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What to EAT


Do the planet and your purse a big favour by eating the seasons. Products taste much better when they’re in season locally and haven’t travelled the world to get to you. Let those strawberries be a special summer treat. Here is a list of what is being harvested in Britain right now.



Seasonal UK grown produce: Apples, Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celeriac, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Salsify, Savoy Cabbage, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Squash, Swedes, White Cabbage, Forced Rhubarb. 


Fish in Season: Cuttlefish, Lemon Sole, Monk Fish, Seabass, Whiting, Dorset Cockles, Langoustine, Mussels. 


Meat in Season: Wild Duck, Guinea Fowl, Pheasant. 


What to DO


In the garden there is lots to be celebrated: Daphne, Sweet Box, Witch Hazel and Winter Honeysuckle stop you in your tracks, an unexpected waft of summer on a grey day is magical. One sprig in a jar will fill your home with a lovely intense smell. Meanwhile Magnolia buds are swelling and spring bulbs are peaking through the bare soil. Now is the time to order your seeds and start planning for the summer months.


Entry to the The Dalemain World Marmalade Awards and Festival closes Sunday 5 February. It’s time to submit those sticky amber jars of joy. Read our feature on the Marmalade Awards for a greater sense of what it’s all about



What’s on at the cinema– The Fabelmans, a new film by Steven Spielberg, has just come out in cinemas around the UK. 


What to ENJOY


What to notice in nature– Start looking out for the snowdrops. These plants emerge from the frozen soil and come into flower around this time of year. Stop and stoop down to have a proper look at the little green markings on the inside of the white petals. They’re so very delicate– looks like someone went round with a tiny little paintbrush. 


We gain about an hour and fifty minutes of daylight this month!


Full moon February 5th 18.29


This month’s full moon is known as the snow moon, ice moon, storm moon.


New moon February 20th 07.06


The new moon is in Aquarius. Astrologers say that the new moon is a quiet, contemplative time before a phase of growth. 


Where to GO


The South Downs Dark Skies Festival runs from 4-17 February. It’s a two week celebration to explore the dark skies of the South Downs and the nocturnal wildlife that lives there. A magical opportunity for stargazing and learning more about astronomy. 



Last chance to catch the exhibition of inspirational 20th century fashion knitwear at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood features over 150 inspirational knitwear pieces from the collection of Mark and Cleo Butterfield: highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, vintage woollen swimwear, post-war Hollywood-style knits, and 1950s cocktail sweaters, 1960s crochet, 1970s Bill Gibb, 1980s Vivienne Westwood and 1990s Julien MacDonald. It has had rave reviews.


Endless Love Creative Market at The Workstation in Sheffield on Saturday 11 February 2023 showcases the work of 45 independent makers. 



The Magdalena Abakanowicz exhibition at Tate Modern is a must-see. It is a forest of radical woven sculptures. The scale, the textures, the colours. Mind blowing.



One of our brilliant makers, Amanda Jackson, has an exhibition opening on February 17th at The Courtyard Gallery in Cumbria. Her photo series ‘Where the Red Kite Flies’ focuses on the young people who have grown up at the Lammas Tir Y Gafel eco village and surrounding community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Read her beautiful feature on the community  from our archive here.



The Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum in London is heaven for textile lovers. 


The Orchid festival at Kew Gardens returns on Saturday 4 February.





Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February is an occasion to treat any loved ones to a little love token. Family, friends, lovers, neighbours. Our very own Fungus & Mold has made gorgeous hand printed Valentine’s cards for poems to be written inside. She’ll add rose petals to the love note and send it directly. Leave flowers on someone’s doorstep, pick up a bar of chocolate to treat yourself, smile at some strangers on the tube, or cook up a feast and invite your best pals over for some karaoke. Any occasion to celebrate life and love is an occasion worth celebrating. Shop our Gift guide



Pancake Day on 21 February. A day of pancake scoffing- one of our favourite days of the year. ENJOY.


Celebrations of the Chinese New Year culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 5th. In Southampton on Saturday 4 February there will be a Chinese Lantern festival with a colourful lanterns display for everyone to gather amidst the glow of a sky full of lanterns. 


The world’s oldest and largest football game, also called “hugball”, takes place on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (mid to late February) in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The game has been played almost every year since at least 1667. There is no set pitch: the game is played throughout the entire town, so shops and businesses board up their windows in preparation. Hundreds of players take part in the game, and it’s quite the spectacle to watch!


This month we are busy planning a pop-up shop for the end of March. Expect exciting workshops with our artist makers, a place to get inspired and to see our products in the flesh. We are really excited to bring our online store to life for the very first time. Watch this space… 


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