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It's National Fish and Chips Day Today!


Today is National Fish and Chips day in Blighty!

So if you need an excuse to pop down to the local Fish bar, then this is the best excuse of all!

What are the best facts about fish and chips?

1. Britain's beloved dish actually originated abroad! Chips can be traced back to Belgium or France and fried fish was first brought to Britain by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain.
2. Northern entrepreneur John Lees is often credited for putting the entire dish together in 1863.

Royal Wedding Garden Party Ideas


HOSTING A ROYAL WEDDING GARDEN PARTY

What a big weekend we have in store this week here in Blighty! Yes we have another Royal Wedding and although it is going to be a bit more informal, I still want to kit the garden out with bunting and 'Big Up Blighty' flags...but then that's the way I roll!

I seem to be the only one that is excited about it in my family! everyone else just 'tuts' and 'rolls their eyes' at me!  But I have always been a Royalist and celebrate it! in my Garden I will!

How to Bring Your Personality To Your Wedding

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People think that it takes a long time to organise a wedding, but this isn’t true. You could organise a wedding in a few hours if you wanted to. But you wouldn’t want to, because this would be a bad wedding, one that isn’t worthy of your love and the future you’re going to spend together. To plan a wedding that’ll live long in the memory for all the right reasons? Yup, that’s going to take time. The best weddings are the ones that look good, are fun, and are infused with the couple’s personality. Below, we take a look at a few ways in which you can make sure that your wedding oozes slices of your personality at every turn.

Making Your Home A Happier Place To Be

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Life isn’t always easy. We have to work long hours; we sometimes have to go long periods without seeing our friends or family, our bills can sometimes feel overwhelming, and so on. When life begins to feel a little too much, we want to ensure that we have a place that can pick us back up and again, and what better place than our home? By making our house a more enjoyable place to be, we’ll always have that relaxing retreat to return to. Below, we take a look at some of the ways in which you can make your home a happier place to be. Let’s go!

Happy Easter & Pinch Punch

 spring flowers and shabby chic home decor

Hello Folks and a Happy Easter to you all...also pinch punch as it's the first day of the month! I am busy sorting out for a bootsale, I wanted to do it tomorrow [bank holiday Monday] but the weather doesn't look too good so I will be doing it on Sunday 8th April, again weather permitting!

Happy's Garden Update Part 3

climbing red roses and petunia garden

Well it's been a long while coming...but I wanted to show you where I was at, with the garden last year...before the horrible winter set in!...and Oh what a horrible winter it has been! Soooo cold and dismal and what with all the snow...well I have been so frightened of what may have happened to my plants out there...everything looks so beautiful in the Summer, but looking out there now...well I dread to think, what might have happened to some of them! 

How to Fall in Love...

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How to Fall in Love With Your Home Once More

There comes a time for every homeowner when that love they once felt for their home is just not really there any longer. Don’t be too hasty with your response to those feelings though because making huge changes to your lifestyle by moving house could be more trouble than it’s really worth. Love can’t be forced, but there are some changes you can make to your home that might help you fall in love with it once more. Read on to learn more about those changes.


A Guide to Turning Your Property into a Smart Home


Technology is always advancing. It is always changing and it is always developing, and there is a high chance that you have already utilised some smart technology as it is. If you want to take things to the next level or if you want to do everything you can to try and get the best result out of the technology that you have at the moment then keep on reading.