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Thrifty London Living

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Thrifty London Living

Happy February to you all, I hope it brings you good things. We decided to have a weekend of doing so on Saturday we went into our local area of Hammersmith and bought some essentials but whilst down the high street I popped into a few charity shops on a whim. I only needed one: British Heart Foundation, they always seem to have good things in whichever city you're in. I also like the one on Sale, Manchester near my work. I got a few bargains from there at Christmas. I had recently bought some quite expensive eastern goblets in blue glass...

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Life, Love & London

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Life, Love & London

I get a lot of time to think when I'm travelling, I mainly think about why I'm doing this and I'm not always entirely sure. My long winded explanation speaks for itself, as it all sounds like more of an excuse than a reason these days. I find myself looking for sympathy and praise for my efforts but also being annoyed at the lack of understanding for it too. I wish I could just say it's because I want to - like Billie Piper said so well in nineteen-ninety-whatnot - but I don't know if I do? If I were...

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Gardening | Chives

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Gardening | Chives

When you plant chives from seed you may - at first - be disappointed or think you have done something wrong. But chives just need some time to develop and become strong. I planted my seeds in spring 2012 whilst living in Manchester, they came with us to London in a small terracotta pot and I left them with their few fine chive like hairs with hope of something happening. The pot looked empty by winter and I forgot to clear it out, well boy, I'm glad I did! By spring 2013 they were coming up stronger than I ever...

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