Author: Cheshire Claire

7 Quick and Easy Ways To Update Your Bedroom

Bedroom feeling a little lack lustre? Perhaps it’s more of a bed in a room, than a calm, inviting haven to relax and recharge. Here are seven things you can do quickly and in expensively to create a brand new bedroom. Bright and beautiful  Lighting is the secret to success in any room and good lighting creates a tranquil atmosphere in a bedroom. Dark bedrooms are great for sleeping but not much else. Opt for multiple sources of light to achieve brightness when needed. Go for a central light or spotlights on dimmer switches and avoid shades on lamps...

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The Perfect ‘Passion Fruit Martini’

Martini’s always liven up your home-made happy hour, try Island Grill’s simple Passion Fruit Martini recipe. Prepped and served in just five steps and five minutes, this fruity cocktail is a staple for any summer celebration. Ingredients: 1 whole Passion Fruit 35ml Smirnoff Vodka 20ml Passoa (Passion Fruit Liqueur) 20ml Passion Fruit Puree 5ml Lime Juice 5ml Gomme Syrup 30ml Cranberry Juice Method: Step 1: Cut the Passion Fruit in half, and squeeze one half into a tumbler. Save the other half for later. Step 2: Pour the vodka, Passoa, passion fruit purée, lime juice, gomme syrup and cranberry...

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Top Tips on Squeezing the Most out of Strawberry Season

An afternoon strawberry picking is a summer family tradition and with strawberry season in sight, household fridges across the UK will soon be jam-packed full of Pavlovas, Eton messes and Strawberry shortcakes. Boasting an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants, strawberries are undeniably delicious, yet equally nutritious. The cherished red fruit has proven itself a key ingredient in several traditional British recipes over the years, yet few of us are aware of the humble strawberry’s versatility in the kitchen. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, the vibrant fruit can transform any meal from mundane to mouth-watering in minutes. For those...

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New Family Board Games To Discover

Board games are not just for Christmas! They are a great way to spend time together as a family and keep screen time in check. As you can see, board games before bed are a popular choice in my house! Board games before bed – City of Zombies (they are unaware that this is great maths practise!) 😂 #maths #games #boardgames #cityofzombies #homeed #homeeducation #notestoself A post shared by Claire Lancaster (@cheshire_claire) on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:45am PDT Drumond Park have very kindly donated a three of their latest board games to our school summer raffle  of prizes to...

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The Coolest Backpack For Back To School

Allow me to introduce you to one of my recent brand discoveries from the land of social media, manufacturer of super cool backpacks and bags – Goodordering.  Goodordering is an independent company run out of a flat on top of a bike shop in Hackney, East London. Founder and designer Jacqui Ma has designed bags for Puma, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Debenhams and in 2012 went out on her own to design a small range of bags for urban cycling families. At the heart of Goodordering is the belief that if cycling is made more fun and accessible, more people will...

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