Yearly Archives: 2012

Wishing you all…

I’m signing off until the New Year so wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has stopped by and read my little blog over the last nine months, and especially to those of you who have left … Continue reading

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Preview: ‘London Wallpapers III’ by Little Greene

If you have plans for any redecorating projects in the New Year, then you may want to take a look at this preview of Little Greene’s ‘London Wallpapers III‘ collection that will officially launch at Maison & Objet in Paris … Continue reading

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Sticky Gingerbread

I’m just back from the Post Office where I was sending off the last of our Christmas cards and presents. The poor man behind the counter looks as though he’s stuck there until the next collection as the door to … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for the Home

Feast your eyes on this selection of stocking-friendly homewares. Whether you’re hunting for something practical, quirky or über-cosy, it’s all covered here. I just hope that Father Christmas follows my blog as the soaps, calendar and mug would make me oh so … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath-ery

The festive feeling continues to mount this week as we’ve now put up our tree and I’ve just made the wreath for our front door; a combination of decorations we already had, garden greenery and some pussy willow that I … Continue reading

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From Christmas Trees to Pulled Pork

It certainly wasn’t a relaxing weekend, but what it lacked in peacefulness, it made up for in festive spirit. This year’s trip to our local Christmas tree farm was short and sweet but we found a lovely tree with relative … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Foodies

I’m attempting to steer well clear of egg slicer/strawberry huller territory with this round-up of foodie stocking fillers, as I’m sure we’ve all had our share of those. Instead ‘gourmet’ and ‘useful’ are this week’s stocking watchwords, and these gifts … Continue reading

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Pretty Tasty

Started by Nadia Stopnicer in 2008, Pretty Tasty has become a byword for exquisitely detailed biscuits and cakes. Having lived in England for many years, inspiration for the business came after Nadia realised that the aniseed biscuits popular at the Christmas markets … Continue reading

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A Frosty Walk

Sunday morning was sunny, frosty and blissfully commitment-free so we ventured out for a walk on the edge of the Surrey Hills. It’s a favourite route as it takes in several streams and the kids adore leaping over them or … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Kids

Following on from last week’s stocking filler post, here are some ideas for the little people in your life. As well as the obligatory clementine, sweets and pocket money toys, I always try to include a few items that will (hopefully) … Continue reading

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