Dear Sam

I am not sure if you were there when we arrived, or if you came along after us.   But as we sat and waited for our drinks to arrive I noticed you further up the street, just over Mr B’s shoulder.   You were washing your neck, using a cloth being dipped in a

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Tea without bags or in fact tea

I know.  I don’t really know where to start with this one but when I heard about an “innovation” in the making of tea on the Food Programme on  Radio 4 last week my ears pricked up. As you know, I am a huge lover of tea.  Our Sage Appliances tea maker is one of my

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#HDYGG — Chawton House Library

  Yesterday I took you around Chawton House Library, former home of Jane Austen’s brother, and today for How Does Your Garden Grow (#HDYGG) I am sharing some pics from the garden.   One of the most fascinating gardens I have ever visited. Andrew, the garden manager, arrived less than a year ago but has

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Back to school organising

This is it, if they haven’t gone back already, children all over the country are heading back to school this week.  New hair cuts, shiny shoes, pristine book bags.   And as they all head off us parents can let out a collective sigh of relief that we have done it.  We have checked everything

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Canon 1300D — A review

The perfect camera for a blogger.  There.  That is my review of this camera.  The shortest review ever.  But honestly, it is. When I got the email from Mumsnet asking if I wanted to apply for the chance to review the Canon 1300D I couldn’t reply quickly enough.   You see I have a camera, one

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HP and the genius that is Instant Ink

A couple of weeks ago we had a party for a small group of friends, on a Saturday night.  Nothing unusual about that you might think.  Barrow Towers often plays host to an impromptu get together with friends.   This party however was a bit different, a bit special.   It was all part of

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Keep walking Colombia

* * * * * * * * * * * * Last Friday was World Photo Day and if it showed us anything it’s that one photo can be so much more powerful than a lot of text.   Of all the stories written about Syrian refugees the photo of a small boy lying

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