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September 2011

Life

Say it with flowers

September 27, 2011

I love having flowers in my home. Unless you are an expert arranger the best way to make a beautiful display is to keep to the same flower in the same colour. You can’t go wrong.…

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Media Life

A hot 100

September 21, 2011

To Celebrate 100 dinner parties Corbin and I treated the crew to a BBQ lunch. Corbin made the most delicious Beef burgers I located British Bangers. There was caramelised onion, bacon, cheese Corbin’s home pickled gherkins, bowls of salads, sweet corn and lashings of ketchup. All finished off with my banoffee pie and Corbin’s cheese cake.…

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Personal Life

Radish red

September 19, 2011

Well I have managed to give myself Contact Dermatitis on my neck and chest… Why? Because I had done what I thought was the right thing for my skin and used a very high sun screen on that very delicate area. The products I used are all ‘Hypo Allergenic’ and from good quality cosmetic companies. But I now find out that anything higher than 15 when on my neck and in contact with the sun has ingredients that turns me into…

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Personal Life

Some things do last forever…

September 19, 2011

This Dolls House was  made for me by my Dad in 1964.  It was my Christmas present, it was love at first sight and probably where my passion for moving furniture around and nesting came from. 47 years later it is still being played with and loved. Over the years furniture has come and gone, the Sylvanian Families moved in for a short while and moved out. Now it’s the first thing my God Daughter Tilly makes for when she…

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Life

Share a shower!!!

September 19, 2011

Check out the Harlequins Rugby Team encourage the UK to SHARE A SHOWER! Go to www.shareashower.co.uk to find out more!…

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Personal Life

Strictly learning

September 19, 2011

For years I’ve secretly wanted to know how to Ballroom Dance. I’ve loved watching everyone glide around the room on Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing. Last week after looking at the front door of Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio in Toronto I bucked up the courage and went in. I’m now enrolled in a course of lessons and my first was today. Loved it! I Waltzed, Sambaed, Tangoed and trod on my poor instructors feet that were tucked…

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Food

Cooking up trouble

September 19, 2011

I have just made 4 Banoffee pies for our crew lunch tomorrow….. 2 things to remember when making this delicious pie – don’t pick up by mistake evaporated milk like I did instead of condensed as it will never boil down to toffee! There is a higher amount of added sugar to condensed and it is this that makes it turn to toffee when boiled. Also don’t believe recipes that happily say, “put your can of evaporated milk in a…

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