Tuesday 30 June 2015

Travelodgical in Liverpool

Travelodge hotel The Strand Street Central Liverpool

Regular readers of this blog will be fully aware of the fact that we clock up a lot of miles travelling up and down the UK. Of course many of these trips require an overnight stay or two. With this in mind we look to find hotels in the right locations for the best value for money. For our recent trip to Liverpool we stayed with Travelodge.

Monday 29 June 2015

Love Cake June 2015 round up

Love Cake June 2015 Midsummer madness cake baking linky challenge

Sunday 28 June 2015

Sunday Snap – The Northumbrian Lighthouse

Friday 19 June 2015

Gardening past and present

What sort of gardener are you? Is your garden a sanctuary full of flowers and stylist furniture to relax in or do you spent hours trying to nurture the perfect fruit and vegetable? Over the years the way we use our gardens has changed.

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In the days of rationing any available space was given over in order to help the war effort and produce vital food supplies. Once fruit and vegetables started to be imported again gardens started to serve another purpose. Home owners had the chance to start designing their own gardens and were able to put in features such as patios and crazy paving.

With inspiration from television programmes gardens started to become somewhere to socialise. Despite the unpredictable British weather barbecues have become a common feature and to combat the chilly evenings chimineas, gas heaters and fire pits have helped to keep the party going into the night.

Do have a large garden or a small, modern space? Are you one for the perfect lawn or do you prefer decking with a selection of container plants? Did you get inspired to go self-sufficient in the 1970s, get organic with Geoff Hamilton in the 80s or give your garden a Ground Force style makeover in the 1990s?

This is a collaborative post.