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7 Typical & Atypical things We Love About Winter

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Winter's Coming!  And no, this isn't a reference to Game of Thrones, sadly we've still got a whole year until the marvelous John Snow returns to our screens!   *cue collective groans* I know! Not exactly the words you want to hear, but as this cold season comes in to pass, so do all the things we love about the coziest time of year! Here are 7 Things We Love about Winter.    1. Fluffy Socks. Typical. I'm 100% sure this is everyone's favourite thing about braving the cold weather. Who doesn't like their tootsies toasty? I'm forever dreaming about those soft, thick knitted ones...

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Soup Dragon

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So, it’s the first day back at work for lots of you. Christmas and New Years is over, the trees are coming down and the presents are put away. That tub of roses is suspiciously light and equally suspicious is the huge quantity of Satsuma’s and nuts left over. I don’t know about you dear reader but I over indulged; I didn’t pass up a single offer of food or drink all festive season. I attacked it with the zeal of a woman who knows a new regime will be descending shortly. And so it has, I am now tucking...

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Let the countdown begin.

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Ok kids, there’s four weekends until Christmas; we are at the start of loopy season comrades. That means four weekends to get presents for everyone, put up your trees and generally start to enjoy the prospect of drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies with a wild abandon akin to your last meal. That’s just me then? Right. I’m not even sorry.                   Addressing the first issue is on my priority list today, shopping for gifts. Of course, I want you all to come here and clear us out of stock, but...

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Just when you most need it...

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       Hello Monday warriors! Mick Jagger had it right when he wailed that you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need. This week has been a prime example of that sentiment. I started last week in a deliriously happy, although somewhat shocked, state of mind and have now mellowed into pleasantly hazy acceptance. I have been blessed with some truly lovely customers and people in general this week, The Man has gained himself a new nick name, Dalai Lama, for his unfailing ability to stop me obsessing and...

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Big News

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This is a totally selfish post and I don’t expect anyone to remotely care, but, I am now engaged!      I know, sickening right?   Now begins what I am told is the very stressful experience of planning a wedding on almost no budget and hoping to not end up featured in one of those magazines you find at the dentists. You know the ones, “My Dad is a turtle but he’s the best Dad in the world!” or something equally earth shattering. I am fully aware that I can just as happily run away and get married in...

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