Standing in the grass

. I have been in a reflective mood recently.   Thinking about things in the past.  Distant and recent.  Wondering if I could have done things differently.   Or if other people could have done things differently.   If I had my time again would I do the same again?  Or would I make different

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Pimms O’Clock Waffles

. Royal Ascot starts today and than can only mean one thing, Pimms season is officially upon us.   It is Pimms O’Clock all week.   When I saw an advert on TV for the racing coverage it was hot on the heels of my making waffles with gin and tonic for World Gin Day.

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Gordon Castle Bath and Beauty Products

. My love of all things smelly is legendary.  This is a really quick post to tell you about some lovely products that I was sent recently.   All the products are inspired by the plants grown in the walled Garden of Gordon Castle in Scotland. The eight acre Victorian Walled Garden forms the centrepiece of

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Father’s Day presents — The booze edition

. I don’t know about you but when I am buying presents for Father’s Day I know I can’t go wrong with something booze related.   Either a really great bottle of Port, or a glass that says “Best Dad”, it is highly likely your recipient will be hugely grateful.    Here are a few

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World Gin Day Waffles

.   When you wake up to the news that it is World Gin Day you can’t let this day go unmarked.   Though even I drew the line at cracking open the G&T at 8am.   Truth be told though I don’t like G&T because I don’t like tonic.  Gin and lemonade is more

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Ranty Friday — Luggage

. I don’t do travelling light.  I never have.  And quite frankly I never will.   I am going away for, let’s say four days so NEED four outfits.  At least.  Possibly even six if we are doing a posh dinner.  Or if I am out all day and want to change in the evening.

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Recycling tea caddies

. Well technically this isn’t recycling as I bought the tea caddies especially but I thought I would share as it is so simple and, I think, looks fab.   I first saw the idea on Pinterest a while ago where somebody had planted something in square Whittards tea tins, all different colours and standing

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The Gallery — Buildings

. You know when you read something in French and then you translate it and you think “well that can’t be right” so you do a Google translate on it to check on your rusty school French?   And then it comes up with the same thing as you just thought?  So you then think

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