National Tea Day

National Tea Day in the United Kingdom

National Tea Day is held on 21 April each year to celebrate all things tea. From a fes-tea-val in West London to discovering the latest must-try brews, National Tea Day is the perfect occasion for Brits to show how much they love a good cuppa.

Whether you’re planning on tucking into afternoon tea with friends or serving up your best brew to an endless stream of customers, read on to see our favourite accompaniments to your elevenses.

You can now enter our National Tea Day competition! Continue reading

Spring knitting

Spring knitting ideas

April 2018 is all about the Royal birth, with William and Kate’s ‘special delivery’ due to arrive any day now. The Windsors love traditional knitted babywear, so if you need to kit out the little prince or princess in your life, here are our best picks. Continue reading

Hello Spring!

Easter ideas and Spring savings

We love Spring. Not only do we get to enjoy a long bank holiday weekend, but it’s usually the first chance of the year to get stuck into the garden after Winter.

We know Spring cleaning isn’t just happening in the garden, looking at our Facebook and Twitter feeds, we can see some of you taking advantage of the warmer weather and getting the house in shipshape too! Continue reading

British Pie Week: get your bake on

British Pie Week 2018

If you love pies as much as we do, you’ll already know that 5 March marks the first day of British Pie Week 2018. What started out as a catchy marketing campaign by a ready-made pasty company has now turned into a national event. Pie sellers from all over the United Kingdom submit their encrusted inventions for a week-long celebration of the family favourite.

The actual awards take place on 7 March in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pie. But if you can’t make it to the Leicestershire finals, how can you get involved? Why not bake a unique creation at home, or even host a pie party for friends and relatives?

Here’s a slice of our favourites to help you prepare that culinary masterpiece. Continue reading