Product Reviews

Product write ups and book reviews

If anyone would like a review or write up of products or items relating to smallholding, country clothing, cooking, the countryside, food or planting pop me an email, facebook message or tweet. I can have a look at home then write up or/and return items. Additionally, I can put them in next blog post and include photographs.

I have particular close interests in country clothing, preserving, food products, fashion, allotmenteering and chicken products. I also have an interest in special diets. I can spread the word through Facebook, Twitter (over 983 followers and rising) and on my blog, as well as through contacts and word of mouth. Moreover, I really enjoy new books and writing reviews on those also- any topic from gardening to craft.

Send me an email at

or tweet or Facebook message ‘The Good Life In Practice’ to enquire.

Thankyou, Katy,

On here are Products, Books, Food or Equipment that I have previously reviewed for organisations, companies, authors or groups. Simply press on the links below to access a particular review that interests you.


Joules Quilted Jacket -good for country walks!

Growing and Sowing:

Product Review for ALLOTINABOX-great gifts for allotmenters, kitchen gardeners or grow your own enthusiasts:

Product Review of a fantastic and quirky new selection of seeds from Suttons Seeds UK-including some from the new James Wong range:

Product review of a selection of products from Thompson and Morgan:

Books and DVDs:

Book review of a wonderful book all about ex-battery hens by Sophie Mccoy:

Product Review of a great DVD by ‘The Smallholder Series’ about Sheep keeping and establishing your first flock:

Book review of a great book called ‘A little piece of England’

Cookery and Baking:

Product Review of ‘The Craft Company’ who sent me some great baking goodies to make cakes with!

Food and Drink:

East of England Co-op, continuous support and product reviews of locally available produce. 2014-present.

Product review of Honeybuns Bakery goodies-gluten free tasty cakes, cookies, savoury tarts and sweet traybakes:  and their gluten free flapjacks and their new cake mixes

Product review of Fudges Bakery who have tasty baked goods:

A gingery kick from Dorset Original Ginger Beer:

Marybelle Dairy

Stokes Sauces

Rhythm 108 Snacks:

Denham Estate – Free Range, Good Quality Meat:

Hill Farm Rapeseed Oils:

Musks Sausages (Newmarket):

Hedgerow Cordials:

Marriages Flour:

Health and Skin care:

Product review of a great little handmade soap from Cyril’s Soap Shed-a producer based in the New Forest who makes soaps using goats milk:

Another review of the fabulous products from Cyril’s Soap Shed

Outdoor Clothing and Footwear:

Product review about a new pair of leather, waterproof hiking boots made by Hi-Tec

And new reviews coming soon…

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