Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fabulous! Merrell Ellenwood Jacket

I’ve spent the last two years trying to find the perfect school run winter coat.  One that I can wear with jeans and converse if it’s not raining, or biker boots/wellies if it is. I may have just found it. … Continue reading

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Google, Starbucks, Amazon – too tempting to boycott?

I know it’s wrong.  Huge American owned conglomerates that avoid paying millions of pounds in tax to the UK government.  I’ve tried, I really have, but Amazon has defeated me. As a stay at home Mum with three little ones … Continue reading

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Souper Sunday – bacon and butter beans

Yummy bacon and butter bean soup In my quest to find more interesting ingredients for my weekly soup dish for the children, I decided to try a bacon and butter bean combination.  As with all my soups I generally only … Continue reading

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Lots of lovely jam jars

Even though I’ve spent the whole year saving jam jars for the Autumn chutney season, I always seem to run out.  Any old jam jar will do for friends and family however, now I’m planning to sell them I really … Continue reading

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Boozy Fruit

Well, I managed it by 9am this morning.  Raisins, currents, dates, figs, orange, cinnamon and lots of lovely brandy are now soaking nicely.  I need to stir it every day for the next week and then once a week for … Continue reading

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Fabulous! Kiko Glass Frame, gorgeous

Gorgeous. So clever. I really must buy some of these as soon as possible so I can display a tiny tiny selection of my treasured postcard collection.  Perfect.  Buy them at or http://www.notonthehighstreet Prices start from £9.95

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Countdown to Christmas #1 Christmas Cake

Christmas seems like a long way away particularly as the weather is so mild at the moment.  This year the house will be virtually finished (apart from the planned major building work of course) so, despite our retro 1950s kitchen, … Continue reading

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