A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY…

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We all want to treat our Mums (I wish I could) and there is certainly a lot of choices to choose from but here are my top ten picks for Mother’s Day gifts. Hurry up and buy while stocks last.




  1. Bake a Day of It Box – Every box has two new recipes a month as well as a few items such as biscuit cutters, decorating equipment or special ingredients. The items will always be related to the recipes and each month’s box has a theme ! If you subscribe before the 1st of the month, you will receive your box through the post the following month. Subscription is from £13 or you can buy a single box for £15, so a very reasonable price.
    2. Cookie Crumbles Baking Kit Subscription – this is one for the whole family. The monthly baking kits are aimed at introducing kids to wholesome…

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EMBRACE HYGGE LIKE HAPPY NORWEGIANS…

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Norway is named the happiest country in the world. Why are they so darn happy and what exactly is hygge?

My interest in the word was peaked after reading the latest World Happiness Report, a survey of 155 countries, that was released just last week.

Once again, despite frigid arctic temperatures and months of darkness, the happiest people on the planet apparently live in Nordic countries.

As mentioned, Norway jumped up three spots to claim the title of “world’s happiest country” for the first time. Denmark, the previous winner for three years in a row dropped to second. These countries were followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

In case you’re wondering, the U.S. came in 14th place, dropping down one spot from last year. Europe didn’t fare so well either. Germany was ranked 16, the United Kingdom 19, France 31 and Italy 48. Not…

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12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THROUGH THE VILLAGE KITCHEN POSTS FOR SEPTEMBER… — THE VILLAGE KITCHEN

Well, Autumn has finally crept up on us with a bang and although we’ve had a rough ride over the last few weeks we got through it all in the end. We hope you enjoyed our blog posts for September. If you missed any then you can soon catch up here. We kicked off September […]

12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THROUGH THE VILLAGE KITCHEN POSTS FOR SEPTEMBER… — THE VILLAGE KITCHEN