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Scrumptious Treats For Vintage Housekeepers
Scrumptious Treats For Vintage Housekeepers
Price: 1.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of wonderful, 12 April 2013
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I don't quite know why, but having this on my Kindle is like carrying around a bit of home. A lovely little book full of nostalgia and love that has made this decidedly non-domestic woman want to nest with the best of them.

Utterly delicious and comforting to dip into when feeling stressed - I'm transported straight back into my much-loved home to waft lavender and love about - instead of being on a crowded train or taking a rushed lunch.

A lovely treat to keep on your Kindle - thank you for this Alison!


Drawing Your Life: Learn to See, Record, and Appreciate Life's Small Joys
Drawing Your Life: Learn to See, Record, and Appreciate Life's Small Joys
by Michael Nobbs
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.96

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treat yourself and everyone you know:), 12 Mar 2013
Seriously - treat yourself and everyone you know to a trip in a time machine back to when you were little and anything seemed possible; and you were less self-conscious and self-critical and more excited by 'ordinary' day-to-day life.

Or - if like me - you aren't in the slightest bit inhibited by being a grown-up - buy it and enjoy the hell out of this FAB book of prompts and positivity.

Make this and a packet of felt-pens your signature birthday gift to everyone in 2013 - a LOVELY treat.


The Ditch the Day Job Diaries
The Ditch the Day Job Diaries
Price: 2.01

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No gung-ho, woo-woo or unicorns ....., 11 Mar 2013
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Whilst there are a plethora of gung-ho, relentlessly pounding authors out there talking about letting go of the day job - this funny, personal and honest account of 'how it feels' is both refreshing and heartening. As well as the lack of the sense of being shouted at by an angry gym teacher - there is no woo-woo, embrace your bliss and The Universe will send Unicorns of Love, either.

Plenty of points to ponder, links to further reading/resources - this little gem of a book is the perfect companion to Clear-Minded Classics Volume 1: Ten Essential Books for Dissatisified Creative Types - which I also have (and loved and reviewed).

Very much looking forward to future books!


Clear-Minded Classics Volume 1:  Ten Essential Books for Dissatisified Creative Types
Clear-Minded Classics Volume 1: Ten Essential Books for Dissatisified Creative Types
Price: 0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars More than just recommended reading, 16 Feb 2013
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A lovely 'potted' content/list of 10 'Essential' Books - less a zzzzz list of recommended reads - and more of a personal reflection on the effect of each title on the author.

The personal, anecdotal style lifts this book head-and-shoulders above the standard "must read" hype. Whilst I have some of these books already (and have put them down not completely read to the very end); I'm now going to revisit them from another point of view and hopefully, with fresh eyes.

Brilliant content - perfect for Kindle and as a companion read to the books on the list.

Also - BARGAIN!!


Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth
Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth
by Kirsty Stonell Walker
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.04

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunner - FAB!, 7 Jan 2013
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I'm reviewing the second edition of the book - and it is FANTASTIC. I cannot believe that anyone would not want to waive their publishing/image use fees for a labour of love like this - sadly, the author cannot afford to pay for many images. Having said that, the writing here is just wonderful and anyone with more than a passing interest in Rossetti will probably own a book containing many of the works referred to.

A really great read and insight into just how crap it was to be a woman in Victorian times :) A shame that the same Victorian attitudes are still plaguing the memory of Fanny Cornforth to date.

Loved this book and recommend it to all.


Granny Chic: Crafty recipes & inspiration for the handmade home from dottie angel and ted & agnes
Granny Chic: Crafty recipes & inspiration for the handmade home from dottie angel and ted & agnes
by Tif Fussell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.00

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars granny chic a go-go, 24 Dec 2012
Fabulous book - if you don't get it or look through this book with a curled lip - then go and buy something more pedestrian instead. There are LOADS of dinky crafting books out there that are bound to be more your cup of tea. Go buy a Kirsty book.
If you like the author blogs and 'get' doilification then you'll love this book - end of story.
I only wish Dottie would hurry up with a dress pattern :)
Enjoyed this tremendously!


Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine
Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine
Offered by WOMB SECURITY
Price: 149.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baffled by some reviewers!, 10 Jan 2012
Baffled by reviewers who are trying to cram a serving cup under the coffee basket! (Try putting an espresso cup under there - obviously, for an espresso or by filling the espresso cup up and then putting that in the base of your warmed mug or glass - before frothing your milk in another mug or jug to fill up as you choose - voila!). Honestly - if you go to your local coffee shop and watch them do it - no-one crams a cup under the coffee basket!

Fab coffee machine - no glamour-puss but makes immaculate coffee and divine hot chocolate.

Investing in an extra basket insert (so you can make multiple cups without having to keep stopping to clean the basket insert out each time), is well-worth considering. A jug to foam/heat your milk in is a great idea too - get one big enough for the job - hot milk and foam in a just-big-enough jug is a recipe for scalding.

Love my EC152 - still going strong after it's daily thrashing. I was really worried that the plastic frother cap screw in bits would strip - but so far so good - don't over-tighten. I also find tamping the coffee with the back of the serving scoop is just fine too!

You can get spare parts for this model readily too - so no built-in obsolesense!


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