2018 was Decisions, Challenges and Changes

In 2018 I made some decisions, took on some new challenges and had some changes thrust upon me. I found new entertainment, I embraced some age issues, and I made sausage rolls, totally unheard of for me. Oh and I definitely went overboard on the dog photos. New challenges I started the year as a new committee member of my local WI. My role is to grow our social media presence. We are now connecting with other WI’s and community groups across the country and around the world. It’s been really fun and will continue this year.   2018 saw me bake…

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Is there an adverse effect of Instafamous outfits?

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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Ralf Reviews: Scrumbles dog food

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 something new, Scrumbles dog food. 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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Snowflakes & Cinnamon Swirls – Heidi Swain, book review

  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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Choosing artwork for your home

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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