5 ways to cosy up your home for winter

How to make winter simmer pots - Decorator's Notebook blog

Fill your home with seasonal scents Ditch cloying air fresheners and make a Simmer Pot from real ingredients instead. Half-fill a saucepan with water and add seasonal herbs, spices, fruits and essential oils. Warm on the hob over a very low heat (topping up with water when needed) and enjoy the aromas drifting through your… 

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15-minute make: mulled wine syrup

mulled wine syrup recipe

Here’s an odd quirk of mine – I really dislike wine (red, white, rose, sparkling – everything) but I love mulled wine. I’m not sure what that says about my taste buds, but it makes perfect sense to me! So, today’s 15-minute make is a gently-spiced mulled wine recipe that just tastes like Christmas… and… 

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Sun, sea, sand & snow

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When the hustle and bustle of London life is grinding you down, there’s nothing like wild open spaces to refresh and refocus. This weekend myself and two old friends escaped to a tiny village on the Norfolk coast for the weekend – it was the first time I’d visited the county (it’s a long way… 

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