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I have in my drafts a blog post I was going to publish about now, loosely based on our New Year skiing holiday in La Rosiere, and detailing my best tips for a family ski holiday. I may still publish that post, but it won't be...
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Random holiday rambling, August 2014
Things I have learnt on holiday; 1) Cockroach poo looks remarkably like mouse poo. It's also weirdly crunchy. 2) An upset stomach is still the best bikini diet, but it doesn't help shake off that pale and pasty, 'just arrived' look 3) Either "Jingle Bell Ro...
Things I have learnt on holiday; 1) Cockroach poo looks remarkably like mouse poo. It's also weirdly crunchy. 2) An upset stomach is still the best bikini diet, but it doesn't help shake off that pale and pasty, 'just arrived...
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Review - Yuu bags
I'm sure sometimes my kids think I'm the world's most backward parent - I don't even pretend to know what's "cool" with kids these days, I've always gone on the philosophy that a) it's probably not aimed at me anyway, b) I'll think it's pointless, and c) th...
I'm sure sometimes my kids think I'm the world's most backward parent - I don't even pretend to know what's "cool" with kids these days, I've always gone on the philosophy that a) it's probably not aimed at me anyway, b) I'll...
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I'm loving some of these very geeky corsets... Team Slytherin, anyone?
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Trying this out today. 
Outside of a bread machine, this is the easiest bread recipe humans have yet devised. You know refrigerator bread? It's easier than that. You know no-knead bread? It's easier than that. Why? Because it's a no-knead refrigerator bread! Once the dough is ready — and the measuring and mixing only takes about 20 minutes — only a hot oven and a half an hour separates you from a piping hot loaf of your own. Anytime you want bread, you just form a loaf ...
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Review - Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not)
"Never work with children or animals", or so the saying goes. In blogging terms that might also mean "never agree to a review that involves a child giving you his or her opinion". You see, the lovely folks at Scholastic sent me a copy of the latest special ...
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A magic carpet ride?
First off-whilst this is technically a review, it's not sponsored in any way. No sir - I voluntarily paid £150 of my very own money to spend an hour on a glorified travelator in an industrial unit somewhere east of Reading. Let me explain... You see, we're ...
First off-whilst this is technically a review, it's not sponsored in any way. No sir - I voluntarily paid £150 of my very own money to spend an hour on a glorified travelator in an industrial unit somewhere east of Reading. L...
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Two months in (selected) tweets
Right. This work lark ain't particularly conducive to blogging. Who knew? Still, as I do occasionally send out the odd random tweet, I thought I'd use this medium to bring you up to speed. I know, I know, it's cheating, but Mr Tin has been complaining that ...
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Love this... Happy New Year!

Five New Year resolutions you really shouldn't make

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10539135/Five-New-Year-resolutions-you-really-shouldnt-make.html
Have you made some New Year resolutions? Congratulations, you're an utter buffoon, says John Niven
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Emelie Voirin has created a minimal nativity set where characters in the Christmas story are represented by plain wooden blocks with their names printed on.
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Harassed working mother of 2. Interests include interior design, travel, reading, blogging, women's rights, cooking, current affairs, gin and schoolboy humour.

See my page The Fantasy Decorator at: https://plus.google.com/+Thefantasydecorator/posts

(Also a tad addicted to some of the games on here - Currently mainly playing Army Attack)
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Alternatives to Operation Christmas Child
www.thesardinetin.com

My daughters brought the following leaflet home from school recently that instantly made my heart sink: On the face of it it's a lovely idea

Linguine Carbonara with Rainbow Chard
thecornerkitchenblog.com

This ideal weeknight meal combines linguine, crispy pancetta and sauteed rainbow chard with velvety carbonara sauce.

Caramelised carrots & onions recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food
www.bbcgoodfood.com

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

Buy Farmer's Cottage Rotating Sphere Lounger online at JohnLewis.com
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Shop online for Farmer's Cottage Rotating Sphere Lounger at JohnLewis.com. Browse our great range of products online with Free standard deli

incredible roasted shoulder of lamb with smashed veg and greens | Lamb -...
m.jamieoliver.com

Roasted spring lamb is traditionally served at Easter and here on the site you'll find lots of lamb recipes for all the seasons including in

Quick savoy cabbage and sticky mushroom stir-fry
www.redonline.co.uk

This delicious cabbage and sticky mushroom stir-fry dish is quick and easy to prepare and a definite must try for summer.

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London
inhabitat.com

Giles Miller has wooed us before with intricate cardboard creations that are so perfect it seems like a machine has cut the pieces; his late

The One In Which I Wonder If I'm Having A Mid-Life Crisis
www.thesardinetin.com

I had to google what the average life expectancy for the UK was this week, in a quest to prove to myself that my current woes were all down

Very Bored in Catalunya: Listography - Top 5 Annoying Phrases
www.veryboredincatalunya.com

I'm joining in with Kate Takes 5's Listography again. The subject this week is annoying phrases, having read through a few of the ot

How to test an eggs freshness, see if your eggs are fresh
www.helpwithcooking.com

How to test an eggs freshness, methods for checking if your eggs are fresh

French By Design: House Tour : Anne, Jean-François + 2
frenchbydesign.blogspot.com

Anne, a textile designer and owner of La Cerise sur le Gâteau shop lives in this Parisian flat in the Paris rooftops with her companion, Jea

IMDB's top 250 movies mashed into a 2.5m clip
boingboing.net

Jonathan Keogh's "IMDB Top 250 in 2 1/2 Minutes" is a masterful mix, and a lovely tribute to popular film.

Strawberry Cream Cake
www.simplyrecipes.com

Beautiful three-layer strawberry cream cake for that special occasion. Rich pound cake cut into three layers, filled with fresh strawberries

Embarrassing Moments
vagendamag.blogspot.com

Remember those embarrassing moments sections from teenage magazines? They're there to ease you in gently to stuff like Cosmo's confessions,

HydroRail
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Architizer - Product Profile - HydroRail

Laurie Penny: Real men want to talk about sex - when are we going to sta...
www.independent.co.uk

There's something we're not talking about. This week, the media machine on both sides of the Atlantic is obsessed with women's bodies, women

Classic Twister Game Moves Into Digital Age With Britney Spears
mashable.com

Hasbro has ditched the classic Twister mat for Twister Dance, which comes with a sphere-shaped console, LED lights and a cable to connect yo