#ReclaimYourMattress

Sorry to be revolting so early in the morning (or over dinner if you are reading this later in the day) but the team at Vorwerk have asked me to take part in their campaign for National Bed Month, designed to help the nation reclaim its mattresses for a happy, healthy night’s sleep.   Which means

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What to give up for Lent, and how to stick to it!

If you think back to when you were a child, you will almost certainly remember giving things up for Lent – usually things such as chocolate and crisps. Now that you’re an adult, you might want to step up to the challenge again, but why just give up the same, boring old things that you

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A chat with Russell Kane about Mothers 2 Mothers

A few years ago I saw the work that Mothers 2 Mothers do in Kenya first hand.  I have never forgotten it.  Or the families we met.  I follow the charity on Instagram and Twitter and follow the work they are continuing to do.   And that work is very simple.  It is not complicated

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Homemade chocolate hazelnut spread

It’s pancake day! Or Shrove Tuesday to give it its official title.   Though in this house today is “get all the work done so you can hot foot it up to London to a charity comedy gig and overnight stay in a swanky hotel in Leicester Square day”.  But that last one doesn’t trip

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A stay at Knights Village — Warwick Castle

  It’s not everyday you get to say you are going away for the weekend, to stay at a Castle.   But last weekend we got to do just that.   Last year Warwick Castle opened their Knights Village.  A glorious collection of wooden lodges, set right on the banks of the River Avon, within

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Window Wednesday — Warwick Castle

  Savages.   Despite our favourite family saying being (in the most pompous voice we can muster) “We aren’t savages” we were.  Well our ancestors certainly were.  And despite all the history and majesty of Warwick Castle that is the one over-riding feeling I come away with.  Horrible Histories is not wrong.   A moat

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Gin of the month — February — Ungava

  I admit,  publishing my gin of the month post for February at 10am on a Monday morning is pushing the limits of acceptable behaviour, even by my standards.   By rights it should be a weekend post, or a Friday night one maybe.  Not 10am on a Monday morning.   But hear me out.

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