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August 2014

Food

Sultana Cakes

August 29, 2014

If you’re not a cake maker this is the recipe for you. My Mum used to make it back in the 60’s when we were little and the little cakes disappeared nearly as fast as she could pull them out of the oven! It also appears in Mary Berry’s AGA book. Ingredients 4 Eggs 250g Soft Margarine 250g Caster Sugar 350g Self Raising Flour 4 Tablespoons Milk 350g Sultanas Method Put all the ingredient except the sultanas into a bowl and beat…

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Food

Chicken Noodle Soup

August 29, 2014

There has been a lot of colds in our family so out came the warming and comforting Chicken Noodle Soup… Ingredients 2 stalks of celery 2 carrots 2 tbsp butter ½ tsp salt 1 sprig fresh thyme – pull off all the leaves 2 bay leaves 2 boned chicken breasts 5 cups of stock – I use my favourite Marigold SwissVegetable Bouillon instant stock for ease Handful of flat leaf parsley 1/2 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Method Chop up the celery and carrots to a…

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Food

Spiced Apple Chutney

August 29, 2014

Not many of us though are brave enough to enter a chutney making competition having never made any before but Will Tyler did at his local pub and the celebrated Spiced Apple Chutney has made its way to me! It’s delicious definitely a winner in our house. So here is the recipe if you want to try it for yourself. Or you could make a batch and be very popular with your cheese eating friends. Ingredients 225g onions, chopped 900g apples, cored and chopped 110g sultanas,…

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Personal Life

Hair

August 29, 2014

In a former life I believe I was a hair dresser! From a very early age I remember having no interest in dolls apart from styling them and, to my mother’s horror, cutting their hair. Thankfully my Father (who has been blessed with the Turner thatch of thick hair) loves his hair being played with and he would patiently sit for hours while my sisters and I would run our imaginary salon. As our one and therefore VIP client he…

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Perfect Home

Cosy Up – The personal touches that make a home

August 29, 2014

When it comes to creating a home, what makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and happy is the right choice for you. The style you choose for your decor, the accessories you select and the ornaments and pictures that add beauty and individuality are very personal. Take inspiration from the avalanche of advice to be found in interior design magazine but don’t be dominated by them. Certain looks or items may be this season’s ‘must have’ but if you hate them there’s no…

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Put systems in place to run the home

August 29, 2014

A friend of mine called Rev Stephen Chalk once said to me, “Discipline gives you freedom”. I don’t have time in my life to run round in circles and be a slave to my home so this is why I look for ways to make life easy. Time saving systems for the home will help a busy household run more efficiently. And most take no time at all to implement….. I don’t believe a busy household can run their lives…

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Spring Cleaning – How to get your house super clean!

August 29, 2014

Every home benefits from a really good clean once a year. And what better time than the spring, when the weather is warm enough to throw open the windows and blow away the cobwebs? (And if it’s not spring don’t think that’s a good enough excuse not to do it!!!) So, no matter what time of year it is a spring clean simply means getting to the places that your regular cleaning hasn’t reached. Plan the Campaign Walk around the…

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Media Life

Dancing on Ice Diary

August 26, 2014

12 March We went out with a glorious Bang! What a night Sunday was! I was back on the ice again and it felt brilliant. It was so good to get my skates on and dance with Andy again…and this time, no pressure. The team were all back together-It was good to see Pamela back, we all wish we had got to know her better. It was certainly a night of emotion but a lot of happiness. It’s so sad that its…

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