• Art,  Crafts,  Lifestyle,  Photography,  Travel

    Unleash the child in you

    There’s a magical place, we’re on our way there, with toys in their millions, all under one roof; it’s called… Well sadly Toys’R’Us don’t need that catchy little ditty any more, but perhaps the new Lego house could use it instead. Billund, Denmark; the home of Lego. Nearly 90 years ago the founding family of Lego started their business, first as carpenters, then wooden toy makers, and then moving with the times into plastic. They weren’t the first to do a plastic brick, and doubtless they won’t be the last, but they are the best, and it would take something very special to change that. The Lego House is a…

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    Things to do in Barcelona

    With last year’s British Summer being a bit of washout, James and I decided we needed some sun and booked a short trip to Barcelona. I had been to Barcelona a few years ago and loved it, whereas it was the first time for James but I knew it was just what we needed. If you’re decidedly fed-up with Winter and in need of some spring getaway inspiration, hopefully this blog post can help. Barcelona is a fun city that has everything; beautiful weather, amazing architecture with interesting history, a great food scene and all within a stone’s throw from the beach. Living in this city locals must lead a…

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    The Malvern Autumn Show; something for the foodies

    This year’s Malvern Autumn Show falls on the weekend of the 23rd and the 24th September which also coincides with the start of the British Food Fortnight that runs until the 8th October. To celebrate this the show will play host to some well-known names in the foodie scene including one of my favourite bakers from last year’s Great British Bake Off, Selasi Gbormittah. Andi Oliver, a judge on the Great British Menu and Judith Hann, who has just published her new book Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform your Food. Visitors to the Cookery Theatre over the weekend will be in for a real foodie treat. Playing host…