Ginger Bisquite

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July 25, 2015
by Jenni Clutten
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How to repair patio joints

I am kind of ashamed to admit that our patio looks rather a lot like the picture above.  Ok not just a lot like that, that was our actual patio just a few weeks ago.

The edges are full of weeds, and the patio stones could do with a good scrub.  It’s the kind of thing that builds up without you noticing then suddenly you wonder why it looks a bit unkempt.

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The Problem
The gaps between our patio slabs were never filled before, just topped up with a mixture of sand and grit which seems to have been the perfect environment for grass and dandelions.  So when ‘U Can’ got in touch to ask if I’d be interested in trying their patio joint repair, I took a good look at the patio and said yes please! Continue Reading →

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July 3, 2015
by Jenni Clutten
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Champagne Glass Terrarium

I was sent this gorgeous champagne cocktail gift set for the latest Rose and Grey styling challenge.  Now, it was *extremely* tempting to legitimately send Neil out for Champagne, but I thought no, I’m going to try something I’ve never done before.  Then it hit me, an unusual glass container… I thought I would make a terrarium!

Never heard of a terrarium? Pinterest has boat loads of inspiration on how to put these together but I’ve never got round to it.  Inspired, I headed off to my local garden center to pick up what I needed.

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To make your own champagne glass terrarium:

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July 1, 2015
by Jenni Clutten
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A picnic in the garden

We just love to eat outdoors, any time there is even a hint of sunshine the children are asking to sit at the table in the garden, or head out for a picnic.  In fact last year, before we had even had a chance to buy any garden furniture, we ate at a rickety old pasting table (that very almost gave way). Such is our zest for some garden living.

Thankfully now we have a full set of garden furniture we bought and painted last year, which makes it much easier! It sits on the patio just outside the kitchen, so whether it’s a planned BBQ or an impromptu weekend lunch we can easily head outside.

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