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A Trip to Cheddar

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A Trip to Cheddar

Today I've been lucky enough to be out and about meeting some of our lovely customers in Cheddar Gorge. It's a beautiful part of the country and it's on our doorstep.  The Original Cheddar Cheese Company is a family run business offering lovely cheeses and carefully selected local produce. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be stocked in their shop! They've also included our Star Gift Bottles in their gorgeous hampers they have created. It really is a glorious place to visit, with mountain goats, cliffs and caves to explore. Unfortunately my photography (non) expertise doesn't spread to the mountain goats....

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The "C" Word!

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The "C" Word!

This morning I have been working on our website, updating our products list to include our exciting (dare I say it) Christmas Gift Range. We consider all of our products "gifty", for want of a better word, though these are specifically selected for that special, Christmassy feeling.  Firm favourites with many of our customers, and for that warm, wintery feel when the nights draw in. So whether you're treating yourselves, or your loved ones, look no further; Christmas Gift Range Why not replace the traditional Bucks Fizz with a Ginger Gin Fizz? Or a Sparkling Mead? Simply add our Ginger Gin,...

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A Feeling of Sheer Exhaustion

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A Feeling of Sheer Exhaustion

I don't know about you lot, but we're 4 weeks into this Summer "Holiday" and I'm in need of a holiday. The word holiday to me denotes relaxing time. Sleeping, eating and drinking lots, and a general feeling of refreshment!! Ha ha ha ha (queue the hysterical, mad woman laughter) ... relax? Sleep? What even is this? Thank goodness for food and drink.  Now I do love spending time with the little ones so please don't misinterpret this rant. They're bundles of fun and do provide lots of laughter, but there's only so many times I can say "Don't lick...

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A Day at the Races!

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A Day at the Races!

Yesterday we were lucky enough to be taken to the races on behalf of the company. We are all very grateful to Tori and Hannah for organising this and had a fantastic time. It's fair to say we're feeling a little jaded today, and have lighter purses and wallets, (all apart from Aaron who appeared to be racking in the wins), and a kitchen full of biscuits to help us through this day! Honestly, it's tough having a hangover and working in an alcohol fuelled environment, but we wouldn't change it. The picture shows a 2 thirds of our dedicated team and was...

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A short, sweet lesson in Science...

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A short, sweet lesson in Science...

Whether you're an earth loving, soul searching, thing of nature, or just your general Joe Bloggs; you're more than likely aware of the significance of the Summer Solstice. Scientifically this is where The Sun reaches the highest point in the sky, blah blah blah.....and in layman's terms, means we will see the longest daylight hours!!! I, for one, am all for a longer day of sunshine. I personally won't be heading to Stonehenge to celebrate (maybe one year), but I do plan to spend the evening in my garden, relaxing with a nice tall glass of Raspberry Mint Liqueur, simply...

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