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Christmas is Coming …...

Christmas is Coming …..

Christmas is coming … and I’m trawling through tons of catalogues about cookware, tableware, Christmas food, Christmas recipes, furry throws and cushions, gardeners gifts – in fact, this will be my own fantasy  wish list for this year’s Christmas celebrations. Our Kitchen extension is almost ready, our dining room needs radicaly updating, and the rest of the […]

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An inebriate Santa?

Christmas Story – Hornsea 2013 Our Christmas Tree, ready and waiting. Well, this Christmas story – Hornsea 2013 –  was very different to Christmas 2012.  Last year Erik and I sat amongst packed cardboard boxes on our own, house stripped bare with only one twiggy Christmas tree type decoration and ate our reduced Christmas dinner on our own.  This […]

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Astrid preparing yet more mince pies.

The Proof of the Pudding ……

The Proof of the Pudding ……  is it in the eating?   For new readers to our blog, early this year we left a huge Victorian house, with the most enormous kitchen, a 4-oven Aga and cupboards and worktops galore.  Now we live in a 1920s house, quite a bit smaller (thank goodness), but with a tiny […]

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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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Christmas Dinner

A Christmas Adventure

Erik and myself have just had a brilliant Christmas adventure – we took our lives in our hands and embarked on a drive through the flooded English countryside, preferring to ignore the dire warnings of the travel experts, and motored down to the heart of the Cotwolds, for my niece’s Wedding.  It was a truly […]

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