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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 I thought of petunia’s, dahlia’s, tulips and one of my wanted list is the ‘Hanky … Read entire article »

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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 you go about it? Below you’ll find advice on how to haggle to cut the … Read entire article »

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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 the Range Master. All of them are really scrummy, go and take a look at the … Read entire article »

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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 families enjoyed most of the year around. A few minutes stroll either across the park … Read entire article »

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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 better for her than a last look at what her education has built up to. … Read entire article »

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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 kept sharp. Don’t forget, too, that dull knives are more dangerous than sharp knives because … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Positive Pictures and thoughts

Monday Mutters – Positive Pictures and thoughts

I am a sucker for a bit of eye candy and no hold that diet coke advert in your head I mean..well just lovely life pictures. It is without a doubt that when the sun shines things look and seem a lot easier. I am quite sure it is pretty much a fact, well until the temperatures go too high then the complaints about being too hot and the heat drains us come in. This time … Read entire article »

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Reflecting & being honest with myself

Reflecting & being honest with myself

  I mentioned before that mind is rather like a washing machine on spin cycle pretty much constantly. The last few months I really haven’t blog much just my focus just hasn’t been there. Plus there is nothing worse than sitting at a laptop wondering what to type. I have come up with a few of my new favourite recipes in the last month though, so not all bad. My savoury flapjacks I am going to buy … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Is there any hope?

Monday Mutters – Is there any hope?

I was going to give Monday Mutters a pass today, breath gently in and share my oh so scrummy savory flapjack with you instead. But my head is bursting to brimming point with a mix of crossness, sadness, frustration and a little bit of faith lost in us humans. I guess I am just wondering that if adults and indeed parents can not behave towards one another nicely then what hope do we have for our … Read entire article »

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