Posts Tagged "Summer"

A cornucopia of summer drinks

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

It’s schorchio here in sunny Devon! Here are some great ideas for refreshing summer drinks by guest blogger Simon Clark:     Summer is the best time of year. The grass is bright green, flowers are blooming on the trees, songbirds flit from branch to branch, and the days are long and endless as dusk lingers into the night. Even without a spacious garden to call your own, there‚Äôs no reason not to fully enjoy some delicious and refreshing summertime beverages. With its jaunty name and signature ginger ale fizz, a June Bug will brighten up your day. A combination of ginger ale,...

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Summer Handbags

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Fashion & Beauty | 6 comments

Lovely readers, I need your help. Now that the sun has come out none of my handbags are ‘summery’ enough, and I’d like your advice on choosing one. I usually just use a tote or a canvas bag when it gets to summer, but this year I want a bag that is a little more ‘grown-up’. I like Radley handbags because their Scottie dog logo makes me think of my lovely sister’s dog, Monty (that’s both my sister and Monty who are lovely). The only problem is that searching their site has put me in a dilemma as there are too many pretty bags to choose from (and I...

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Handmade Thursday: Pretty Ice Cubes

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Food & Drink, Home & Garden | 11 comments

Maybe I am stretching the concept of ‘handmade’ just a little bit too far here – but my contribution this week is a post about ice cubes! On my allotment the annual herb borage self-seeds freely, and I let it do so, as the pretty blue flowers attract bees, and I like to use them to freeze in ice and add to summer drinks.     It does not involve any more than that – collecting the flower heads and placing one in each individual ice cube (or ice heart in this case) compartment, and filling up with water before freezing.       Making these...

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