Do you buy outfits because you’ve seen them shown off on social media or does it put you off? Firstly let me say I love Instagram, I love seeing outfits, homes and especially cute dogs. But Instagram is also a platform to show off goods and services at their best. It must be a godsend to some small businesses who have the opportunity to reach a wider audience than before. and I’ve bought some real handmade treasures. like our felted mini Ralf …..and my Tea, Cuddle dog, repeat Tshirt. You can see the dog theme can’t you. I haven’t bought…

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Our Ralf is really fussy about what he eats, well actually that’s me being fussy about what I buy him. We’ve always checked the content of Ralf’s food and he’s been trying a new dog food, Scrumbles. I’ve read so many things about the bad additives and grains that are added to some dog foods. You do have to check the labels if you care about what you feed your dog. My friend’s lovely dog eats one of the mass produced brands of dog food, he looks good with his beautiful shiny coat but he’s always being thrown out of the…

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  I was lucky enough to read an early kindle copy of Heidi Swain’s new book, another heart warming romantic read. Hayley, the Wynthorpe Hall housekeeper, has a disastrous engagement party at the pub. With the whole village in attendance distraught and embarrassed she decides to leave her village home and move into Wynthorpe Hall to escape the gossip. Welcomed by her employers the Connelly’s and her colleagues. They prove to be more like family than her own.  Rallying around her as she tries to mend her broken heart. Vowing to concentrate on a future without relationships, love and romance…

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When I was looking for some light artwork for the living room I decided to have something made. I’d seen the floral artwork by a local artist Claire Pitt, and wondered if she could make something for our home. Claire specialises in personalised items, initials, gifts for weddings, births and anniversaries. Her Mother’s day pieces make beautiful presents. But as she was talking about expanding her range I approached her with an idea. Usually specialising in hand crafted delicate floral initials I commissioned some word art which fitted in with her usual style. We discussed colours and flower styles, she…

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The Wives is the latest novel by Lauren Weisberger of The Devil Wears Prada fame. This book continues the life of Emily Charlton, once assistant to Miranda Priestly at Runway Magazine. Now a highly sought after stylist to the stars. But all is not well… Emily’s business is taking a hit from an up-and-coming social media whizz. At the same time Emily is avoiding Miranda Priestly who is persistently hounding her to plan a prestigious event. Emily sees an item on the news and escapes to help a friend in need. Old friend and Model from the Runway days Karolina,…

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