January 31, 2013

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Get Cooking And Be A TV Chef With Vine

Tired of trying to follow recipe cookbooks? Find yourself shouting “show me what that step looks like (insert name of celebrity chef here)!” – I know I am. Don’t have enough time to watch half-an-hour to an hour cooking shows? Jamie did his best with his 15 minute meals, but I’ve found a way that [...]

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January 28, 2013

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A Spicy January

I don’t know about you, but I have been cold for most of the month of January. It might be the dark days and the shambolic weather, but it feels like a long time since I’ve felt toasty. One way I am going to try and make it a little warmer as we leave January [...]

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January 24, 2013

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For ‘a That: Your Guide to Having a Great Burns Night

Robert Burns, fondly known as Rabbie by his admirers, achieved great success as a poet during the second half of the 18th Century. He was a larger than life character, fond of good company and entertainment. It was only right that in 1801, five years after Burns’ death, nine men who knew him well met [...]

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December 13, 2012

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A DIY Christmas

Still waiting for the Christmas spirit to grab hold of you with its warm fuzzy arms? There’s no better way to become holly jolly for the Christmas period than a little DIY work! I’ve created a playlist to inspire you to a DIY Christmas and getting you and your home looking and feeling Christmassy in [...]

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December 10, 2012

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Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

We are well and truly into the festive season now, with only two weeks until Christmas people are (hopefully) well into their Christmas shopping and are planning what their going to be doing on Christmas day. One of the key components of making it officially Christmas in your house is getting your Christmas tree up. [...]

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December 6, 2012

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One girl’s quest for minimalism

Image by Jay Gooby

As always, I have timed things absolutely perfectly. In the midsts of the run up to Christmas, the biggest consumer frenzy of the year, I have decided I have had enough of “stuff”. One night, as I was dredging through the depths of the internet, I stumbled upon the concept of “minimalism” – and no, [...]

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December 5, 2012

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The World of Competitive Eating

Christmas is coming, the season of goodwill to all men and traditionally the harbinger of a certain amount of festive gluttony. With Christmas Day typically running at over 6000 scale busting calories, lets take a look at how the pros manage it in the thrill packed world of competitive eating. Eating is like running in [...]

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December 3, 2012

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Keep Your Home Warm: Insulate Your Windows With Bubble Wrap

A Christmas tree design on bubble wrap

Coming home to a warm and cosy home on a cold winter’s day is one of life’s simple pleasures. But with energy costs continually rising and serious concerns about global warming, most people are reluctant to have their heating on all the time. If you want to save some cash and be environmentally friendly while [...]

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November 28, 2012

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Shabby Chic your Furniture

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I don’t know about you but if I even get a sniff of that glorious off- white, shabby chic paint something triggers hysteria in my brain. Like a lot of my friends, I have become obsessed with the idea of having a super cute country cottage complete with headboard made from logs (from the woodland [...]

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November 8, 2012

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Vegetarian Winter Warmer Recipes

As far as I’m concerned, one of the best things about winter is the excuse to dig out my recipe book. The one with all my favourite recipes Mum taught me to make, and cooking up some good old fashioned winter warmers. You know the ones; cottage pie, stew and dumplings, toad in the hole, all [...]

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