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The best part of the day..



The best part of the day for me (other than seeing my boys smiling face in the playground at pick up)... is my first cup of tea upon waking.

I love tea.

I love the ritual.

The boiling of the water, the wait, the steam billowing up in the morning sunshine, the selection of your favourite mug, choosing which tea to have, the pour of the water, the timed brew, the sip...

ah ... that first sip.  It's bliss isn't it?

Nothing beats the relaxing therapy of tea... many a catastrophe, conversation, or story has been told over a good old cuppa.  My favourite all time favourite tipple is green tea.  I adore it.  High in anti-oxidants, good for my health and my skin.  It tastes so good, I dive in with every sip - it's comforting to me.

Just recently, I have tried fruit teas and herbal teas - with my attempt to live a more calmer, cleaner life.  One that is fuelled by my own energy and not relying on caffeine to help me get through!

Twinings have a wonderful range of herbal and fruit teas.  At the moment I am drinking their Morning Detox tea... a mix of Milk Thistle, tangy lemon rind, honey scented lime flowers and zesty lemon verbena.  It's bright and refreshing.  A perfect morning wake up.

What tea do you drink?
Are you tea bag dunker or a loose leaf tea potter?
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Urbanara - Christmas Gift Guide


I was recently approached by the lovely team at Urbanara to compile a little Christmas Gift Guide.
Me shopping - oh yes!
If you haven't been to the gorgeous on-line store Urbanara I suggest you spend some time there.  Beautifully collected items that suit all budgets and will be perfect in your home.

Here is what Urbanara have to say:

AT URBANARA, OUR ETHOS IS SIMPLE. WE PROVIDE THE WORLD WITH BEAUTIFUL, HIGH-QUALITY HOMEWARES, WITHOUT THE SKY-HIGH PRICE TAG. MADE WITH LOVE. DIRECT  TO YOU.

With offices in Shanghai and Berlin, our product scouts scour the globe to find new products, made from the finest materials at their real price. We work with strong, experienced suppliers from Peru to South Africa, from Mongolia to Denmark and we are constantly adding our new finds to the website.

I love the idea of quality homewares from across the globe without the over inflated price tag - and more money going to the producers.

So my little Gift guide above:

1. Renuka Door Mat £29.00
4. Comrie Blanket £49.00
6. Ambato Scarf £25.00
7. Gotland Throw £79.00

Such gorgeous stuff!  Dan if you are reading - BIG hints.
Go check out Urbanara.co.uk
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summer holidays...


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I need a holiday!
A proper family holiday like I can remember when I was a child.
We spent our camping summers in Pembrokeshire, Dorset and North Devon.
Weeks of camping in our old metal framed tent.  Dad would spend hours erecting it. Our Yorkshire Terrier, Pip, would be barking madly at everything, it's lead tied to the door of the car.
Mum would say 'go off and explore' - in other words 'stay out of dad's way'!
As a child in the 70's it was wonderful - I loved it.
I have such sunny beach filled memories of it, that I want my boys to feel that same sense of freedom too.

Woolacombe and North Devon springs to mind. Ah Devon Holidays!  The stuff of memories.

I love big open beaches, washed clean by the tide.
Sand dunes to make fires in and explore, sliding down on your bum!
Or Croyde Bay with it's cool surf culture.  Any of it around that way is beautiful.

The only problem I have with camping in Devon is actually the tent!
You might remember I can't do camping when it's raining.
Dan is trying to coax me back to it with the promise of a bell tent much like this one:


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But it's still a tent!  Although a rather pretty one.
Maybe I should join the senior citizens and go caravanning!
Is caravanning the domain of the old or can it be cool?
I dunno...
There must be some cool caravan holidays in Devon surely?
Help!


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We have 6 weeks of summer to fill... and we must brave the British weather and go.
Any tips?
What do you do for the summer/
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