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Samantha Selwood
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DIY Gifts - Sleep Masks!
So last summer I (note: when I say "I", I mean with a lot of help from my Mother!) decided to make some sleep masks as handmade gifts for my friend's Hen do!  With these cold, dark days it seems like forever ago now, but I thought it would be fun to share w...

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Afternoon Tea - Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons
I love it when a friend reports back to me about a special tea or tea experience they've encountered.  In this case, a friend went on a romantic weekend to Oxfordshire and stayed in a lovely looking hotel called ' Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons '.   Pho...

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New Forest Cream Tea
Hi everyone!  It feels like I haven't written on this blog for an eternity, all due to the chaos of life like moving house etc. etc!  However, after a while I realised I needed to take some time out and so my Husband and I decided to stop off for a cream te...

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Letters of Note
I took advantage of a relaxing Sunday yesterday as I have a busy week/month ahead.  This 'coffee table' hardback book 'Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience' has been out for about three years now, but there's tonnes of content and s...

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Chateau Rouge Tea Series - Breakfast Blend No.27
Hi all!   As you may remember i'm reviewing a trio of teas by Chateau Rouge and the last of this installment is their English Breakfast Blend No.27 .  I apologise that this post has taken a while for me to publish, but since this is an English Breakfast tea...

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Chateau Rouge Tea Series - BUTTERFLY LOVERS ORGANIC GREEN TEA
Hi Everyone!  Long time no tea! This is the second installment of my Chateau Rouge tea series and this time i've been brewing 'Butterfly Lovers Organic Green Tea' .   This is Chateau Rouge's signature house green tea blend, with leaves selected from China, ...

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Chateau Rouge Tea Series - WildHarvest Honeybush
Today is the first of three blog posts about Chateau Rouge tea! Chateau Rouge is an independent gourmet food company, set-up in 2005.  They are  named after a legendary Parisian residence and inspired by the era of lavish banquets .  They have a range of sp...

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Chateau Rouge Series
Hi!  Or should it be 'Bonjour' for this post?  Chateau Rouge have recently sent me this lovely looking tea trio, which i'm very excited about!  Y ou may remember one of my more popular blog posts a few years ago where I reviewed some of Chateau Rouge's love...

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Afternoon Tea at Lainston House, Winchester
On Good Friday the sun was shining and we ventured to Lainston House for Afternoon Tea.  Lainston House is a 17th Century Country House and exclusive hotel, near Winchester in Hampshire, deep in the countryside. Quite the  entrance!  I noticed they do Weddi...

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Colouring in teacups for Mindfulness
Ahhh pretty teacups!  I took these pictures of my adult colouring-in book that I received as a gift last Christmas.  Colouring-in is meant to be a great stress reliever by encouraging mindfulness - mmm not sure what people are trying to tell me?  You can ge...
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