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I say Spring, you say clean?

So here’s my news. Spring arrived, all better-late-than-never-here’s-some-sunshine-to-go-with-those-daffodils. Winter had been pretty reluctant to release us from its clutch this year, hadn’t it? The sudden burst of sunshine has really shown up the grime though. It is easy to see where the notion of Spring cleaning came from. My mother will probably hate to read… Continue reading I say Spring, you say clean?

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The Magic Of An Aga (and how to keep it running smoothly)

Being back home over Christmas and the new year reminded me of the magic of having a range in the kitchen. I grew up in a home with an oil-fired range and the hum of it, the heat of it and its big, solid presence make me long that for our home too. Back before we… Continue reading The Magic Of An Aga (and how to keep it running smoothly)

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Household Finance & How to Cope When Money Is Tight

April is coming to a close and to be honest I’ll be glad to see the back of it. I’m not usually one to wish my days away and April did have some good bits – Easter, my family visiting​ us and Number One’s first holy communion – but it was just so busy. And… Continue reading Household Finance & How to Cope When Money Is Tight