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Simple things & the miracle of bubble blowing

Simple things & the miracle of bubble blowing

I have always been a fan of the simple things in life which in reflection it just as well! But all joking aside as a child I remember just loving simple pleasures and not huge busy things. Wild flowers, the smell of fresh herbs, picnic’s by a stream, salad, homemade cakes, walks, sitting drawing, bubble blowing, flipping through books not reading them as a child I was not much of a reader but have made … Read entire article »

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New Research Shows Stripes and Red Flowers Are Preferred by Bumblebees

New Research Shows Stripes and Red Flowers Are Preferred by Bumblebees

I love hearing the buzz of bee’s and they are so important to us. Without them our world would be quite different as they are great pollinators! I have planted lavenders in our front garden but this is an interesting read on bee’s loving red and white striped flowers. When thinking of what red and white striped flowers I could plant … Read entire article »

Is it Appropriate to Haggle When Buying a New or Used Car?

Is it Appropriate to Haggle When Buying a New or Used Car?

Is it Appropriate to Haggle When Buying a New or Used Car? When looking for a car, the cost is one of the major factors you have to weigh up. Nobody wants to pay more than they have to, whether they are buying a new or used car. The question is, should you try to haggle and, if so, how should … Read entire article »

Rangemaster Bloggers Cook Book

Rangemaster Bloggers Cook Book

I am not sure I dream of having my own cookbook but I love being in other people’s, especially when it a free downloadable one for people to enjoy. Rangemaster asked if I could do a couple of healthy recipes for their new downloadable cook book. Where I am joined by other bloggers who also have given delicious recipes unique to … Read entire article »

Connections & communities

Connections & communities

I grew up in a lovely little community. No it was not a quaint little village it was banged right up next to central Bath. Most of the local children went to the same junior school, there was a bakers, Post Office, Spar with a butcher’s, Grocery store, fruit & veg shop, newsagent and a few pubs. Two lovely parks which … Read entire article »

Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

I have to confess these muffins were totally inspired by a chocolate & lime sweet. They used to be one of my Mum’s favourite sweets, you know you have those happy childhood memories that just rattle around in your head and just pop up out of the blue to remind you.   So these yummy muffins were made. I have to be … Read entire article »

A different viewpoint on GCSE exams

A different viewpoint on GCSE exams

I have just said bye to Bex. She is heading like many to do a GCSE exam this morning. This one is her first one. Our house was calm, there was no stress not even from me. She got up and instead of doing some last-minute revising Bex took her time doing her hair and make-up. I know this is far … Read entire article »

New and old, Spring to Summer

New and old, Spring to Summer

I can not believe it is Thursday. This week has whizzed by and yet again I have hardly been here. My laptop has pretty much remained firmly closed whilst we busy ourselves with different things. We finally took the plunge to re-do the kitchen. Our repainted cupboards were just not well doing it anymore. Despite being painted with a glossy … Read entire article »

Food and recipe inspiration

Food and recipe inspiration

Everywhere you look there is eye candy for our tummies to drool at. My mouth is so often left watering after a visit to Instagram or a peruse around Pinterest. So why is it I am so often stumped to what to cook or create. I am often slightly overwhelmed by recipes and when I look out there I think how … Read entire article »

Common Cooking Questions: Are Your Kitchen Knives Dull?

Common Cooking Questions: Are Your Kitchen Knives Dull?

Common Cooking Questions: Are Your Kitchen Knives Dull?   Having high-quality knives in your kitchen is only half of the solution to great slicing and dicing. You have to keep your knives sharp if you want to get the most out of them. The truth is that expensive, dull knives are no better, and are probably worse, than cheap knives that are … Read entire article »