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Happy New Year!

Looking back at Creative Nature’s year in 2021, it has been a busy, positive year of steady growth. We have been very lucky and our team has worked hard to keep us on track. We thought this was a perfect time to draw out 12 highlights for us! Brexit arrived,…

Happy Christmas all!

As Christmas Day is almost here, at Creative Nature, each of us want to send you our individual Christmas messages. We hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful celebration with the people you love the most and that you can make up for any lost time due to the pandemic.…

What’s on your Christmas Wish List?

What are you looking forward to at Christmas this year? What gets you most excited – seeing family and friends, the fun of festivities, the sparkle and glitter of decorations, presents or seasonal, Christmas food? If we are able to continue as we have so far, these last few months,…

WHAT DOES KINDNESS MEAN TO YOU?

World Kindness Day falls on November 13th  this year, a day to promote kindness throughout the world. The international day which was formed in 1998, is now observed annually, as part of the World Kindness movement.  An organisation, with no political, commercial or religious affiliations. The idea was formed at…

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day is today, a time to celebrate and recognise how far the vegan movement has come. The focus for The Vegan Society month this year is ‘live vegan for less’, a campaign showing cost-effective ways for vegan living.  People’s interest in a vegan diet certainly has grown.  In…

How to plan food at an allergy free wedding

Most weddings are likely to have at least one guest who has food allergies or intolerances considering 20% of people suffer from them. Often this may mean that one person has a meal which avoids certain things which are allergens for them. However for some allergy sufferers that’s not enough,…

We Love Halloween

We love Halloween here at Creative Nature. We have always embraced it and gone for it. We all enjoy dressing up, and also creating some scary decorated cakes!  The origins of Halloween are hard to pin down however they seem to come from a mix of ancient traditions both Celtic…

What are you Grateful for? 

A celebration of World Gratitude Day  The idea of World Gratitude Day came into being over 55 years ago in 1965, in the meditation room of the United Nations building, when spiritual and meditation leader, Sri Chinmoy suggested there be a day of thanks where the whole world could celebrate…

Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day?

Avocados seem to be a little like marmite, you either love them, or hate them, thinking they are either delicious or they are horrible and slimy. For those of you who don’t know what guacamole is, it is an avocado-based dip that has its origins with Aztec people. Already used…

Working Parents’ Day

In a few weeks’ time it is Working Parents Day (September 16) which is there to celebrate those parents who work hard all year to provide for their families. During the 20th century, women in Britain faced a complete change in their lives as more and more of them worked,…

Go organic september

  Organic September is the month to ‘go organic’. It’s a campaign set up by British Corner Shop and the Soil Association – and here at Creative Nature we have a strong relationship with both of those organisations. During the month, people are encouraged to eat, drink and use organic…

Back To School

Now is the time when parents are beginning to plan for the children going back to school in September.  Buying new uniform and thinking about other things they need to take with them, such as stationery, and, perhaps lunchboxes or navigating school meals, a school canteen and/or snacks at school.…

IT’S OUR 9TH BIRTHDAY!

It’s our 9th birthday!  Nine years ago, at the age of 22, Julianne, our CEO, acquired Creative Nature and started a company which catered for people like her – living with severe allergies and never being able to trust snacks. She took on just one employee.  Today, our business is…

Waffle Day is August 24. 

Waffle Day actually began in Scandinavia, but no one knows exactly when the day began, as waffles have been around in Sweden since at least the 1600s. The word Waffle Day began as Våffeldagen, which due to a confusion between, ‘Våffeldagen’ (waffle), and ‘Vårfrudagen’, which means ‘Our Lady’s Day’, a…

The Summer holidays are here!

Summer is here, so time for holidays, camping, hotels, or self-catering, and time for days out exploring your local area. Time to have fun in the sun!   Staycation - when you choose to holiday at home rather than travel abroad. Of course, this year, many of us don’t have…

What is Christmas in July?

Christmas in July is a term that has popped up in terms of marketing for the last few years. In reality however, it started 84 years ago in 1933 at a girls’ camp in North Carolina.  It was the idea of the co-founder of the Keystone Camp, who was very…

  School holidays on the horizon

Exciting times are ahead, as school holidays are soon here. Due to continuing restrictions, overseas holidays may or may not be happening, and so it may be a time of finding fun things to do locally.   9 Fun things to do in the holidays:    Visit a local beauty…

World Postie Day!

All of us rely on the Post Office to deliver our letters and parcels, and even though over recent years, many other delivery companies have taken on some of the work, the Royal Mail Group delivered around 14.4 billion letters in 2017-2018.   We are still fortunate to have post…

A guest blog from one of our online stockists…

Introducing Mighty Small, the supermarket of small brands.   At Mighty Small, we’re all about supporting the most exciting British independent brands that offer tasty and unique food and drink. That’s why we created our online shop with exclusively small brands that want to make a big difference. We’re proud…

Euros 2021

The UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as the UEFA European Championship and informally as the Euros, is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. The event is…

What Are Your Plans For Father’s Day (20th June)?

This week, we’re looking forward to Father’s Day which falls this year on Sunday 20th June.   Our celebrations are thought to originate in the US, but there are suggestions that the day originated from pagan sun worship, where some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of…

BLACK LIVES MATTER – A YEAR ON

It is almost a year on from the killing of George Floyd d in the US, which ignited the protests against racism around the world. Recently the police officer who killed him sent to prison for life.   Who started it? The international human rights campaign actually began in 2013…

HAVE YOU EVER ‘PAID IT FORWARD’?

Pay it Forward Day takes place each year on 28th April with people from over 80 countries taking part. This global initiative is a day to encourage us all to make a difference by creating a ripple of kindness across the world. Surely this year, more than ever before we…

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FANCY A CUPPA! WITH A FRIEND IN THE GARDEN?

Did you know that it’s National Tea Day this month (April 21), a whole day to celebrate drinking tea. A really British institution.   Tea is part of British society. We drink tea while we work; to cheer ourselves up; even when we have a problem, the answer is often,…

A year in Lockdown

On the 23rd of March there is an anniversary we could never have anticipated in late 2019 and early 2020 -  we have been in various forms of lockdown for a whole year. This time last year, we had no idea how long our lives would be turned upside down…

New Product for Easter

It’s nearly Easter and we are still (sort of) locked down!   This may be our second Easter in lockdown yet here at Creative Nature we’re not down hearted. Easter traditionally, is the beginning of Spring, a time of hope, growth and the birth of young animals. Let’s hope that this…

St Patricks Day

Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? It is on 17th March and was originally a Christian feast day, celebrating the life of St. Patrick, who spread Christianity to Ireland. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and the national apostle. Today it is a day of revelry and a…

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration to pay tribute to all mothers or those who play a mothering role.  Also, to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. The day is celebrated around the world, but at different times of the year. In the US, Mother’s Day…

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women's Day takes place on the 8th March. Did you know that the theme for this year’s The International Women’s Day is, #ChooseToChallenge ? The organisers believe that “a challenged world is an alert world.” As individuals we are all responsible, daily, for our own thoughts and actions. It’s…

Faitrade Fortnight

Each year, for the last week of February and the first of March, individuals, companies and groups across the UK focus on the stories of people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold, and grow the cotton for our clothes; these people are often underpaid and exploited. This…

Shrove Tuesday in Lockdown

This year, we are about to celebrate Pancake Day during half term, and half term in lockdown, which means we have to make our own pancakes this year. No possibility to escape to a restaurant! Have fun making pancakes together as a family. Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove…

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Hooked on Chocolate Cake? We are too!

What is your favourite flavoured cake? In the UK, during 2020, the cake appearing in most searches online was ‘chocolate cake’. In some research to find UK’s favourite flavoured cake, chocolate cake came second to lemon drizzle. In the US, chocolate cake is the most popular, which makes it unsurprising…

Veganuary

Are you ready to try a vegan diet? Have you ever thought about becoming a vegan?  Well, this month could be the perfect time to try a vegan diet, even if it’s for a short time. In the UK, January now also becomes Veganuary.  The idea was launched in 2014,…

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Anyone for Chocolate?  Did you know that December 16th is dubbed National Chocolate Covered Anything Day? For most people this would be heaven. Being able to eat anything you like and think would taste good, completely covered in chocolate! The list for most of us is endless. Chocolate figures:  We…

Share your Christmas jumpers with us!!!

Do you own a Christmas jumper?  Do you wear it on National Christmas Jumper day, (which is December 11th this year)?   If you don’t, what other fun Christmas clobber do you wear? For example, do you own any of these types of things? Santa or elf hats? Reindeer antlers? Christmas themed…

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is almost here … we hope you’re looking forward to the weekend? Have you decorated your house, or painted your pumpkins?  Have you decided on your Halloween outfit?  Are you ready for the celebrations?  We certainly are, here at Creative Nature HQ. Although, Halloween is a celebration which causes…

Halloween – the 2020 story

We may be  a whole month ahead however we’re looking forward to one of our favourite moments of the year - Halloween. Halloween is a time for fun, parties,treats and eating – however this year is going to be different – yet not that different for children and adults with…

What about a parent’s lunchbox?

Have you, as a parent, prepared lunchboxes for your children and then got to work and realised you have nothing to eat yourself? You will now have to spend money buying lunch? Or go to the work canteen and buy lunch? What if you have allergies and there’s little choice…

Q&A with Lindiwe Lewis

Hello, I am Lindiwe Lewis, 28. You can call me Lindi. I was born in London, England but grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and Monterey, California. I have had anaphylaxis since I was 10 months old. I am allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas, kiwi, pineapple,…

National Ice Cream Month

What’s your favourite ice cream? We’ve taken a small poll in the office, and our top three flavours are: Vanilla Cookie Dough Mint Choc-Chip   Why are we talking about this? Well, July is National Ice Cream Month! Also in the US, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is on July…

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World Emoji Day

Did you know July 17th is World Emoji Day. A few years ago that would have meant absolutely nothing to anybody.   Now emoji are widely recognised as a way to use an image to express emotion almost as a new type of evolving language.   Did you know that…

Mental Health Awareness Week

We are now in our seventh week of lockdown. For many people this has been a very stressful time.   This is the first time since the war we have had any sort of embargo on our movements and the way we live.   The biggest part of this for…

Your Picnic Must-Haves!

When the weather is amazing and the sun is shining... there is nothing better than a British picnic! Here are some picnic essentials that you've got to have with you on the day! Blankets- Don't risk getting yourself dirty on the grass in case it's misty or if you're wearing…

Summer Must-Try Recipes!

With the summer just around the corner, some of you may be looking for some quick and easy summer recipes to try out this year. We have quite a lot of recipes you can choose from on our recipe page of our website (click here to check it out!), but…

It’s Time For Easter!

As we're sure you're aware... Easter is rapidly approaching. It's time to enjoy the lovely weather outside and go on a fun little Easter Egg hunt so we thought we would share a few fun options of activities you could do for the occasion if you have any little kiddos…

Macro Tracking and IIFYM

Have you come across the term If It Fit Your Macros before? Well, if you are interested in fitness, it’s highly likely you have. However, if you haven’t before, this blogpost will hopefully introduce you to it a bit.   Macros, are the main macronutrients you should consume through your…

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day is just around the corner! We thought it would be nice to remind all of you to treat your Mum this weekend for Mother's Day and spend some quality time with her. We know how busy life can get, but make sure to set some time aside for…

It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week!

Nutrition and Hydration Week (11th-17th of March) is an annual event which aims to highlight and promote healthy living and advancements in nutrition and hydration locally and worldwide! At Creative Nature, we care for all customers and their health, by producing products which are safe for all consumers to eat,…

Benefits of Eating Clean

Benefits of Eating Clean “Clean eating” has had a bad reputation in recent months.  Here at the Creative Nature HQ we believe this is down to there being too much ambiguity around what “clean eating” means.  Do you have to wash every bit of food you eat? What is classified…

Indulge With Creative Nature This Mint Chocolate Day!

Here at Creative Nature we love all things Chocolate, but there is something special about Mint Chocolate. There are tons of people that love the combination of the cool refreshing taste of mint with an indulgent taste of chocolate! Today, on the 19th of February it is even Chocolate Mint…

Allergy Labelling

As a result of the announcement on Friday (25th January 2019) that food labelling is to become much stricter in order to protect food allergy sufferers there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.  The government is looking to impose stricter rules around labelling of sandwiches…

Allergies Internationally

Living with a Food Allergy Did you know that the prevalence of food allergies within the Western culture is rising? A reported 1 in 50 UK school children suffer from a peanut allergy! Food allergies are a serious autoimmune disease.  When an allergy sufferer falls into contact (whether by indirect…