When we originally planned our kitchen, we made sure that we had space for a wine cooler. I’ve always wanted one, perfect for entertaining and whenever you have a bulging fridge. Think parties, celebrations and at Christmas, or every day use, so you can store your very own wine, fizzy drink or beer collection. It’s so simple to transfer wine, and other drinks into, freeing up space in the main refrigerator. Well, unfortunately budget and space constraints meant we couldn’t have the wine cooler in the end, however now we’ve been using the kitchen for while, we realised that the extra cupboard we got instead, really only encouraged me to collect even more china. You see I’m a little bit of an addict when it comes to dinnerware. So we have booked for a kitchen fitter to return, to fit the Husky HN7 Reflection Dual Zone Wine Cooler( £269) in the next couple of weeks. Continue Reading
Well I am definitely feeling in the Christmas spirit this morning, after taking delivery of a 6 ft warm white blossom tree. The tree is from Christmas Tree World, which has a large selection of different kinds of Christmas tree available, including up-to 20 ft artificial trees, fibre optic and blossom trees. I’ve always loved blossom trees I must admit, I love that they have a Japanese feel, and that there’s no need to decorate them. The tree I chose is a warm white version which gives off a lovely glow to the room. This tree is in fact suitable to use indoors and outdoors though, so its home will be to flank our front door, to greet everyone as stop by. Continue Reading
I try hard each year to be as organised as possible, but I’ve got to say I find the buying for men really tricky, whether at Christmas or Birthdays. So to help you (and me) I started early this year, and found some of the best gifts, that I am sure will be loved this festive season. A good half of these are actually good whether you are male or female, in fact I plan or ‘borrowing’ one or two…but shhh don’t tell Tall Dad!
I’ve been thinking of a new home-made (edible) gift that I can make this Christmas, as I try to do at least one every year. Last year was Spiced Vodka, and the year before Gingerbread Syrup for coffee. Both turned out really well, so I was keen to do another. This year I wanted to steer away from a drinkable gift, and wanted something that I was sure I could tailor to my friends and families different tastes easily. My idea was infused olive oil. By no means an original one, but one that I could make quickly and to suit different tastes. Continue Reading