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November 15, 2018

Tealight candle holders add a cosy touch and 10% off until Christmas*

So it really is beginning to feel like winter now. Dark nights, misty, murky weather and thoughts of summer a dim, distant memory. But it’s also a great time to really indulge and make your home a haven of warmth and cosiness. And what could be nicer than filling your home with candles and tealights. […]

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June 5, 2018

Getting hot,hot, hot!

Bring the excitement of the jungle in to your home with some tropically-themed home interior accents this summer! It’s all about brightly coloured prints, palm leaves, solid colours and statement pieces that will really add the wow factor. With some carefully chosen accessories, you can create high impact with minimal fuss. Think bath towels in […]

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February 26, 2018

Haiku for Mother’s Day

My mum is so understanding. Even at the grand old age of 52 (eek!), I still have this urge to make stuff – origami bunnies that pop up in the post, water colour floral offerings that really should be kept in the dark, pom pom fancies that unravel with no warning and all manner of […]

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January 17, 2018

Finding some space

So there is a plus side to driving rain, hail, relentless wind and  – oh blink and you’ll miss it – a few rays of sunshine! It’s the perfect time to rearrange cupboards, move furniture and tidy up those scary corners. We’ve been busy doing just that here at home and it’s amazing how shifting […]

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January 5, 2018

Be resolute!

So it’s all over; the tinsel’s almost packed away, the resolutions have already been forgotten and Joe Wickes keeps flaunting his loveliness all over the place exhorting us to get up and fight the flab! There’s no escaping it, there’s no more Harry Potter on the TV or Christmas specials of Call the Midwife so […]

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October 9, 2017

Come and see us at a Christmas market

  It’s almost the most magical time of the year!  To you the run-up to Christmas might start in October, or November, if you’re really lucky! For us, it started back in January when we rolled off the sofa after one too many mince pies and started planning for Christmas markets for later in the […]

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September 30, 2017

Jackfruit – could this be the new foodie heaven?

Jackfruit `pulled pork' burger and fresh jackfruit

Jackfruit tree wood, which is used to make many of our lacquer items, is truly a magic tree. Not only does it produce the largest fruit in the world, it does so over and over again each season, providing a cheap, plentiful, nutritious food source, medicines, wood for timber, dye for clothes, glue and food […]

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July 6, 2017

The Power of Three

What is about groups of 3? Whether you’re looking for a new focal point for your lounge, arranging flowers or writing a blog, 3 seems to be the magic number. But why? Apparently three is the smallest number of items that our brains can see as a pattern and when you see an odd number […]

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