#NationalLumpyRugDay

  I am not even joking.  Today, May 3rd, is officially #NationalLumpyRugDay.  Who even knew that such a thing existed? Some people view National Lumpy Rug day as a day to appreciate a good, clean rug and incorporate that into spring cleaning.  Along with this is to enjoy the old lumpy rugs and the comfort

Read More

Should guests be charged to attend a wedding?

This weekend was my future son in law’s stag do, and next weekend is my daughter’s hen do which means one thing: their wedding is imminent.  This time next month in fact.   They have been engaged for almost two years and saving hard from the minute the ring hit Caity’s finger at the Trevi fountain

Read More

#PoppiesTour

  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them  I have written a couple of times about our family’s connection with WW1,  how my great grandfather fought

Read More

9 reasons you should be cooking with Himalayan Salt blocks

Have you ever tried cooking with Himalayan salt blocks?  I saw somebody doing this on the TV late last year and instantly put “salt block” on my Christmas list.  Jonnie obliged with a beautiful block and with all that has gone on this year it has been a few months before I have had a

Read More

“Touch Free Meat” What a time to be alive

Did you see the headlines this week that Sainsbury’s are introducing “touch free meat“?  What a time to be alive.  Seriously. This has all come about because apparently Sainsbury’s has found that under 35 year olds are afraid of touching raw chicken. Katherine Hall, product development manager for meat, fish and poultry at the supermarket

Read More

Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sunday 22 April sees the National Trust’s hamlet at Saddlescombe open to the public – a rare opportunity to visit this secluded farm on the South Downs – once owned by the Knights Templar.  Visitors can enjoy specialist tours, craft and farmers market & children’s activities. Saddlescombe will be open for just one day for

Read More

Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses? You really should

Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses?   Yes, that Ronald McDonald.  The one with the big shoes who advertises burgers and hash browns (that quite frankly are one of the greatest foodstuffs known to mankind).   Did you know though that this staple of the high street is a corporate supporter of an independent charity who

Read More