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Recipe of the day – Spanish-themed lunch – Part 4 – Dessert!

And now to my favourite part – dessert! I was looking for a spanish dessert but all I could find was Creme Caramel or Churros – neither of which (tasty though they no doubt are!) fitted the bill. So I … Continue reading

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Recipe of the day – Banoffee Pie!

Just wow! I wanted to cook my son a treat for his homecoming and this is what he chose! Just yummy!!

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14 Money saving ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

No sooner is Christmas packed away and the shops are full of red hearts!  In 2012 though we are all trying to save money and there is not so much to spare.  So with some creativity and thought this year’s … Continue reading

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Upcyling

For a while now we have really enjoyed all kinds of paper crafting, but are dismayed by how much it all costs…. so when we discovered the Worcestershire Resource Exchange it was like all our Christmasses had come at once! … Continue reading

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Baby names

The Times always publishes a survey of baby names as recorded in their ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths’ section.  (Behind the paywall http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/families/article3272690.ece) Last year’s popular ones were Boys 1. William 2. Harry 3. George 4. Henry 5. Edward 6. Alexander … Continue reading

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Thank you letters – chore or pleasure?

After Christmas there is always that tussle with the family about writing thank you letters.  I think it’s so important to thank people (for everything – not just Christmas presents)  and you can’t go wrong with a handwritten note.  Call … Continue reading

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Philately!

When I was little I loved to collect stamps and I had hundreds dating from Queen Victoria to the present day.  According to Wikipedia there are 200 million stamp collectors worldwide.  That’s a lot of stamps! I loved the colours, … Continue reading

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