Home made fire lighters

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Cheap easy fire lighters are a must be it for wood burner or open fire. I can build a good fire with kindle, newspaper or stinky fire lighters but have I got a good ‘un’ here ! Using everyday stuff … Continue reading

Abseiling offspring

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The question is why would my offspring want to be abseiling anywhere, let alone in a city and wearing Santa suit ?! Thanks to ‘ye olde wikipedia’ here is a clear description of what basically involved ropes ad walking down … Continue reading

Christmas Tree

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree how lovely are your branches ..                  and these I have made from an unwanted book. One of my off spring was clearing her bookcase yesterday and … Continue reading

Self righteous moment with oxtail

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Am I the only person who experiences self righteous moment of –  I’m so sensible using lesser used ingredients, such as oxtail. Basket over my arm I see Oxtail in the butchery section – £6 a kilo and perfect for … Continue reading

Christmas curtains

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I am a Christmas expert. I love the atmosphere, smells and wrapping presents to watch joy as they are opened by those you love.  This Christmas is even more special and, as a result I’m Mrs ‘Smug Boots’ coz I’m … Continue reading

Winter Warmer – Cauliflower Soup

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Cauliflower and blue cheese soup is a winner. I’m paying 50p for my local cauliflowers at the moment. Surely it must cost the farmers more than that to produce, harvest, store and ship them? With the dreadful weather last year … Continue reading

Fleece Lined Tights

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If only Pooh Bear had known about Fleece Lined Tights – the ones specifically made for bears, of course! THE MORE IT SNOWS BY A.A. MILNE The more it snows ~~ 
tiddely pom, 
The more it goes ~~ 
tiddely pom, 
The more it goes … Continue reading