DIY Christmas drinks cart project

With the festive season just around the corner I’ve started to tackle some DIY projects to get ready for the big day in advance. After finding a cute little kitchen trolley at Wayfair, I was inspired to create a Christmas cart – a place to store all my festive ingredients for hot drinks and somewhere […]

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Winter care for chickens & treats for my cats

When I shared tips for taking care of cats during the autumn and winter earlier this week I had a great response and my attention turned to other pets in the family. I thought about the animals we care for who are ‘outside’ pets; in our family we have chickens and guinea pigs, and other […]

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The countdown to Valentine’s Day begins

Okay, okay I know it’s not Christmas (although looking at the OTT shop displays at this time of year you’d be forgiven for believing otherwise) butΒ I think, in my own selfish way, that Valentines Day is an important gift-giving occasion (hubby, this is a hint for you..!). In fact, it’s the only thing that gets […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Cheeky choccie cake pops

This week I decided to try out a new piece of silicone bakeware that I got from Dunelm Mill – a cake-pop tray. I’ve seen lots of tutorials online for making cake pops and felt like I was missing out on a big cake-baking trend, so I decided to give it a go. It looks […]

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Retro American Treats – my new favourite: the Sno-kone!

On a (British) holiday earlier this month, I had my first ever Sno-kone! And it has quickly become my new favourite. I found this classic American treat in a retro sweet shop called The Sweet Hut in the seaside town of Felixstowe in Suffolk. It’s the kind of kooky shop where you can buy unusual […]

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