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Our lovely garden in the mist.

Season of Mists Mellow …

Seasons of Mist Mellow … We know that Christmas is around the corner but it still feels like lazy Autumn days of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ are the prevailing mood in our oh so English garden. This is what it looked like this morning.  Ethereal, mystical, pure magic. Time to light a log fire this […]

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Favourite Roasted Tomato Soup & Garlic Recipe

Food, Furniture and …… First Chemo Sesh!

OK.  You tell me. What’s the link? Food, Furniture …… First Chemo Sesh! How do you write about a day of so many ‘highs’ when you were expecting lots of ‘lows’. Yesterday afternoon was “The First Chemotherapy Session”, the words of which used to fill me with worry just typing them down.  But, because of Castle […]

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10% off Sweet Peas – Ends Sunday 26th January

There are only 2 days left to buy the beautiful collections of Sarah Raven’s Sweet Pea Plants and Seeds with 10% off. Ends Sunday 26th January 2014 My favourite collections are: This beautiful Vintage Silk Sweet Pea Collection, with it’s delicate, subtle colours,  contains one of the oldest Sweet Peas known, “Cupani”, the deepest of […]

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My dream Kitchen

What’s Happening Here in 2014?

I suppose to write the title, “What’s Happening Here in 2014” may confuse you – it confuses me at times.  But like a lot of you, we have hopes and dreams.  Therefore I’ve decided to write a sort of ‘What we hope to do this year, but if we don’t manage it all, we’ll survive’ […]

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What a beautiful flower

Our Giant Hollyhock

I just couldn’t resist putting this picture on our site.  Last Christmas, Nicola, my son’s partner, had a brilliant idea for my Christmas present.  She knew we were moving to a house with an enormous garden, so she gave me a Hollyhock to plant.  The information on the packaging said it would grow to about […]

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