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    Time for Tea? Review of Wise Owl Tea

    October 3, 2016 admin

    I was so delighted to receive my samples of Wise Owl Tea through the post* that’s because of two things, firstly any excuse to use my vintage china and secondly the quality of Wise Owl Tea is very much evident. Sunday morning is always a slow start for me, I adore having a lie in and taking my time at getting to work so to waken me up I decided to opt for the Organic Jamaican Lemongrass. Upon opening you…

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  • Vintage Baking: Irish Wheaten Bread

    September 7, 2016 admin

    It has become a pleasure to research vintage recipes and to attempt baking them.  I am not the best of bakers but will certainly give it a go.  I do hope you liked my vintage recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Custard Kisses? With the Great British Bake Off now on our screens it has spurred me to continue baking and researching a new recipe each week.  Since it is bread week on GBBO I have decided to make…

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  • How Rituals Can Ground You

    June 27, 2016 admin

    I don’t know about you but my life really does seem to have increased in speed. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  Which is why I often remind myself of what Gandhi said “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” What can often allow me to slow down and re-connect is the rituals I have built up when making tea.  The ritual of starting with watching the water boil – yes I know…

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  • Feel good with Vintage

    June 27, 2016 admin

    Today we are all leading crazy, busy lives which often results in us never having any time for ourselves.  We work harder to meet the challenges facing us from work life, home life and everything else. It is so important to take some personal time or “me” time.  All you have to do is find a little 15-30 minutes each day.  This time allows you to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate, ready to face what lies ahead. Why not add something…

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  • Inspired by Vintage Colours

    June 27, 2016 admin

    A selection of vintage colours that have inspired me.                    

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