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Penny Golightly kitchen garden update May 2017

May kitchen garden update

Time for a quick update from the kitchen garden. It’s a busy time of year for allotments and other grow your own adventures, and we’re enjoying a mini heatwave at the moment too so the garden’s doing pretty well. All my latest sowing of herbs have done well (picture above), so they’ve been thrown into […]

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Landon Tyler candle diffuser review Chesil Beach

Review: Landon Tyler’s Chesil Beach range

I’m always on the lookout for good quality homewares that are reasonably priced, and Landon Tyler is a brand that I’ve had a lot of luck with. Today I’m reviewing their Chesil Beach home fragrance products. The product range includes a 200g scented candle in a glass jar, a three-wick candle, a 100ml fragrance diffuser, […]

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Jump Start January 2017 Week 4 Day 4 declutter

Jump Start January 2017: Week 4: Day 4

It’s time for some more decluttering, and today’s activity is to add some structure to keep those messes at bay. When we talk about getting rid of clutter, we tend to focus on sorting through it and getting rid of it, but there’s also a bit of a knack to preventing it coming back. The […]

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Jump Start January 2017 Week 4 Declutter Make Money Day 1

Jump Start January 2017: Week 4: Day 1

Hello there, how’s your January going so far? It’s time for a new week, and a whole new theme to keep it all moving along, so welcome to Declutter and Make Money Week! We’re going to be chucking out a load of rubbish, getting the place cleaned up and looking just right, and hopefully making […]

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Surviving building work and no bathroom…

If you’re wondering why I’ve been a little quiet for a few days, it’s because we’re having some more building work done. Yes, I’m sure it will all be lovely when it’s finished, as everyone seems to say, but meanwhile it’s been going on for nearly a fortnight and we’ve had no bathroom for over […]

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Designed In Colour handmade glassware

Designed In Colour handmade glassware

It’s time for another Treat Under a Tenner, and it’s time for some great value homewares. These small glass tumblers are sold by Designed In Colour Ltd, and are handmade and available in a wide range of colours. They’re all priced at £5.00, which is pretty reasonable for Italian glass and handmade products. I especially […]

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Review of Landon Tyler citrus grove home fragrance range scented candle reed diffuser

Landon Tyler Citrus Grove home fragrance review

It’s difficult to find home fragrances suitable for the summer months as so many of them are too heavy or too sweet. However, I’ve recently had the chance to try out the new Citrus Grove range of fragranced candles and reed diffusers from Landon Tyler, and I think they’re brilliant value for money. The range […]

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gigaset A540A review Penny Golightly

Gigaset A540A digital telephone & answering machine review

As mobile technology advances at an ever-increasing pace, landline telephones are almost becoming forgotten as everyone becomes obsessed with Bluetooth, touchscreens and built-in video recording. However, if, like me you still need a functional landline with and answering machine then the Gigaset A540A could be right up your street. The A540a combines a nicely contoured […]

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