Laura Fitzpatrick


We all know that food waste is bad. None of us feel good about chucking the limp bit of salad at the bottom of the fridge, or the mouldy bread that’s been forgotten. But it isn’t just households that are the source of a huge amount of food waste (over 7 million tonnes in the UK according to Wrap in 2015); food retailers and restaurants are also guilty of this, throwing away leftover food from that night’s service or food that has reached its use-by date.

The countdown is on. With less than 50 sleeps until Boomtown 2017, we are very excited to see what Chapter 9 of the story has in store.

If you read our last feature, you’ll be pretty clued up about what Boomtown has to offer, being one of the UK’s most innovative independent festivals. Boomtown leads the way in terms of set design and production values, offering its 60,000 attendees a fully immersive, theatrically-led experience.

Whether you’re suffering from dry skin or joint pain, why not try the natural approach. We take a look at 5 food you should eat to beat…

1.) Skin dryness: healthy cold-pressed oils

Dry skin can be associated with lack of healthy fats in your diet. An easy way to get more of them is to increase your intake of nourishing cold-pressed oils – especially flaxseed, hemp seed or avocado oils.

If you’re looking for a sustainable getaway in the Yorkshire Dales then you don’t need to look much further than Natural Retreats near Richmond.

Particularly Scandinavian in its appearance, our log cabin for the weekend is tucked away in to the side of a hill, surrounded by natural vegetation and plenty of wildlife. As we approach our sustainable home for the next three days an array of rabbits welcome us, but they don’t stick around too long once we’ve made our way along their path and up to our glass fronted cabin.

This is the first face oil I have ever tried and I have to say I am impressed!

As someone with combination skin I was sure it was going to leave me feeling greasy, particularly for a base underneath makeup. I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did it sink in quickly, but it didn’t leave me greasy or prone to break outs as I feared. I am not easily fooled with products and can often be rather a cheap skate but this product actually does what it says on the bottle and is worth the around £25 price tag.