Dutch Speculaas

. This time next week we will be heading home after spending Easter with Canvas Holidays in Dunirell.  We are thrilled to be working with Canvas Holidays this year as they celebrate their 50th birthday, along with Mr B.  It will be the first time I have been away with Canvas Holidays since I was about

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Getting ready for summer

With the weather looking like it might brighten up a bit over the coming weeks and Easter on the horizon, our thoughts have turned to sorting out the house, ready for summer.  Since this is easier, and cheaper, than getting my body ready for summer which is possibly what you thought this post was going

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The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Regular readers of this blog will know I love reading. That I love nothing better than curling up with a good book and a mug of tea and totally shutting out the outside world to totally immerse myself in somebody else’s story. I can finish a good book in one sitting and when things get

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The Karcher SC1– A review

. There is no denying that things around here have been neglected recently.   And whilst we have a cleaning lady to do the loos and kitchen and chuck the vacuum cleaner around once a week, the house is looking a bit shabby.    This coupled with more sunlight streaming through filthy windows and there

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Ranty Friday — Jeremy Clarkson

. Oh my God, have you heard about John and Debbie? No, what on earth’s happened? They are getting a divorce WHAT?!!!  But they have been together for ten years.  I thought they were really happy together Well seems it is all over Why? He slapped her and split her lip OH EM GEE that’s

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The problem with 1D fans

. is that they are their own worst enemies.    I have never seen behaviour like I have seen from fans of One Direction fans this week on Twitter.  Or actually, any week on Twitter.  They are a completely different beast. This week we have heard on the news that Zayn, one of the merry

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Taking Better Photos

. Whilst I have been trying to save the world in the past few months Mr B has been holding down a stressful job with a four hour daily commute and, in his words, “keeping the home fires burning” whilst I have been away.   No mean feat and so to say thank you I

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