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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Home Interiors: Mustard and Grey Scandinavian Style Living Room Inspiration

Scandinavian Style is here to stay and we can't get enough of the calm, comfortable and modern Nordic inspired home designs.  I am forever window shopping and online browsing to find new pieces and inspiration available (can we call it a hobby?)  

Love Food, Hate Waste? Consider Giving up Food Waste for Lent #giveupbinningfood

Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday, 1st March.  Traditionally Christians used to give up rich foods such as butter, eggs and fats during this time to commemorate the 40 days and nights that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, resisting temptation.   In order to use up all of the forbidden foods, Churchgoers would make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.  In a rather different approach, nowadays I am more likely to stock up on extra food for Pancake Day, eat the pancakes and then not give up the food for Lent (well I never eat eggs anyway!).  This does however show how our attitudes to food have changed.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A New Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake Collaboration: Billy and the Minpins

Billy in the mysterious forest looking into a Minpin’s window
Copyright Quentin Blake

As a huge Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake fan, I am so excited to share this news with you all.  This autumn, Roald Dahl fans can complete their collection with a brand-new edition of Roald Dahl’s final children’s book, The Minpins, reimagined by Quentin Blake. 

Publishing in an exciting hardback edition featuring Quentin’s iconic black-and-white illustrations, the book will have a ‘new’ title. Billy and the Minpins was a title Roald himself contemplated in an early draft of his story. This title celebrates Billy as the quintessential Roald Dahl child hero that he is, and puts him on equal footing with the likes of Charlie, James and Matilda.

Dodge the Dog at Freshwater West (Dobby's Shell Cottage)

On our second day with Dodge the Dog, we drove to Freshwater West, a stunning Pembrokeshire Beach which was used as the backdrop for both Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Freshwater West was temporarily home to Dobby's Shell Cottage and fans still make the pilgrimage to see Dobby's place of rest today.

Monday, 20 February 2017

When Dodge the Dog Came to Stay: A Walk down Gelliswick Beach, Pembrokeshire

We were very lucky a few weeks ago as Dodge the Dog came to stay with us overnight.  We couldn't wait to take him for walks and look after him.  On the first evening we walked down the road to Gelliswick Beach.

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