Whether it’s been a tough financial year, you’re spending most of the money on the kids or he’s spent a small fortune on new machinery and feeling guilty so telling you not to get him anything, it’s nice to be able to put some inexpensive gifts under the tree or into the stocking. The kids like to see the adults getting gifts too especially if there’s a fun reaction when they are opened up. I’ve come up with ten Christmas [...]
First published in 1945, the Homecraft book is an assortment of advice across a myriad of subjects for the post-war woman, wife and mother. It offers bite-sized snippets of advice on the subjects of house, health, beauty and dress. Over 60,000 copies were sold which I presume shows the emphasis at the time on the need to be thrifty [...]
You can choose today’s prize – for a chance to win, I just want to know which of these two designs would you prefer? Both were created before Ireland’s marriage referendum took place in May and of course, we know now that same sex marriage is allowed in Ireland but for a while, it was very much up in the air. The first mug (there is a handle, it’s just at the back) was inspired by the American [...]
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ……
You can win a set of six of these coasters featuring the “Driving into the sunset” illustration from Would You Marry A Farmer? – perfect for placing under that glass of wine or can of beer while dropping a hint at the same time. They can [...]
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ……..
Today you can win a copy of both books, Would You Marry A Farmer? and How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife, by following me on Twitter and RTing this tweet or sending out the tweet in the [...]