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A change of plan…

Well, so much for planning to blog from Kent and include some pictures of the countryside. We had the thickest fog that I think I’ve ever seen! Also poor Mr P was ill in bed for 2 days which put an end to our plans to visit Lenham church which I was hoping to take…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my friends! I’ve been knee deep in wrapping paper, ribbon,  ink letter stamping, port and stilton gravy making (another Nigella recipe) and Hummingbird bakery vanilla cupcake mix. Yes, it’s been a busy day… Still, now it’s time to relax and enjoy all the preparations so I’m ‘going dark’ for a few days readers. I’ll…

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A gift for booklovers

I love to read. It’s one of the perfect ways for me to relax – provided the material is good! If you have any book lovers in your life, then why not try out this great idea that inspired me when I visited the Country Living Fair… Go to a local charity shop, Ebay, Amazon…

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Edible gifts

Good evening, hope you’ve had a relaxing Sunday and are not currently stranded somewhere in the snow! I thought I’d post another homemade Christmas gift that I like to make to inspire you. It’s very quick and simple to make and comes courteousy of Nigella Lawson. I must admit that I love to watch Nigella…

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Mulled Wine

I love this photo by Ian Hayhurst. It’s a classic Christmas picture for me and there’s nothing better than warm mulled wine on a cold December day. (If you’re ever in Richmond, Surrey, I recommend ‘The Duke’ pub on Richmond Green for Mulled Wine!) Check out this yummy Jamie Oliver recipe if you fancy making some of your…

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Sweet ‘n simple craft

I often see articles in magazines around Christmas time advising that you have a secret stash of small gifts by the door in case of unexpected visitors over the holidays. What are these gifts I’ve often wondered? Well, I made these cute Christmas candles for some of my girlfriends recently after being inspired by some…

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Celebrate Christmas

  If you happen to live in the West London area then can I recommend a fantastic church that holds beautiful carols by candlelight services every year? It’s just the thing for celebrating Christmas in style and remembering the true meaning amidst all the shopping, cooking, preparing, wrapping… Go to Duke Street Church for more…

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