A bit of a doormat

Everyone is talking about Christmas jumpers…People are having ‘Christmas jumper days’ in their offices to raise money for charity.

Well we can do better than that, we have a ‘Christmas Jumper doormat’ in our office.

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Alive alive o!

I now know how to cook a Mussel – seriously – I can now buy Mussels from a fishmonger, wash them, ascertain that they are all alive and quickly cook them in a lovely sauce. To be served with delicious crusty bread…

I can make Parsnip soup, Rack of lamb, Potatoe Dauphinoise, Butcher a Guinea fowl, make Vegetarian Ravioli, Sear an Aubergine…and all without a recipe!

Potatoe Dauphinoise

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Christmas is coming…

I know it’s a bit early, but we are getting organised. I am hosting this year, and sad, I realise, but I am already planning my menu and table decorations… My nephew has an American girlfriend and she will be joining us this year, as guest of honour, of course (no pressure Hugo!)

xmas table decorations

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Shower Power

Still looking at bathrooms for my friend Mairi, just wanted to share some more thoughts…
A luxurious bathroom really, ideally, has a stand alone bath and a walk in shower.

bath and shower enclosure

Shop around, you will find shower fittings in every shape, size and style…

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Mairi’s bathroom

My dear friend and colleague, journalist Mairi MacDonald, is in the throes of a bathroom re-design, she has some requirements and restrictions:

Her home is Victorian, so she wants a style that will complement it

Victorian bathroom

Bath by Drummonds in a Victorian shooting lodge

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