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  1. The Water Lily: The Birth Flower for July

    The Water Lily: The Birth Flower for July

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Water Lily! The idea that birth flowers, such as the water lily, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower. And it was thought that the characteristics...
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  2. Sustainability: Grow Your Own

    Sustainability: Grow Your Own

    At Bombus we're always harping on about sustainability. Environmentally friendly. Plastic free. From how we source our supplies, to how we run our studio. You can read our sustainability pledge right here. It's an ethos we truly believe in. Which is why, it's not only in business that we live by these principles. We are sincere when we say that...
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  3. Sustainability: No Mow May

    Sustainability: No Mow May

    Following on from our blog series on how we all at Bombus continue our Sustainability Pledge into our personal lives, we take a closer look at one more way we can help the environment! No Mow May In our attempts at Bombus to Save the Bees, and Help the Butterflies, one initiative we have taken a huge interest in is...
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  4. TOP FIVE Best-Selling Wedding Gifts

    TOP FIVE Best-Selling Wedding Gifts

    Perfect for the Summer of 2022 It's official, the weddings are back. And so are the wedding gifts! And after a few years of careful and low-key gatherings, BIG parties are once again the talk of the summer. It wasn't clear what would happen after the pandemic, whether or not smaller more intimate gatherings would become the norm for weddings…but...
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  5. The Rose: June's Birth Flower

    The Rose: June's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Rose! The idea that birth flowers, such as the rose, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower. And it was thought that the characteristics of those...
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  6. Destination: Margate

    Destination: Margate

    We’re carrying on with our travel series, where we give you our best tips for visiting our glorious county! Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…especially Margate! We love our home in Kent, and as you know, maps, location, and travel…it’s what Bombus is all about. And with so many things making foreign holidays tough for all of...
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  7. The Lily: May's Birth Flower

    The Lily: May's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Lily! The idea that birth flowers, such as the lily, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those...
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  8. Destination: Faversham, Kent

    Destination: Faversham, Kent

    The home of Bombus! We love where we live and work. In the heart of the Garden of England, our Bombus Oast House sits in the middle of Brenley Farm. A beautiful plot tucked away just on the outskirts of the old market town of Faversham. Our windows are always open, with views across the farm. With so much history...
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  9. The Daisy: April's Birth Flower

    The Daisy: April's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the daisy! The idea that birth flowers, such as the daisy, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would...
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  10. Destination: The Isle of Sheppey

    Destination: The Isle of Sheppey

    Kent’s Hot Spot for 2022 This small island off the north coast of Kent has been hitting the headlines over the past year. The Isle of Sheppey has been listed in the Time Out Top Ten Places to Visit 2022, and was mentioned in The Sunday Times as the fastest growing property hotspot in Kent. Especially for people moving out...
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  11. TOP FIVE gifts for their Easter Basket

    TOP FIVE gifts for their Easter Basket

    It's nearly Easter! And while we all love a bit of chocolate, sometimes it's nice to find a little something in our Easter baskets that lasts a little longer... Here are our Top Five picks for our ultimate sustainable forever gifts, that the Easter Bunny would just LOVE to give this year. Easter Bunny Bottle Easter Bunny Message Bottle Keepsake...
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  12. What is your Birth Flower for March?

    What is your Birth Flower for March?

    Last month we asked if you knew about your birth flower? The idea that birth flowers have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would be inherited by those born in that month. And the birth flower for...
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  13. What is your Birth Flower?

    What is your Birth Flower?

    You've heard of birthstones, but did you know about your birth flower? The idea that flowers have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would be inherited by those born in that month. And the birth flower for...
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  14. Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    When it comes to popular culture and sentiment, we love a message in a bottle story. Whether it’s a tale of Greek philosophers sending bottles out to sea to test ocean currents, or stranded sailors calling out for rescue after being marooned. The idea of a long-lost scroll washing up on a sandy shore at sunset, is rather romantic. In...
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  15. Work with us! We're Hiring!

    Work with us! We're Hiring!

    Want to work for a creative and exciting enterprise in the Kent Countryside? Bombus has a vacancy at our Oast House location in Faversham. It's a great opportunity to work for a small local company. Are you interested in working for a dynamic independent business? Then what are you waiting for! Apply Now hello@bombus.co.uk OFFICE MANAGER THE ROLE We’re looking...
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  16. Living By the Sea

    Living By the Sea

    How living by the sea is good for your physical and mental health Living by the Sea is a dream for many of us. At Bombus we have strong connections to our planet. Every day we are looking at maps of our earth. The geographical topography of our little rock is really beautiful. We work in the amazing Kent countryside...
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  17. New Home Gifts in the Post-Pandemic Property Boom!

    New Home Gifts in the Post-Pandemic Property Boom!

    You can’t have missed the fact that there is a huge trend towards people moving house this year to their perfect new home. And a lot of experts are putting that down to people having reassessed their lives during the pandemic. A better work-life balance is now the top of the list when it comes to people’s priorities. And it...
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  18. Love your Garden with the Bombus Team

    Love your Garden with the Bombus Team

    As the weather shifts into autumn, those of us who love our gardens will be pulling up our wellies and getting stuck into those post-summer jobs. It’s the perfect time of year to harvest this year’s crops…and to think about what preparations are needed for over the winter to get ahead for next year’s planting. And the Bombus team love...
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  19. Travel to Cornwall with the Bombus Team

    Travel to Cornwall with the Bombus Team

    Part Two of our Travel Series - Because at Bombus we’re all about LOCATION!  In case you missed it - we asked our team to give us the low-down on some of the places they’d visited recently, along with their top picks, must sees, and insight into travelling during the pandemic. We've already heard from our Marketing and Accounts Manager...
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  20. It’s all about the MAPS (part 2)

    It’s all about the MAPS (part 2)

    We’re mappy about maps. And in Part 1 of this Blog series we brought you the answers to questions you didn’t even know you needed about our team and their love of all things cartographical. You’ve heard from Esther, Alice, Carly, and Amber…now it’s time for more of the team to step up and shine a spotlight on their favourite...
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  21. Travel to London with the Bombus Team

    Travel to London with the Bombus Team

    At Bombus we’re all about LOCATION! We asked our team to give us the low-down on some of the places they’d visited recently, along with their top picks, must sees, and insight into travelling during the pandemic. Jo's Story Jo is the Bombus Marketing and Accounts Manager and has spent the last eighteen months working from home. She took her...
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  22. Help Save the Bees!

    Help Save the Bees!

    We are supporting Radio 2 and the Royal Horticultural Society save the bees with their Big Bee Challenge of 2021. At Bombus we are BIG on nature. After all, we work on a farm! And we know just how important it is to save the bees. So why do we need to save the bees? Bees play a critical role...
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  23. Follow Every Rainbow

    Follow Every Rainbow

    We love a rainbow. And it’s no wonder really, that a rainbow is the symbol for so many things. Rainbows are pretty rare and undeniably beautiful. As far as heavenly natural phenomenon go, they have inspired songs, books, legends, and artwork since humans…well…became humans. And it's image has evoked awe, delight, faith, and even controversy... A brief look at Rainbow...
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  24. It's ALL about the Maps  (Part 1)

    It's ALL about the Maps (Part 1)

    We ARE the Original Map Gift Company. And the reason we are, is because we LOVE maps. I know, we harp on about it a lot. But when you have so many works of art at your finger tips, it’s hard not to want to share them with everyone! But just telling you we like maps isn’t enough…you ask us...
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  25. Who are the most thoughtful and caring people in the UK?

    Who are the most thoughtful and caring people in the UK?

    The results are in! And BRISTOL tops the charts when it comes to the most thoughtful cities in the UK. Have a look at what makes Bristol so remarkable here: Visit Bristol - Official Bristol Tourist Information Site A new report from our sales at Bombus reveals some interesting trends regarding the UK’s most thoughtful and caring towns and cities...
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  26. Let's get Physical! With  perfect Gifts for Golfers and Sport Lovers

    Let's get Physical! With perfect Gifts for Golfers and Sport Lovers

    At Bombus we love to move. Whether it’s organised activity, running a marathon, or a long hike across the Kent Downs….the Bombus crew are an active bunch. With 2020 a wash out for a lot of clubs and groups, we’re all delighted to be getting back to our favourite hobbies. And we’re not alone. Golf courses reported that they were...
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  27. The Weddings are Coming!

    The Weddings are Coming!

    Last year was a difficult year for couples looking to tie the knot. With weddings cancelled, or scaled back, many planned celebrations were put on hold. But not any longer! Couples are already re-booking their weddings with a frenzy. And it is going to be one major Wedding BOOM. The Wedding advice website confetti.co.uk has predicted that over 200k extra...
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  28. Milestone Anniversary Gifts

    Milestone Anniversary Gifts

    Whether you’re choosing anniversary gifts for your spouse, or for someone close to you, finding the perfect and appropriate present can sometime feel a little daunting. Especially for couples who have reached those BIG milestones. Do they need anything? What do you buy for the people who seem to have everything? The best anniversary gifts are those that are both...
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  29. STYLISH NEW HOME GIFTS

    STYLISH NEW HOME GIFTS

    Are you looking to send a gift to wish your friends or family luck and good health in their new home? Our collection of Map Block Wall Art is a great place to start. Map Wall Art New Home Gifts Handmade in Kent, our circles, squares, and hexagons are a great addition to any home. They look beautiful, and are...
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  30. Send a Letterbox Gift...Send Love Through the Post

    Send a Letterbox Gift...Send Love Through the Post

    A Letterbox Gift is a term that simply means that the gift you are sending, fits through their letterbox! Birthday Gifts sent straight through their door With so many of us still unable to see some of our loved ones for their birthday, sending them something in the post is as close as we can get to giving them a...
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