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Try This: Write Funny

Did you see that hilarious video that everyone went bonkers about with the Scottish grandma reading her bemused grandchild the book ‘Wonky Donkey’? She finds it much funnier than the baby does and her uncontrolled giggling is contagious. Don’t watch with a full bladder or a mouthful of soup. The baby in this video, on…

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Review: Vitamix Explorian E310 Blender

I’ve honestly never had a smoothie before. Not pre-made from a supermarket or fresh from a café. Nada. A total smoothie-virgin. But, I knew I had to at least try to be a bit healthier this year. So, I compared lots of well-known blenders, sat through interminable hours of YouTube demos and read a zillion…

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A Time for Reflection

I started silverwhitewinters on 21st December which, as it turns out, was the Winter solstice. I woke about 5.30am with the blog a fully-formed idea in my head and was itching to get up and start writing. Later, when I realised it was the solstice, I thought it quite curious that this idea of new…

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Not Avocado on Toast

Yummy as it is, the popularity of avocado on toast has put pressure on the avocado supply chains, increasing prices and putting the fruit out of the price range of the very people who grow them. How about this unctuous broad bean guacamole with chilli and coriander instead? Here’s James Martin’s blog post and recipe…

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Fifty Words For Snow

Fifty Words for Snow by Nancy Campbell is a beautiful, rather poetic book, which I thought rather fitting as one of the first things to share with you. Nancy leads us on a fascinating journey around 50 countries and cultures, all of which have their own word for snow. You’d think a book about a…

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