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The Ice Bucket Challenge - that all went pretty viral very quickly didn’t it? One minute some sports people in the US are filmed pouring buckets of ice water over themselves Then gradually videos appeared of people in the US doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for something called ALS.

Are you a clicktivist?

The Ice Bucket Challenge - that all went pretty viral very quickly didn’t it? One minute some sports people in the US are filmed pouring buckets of ice water over themselves Then gradually videos appeared of people in the US doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for something called ALS.

A new light, the Statue of Liberty and a timely reminder

A new light, the Statue of Liberty and a timely reminder

A new light, the Statue of Liberty and a timely reminder

At some point while the evenings were still light our previous outside light gave up. Well it did eventually – it was an auto-sensor light – and went through a prolonged phase of flickering for no reason, refusing to come on even though the bulb wasn’t dead and then eventually it gave up. I suspect when it realised we weren’t paying any attention (because the nights were light) and because it…

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Blackberry Homemade Jam

Blackberry Homemade Jam

I AM SERIOUSLY PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK, DOING CARTWHEELS AND GIVING MYSELF A BIG HIGH FIVE.

I MADE JAM!

AND NOT JUST ANY OLD JAM, JAM MADE FROM BLACKBERRIES!

BLACKBERRIES WE PICKED FOR FREE IN HEDGEROWS NEAR TO OUR HOME.

FREE FRUIT! ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY OF OURS!

BUT LETS’S GET BACK TO THE JAM.

I ASSOCIATE MAKING JAM WITH THOSE EXTRAORDINARY…

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Dear Blog

It has been a while since I popped in to see you.  I hope that you are okay and not feeling too neglected.  

Dear Blog

It has been a while since I popped in to see you.  I hope that you are okay and not feeling too neglected.  

Can trophy hunting actually help conservation? 

Trophy hunting is the legal and selective killing of animals (including endangered species) for sport in return for large sums of money that, in theory, can be targeted back into conservation and research.

Can trophy hunting actually help conservation? 

Trophy hunting is the legal and selective killing of animals (including endangered species) for sport in return for large sums of money that, in theory, can be targeted back into conservation and research.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary {Days Out}

We decided to start the summer holidays this year with a picnic at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, we are lucky enough to have the Caldecott visitors centren close by.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary {Days Out}

We decided to start the summer holidays this year with a picnic at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, we are lucky enough to have the Caldecott visitors centren close by.

Summer holiday kids actvities – Baking

Summer holiday kids actvities – Baking

Summer holiday kids actvities – Baking

I’m not quite sure what happened to our summer sun, it seems to have been replaced by chilly, damp days… it’s supposed to be the summer holidays!

With the option of going out and getting cold and wet versus staying in and making delicious treats you can seen which one appeals most. As a child I would do lots of baking with my Mam and in turn my Granny when I stayed at her house during the…

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Avocado Dip Recipe

Avocado Dip Recipe What you will need to make: 3 ripe avocados, diced 1 lime, juiced…

Avocado Dip Recipe

Avocado Dip Recipe What you will need to make: 3 ripe avocados, diced 1 lime, juiced…

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Blackberry cordial

Blackberry cordial

Here is how you make it (can be up or downscaled as necessary) with this recipe we made 1 1/2 litres of blackberry cordial.

Blackberry Cordial

Ingredients
1 kg blackberries
Juice from 1 orange
240 g sugar (120 grams for each 500 grams of blackberries)
Water

How
Wash the blackberries

Place the blackberries in a large pan and cover with water…

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Summer | Douceur De Vivre In France

Summer | Douceur De Vivre In France

Summer |  Douceur De Vivre In France

It looks like summer is over… As I sit in my study typing this post, fat raindrops are crashing against the window and it feels as though the cold is seeping in. So much so that I have wrapped my cream-coloured pashmina around my neck.

Luckily, the memories of our fortnight in that little corner of the South of France that we love are still fresh, as we came back on Saturday night. Together with…

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