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Time spent with a special friend after 37 years: - 2017-05-13
Just to share my special morning with a very precious friend.  We have been friends for the last 37 years and Lorna was instumental in so many ways that she is a friend of my heart and I love her dearly and only wish all that is good for her.  I had a little time to myself and so decided to have a look at the surprises in Chamberlain Road... more

November 2016 - 2017-02-08
To our dearest bloggers At last I can get a minute to tell you about my trip to USA in November last year.  My daughter and her family were wonderful - they live in Alabama and I went in the fall when the trees were turning and it was absolutely beautiful.  I was over there over Thanksgiving and we went to the  club where they are... more

The festive season and my USA trip: - 2017-01-03
Hi my dearest readers Wow, what can I say,  we had a very very busy season and we are so very grateful. My staff were absolute stars - Patricia and her friends who came to help her - a very big thank you.  The weather was amazing but praise God it is raining today and much cooler.  I was in USA Alabama Tuscaloosa Town in November ... more

SOME USEFUL TIPS ONCE AGAIN MY LOVLIES from WOMAN AND HOME 2012 - 2016-06-01
Depong your fridge:  Place a saucer with a few tablespoons of ground coffee.  Keep fridge door closed for as long as you can - 24 hours if possible                                   Throw away the coffe and keep an open packet of cheap coffee in the fr... more

STRANGE BUT SMART FROM FAIRLADY 2013 - 2016-05-24
Hi my bloggers: Just some interesting and useful tips found in an old magazine.  So grateful for these magazines.   Problem: Uncontrolloble unravelling wrapping Paper:  Simply roll up and slip an old toilet roll tube over it Problem: Cleaning wax off a candle holder:  Before inserting the candle rub a thin coat of olive... more

HELPFUL TITBITS FROM A YOUR FAMILY MAGAZINE APRIL 2013 - 2016-04-30
KIDS MISHAPS Paint on the skin: Pour some baby oil on cotton wool and dab it on the skin to remove paint splatters. Permanent marker marks on little hands:  Slice a wedge of orandge peel and use the zest side to rub off the markings. Birthday party stains or spills on your favourite tablecloth:  Dont use your best tablecloth for ... more