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A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

The U3A cookery group met at my place on Tuesday this week. One of the many things we did was a vegetable hummus made from green peas from Izy Hossacks book, The Savvy Cook. [amazon_link asins='1784722634' template='ProductCarousel' store='UK' marketplace='UK'...

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Loft, Fitness and Books

I'm sitting here talking to you aching pleasantly and a bit cobwebby. In fact, I've just popped to the loo and noticed that half my hair was covered in gritty web! I don't mind spiders or creepy crawlies, but I don't particularly want to be decorated by them! We have...

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Lofts and Manuscripts

Planning permission Yesterday we finally, finally, had confirmation from the architect that our planning permission has been granted. We started it in June 2016!! There are several clauses that he has to go back to them with, but the basic permission is there. Hooray!...

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Valentine’s Day Ideas on a budget

It's Valentine's Day on Wednesday and February 14th is the day florists make the most profit, closely followed by Mother's Day. This is partly because 12 red roses, the classic Valentine's Day gift, will set you back a huge amount of money, and as a gardener myself, I...

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Something different to do as side dishes with everyday vegetables

I’ve got a couple of veggie side dishes for you today. If you are having something quite plain as the protein element, having veggies that are a bit different will help too shoosh it up. Or perhaps it’s a struggle to get veggies into the family, these might help make them more appealing.

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Emptying out the loft (1)

The planning permission for the loft conversion finally looks like it might be happening soon. We started the process in July 2016! It’s really not complicated. We live in a two bed bungalow and we want to convert the loft to have two more bedrooms and a bathroom. A couple of years ago we extended the kitchen out by 4 meters and that has made a massive difference. Can’t wait to get that extra space!

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