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Home Made Reed Diffuser

Home Made Reed Diffuser

I don’t think anything makes your home feel more cared for than if it is wonderfully scented, but there is no need to buy expensive fragrance reeds, because its cheap, easy and really fun to make your own reed diffuser. Reed diffusers gently perfume the […]

In search of a good coffee and walnut cake

In search of a good coffee and walnut cake

In recent months I’ve really fancied a nice slice of coffee and walnut cake and so when enjoying a nice break from the writing desk or kitchen I have treated myself to a slice from various coffee shops and I must say I’ve been somewhat […]

Winter Warmers: OLD-FASHIONED CHERRY CAKE

Winter Warmers: OLD-FASHIONED CHERRY CAKE

  When you think of a traditional slice of cake and a nice cup of tea in a china cup, it is hard not to imagine that cake being a cherry cake. It is an old-fashioned, very British kind of cake. It is the type […]

Is the Future of Chocolate Pink?

Is the Future of Chocolate Pink?

A pink hued chocolate termed as ruby chocolate could be hitting the shop shelves in the United Kingdom as early a six months time. Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut have created a chocolate with a natural rose tint that they proclaim to be the biggest […]

Bar Pozo Ilquierdo – Gran Canaria

Bar Pozo Ilquierdo – Gran Canaria

Whilst taking a break in Pozo Ilquierdo,  Gran Canaria I found myself at Bar Pozo Ilquierdo;  a family run restaurant that is popular with the locals. It enjoys a lovely position near the beach, but from the outside it is unassuming, being slightly reminiscent of […]

Good Clean Fun – some old fashioned tips to make your home sparkle

Good Clean Fun – some old fashioned tips to make your home sparkle

With the Christmas decorations packed away your home can start to look a little dreary so spruce it up with some good old fashioned cleaning techniques.   Wooden surfaces To give wooden surfaces back their lustre mix one part lemon juice with two parts olive […]

Good Clean Fun- the Power of Milk

Good Clean Fun- the Power of Milk

  It’s not just Cleopatra that benefitted from a milk bath, your old china tea cup with a small crack in it can really benefit from being bathed in milk. When dealing with vintage china small cracks are quite a normal discovery, buts instead of […]

Good Clean Fun – turning your car from a shed on wheels to a clean dream machine!

Good Clean Fun – turning your car from a shed on wheels to a clean dream machine!

If the interior of your car is smelling like a pile of sweaty old socks and looks like a teenagers bedroom then its probably time to get your automobile in a cleaner, more organised state. Clear the clutter From children’s toys and maps to ice […]

Picnic Perfection

Picnic Perfection

  The risk of heat stroke, sunburn or warm sandwiches has never been enough to deter us Brits from taking advantage of warm weather and going on a picnic.  We British are like our tea:  made of strong stuff, although the lyrics to Noel Cowards […]

Piña Colada Cake

Piña Colada Cake

  The Piña Colada is an iconic cocktail from the 1950’s and it is the ultimate summer escape cocktail.  Whenever I think of the drink I can’t help but start singing the lyrics to Rupert Holmes’ song Escape, you know the one: “If you like […]