Russia, Japan & Taiwan

I know I keep saying it but I do get my fare share of interesting guests.  That is why i love giving and cooking for their breakfasts.  Look at this morning, five lovely young guests all interacting and getting and giving value to and from each other. A Digital Advertiser from Kyoto  and did you…

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Oxford Castle

Rumbled by the Jailer Two of my lovely guests from Bury this morning were telling me how much they enjoyed the tour of Oxford Castle yesterday.  From learning about the resident Ghost to the wonderful period costume of the guide, who happened to be the old jailer 😉 The Castle is in a beautiful area…

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My Amazon Store

Lots of things available on my Amazon Store that YOU my guests have asked for! I have been asked many of my guests ‘where do you get this and where do you get that…I love your pottery…I love your linen…you have interesting books…I’d like to know more about a low-carb lifestyle’ etc etc etc. So…

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Magnificent May Half-Term at Oxford’s Story Museum!

A Lovely Place to Visit, Especially with Children The Story Museum in Oxford had some great activities for our children and families over the May half-term.  Described as to do with ‘Rocket dogs, bad fairies and book worms’ would delight children of all ages! Then on June 7, I’d recommend their ‘Kite Flying – Family Fun’…

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Very Unusual Guests

From Italy & China I must say I am blessed with some lovely guests who leave me some fantastic reviews.  This mornings breakfast table consisted for the second morning with a young couple who live in Italy.  However, their origins are from Italy & China.  She from China and unfortunately, I didn’t ‘catch’ her name…

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

“OUR LOW FAT DIET WAS BASED ON ‘BAD’ SCIENCE” – DR ROBERT LUSTIG There is a wave of thought bought out by new research to suggest that our western diet of low fat, wholegrain, 5 fruit a day, is not good for us. What has happened is that we have ended up with a high…

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The High Street

The noblest street in Europe is the High, they say.  Walk slowly down the sloping curve from Carfax to the Plain. Admire the Church (St. Mary’s). count the cloistered colleges. Watch subfusc’d students scurry to the Schools to demonstrate their learning and research and prove they’re new Duns Scotuses – not fools! Linger on Magdalen…

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B&B or Hotel?

What Can You Expect from Staying in a B&B? B&B’s in the UK are usually quite small, anything from 1 room for guests to 10 rooms for guests and you are usually coming into someones home. Wiki describes it as: “a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast, but usually does not…

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Sugar & Starch- Not Good for Our Health

4 grams = 1 tsp of sugar! Why is it that many of us don’t comprehend that sugar and starch foods are as bad as one another.  We all warn our children that too much sugar is bad for them especially ‘for our teeth’ and mothers encourage children to brush their teeth regularly to get…

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Guilt Free Chocolate Eggs at Easter

Hope you didn’t miss BBC1; 9pm, 19 March: “The Truth About Sugar” Good first effort from Fiona Phillips in educating us about a True Healthy Diet. Also, it did tell us about one of the main culprits that causes heart disease, diabetes and numerous other health conditions. If you want the science, see “Sugar, the Bitter Truth” on YouTube. A…

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