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Family Christmas Decorations

Posted by Claire Osborne on

Family Christmas Decorations

I can hear the elves rushing as they get ready for Christmas! Don’t forget it is coming pretty quickly. It will be here before you know it, so get ready!!! What is the first thing you do for Christmas? No, not present buying! The tree!! Take a look at our face decorations. If you love our face mugs then you will love these! Later on in the month we will be publishing all of our favourite decorations that we sell. But for now, we introduce to you the ‘family tree’… Get it? I liked that. It was so PUNny… I’ll...

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Afternoon Tea at The Titanic

Posted by Olivia Hague-Delves on

Afternoon Tea at The Titanic

Our Christmas shindig was in January because you amazing customers kept us very busy during December with your orders. For our Christmas night out myself and Claire went to the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for Afternoon Tea. How good does it look in that picture? It consisted of a lovely pot of tea, a glass of Prosecco with a strawberry, Scones, cakes and an assortment of finger sandwiches. Fun Fact. Cornish Scones are made with the Jam on the bottom with the cream on top (the Cornish are very proud of their cream) whereas Devonshire Scones are made with jam...

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The history of Tea in Great Britain

Posted by Olivia Hague-Delves on

The history of Tea in Great Britain

Even though tea is the most quintessential of English drinks it was actually a late comer in the UK. Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when the first cup was brewed, legend has it that Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sat beneath a Camellia sinensis one day in 2737BC when a few leaves were stirred by the wind. As his servant boiled drinking water in a pot, the leaves fell in and so accidentally resulted in the world’s first cup of tea.  To this day, every cup of tea enjoyed around the world comes from the same plant; the...

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The history of Father Christmas

Posted by Olivia Hague-Delves on

The history of Father Christmas

Santa Claus. Kris Kringle. Father Christmas. St. Nicholas. The man behind St. Nicholas was a bishop who lived in the 4th Century in a place called Myra which as actually now known as Turkey. He was a very rich man due to his parents dying when he was very young and receiving his inheritance. He was much admired due to his kindness and piety. There are many legends for St. Nicholas but we don’t know which one is true! There was a poor man who had three daughters. He was so poor, he did not have enough money for a...

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The Hygge Trend

Posted by Olivia Hague-Delves on

The Hygge Trend

Hygge is a quality of Danish culture. It cannot be translated using a single word. Rather, it includes many of the pleasures we link with everyday living - relaxing with friends, enjoying good food, and creating a cosy evening with a candle or two. It refers to a mental state of cosiness, warmth, and togetherness in the heart of winter. It also helps the Danes get through the long, dark and cold winters. The Danish word, pronounced "hoo-ga", is commonly translated into English as "cosiness". The origin of the word ‘hygge’ comes from a Norwegian word meaning ‘well-being’. It first...

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