#HDYGG — Christmas Trees

. I got wind of the fact that many people would post photographs of their Christmas trees on the #HDYGG linky this week.    Which is good because I have one of those, as do many other people.  But photographing them?  They are a nightmare to photograph.  Clever people do impressive things with lights being

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How to get comfortable at home

. You might think this post is going to be about bedding.  Or cushions.  Or maybe even sofas.  Well I can tell you it isn’t.  Though those are the sorts of topics I am more likely to be talking about on this blog.   This post though is more personal than that.  More initmate even.

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International Tea Day

. If ever a day had my name on it, it was today. And International Waffle Day And Cheesecake And Cake You get the picture. But tea is my favourite drink and would definitely be my luxury if I ever find myself in front of Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs, so International Tea Day

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Christmas lunch prep with Oven Pride

. Christmas lunch prep: Order turkey Buy crackers Check we have enough plates Clean Oven Said nobody ever. Well certainly not in ear shot of me that’s for sure.   So when Oven Pride said they were looking for people who hadn’t cleaned their ovens in three months to take on a challenge my hand

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#Sproutmovies with Sky Movies

. It’s been a funny old week.   In amongst the usual emails and life at Barrow Towers there have been two stand out moments.  One involves a trip on January, the other involved sprouts.  Talk about two ends of the surreal spectrum. If you follow me on Social Media you will have seen me

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My Christmas wishlist

. Mr B asked me last weekend where my Christmas wishlist was.  Had I written it down?  Was it all on a board on Pinterest?  Had I emailed it to him and he had missed it?  Was it hand written and tucked into my diary (where all the important paperwork lives)?    The answer to

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A mooch round The Vyne — HDYGG

Mooching is my new thing.   New favourite thing.  I love a good mooch. A couple of weeks ago, with no plans, I decided it might be nice to get out and play with our cameras again.   And since Mr B has had a National Trust membership for 20 odd years and rarely goes

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Renting Cameras

. You may be having a Peter Kaye cheesecake moment here…”rent a camera ?……cameras, to rent? Renting? Cameras?” Why would you do that? As it turns out, quite a few reasons. Let’s ignore, for a moment, the chap who borrowed his son’s camera to record the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas and spent

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