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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is almost here! With the days getting longer and snowdrops and aconites blanketing our woods it can't be far off.  We've Mother's Day on the 14th March and an early Easter this year so we think the first day of Spring should be 1st March (& not the official calendar day of 20th March, that's way too far off!).   With this is mind now is the perfect time to reinvent our interiors and outdoor spaces.  So let's focus on giving our homes and gardens a refresh but still keeping things functional and aesthetically pleasing giving us the interior designs...

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Year Round Fun with a Firepit!

Year Round Fun with a Firepit!

Recently we invested in a Fire Pit not really knowing what we were letting ourselves in for!  Something we thought we'd only use during the Summer months quickly proved to be an even bigger hit during these shorter Winter days extending our time outdoors. On a Saturday evening instead of sitting in front of the tv watching endless boxsets and scrolling through Netflix trying to agree on something to watch, we can now be found in the garden sitting around our new Talland Fire Pit watching the flames dancing, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate! It's never too cold when you can sit...

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Making Coffee like a Barista!

Making Coffee like a Barista!

Coffee has become one of life's everyday luxuries and we all have our preferred way of drinking it whether it's a flat white, cappucino or simply a black coffee and we are certainly missing our favourite Barista making this for us. Here are just a few tips on how to try and achieve a perfect coffee at home. Splash out a bit extra on the type of coffee you are buying.  Like a good wine coffee comes in all different varieties.  We recommend James Gourmet Coffee 'Simply Brazil'  either beans or ground.   We also have James Gourmet Decaffeinated ground...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We're now in the in-between days of Christmas and New Year which can be the most relaxing time of year with the big meal done, there are movies to watch and leftovers to feast on!  Its also a great time to enjoy quality time at home on the things we never have enough hours in the day to do like catching up on our letter writing and emails, curling up on the sofa to read a good book and long phones calls with family and friends.  We're also enjoying wrapping up warm and taking those long walks exploring the places...

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It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas ...

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas ...

After such a strange year a little bit of normality returned on Sunday evening when we had the pleasure of going out to dinner, albeit socially distanced and in a our own small "work bubble" of 4!   But what a joy it was to see again the twinkle of Christmas lights around the beautiful Spa town of Cheltenham and be back in a restaurant again to enjoy their festive decorations. We were treated to a few personal surprises too!  A friend had secretly arrived early and popped gorgeous gift bags of handmade chocolates on each place setting!  This has given...

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