.co.uk
You'll find Sarah making unique stationary and digital illustrations inspired by ethereal beauty and nature - and she has us bewitched with her gorgeous work! If you are a Grimmwolfer then you may recognise the name as Sarah was part of our namesake box with the most beautiful foil Wolf Bookmark! We still have our eye on the Wolf Spirit print for the office... it speaks to our soul!

@wildandwooduk | wildandwooduk.co.uk
Get ready to have your vegan and cruelty free bath product dreams come true! Lorna and Hollie are truly inspiring in their approach to sustainable, luxury homemade products, and we can't recommend them enough. Just look at their reviews. For the Autumn and Winter months we wholeheartedly recommend giving The Sensitive Box a try!

Screensavers

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FREE FREE FREE

Freebies alert! Qualify when you spend £30 or more this week, while stocks last! 

GIFT BUNDLE INCLUDES:
Skadi's Army Red Branch Thorn Necklace
Lemon & Ginger Herbal Infusion Vegan Tea Complimentary of @hooglytea

ALONG WITH
A5 Baker Girl Print
A5 Pumpkin Candlelight Print
Sample Selection Incense Cones - Pixie Dance & Wizard's Spell (full sizes available in our Home section)
Autumn Nail Decal Transfers

HOW TO QUALIFY
1. Make sure your order is £30+ (excluding shipping and before any discounts are applied).
2. When your cart qualifies, the option to add the free gift bundle will appear above the cart. Should the free gift have gone out of stock, it will not be available at checkout.
3. ADD THE GIFT BUNDLE TO YOUR CART. This is important. If you do not add it to your cart, it is NOT added to your order and you will not receive it. Please don't check out without it and then email us expecting it to be added, because it won't!

TERMS:
Strictly subject to availability. If you return items in your order that take the order amount below the threshold £30, you will need to return the free gift unused and unopened, in full - please sure you are completely happy with your order before dismantling the gift set.

That's all for this week, Pack! We hope you've had another cosy and chill Sunday with us :)

We'll leave you with one last challenge for the week to keep that Dixi Autumn Magic alive and strong as we move through colder, darker days.

Donate to an animal shelter / food bank.
Tip - you'll often find collection boxes for these by the exit at the supermarket. So why not add a few cat / dog food tins onto your shopping and drop them straight into the collection on your way out? :)

Have a safe and happy week, Pack!

Lots of love, your Sisters at Dixi x

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