At this time of year I think we all find ourselves think about what has happened that year but also looking forward to the future and making plans.  I’ve always loved to travel, to visit new places both near and far.  Due to health issues this year I haven’t traveled as much as I would have liked.  I’ve had two visits to Scotland, a weekend in Bristol and late September I had a few days in Snowdonia, North Wales.  For sometime I’ve had a bucket list of places I’d love to visit, some far flung exotic places and others much…

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For the past few years every time we have eaten gammon I have waited until I have had some time spare to cook this wonderful glaze. Yes, it takes a while, not much prep or culinary skills required but you need to be around in the house for about 3 hours while it cooks and be able to spend little snippets of time paying the gammon a little attention. It really is a simple meal to make with a few simple ingredients. First you have to boil the gammon for about 1 1/2 hours. Pop it in a sauce pan…

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Engineered wood flooring is quick and easy to maintain however the Christmas season has a tendency to send us into a cleaning frenzy. If you’re looking to deep clean your flooring, make sure you’re using the right cleaning agents as harsh chemicals can cause permanent damage.  Concentrated, non-concentrated, wipes or liquid? We’ve all been there, stood in the cleaning aisle with not a clue which one to pick. This easy maintenance guide will help you decide as we get your home gleaming right in time for the festive celebrations! 1.    Wet mops ruin engineered wood flooring For some reason we…

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I suppose when it comes to this time of year, when the year is coming to an end we start reminiscing over the year we have had.  What happened for me this year was never never my plan. I started the year in a relationship where I was being told that this was a happy ever after story, they wanted to spend the rest of let life with me.  But little did I know that other things going on behind my back, things that if you are in a committed relationship shouldn’t be going on.   When you are caught telling your…

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One of the most stressful things about Christmas is cooking the Christmas dinner.  Getting everything cooked perfectly at the same time; the turkey, the roast potatoes, the sprouts, the stuffing.  The list goes on and on.  Let’s face it, we all want everything perfect and piping hot when Christmas dinner is served. The lovely people over at Hello fresh have cleverly done all the timings for you!  What could be simpler than following their perfectly timed plan to have the perfect family Christmas dinner?  All you need to do is pop over to their Christmas Dinner page and sign up…

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