September In Bloom
September is a time for new beginnings and if you’re looking to start a hobby, we take a look at journaling.
Think September means it’s time to pack away your secateurs? Think again! If you’re green in the garden and not green fingered, we have some tips for the garden this month. And if you’re heading off to university, how can you create a student room with style?
After the toughest of times, we’re thrilled to announce our Walk on the Wild Side/One Great Day charity fundraising event for Great Ormond Street Hospital on 11th September. You can also win £100 Brewery voucher this month. Simply download our interactive app, find 10 animal murals around the centre and watch them move! Take a photo with your favourite one and post the picture in a comment on our Facebook competition. Deadline 31/9/21. Good luck!
To download app, follow this link Take a walk on the wild side
A student room with style!
Student rooms and shared houses aren’t pretty. The walls are plain, the curtains have weird patterns and let’s not talk about the carpets! Whether you’re a fresher, or a returning student renting a house, decorating your own space is easy. At The Brewery there’s no shortage of shops for reasonably priced and stylish homeware. Don’t forget Sainsbury’s for cutlery and pans!
So, to bed – Stylish bedding is a great start to introduce colour to your room. Pick up a stylish set from The Range. Homesense and TK Maxx often have nifty discounts on designer bedding. Visit Sleep.8 for duvets and pillows. If you want a cosy vibe, dress your bed with a chunky throw.
Store while you snore – Make the most of your space by using storage. Hobbycraft has under the bed storage boxes. Your desk will need organisation. Come prepared with a magazine rack, a pen pot and an in-tray.
Let there be light – A lamp is essential not only to show off your taste, but for that late night studying. We love this selection from Argos ! Fairy lights are a wonderful way to liven up a bare-walled room.
Plant Perfect – Consider cacti, aloe vera and spider plants for your room as they’re easy to maintain. Speak to Brewery Flowers for ideas. Fake plants from Homesense or Poundland require zero care.
Sweet smell of success – The Range and TK Maxx have budget-friendly candles. Perfect for your relaxing haven.
Get organised, focused and creative with journaling
With winter nights (sorry) looming, September’s a great time to start journaling. With mindfulness a growing focus in the UK, journaling is growing in popularity, with searches for journals up 18% on the Hobbycraft website.
Bullet Journaling uses a bullet point structure to keep on top of your tasks. Useful for everyone from students to busy parents, it gives you a birds-eye view of your work and social commitments and goals. Code your journal: Bullet point for tasks, circles for events and an asterisk for important! Get creative adding colour, stickers and washi tape.
Splash out on a fancy journal or opt for a notebook from The Range. Stock up on highlighters, stickers and pens from Poundland and visit Hobbycraft.
Once you’ve started writing in any important dates and appointments in your journal, don’t forget to pencil in our upcoming Walk On The Wild Side event as part of One Great Day at The Brewery! More on that later…
September might be harvest time, but there’s plenty to sow and grow!
Vegetables and herbs Sow salad leaves now for quick crops and sow turnip seeds into well-prepared beds for small roots. If you have sweetcorn it’s time to harvest it. To test if it is ready pinch a kernel – it releases a milky sap when ripe. Pot up mint and parsley for the kitchen windowsill.
Flower power Continue to feed and deadhead hanging basket and container annuals. Sow geraniums outdoors and sow hardy annuals, such as cornflowers and annual poppies. This time of year, you’re planting for spring flowering bulb displays with flowers like Crocus, Narcissi and Alliums.
Head to the garden centre at The Range. And treat yourself to some flowers for the home from Brewery flowers.
One Great Day – Saturday 11th September
Between 11am and 4pm enjoy a fantastic day at The Brewery at our Walk On The Wild Side event. With giveaways and face-painting there’s something for everyone. One Great Day is an annual charity fundraising day to support Great Ormond Street and other local children’s charities. To donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/brewery-one-great-day