Easy Low Cost Decorating Ideas for Spring

This guest post on Low Cost Decorating Ideas for Spring was written by Deborah Heath of Design by Deborah. Deborah’s contact details are at the bottom of the post.  One of the best things about Winter is that it is followed by Spring. This is a season of new beginnings is the perfect time for Read More…

The 20 Minute Time Management Solution

Until I discovered 20 Minute Time Management Solution, I found time management a bit of a minefield. I tried so hard to be organized, to have a fully ticked off ‘To Do’ list at the end of each day and most of all, to Do One Thing at a Time. But like so many of my Read More…

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake Recipe

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake is the cake for people who don’t like fruitcake. It’s got all the Christmassy flavours we crave without the heaviness of a typical dark fruitcake. History of Brandy and Mincemeat Cake I have been making Brandy and Mincemeat Cake for years, and first blogged it way back in 2009. But this year, I’ve Read More…

How to Make a Wreath for Christmas

I love wreaths, especially those made of fresh foliage, flowers and plants. A little while ago I attended a flower school course at my favourite flower shop, Green Parlour in Pangbourne, where Emma, the owner, shared lots of great tips that could come in handy if you want to learn how to make a wreath for Read More…

The Benefits of Shopping Locally

Shopping locally is a wonderful way to support your local community, reduce waste and benefit the environment. It can also help you save money. Here are even more reasons why I love shopping in my local community. Benefits of Shopping Locally Convenience My nearest local shop is less than two miles away. That’s walking distance in good Read More…