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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Preparations for Christmas have felt like a total marathon this year: I think I’ve been juggling too much recently (oh, when will I learn?) but today I think I may have turned a corner as I  finally feel as though I am … Continue reading

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Hyacinths

Things are finally getting festive around here; the tree went up last weekend and since then I’ve slowly been adding decorative touches here and there around the house. I’m especially proud of my display of hyacinths on the cupboard in … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

Apologies for the short absence from the blog: my friend and I decided to take our little online shop on the road last weekend and have a stall at our kids’ Christmas fair to showcase our wares. As a result, the … Continue reading

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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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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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