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Fresh Fruit Jam and Pavlova

Wimbledon is over for another year! Which means one of two things. Firstly, about 20% of the staff in most offices will have slipped disks or twisted ankles as they block book the local tennis courts, don their ancient green flash tennis pumps, only to discover that they are not…

The problem is that once you have gorged yourself stilly, you will find that you still have a mountain of berries left over. If you leave them in the fridge for more than a couple of days, sometimes, they do not look quite as appealing as they did on day one, which leaves you with 2 options; strawberry jam, or Pavlova.We do not like to bias our readers one way or the others, so here are some quick and easy recipes for both!

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Summer Salads Boosters

For many the idea of a summer salad is a culinary delight, however for me, at this time of year, it is a necessity. As you may recall, last Wednesday was a lovely, warm sunny day, with temperatures reaching 23 degrees in some parts of the country. So as soon…

For many the idea of a summer salad is a culinary delight, however for me, at this time of year, it is a necessity. I thought I’d share a few salad ideas which will boost energy.

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The Christmas Table

Christmas is a special day for many people for all sorts of reasons. For some it is religious, for others it is the big guy in the red costume and snow white beard, and then there is the colossal family lunch. Christmas day is the only major feast that we…

Each family has their own way of setting the table up for Christmas dinner but here are some great ideas on how to fold your napkins!

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Getting ready for Christmas!

The rain is lashing down against my windows, the wind is howling and there is a distinct nip in the air. I've opened my plantation shutters to sit and watch, warm and snug. Oh autumn has certainly arrived with a vengeance; however, I am happy as a Christmas Pixie! My house…

We discuss how we're getting ready for Christmas whilst also sharing some recipes for Christmas puddings and apply chutney that you may like to try out.

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Autumn Pudding Recipe

These last couple of weeks have certainly seen a change in the temperature at night but thankfully we are still having glorious weather in the day with temperatures still reaching the twenties.The change of weather has bought about the change of seasons with leaves changing colour before carpeting our paths…

Read about the perfect recipe for an Autumn Pudding. With the change in temperature recently there's no better treat than an Autumn Pudding.

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The history of ‘Window Tax’

Many of our historical buildings show the legacy of the “Window Tax”. You may have noticed that some of our old homes have bricked up or filled in windows. Some properties were built in such a fashion to balance the look of a building but for many their windows were…

An interesting read about the history of window tax, the common phrase daylight robbery and how it affected lives in 1969. Learn how to make the most of your windows in your home.

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Upcycled Window Shutters Become Unique Decorations

Crafting can be a fun, stress-relieving hobby for many people. It can even be environmentally friendly - turning what was previously trash into a gorgeous item that brightens your home. One item that has this sort of potential is more common than you think – window shutters. Whether salvaged from…

Crafting can be a fun, stress-relieving hobby for many people. It can even be environmentally friendly - turning what was previously trash into a gorgeous item that brightens your home.

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