Happy Blue Year

. January 1st.   The day of making a resolution to try and live the rest of the year by.  Or month if you are doing dry January.  Resolutions by their very nature are personal, met with a determination to change one small part of our lives in an effort to get fit / get thin

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That’s it 2015 is all but done

. I don’t do New Year’s Eve.  Not normally.  I like to pretend it is just another day.   That the telly programmes on tonight are not special and that we can go to bed at 10pm, just like normal.   But then we got invited out to a friend’s house tonight and Mr B

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Reflecting on 2015

. I did a navel gazing reflection of 2015 the other day, I know.  One that was very much about how I was looking back over the year by looking forward to next year.   Looking forward to what it might bring and hoping that some of the challenges we have faced in 2015 might

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Teaching Kids About Food and Nutrition

. Thanks to easy and affordable access to foods and snacks pumped full of additives, artificial flavours and goodness knows what else – many 21st century children have a warped understanding of what they are being served at dinner time. Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and politicians have talked at length of the importance

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Mulled Cider Recipe

. This is a really quick recipe for mulled cider that you can either make to entertain friends or you can just make the bouquets and put them in a tin or a basket and give them as a gift. For the bouquets you will need the following: Mulled Cider   Print Spiced bouquets for

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A weekend in Birmingham

. Birmingham might not be the first place that you would think about when considering where to go for a weekend away, which is a shame as it is city with a lot to offer.   Caity and Dan used up some of their holiday allowance by booking a whole week off last month and decided

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Looking back

. This time of year I always find myself looking back on the past fifty one weeks.  Wondering what has changed, what has changed, what should have changed and realising that as I grow older nothing does really need to change.   Change is good I get that, but sometimes not changing, and just maybe

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Inside The Vyne

. Last week I showed you the garden at The Vyne.  A National Trust property that is down the road from us and where we found ourselves mooching one murky Sunday afternoon. The house is smaller than the original which was built in the sixteenth century by Willam, 1st Lord Sandy’s, who was Henry VIII

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