Fashion Now I’m Forty

Recently I find myself asking when did I become too old for fashion? During my twenties and maybe even early thirties I lived and breathed fashion. I liked all the up to date styles, I even went to fashion week in London. Now however,  I am past all of that. Instead I opt for comfort and practicality. Little short summer dresses and really short bum grazing shorts are not very practical chasing around after a… View Post

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Cottage Delight

There really is a day for everything, an awareness day or some national or international day. There is one of these days which is my favourite. World Chocolate Day. This wonderful day is on the 7th July and gives the perfect excuse to indulge in all things chocolaty. Not that I need an excuse. World Chocolate Day isn’t just about eating chocolate bars, it can be anything with chocolate in. I have recently been introduced… View Post

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Perfect Gifts For Teachers – Gift Guide

The school year is coming to an end and with it comes the task of picking out a perfect gift for your child’s teacher. At this time of year I like to say thank you to my daughters teachers. They have taught her and put up with her for the year. There are so many different things that you could buy for your child’s teacher,  sometimes its hard to decide what to get them. To make… View Post

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Win a Baking Fundamentals Course

I have never been a very good cook, however over the last couple of years I have started to enjoy baking. I am not particularly brilliant and I have had my fair share of baking disasters. It’s certainly a long process improving but I do enjoy browsing cook books for tasty treats that I can attempt to bake. I am a fan of the GGBO and I think the rise in people wanting to be able cook… View Post

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How to Get Your Eight Glasses of Water a Day

The human body is a complex being – made up of muscles, organs, tissue and, most predominantly, water. In order to keep our bodies hydrated, it is recommended that you drink at least eight glasses of water a day, equalling two litres. That may seem like a lot. Especially if you are the kind of person that isn’t overly keen on drinking water straight. Sugary, carbonated drinks are no good for your body and do… View Post

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