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B & W 5 day challenge

B & W 5 day challenge

The lovely Viv from 76 Sunflowers (pop over there she has some gorgeous photo’s) challenged me to do 5 black & white photo’s over 5 day’s. I have to confess never doing black and white photo’s due to many things: 1. I am lazy, I snap re-size and off it goes. I edit none of my photo’s, I know they would be so much better if I did. *Note to self: Must try harder 2. I love … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – How do people see you?

Monday Mutters – How do people see you?

I am off to Blog on Cymru at the weekend, where I will be meeting lots of new people and only one I have met before *waves to Viv! I know since last meeting up with Viv briefly at another blogging conference I spoken to her loads via social media. So I am so,looking forward to meeting lots of people I have met online and spoken virtually for well years now in some cases!  In the … Read entire article »

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Compact kitchens that are still perfect for cooking

Compact kitchens that are still perfect for cooking

I like to keep half my kitchen for dining so our kitchen now is smaller space wise to in our old house. We are hoping to re-do our kitchen as not really suceeding with just ‘tarting’ it up! I am liking these idea’s and loving cooking I have a lot of kitchen equipment to find homes for you. We already make most of our space using hanging space for saucepan’s etc so always like idea’s … Read entire article »

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The benefits of softer water

The benefits of softer water

Water, water I love you, where would be without water! When we moved to Cornwall I was rewarded with a lovely soft water out of the taps. Hardly any washing up liquid needed, only a little to shampoo to wash our hair, no salt in the dishwasher, no limescale in the kettle, no limescale in the sink, no limescale in the bath, no limescale on the shower doors. no lime scale at all! Mind the … Read entire article »

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Pop up restaurant with a difference

Pop up restaurant with a difference

Food and poker what a combination. Though actually far from a gambler myself I have a soft spot for a game of poker from some quite funny memories from my younger years, possibly best not shared here today. But poker can be lots of fun unless you are playing it in some back street club ‘Lock, stock and two smoking barrels’ kind of style then perhaps it is not! Anyway I totally love this idea of … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – It is good to talk

Monday Mutters – It is good to talk

It is good to talk, I am sure that was an old B.T advert. All to true that how having a chat with someone can really help. Life these day’s is stressful, my life is stressful and what helps me cope is talking to people. Not holding things in and keeping them to myself. In return I am thankful that people also talk to me. The art of listening is something that I have perfected … Read entire article »

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Beat the winter blues with new activities

Beat the winter blues with new activities

Beat the winter blues with new activities Now is probably the hardest part of the winter. We’ve had the excitement of Christmas and New Year, got through January – perhaps feeling virtuous because we joined in ‘Dry January’ at the same time – and now it’s February. It’s winter still, the trees are bare, it rains all the time, snowstorms feature in world news and spring still seems a long way off. But, with most families enjoying … Read entire article »

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Finding meal inspiration what works for me

Finding meal inspiration what works for me

We all suffer from it, the what to cook for tonight or the rut of cooking the same old week in week out. Yep, I get it too! Meal planning is the key thing at the moment to save money and get organised but I don’t know I get a bit bored of doing the planning too! I quite often do it back to front, I know I am a rebel. I wrote about it here.I … Read entire article »

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Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

If you are anything like me, your heart goes out when you’re watching adverts with people or animals in need of so much help. Meeting the eyes of a charity worker on the street, you know you’re going to stand there listening, thinking right now you can’t quite afford X amount to another charity. Or, bow your head instead, apologising and saying you’re in a hurry.   I can leave you  feeling very guilty, and, well, that … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Feel the tension and trying to let it go

Monday Mutters – Feel the tension and trying to let it go

I quite often check in on myself and realise how tense I am. I yet again have had a few panic attacks, nothing major but ones that made me not be able to cope with going into Tesco’s so I had to go into a smaller Waitrose instead! Don’t laugh that is an expensive problem, lovely stuff but not sure my budget would stretch to such prices on a regular basis! Anyway I can but joke … Read entire article »

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