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The “WOOF” instead of “The Scream”

It was my husband’s birthday weekend, grandparents were watching the kids, so of course the city break destination was going to be Oslo. After many idyllic childhood summers  spent in the fjords, Paul always hankers to go back to Norway. I’d been to Bergen and the Fjords a few times, however I’d never been to Oslo so...
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Sweet Pickled Radishes and Courgettes

One bite of my Norwegian mother in-laws homemade sweet and spicy pickled courgettes and I was hooked, I ended up not only taking home the rest of the jar but the recipe too. I have been making these delicious pickles ever since. I have used the same recipe to make pickled radishes as well....
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Make an awesome DIY glasses case from your old jeans

Upcycled jeans DIY glasses case with killer pocket feature

The sun is finally shining and my shades have come out. I'm fed up of damaging my sunglasses when I'm not wearing them. They normally get lost to the depths of my handbag or crushed in my pockets. To stop this happening again I designed...
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Supersized cross stitch cushion

Supersized Cross Stitch Cushion

Supersized cross stitch is really easy and much faster compared to conventional cross stitch (some people call it needlepoint). I have used this technique to make a cushion which commemorates my favourite song.   “Sit Down” by James may seem an odd choice for your wedding song especially when you are trying to...
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Upcycled Badminton Shuttlecocks (Birdies)

Upcycled Badminton Shuttlecocks Birdies

Upcycled Badminton Shuttlecocks: What can you do with a feather shuttlecock besides play badminton with it ?     Almost every night of the week someone in my household plays badminton, whether its family nights, club nights or county level. Often they play with feather shuttlecocks. If you don't play badminton you may...
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Easy Banana & Chocolate Loaf

I thought I would share with you my  easy no fail recipe for a chocolate chip banana loaf.  I have 2 teenage sons and one almost teenage son, who seem to be permanently hungry.  When the boys are hungry I know a nice piece of fruit isn't just going to cut it.  They want carbs, especially after doing sport.   So I...
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