Create the Best Nightspot in Town with My Outdoor Summer Party Checklist

18 May 2018 - Joanna Hazelton
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Are you planning a shindig, hooley, kegger, shebang, shivoo, wingding…or just a plain old garden party? Good company, good food, good weather. You really can’t beat a good garden party, whatever time of year. So I thought I’d help you get the party started with a few ideas for those outdoor party essentials that will […]

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Top 10 Must Haves You’ll Need for Outdoor Entertaining

15 January 2014 - Joanna Hazelton
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Looking rather worse for wear, in need of a bit of rejuvenation, a little shabby around the edges….my garden and I have a lot in common at this time of year.
Of course, I’ve made the obligatory New Year’s resolutions that I am going to stick to this year:
start going to the gym (again)
no carbohydrates after 6pm (Cheryl Cole swears by this apparently)
no alcohol in January (failed already)
monthly date nights with my husband (optional)
to persevere with my New Year’s resolutions…..
And I thought this year why not make some New Year’s resolutions for my garden too. It could do with some cheering up, some TLC, a bit of life.

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Alfresco Dining Caveman Style

10 August 2013 - Joanna Hazelton
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We invested in our first firepit barbecue at the beginning of the summer and I can safely say the inner caveman has definitely come to the surface in my husband over the last couple of months.
Not the throwing me over his shoulder or preference for walking around naked – that’s always been a given.
No, he’s resorted to the stereotype hunter gatherer and chief cooker of meat (well, soya actually – he’s a vegetarian caveman so slightly against type).

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How to light a chiminea safely

10 April 2012 - Jack Gardener
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Following last week’s horrible news of a Liverpool man suffering 30% burns, after trying to light his Chiminea with lawnmower petrol, I thought it would be a good idea to publish guidance on how to light a chiminea safely.

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