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Stewart Hersey

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The Origin of Zodiac Signs

No one is completely certain when horoscopes first came into being, but from the earliest of times, the zodiac has been used to predict or reflect characteristics of personality, whether from the…

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History of the Easter Egg

It’s nearly Easter, so it’s time to think about the history of the Easter egg and gifts that might be suitable for an Easter present. But first, why do we have eggs…

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History of Mother’s Day

Ahh Mother’s!! Ambidextrous with the many roles they play, we’re often in awe that one person can be so much to so many; have the answer to everything, measured advice when it’s…

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Valentine’s Silver Gifts

If you are looking for a special gift for your loved one on Valentine’s Day you should look no further than a piece of silver jewellery, or other silver gift, because while…

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Silver Weddings 2019

Finding celebrity silver weddings becomes increasingly difficult with each passing year. Many famous couples married in 1994…but not that many marriages have survived 25-years.…

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How to Cut a Stilton Cheese

According to a press release issued by the Good Housekeeping Institute it appears that diners have been committing a gastronomic crime on Britain’s cheeseboards.…

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How to Clean a Wine Decanter

Cleaning a  wine decanter after you have used it for your red wine or port can be tricky, especially if you have finished the bottle and gone to bed without rinsing it…

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Decanting Wine & Spirits

Decanting Wine – When Should You Do It? There are two reasons why decanting wine might be a good idea; it might be an old bottle, especially a Bordeaux wine with some…