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Gimme Five! Remembrance Day poppies

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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5 poppies in our commemoration of Remembrance Day

2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and it’s Remembrance Day in a few days. We’ve been really moved by some of the stories we’ve seen in the media throughout the year. Those of the soldiers, their wives and other family members; through their letters, photographs, artworks and keepsakes.

The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance so we’ve put together this little collection. We’re planning on getting some of the wild poppy seeds to seed-bomb locally as our own memorial.

  1. Wild poppy seeds (2000 seeds): £2.69, Thompson & Morgan
  2. Nick Munro’s Centenary Collection: £10-£25, John Lewis
  3. Handmade felt poppy brooch by laurafallulah £12.50, Notonthehighstreet
  4. Set of 6 vintage poppy napkins: £16.10, Etsy
  5. Tibi Hegyesi poppy art prints and posters: from £9.95, Easyart

Gimme Five! Things for Bonfire Night

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Five things for Bonfire Night | H is for Home

Tonight is Halloween, but next week is a celebration that’s a lot more home-grown – Bonfire Night. We prefer Bonfire Night to Halloween; the history, the spectacle of the fireworks, the comfort food like black peas (a Lancashire tradition), parkin and bonfire toffee.

When last have you seen a group of kids asking for, “A penny for the Guy?”? Perhaps it’s not as economically viable an option as “Trick or treat?” has become! :-)

  1. Small gold indoor sparklers – tube of 10: £3, Paperchase
  2. B is for Bonfire alphabet silkscreen print by Sarah Young: £19, Notonthehighstreet
  3. Bonfire kit: £60, Garden Trading
  4. 1950s print of children & penny Guy: £15, Etsy
  5. Original cinder toffee: £8.50 Fortnum & Mason

Gimme Five! Grown up Halloween treats

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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selection of 5 grown up Halloween treats | H is for Home

We don’t have children and our young nieces & nephews don’t live nearby. That means that we’ve never really got into the swing of Halloween. But then we thought – what about a grown up Halloween? Surely adults are catered for!

Well, what do you know? We are! Along with the expected ghoulish and witchy fancy-dress costumes, we found a few fab things to make an over 18s Halloween soirée go swimmingly.

  1. Pumpkin tap kit – Halloween draft beer drink dispenser: $29.99, eBay
  2. Pack of six skeleton Halloween lanterns by hunkydory home: £8.75, Notonthehighstreet
  3. Le Creuset petite pumpkin casserole: £25, John Lewis
  4. Crystal head vodka: £60, Fortnum & Mason
  5. Blood bath shower gel: 3 for £20, IWOOT

Gimme Five! Wool warmers

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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'Wool warmers' Gimme Five collection

It was National Wool Week here in the UK last week and to celebrate, the Campaign for Wool launched their Interiors Collection. “A curated edit of over fifty wool interior pieces, including a selection of specially commissioned items.”

Our favourites were London Transport Museum’s District moquette dog coat and the Woolroom’s sheep stool.

We’ve decided to put our own mini interiors collection together in homage! :-)

  1. ‘For Her’ cashmere hot water bottle gift by YUYU: £75, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Fern copper throw: £168, Luxdeco
  3. Cork sole wool shoes grey green: £97, Bouf
  4. Melin Tregwynt navy St David’s Cross cushion: £69.95, Liberty
  5. Crocheted bedspread/blanket: £75, H is for Home

Gimme Five! Bathroom magazine racks

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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selection of 5 bathroom magazine racks

Sometimes the bathroom is the only place you can get time to yourself – especially if you have a dog like ours who parks himself outside the door and waits for you to finish!

My dad will kill me for saying this, but he had (and perhaps still does) a daily routine that involved a cigarette, the newspaper and the toilet. We didn’t get driven to school until this morning ritual had been completed. I have a similar regular habit, but mine involves a glossy magazine, a glass of wine, tea lights and a bath.

In both our cases, one of these bathroom magazine racks would come in very handy. One just stores reading material and handily hangs from the cistern. All the others are multifunctional, being receptacles for two very different types of paper. :-)

  1. Freestanding loo roll holder & magazine rack: £19.99, Presents for Men
  2. Toilet set paper rail and newspaper rack: £19.99, Amazon
  3. Designer turquoise wire toilet roll holder and magazine rack: £30, Debenhams
  4. Toilet roll holder and storage with magazine rack: £10, Tesco
  5. Toilet mount home decor magazine rack: £11.99, eBay