In time for Christmas


I’ve always thought our garden a lovely affair. It’s satisfyingly wild, has more than its fair share of brambles, annoys the neighbours to head popping proportions, produces random harvests of edible fare with little human intervention, which include such delicious things as red flesh apples, pears, chives, fairy strawberries, the very occasional courgette & of …

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Tales of the Freezer


I don't know about you guys but I do a fair bit of batch cooking to help with our busy life. Nothing worse than coming home after a sailing event than having to then start preparing a hearty meal or even a light snack if we're quite late back (Weymouth is a long way!) so …

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Barnaby Festival (I may even wear a Hat) Treacle Market!!


It's been a fabulous start to the Summer with Barnaby Festival kicking off in Macclesfield these last few weeks! There's still an awful lot of things to see & do before the amazing festival closes on Sunday Night! Highlights so far have been the brilliant 'Industry' Parade on Saturday; amazing floats, toetapping music, visionary costumes …

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The Wreath is Up – not many sleeps to Christmas now!


The Christmas Wreath has been made, it has been glamorously attached to the front door with the aid of Gaffer Tape and BluTak! It looks lovely, a biased opinion I can assure you, but it does look nice! It's a little on the large size and you may have to squeeze carefully past it to …

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Christmas – has it arrived too early this year?


SO Christmas is here... already... And has been for at least a week in Sainsbury's give or take a few days. Lakeland have launched their Christmas range for 2012, getting in there at the beginning before all the rest I imagine and who can resist a Lakeland Christmas! Then there's the seamless appearance of all …

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