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Hygge our way!

  My interest in the Danish word “Hygge” was well and truly peaked recently. In the same week I read an article about the art of hygge in the “Inflight” magazine whilst on a flight and then I found it featured
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Best Teachers Gift Ideas

It’s time again for the ‘ Teachers Gift Hunt ‘ as the academic school year once again draws to a close this month… Gosh, where did that year go? Say Thank you to their teacher, teaching assistant or headmaster with
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Give Teacher a break from a stack of Chocs!

Make the ‘Teachers Gift Hunt‘ easier this year with our suggestions of alternative and inexpensive gifts. Teacher will be sure to appreciate your efforts (although they won’t know that it was no effort at all!) When it comes to selecting
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Mood Lighting For The Garden

  Good news! If you’re looking for mood lighting for the garden, the ever popular and rustic Nkuku garden lantern stakes are back in stock and now also available in white. These graceful lanterns can be used to light the pathway for your guests
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More about Mother’s Day

This year Mother’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday March 15…. which does still give us a couple of weeks to plan a special lunch, gift or surprise! Mother’s Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the special bond
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Top tips to extend the life of your candle.

The Burn time for a candle refers to the estimated time that the candle can burn before all the wax has entirely vanished.  You will often see on the candle’s packaging a reference to the expected burn time, for example,
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Whale of a time!

  On a recent sourcing trip to Cape Town I managed to fit in a whale watching excursion. I was supposedly en route to  visit a supplier based in Stanford at the foot of the Overberg mountain range. My trip happened to coincide with a
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Barbecue/Braaivleis Time!

It is almost August and not surprisingly in my household we have used our barbecue many times already. As soon as the days lengthen and the weather heats up, the barbecue is at the ready and I plan evening meals and
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Sourcing Inspiration

Cape Town is The World Design Capital 2014. The World Design Capital project recognises innovative cities for the use of design as an effective tool for social, cultural, environmental and economic development. For those of you following our Facebook page
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Valentine’s Day traditions and customs

The romantic festival of Valentine’s Day will be celebrated this coming Friday. A few interesting statistics relating to the modern celebration of St Valentine’s Day : It is the 2nd largest card-sending  holiday of the year, with women purchasing 85%
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