One of my favourite #HomeHacks

When it comes to homehacks this has to be up there in the “bonkers” category.  Along with the one that says you can clean a loo with cheap cola, taps with vinegar, brass with ketchup and get static off your silk trousers with a metal hanger. So when Vorwerk recently asked me to share my

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Sing The Movie!

Everything I have seen about this film has screamed “cancel all your plans and go see it”.     It comes out on general release tomorrow (January 27th) though there were special preview screenings last weekend all over the country.  And let me tell you I was looking daggers at those on Facebook who were posting

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Window Wednesday – Selborne

We have seen the signs to Gilbert White’s house so many times that we thought it might be worth a trip to finally see it.  That and we only had a couple of hours to spare on Sunday morning to go out and take photos.   But then when we got to Selborne it was

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Independent Venue Week

Another Monday night, another gig in Central London. We’re such social butterflies, we’re always* out going to concerts, art galleries, museums, cinemas – you name it. *not every often. So when one of Mr B’s few Twitter followers (he’s a bit of a recluse on there, bless him) said before Christmas that he was playing

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National Coffee Break Day

Who knew such a day existed?  Well I didn’t until I got my social media calendar pinned up on the wall at the beginning of the year.   Yesterday was National Popcorn Day, and tomorrow is National Hug Day.  But today is National Coffee Break Day. It is hard having a coffee break when you

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Window Wednesday Waverley Abbey

  Oh how I wanted to rename that Waverley Wabbey. Child that I am. Anyway.  Yes.  Waverley Abbey is another little find that is just up the road from us.  We attempted to find it last year but realised, it being ruins and all, that it was along a footpath from the car park.  And

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Gin of the Month — January — Jawbox

There was a time when the front door was left unlocked. When the kitchen was the scullery.  And in the tiny scullery stood this big sink. Clothes and dishes and weans got washed there. A lot of craic was heard around a jawbox.  It still is. From the moment I first heard about this gin I

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So this is why car insurance premiums are so high

Last week whilst doing my semi regular “We need something for tea, I need to go food shopping” mercy dash to Sainsburys I was driven into.   It couldn’t have been a more ridiculous car accident.  I was stationary, waiting to turn right off the main road and the man that hit me pulled away

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