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STRANGE TIMES ..... BUT THE SUN IS SHINING! - MARCH 2020

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STRANGE TIMES ..... BUT THE SUN IS SHINING! -  MARCH 2020

How lucky it is that, despite the strange times we are living through at the moment, Spring is springing, the sun is shining and the skies are blue. It will come as no surprise that the highlight of my day is my dog walk, and there is no question that Bert and Billie are loving the fact that they are never home alone! I am so lucky to have them, and my immediate family with me – I am so thinking of those of you whose situations are different. With all of us confined to our homes at the moment one thing...

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WINTER SUN AND NEW ORGANIC OLIVE OIL - plus 10% off this weekend - JANUARY 2020

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WINTER SUN AND NEW ORGANIC OLIVE OIL - plus 10% off this weekend - JANUARY 2020

This time last week I was in Spain - a short visit combining work and pleasure, but it was so lovely to catch up with people face to face, and to see old friends as well as make new contacts, and it was utter heaven to feel winter sunshine. Somehow sunshine at this time of year is even better than sunshine in the summer.  The blue sky was incredible, and as a visitor it looked fantastic. In reality it is a very different story for the poor farmers as there has been no rain for months. Unlike here where we have had more than our...

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YOUR EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT - 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND - DECEMBER 2019

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YOUR EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT - 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND - DECEMBER 2019

Advent seems to have brought the frost here in Oxford. I feel very lucky that it didn’t come any earlier to add an extra dimension to those early starts and long drives that I have been doing so much over the last couple of months. I have loved seeing so many of you on my travels, but am now very relieved that with only four more fairs to go the end is in sight. The dogs are back from “dog holiday”, and with normality returning I am beginning to think about Christmas.  As of this morning the wreath is on the door, and...

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AUTUMN COLOURS, AUTUMN FLAVOURS & HALLOWEEN TREAT - OCTOBER 2019

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AUTUMN COLOURS, AUTUMN FLAVOURS & HALLOWEEN TREAT - OCTOBER 2019

A couple of weeks ago we had booked to go away to Dorset for a long weekend - a lovely romantic get away in a shepherd's hut with plans to do lots of lovely long walks along the coast - we were so looking forward to it. We arrived on the Friday afternoon in a downpour but the shepherd's hut was lovely, and we spent that evening in the village pub, The Square & Compass in Worth Matravers. It is complete time warp, untouched by modern trappings, has fantastic cider and pasties beautifully served on a paper plate! The following morning we were woken by torrential rain on our tin roof at 5am, and...

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MY DOGGIES AND 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND - OCTOBER 2019

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MY DOGGIES AND 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND - OCTOBER 2019

So the fair season has kicked off for me and I have already enjoyed seeing lots of lovely customers. I may well be heading your way in the run up to Christmas so do check out where I'll be by clicking here. Not only can you replenish your olive oil and balsamicstocks but you are guaranteed to find all sorts of fantastic present inspiration at the many other lovely stalls. Don't forget all these fairs are raising funds for great causes, and as stallholders we give 10% of our takings direct to the charities that each fair is supporting, so give yourselves a pat...

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