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1. Best Potato Tools
It is hard to believe that the potato is not a native food of the UK because we eat so many in so many different ways. But it isn't native to Europe, it was first eaten in Peru other 5,000 years BC. Compared to that we are potato novices. The potato is easy to grow and feeds a lot of people per a...
2. Homemade English Pork Pie
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:12:17
I am in a very happy mood this morning. Why? Well because yesterday I completed a challenge I had set for myself .
Last week I made Oxtail soup for the first time and in a very old family recipe book I found a recipe for Pork Pie. I am English but I live in Germany and so I do not get the chance ...
3. Traditional English Christmas Cake
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:11:16
Preparations for making the Christmas cake used to start some time in August. The ingredients were expensive and so they had to be bought a few at a time as after the war there was little spare money around.
Brown sugar was not easily available and apricot jam to stick on the almond paste came al...
4. Cranberry Glass a Victorian Passion
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:12:18
Cranberry glass is actually a red glass made by adding gold oxide to molten glass. It is mostly used in expensive decorative items.The origins of this glass are hidden in history . Was it first made by the Romans in the fourth century or was it made first in Florence or Bohemia? I do not think we...
5. Our Family Winter Standby-French Onion - My cold cure
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:10:26
French Onion Soup is a traditional soup for our family. We love onions and the smell of the onions caramelising is enough to drive any cold away.
When my aunt was very seriously ill with stomach cancer we used to take this soup into the hospital in a flask as it was about the only thing she could...
6. New baby in the Family this year? Great Gifts Here
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:12:17
When I hear someone in my circle is having a baby I start to collect things like you can see below to make up a newborn hamper. You can spread the cost the gift is personal and if you pick the contents carefully then it will be the best gift the new mom gets.
Everyone will buy clothes or toys as...
7. Wedding Gift Baskets
parenting-and-kids - Tue, 06 May 2014 13:06:01
Nowadays, most couples have either lived together for some time, or have had their own homes for a while before the wedding . This means that rather than needing the basic things like bedding and towels that used to be the standard fare of a traditional wedding list, they would often prefer that ...
8. Mothering Sunday - This is Mother's Day in the UK
relationships-and-family - Sat, 18 May 2013 15:03:44
Everyones feelings about Mother's Day are different. I expect it depends a lot on your feelings about your mother.
Many people, usually men I think, have the idea that Mother's Day is purely a commercial event . Fabricated to make money for flower shops, and card manufacturers, and I can see that...
9. Quality Gifts for a Food Connoisseur
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 06 May 2013 08:53:14
A gourmet is a connoisseur of fine food and drink or a person with discriminating taste in food and wine, as is a gourmand. But gourmand can also mean "one who enjoys food in great quantities" or even "a gluttonous eater," an epicure is much the same as a gourmet, but the word may give a feeling ...
10. Simple self-improvement ideas and tips
food-and-cooking - Wed, 01 May 2013 10:43:23
What is this thing that makes us unhappy with ourselves? I think it is part of the human condition that we are always trying to improve ourselves in some way.
If we really want to improve our self confidence then we have to accept that this will go much further and deeper than simply changing our...
11. Doggy styled Gifts for a Dog Lover
healthy-living - Wed, 01 May 2013 10:40:35
Whenever I think about my friends at Christmas it is always easy to classify them, are they dog lovers like me or not? The idea of this lens is to take a look around and find some great gift ideas for the dog lovers. Of course this does not mean gifts for the dog but for the human being.
So I wil...
12. Great Valentine Gifts for your Man
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 01 May 2013 10:39:25
Nancy Kalish, Ph.D in her research looking at men and romance says that- "Men...keep their love in their hearts forever." In that they take longer to get over a lost love or a broken love affair. She found that despite the fact that men's magazines rarely print a story about love and romance.her ...
13. Try Tasty German food
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 01 May 2013 10:37:50
When I first came to Germany over 20 years ago I was totally amazed at the huge differences between this country and my home country-the UK.
Here you could buy cracked eggs singly on the market stalls and all the different varieties of potatoes were sold according to how you cooked them. The flou...
14. UGG Gloves-Best way to keep warm this spring
food-and-cooking - Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:52:31
UGG, which is a company based in Australia, makes gloves in a variety of designs and materials for Men and Women. You can buy UGG Gloves in sheepskin, leather or a cable knit design. They are so warm and comfortable that they have become the must have accessory for the cold winter season to come....
15. Soljanka soup
fashion-and-beauty - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:10:23
Last weekend I was in the UK for a conference and we drove over from Germany so that we could do some typical English shopping before we came home. You cannot carry very much on the plane nowadays.We left Hull on Wednesday evening and arrived in Roterdam on Thursday morning after a good dinner an...
16. The town where I was born
food-and-cooking - Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:27:46
Here it is the town where I was born. By the time I was born1949 it was a quiet market town but as traffic grew through the 50's and 60's it became a crossroads. The main Birmingham/Nottingham and Leicester/Burton on Trent trunk roads crossed there so it was totally ruined by traffic. A by-pass w...
17. Easter Traditions in Germany
travel-and-places - Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:57:37
We live in the small University city of Paderborn which is in the German Catholic region called North Rhine Westfalia.It came as a big surprise when we moved here, over 20 years ago now, how Catholic this area actually is, as I was used to the more Protestant English Midlands.
German has a host o...
18. Around the world in 7 dinners
culture-and-society - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:46:26
Why?Well because we like food and we like cooking. Especially we like having "Round the World" dinners. Not for us a menu from France or Italy all matched and perfect why not match a Thai soup with a Portuguese main course and top it off with an English dessert.
So the quest started today, what h...
19. Kindle Fire
food-and-cooking - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:37:46
Amazon have done it again. Not content with being the producers of the Kindle which took the world by storm a few short years ago in 2007, they have recently announced a new product which was the MUST HAVE gift for Christmas 2011.
The Kindle Fire which is a touchscreen tablet computer and a stron...
20. Get a well trained Dog Now
computers-and-electronics - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:25:40
Dog Training is very important .Give your dog the best life it can have by training it well.Training your dog is is not easy but it is logical and if you follow the correct guidelines anyone can do it.
You need patience and love for your dog and also the motivation and determination to continue. ...
21. Christmas Gifts for a Lover
pets-and-animals - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:22:59
I sometimes think those you love the most are among the most difficult people to chose a gift for. So as to give some of the men out there a little bit of advice I have collected a few ideas of some of the gifts that my friends would like to have from those who love them.
So guys there is no long...
22. Scrabble or - Double Bananagrams
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:23:41
This Game is 5 Star on Amazon and has been a best seller for over three years.
It is a game similar to Scrabble but without the board and the special squares. You do not need pencil, and paper either. The fun is fast and furious as players race to build crossword grids and win by using all their ...
23. Man Booker Prize
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:13:47
The Man Booker Prize is a Prize for FictionBooks which is awarded each year for the best original novel, written in English, by someone from the British Commonwealth, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.The Prize has great significance as it is a passport to huge sale for this and future novels.
It was origina...
24. How to Cut the cost of Christmas
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:10:06
Now I know everyone is feeling the pinch this year, but we all want Christmas to be special . One of the ways we can make it special is actually by being totally traditional. Or more traditional than we usually are.
Now what do you buy and what do you make?
Well of course this is totally personal...
25. Reading - give a gift for life
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:36:15
Reading is one of the most important skills any child learns in life and the skill of reading is often thought to be difficult to aquire but this wonderful system I have recently discovered makes it fun for all.
The Tag Reading System brings stories to life for children with a touch of the pen to...
26. Great Christmas Gifts for a Cat Lover
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:42:13
When you are looking for Christmas gifts for your friends and relations it is often a good idea to go for a theme. This helps to concentrate your mind while you are looking through the masses of things which are available in the shops.
One of my favorite themes is to base my gift choice on the ty...
27. Easter Family Classic Roast Lamb
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:38:12
We always loved lamb when I was a child it was my fathers favourite Sunday dinner but it was essential at Easter. Lamb is a symbol of the spring of course. All those lovely little lambs in the field. But it had to be British Lamb not that New Zealand frozen stuff, he could never stand that.
28. Stocking fillers for the "Girlies"
food-and-cooking - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:27:07
The Christmas stocking, hung up in hope by little children on Christmas Eve and frantically stuffed by their parents as soon as they think the kids are asleep. Yes of course that is how it started but what about stockings for adults, not ones we hang up but one someone who loves us makes as a sur...
29. I rescued a Basenji
holidays-and-celebrations - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:09:07
Last December I started to look for a female Jack Russell as a friend for my male Jack Russell Murphy. Murphy has been alone since my old Jackie died in November 2011.
I wanted to give a home to an older dog and I have a British Forces connection so I joined forces animal rescue groups on Faceboo...
30. How to Belly Dance -too shy to take lessons? click here
pets-and-animals - Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:04:58
A friend of mine said to me the other day,"I have always wanted to learn to Belly Dance." I was surprised as I never thought that she would be the type. Well then I thought what is the TYPE of woman who wants to belly dance? And I had no idea.
I talked to a few people and the thing that really sr...
31. I love a giggly baby doll do you?
How-To & Education - Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:36:09
Do you have a little girl in your house who loves to play Mummy and Baby? Well if you do the Little Mommy Walk and Giggle doll will be perfect for her . She needs lots of loving care as you feed her, play peek-a-boo and help her start to walk This lively interactive doll will sit, stand and walk ...
32. The Angry Birds-Game knock on wood
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:20:37
This is the favorite app. game made real with physical birds and pigs and a load of action. If you prefer your kids not to be hooked to a screen then this is for you. It is said to be fun,fun,fun from the word go and you could not ask for more than that could you.
The aim of the game is the same ...
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:46:45
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