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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Roasted Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Four days to Halloween! I know because my youngest daughter Hanna is quite literally counting down. The girls really wanted to throw a Halloween party this year, so to get ready we’ve been doing some serious decorating which included taking a trip to the pumpkin farm to hunt out the best candidates for our Jack-O-Lanterns. […]

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Styling France | Adieu

So this is goodbye… our last day was spent in the beautiful medieval village of Beynac winding our way slowly down from the castle through narrow cobbled streets dappled in still warm autumn sunlight, followed by a lovingly prepared picnic by Stephanie on the banks of the Dordogne. Who knew places like this still existed and […]

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Styling France | Day Three

Day three, and I remember literally waking up to an ‘ooh I’m still oh so full’ feeling after Tuesday nights luxurious candlelit dinner in the grounds of La Manoir, one amazing meal too many perhaps? The astonishing thing is that only a few short hours later I found myself in the Sarlat-la-Caneda market, staring unabashedly […]

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Styling France | Day Two

After what can only be described as a gourmet breakfast by our incredible host Ouafaa, we set out to style a French autumn picnic. This is easier said than done when it’s beautiful sunshine outside and we’re all in summer clothes, but I guess that was part of the challenge. For the first part of […]

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Styling France | Day One

One amongst twenty-three passengers on a pretty small props place from London Gatwick to Bergerac, to be greeted by three unknown, but very smiley, women representing Salt Lake City, Seattle & Lisbon, squeezed into a mini rental car with already too much luggage, cooing at gorgeous scenery along winding French country roads and you begin […]

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