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  • 10 Ideas for a socially distanced Halloween celebration for kids and teens

        Halloween is one of those celebrations that some ignore, and some adore. We usually fall (geddit) somewhere in the middle. The kids used to e...
  • Sustainable soy wax - hygge feels with a clear conscience.

      As we head into the cooler months and the nights draw in, I find I’m ready for a few hygge moments. Warm drinks, comfort food and plenty of...
  • Three ways to help you survive the rest of the 2020 Staycation summer holidays

      We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays, and for a lot of us whose kids have been out of school since the start of lockdown, not much has cha...
  • Three ways to celebrate Father's Day for dads in isolation

      Socially distant Fathers’ day for Dads over 70! Like a lot of people over 70, my Dad has had to keep himself to himself during the corona pan...
  • 8 ways to make a birthday feel special during lockdown for kids and adults

      Whilst the world is a little crazy and unpredictable right now, there are some things that are inevitable. Getting older is one of them. If you ...
  • Three ways to bring the best of an 80’s Christmas to Christmas 2019

    Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. For me, the ghost of Christmas past looks like an extra from a Wham! video, complete with back combed hair and a ...
  • Planning a low impact Father’s Day camping trip!

      Sleeping on the lumpy ground, being bothered by insects and peeing outside isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but Tarot and Ollie love it. T...
  • Miami mural, Southwest style!

    Florida is not the sort of place that attracts wallflowers. From cars to portion sizes, everything is twice as big and twice as bold as you’d se...
  • 5 ideas for an all ages New Years Eve Party!

    Here in Devon, people go mad for New Years Eve. In Exmouth, hoards of revellers in fancy dress swarm the streets, going from pub to pub and teami...
  • 5 ways to include your dog this Christmas

    Ah, Christmas - that season of goodwill and family festivities, a time for togetherness and warmth, joy on every face and a carol in every heart...
  • Sanity saving slow cooker gifts

    Home made gifts. They’re a bit of a minefield aren’t they? The fantasy is that you’ll give beautifully presented home-made delights to an appreci...
  • Home is where the business is!

    This month marks the start of an exciting new era for So Close Studio. Some of you know that our lovely little East Devon home is attached to t...