The Perfect Pot of Tea
Mar11

The Perfect Pot of Tea

Having had friends over for a Sunday lunch and I  pushed the boat out and actually made a cake!  Delia Smiths low fat carrot cake was a success so whilst cutting it, the conversation naturally turned to tea and so off I went to make a cup of tea for my rather full guests. I do have a teapot – but I’m the only tea drinker in the house so it rarely gets used.  I’m also extremely fussy, liking my tea to look like...

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Margarine v Butter – the new FATs war!
Mar11

Margarine v Butter – the new FATs war!

As a child of the 70′s my parents ate butter and all matter of fatty things, regaling stories of how they put dripping on their bread as a snack…to my delicate ears it just sounded totally grim. So growing up in the 80′s obviously I knew butter (urgh!) and decided that I would move on to the newfangled margarines that didn’t have as much fat in them…concious of the need to maintain a good weight (I was a...

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Lente Designs cover review by Pampered Presents
Mar03

Lente Designs cover review by Pampered Presents

Take a break from the hubbub of shopping and enjoy the virtual ‘try before you buy’ experience offered by Pampered Presents. pamperedpresents.com offers the opportunity to read genuine ‘honest to goodness’ reviews written by people who have actually tried the products.  As luck would have it, the lovely people at Pampered Presents have just reviewed some of our tablet covers ..and have endorsed them as a...

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Dodging the romance
Feb10

Dodging the romance

So the next big day in the commercial calendar is February 14th , the day of romance, the day of love! Or for many of us cynics, the day of exorbitant restaurant prices and the day of receiving those last minute petrol station flowers – or god forbid, the day of receiving nothing at all from your loved one!! Husband – be warned.  Of course if you are like me, I always say ‘oh I don’t believe in Valentine’s day, it’s a rip off’...

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Press Release – Kindle Voyage Cases
Feb10

Press Release – Kindle Voyage Cases

New Kindle covers for 2015 released by Lente Designs Adding to their collection of contemporary and distinct Kindle cases, Lente Designs have just revealed they will be including designs for the new Kindle Voyage. Lente Designs would decide to cover all bases and produce cases for ALL variations. With a portfolio of covers already available for the various iPads, Google Nexus and Galaxy Tabs - not to mention Lente Designs...

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Has the Kindle had its day?
Jan22

Has the Kindle had its day?

Remember the hoo ha when e-readers first hit the market? How bookshops trembled at the mere mention of the ‘K’ word. I’ve never really embraced the whole Kindle thing having always preferred the feel of a book, flicking over the pages, the smell of it (well the ones from the 10p book fairs maybe). I might be considered old school in my approach but it seems that recent stats are pointing to an upturn in the number of ‘physical’ books...

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Why texting is such a pain in the neck
Jan20

Why texting is such a pain in the neck

A fascinating fact about the traumas of texting. Apart from bumping into things whilst walking and texting, research has now shown that there is a rise in the number of neck injuries caused by texting. They’ve even given it a medical term ‘text neck’. There’s also one called ‘iPad Shoulder’. Errr, I think the researchers were obviously snowed under that day and just said ‘I haven’t got time to think up another name – it’ll have to do!...

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It’s all about that Bass
Jan20

It’s all about that Bass

I thought the song ‘All about that bass’ was a rather catchy tune when I first heard it. I didn’t even think beyond that until one of my daughters pointed out that the lyrics were about how having ‘a fat bum’ was good.  Well it seems that research has now shown that  women who have a larger ‘derriere’ also have more intelligent children! You  can’t argue with research done by the Times...

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