Plastic Oceans – #Devizesrefillchallenge

October we hit our target of 500 liquid refills. That meant that 500 bottles were not thrown away or put in your recycling bin. You re-used 500 bottles and we sent on your behalf ¬£50 ($65) to Plastic Ocean. However, unfortunately in November we didn’t hit our target. ūüôĀ So let’s make sure we smash […]

Our Climate in Hot Water: How your cuppa can support positive change

It’s turning¬†chilly and whilst you warm your hands on your coffee cup it’s worth contemplating how your choice of coffee brand can have a profound impact on the climate. We want to shout about Source Climate Change Coffee who are both coffee connoisseurs and conservation champions. Their mission is to bring us the finest tasting […]

About the 16 Days of Activism Campaign – Video with Guest Dr Katy Proctor

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence against women is an international campaign originating from the first Women‚Äôs Global Leadership Institute. ‚Äú16 Days,‚ÄĚ as it has become known, was launched and continues to be coordinated by the Center for Women‚Äôs Global Leadership. Did you know that globally 15 to 44 year old females are […]

Great Great Granny’s Christmas Pudding РStir Up Sunday 24th November

Stir-up Sunday (one week before the first Sunday in Advent) is traditionally the time to make your puddings.¬† This year that falls on 24th¬†November.¬† Great¬†Great Granny‚Äôs Christmas Pudding¬†(with 21st¬†Century amendments)¬†This recipe is based on one¬†that¬†has been¬†handed down through Peter Vaughan‚Äôs family¬†for generations.¬† He has adapted¬†it¬†to suit as many¬†21st century¬†special dietary requirements¬†as possible.¬† It is:¬†¬†gluten free;¬†dairy […]

How One Small Eco Step is a Giant Leap for Sustainability

Being environmentally friendly has gathered pace over the past few decades and is now a case of what you do rather than if you do. In very recent years, the green movement has taken off like never before, with even the language changing. We‚Äôve gone from using the term ‚Äėglobal warming‚Äô to the more accurate […]

We Are Hiring – Part-time Retail Assistant

Job Description This is a unique position to become a member of our friendly team at The Healthy Life in Devizes. The position of retail sales assistant and ambassador allows the participant to be involved in a number of aspects of the business. It is predominantly a sales and educational position. It is imperative that […]

Peter Vaughan’s Christmas Cake – buy only what you need from our Zero Waste Section.

      Christmas Cake As you may well know Peter Vaughan & Judy Dain used to own the Healthy Life in Devizes. Now they have a thriving cookery school and an events business. We were discussing our zero-waste shopping experience and I asked them if I could have their famous Christmas Cake recipe. If […]


Have you seen the new Bamboo socks that have arrived? Well this is a recipe from Emma @ Thought and we thought (excuse the pun) that it looked rather delicious and what’s also rather fabulous is; all the ingredients (except the veg) are available in store or online…Marvellous Serves 4 (generously) INGREDIENTS 300g mushrooms 3 […]