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Souper Sunday – carrot and coriander

This is such a quick, easy and cheap soup to make – I can’t believe I’ve never done it before.  The children loved it. Peel and roughly chop around 1kg of carrots. Add them to a large pan with a … Continue reading

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Fabulous! Floor standing lamp from Homebase. Buy it!

I recently purchased this fantastic floor standing lamp from Homebase to put in our back room.  It is a real bargain at just £79.99.  An Anglepoise would have been nice but at this price it was impossible to resist.  And … Continue reading

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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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