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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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Searching For The Light – New Pendant Lighting

The lighting section of the DIY store is one of my favourite sections. The children love it too. All those bright bulbs, disco balls, fairy lights and remote control flashing leds keep them occupied while I browse the pretty fittings and the nifty sensor gadgets. The only thing is, I am not great at visualising… Continue reading Searching For The Light – New Pendant Lighting

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Learning Irish At The Table

“Muck, bow, kuneen, shunnuk. OK?” says Number One, jabbing at his placemat. “Now can I have some cake?” he asks. I’ve introduced Irish (Gaelic) by buying new placemats. At school I wasn’t much fussed about Irish but my secondary school teacher was. She was very encouoraging and I ended up doing surprisingly well in my… Continue reading Learning Irish At The Table