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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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Review – Jack Links Beef Snacks

Review – Jack Links Beef Snacks

I was really excited about trying Jack Links Beef Snacks. Jack link’s is the world’s number one authentic American meat snack brand and currently Tesco Express have a promotion running with Jack Links with a whopping 50p off when you pop over to Jack Link’s Facebook page . Now to be honest I have never tried a ‘Beef snack’ before I guess the closest I have ever got is Biltong when I was in South … 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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Coconut flapjack recipe

Coconut flapjack recipe

Flapjack is a favourite in our house and as I had some lovely coconut in cupboard asking to be used I thought I add it to some flapjack. As coconut has a natural sweetness so I cut back a little on the sugar. I also swapped the normal golden syrup for maple syrup as it is a more natural source of  sweet taste and has a lovely flavour of it own and of course meant … 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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Slow cooker spicy pulled chicken

Slow cooker spicy pulled chicken

In our house I don’t have many slow cooker successes. I make a great stew and dumpling don’t get me wrong. I always add the dumpling and finish them off in the oven so they have gorgeous crispy tops! To add an extra deep richness to a beef stew I add 4 squares of dark chocolate towards the end of cooking. Try it as it makes the most gorgeous rich sauce. Takes a regular beef … 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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