Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Fancy Some Strawberries and Lemons?

This Coming May 20th is National "Pick Strawberries Day"!

One of the most popular fruits in the World is celebrated this coming May 20th... yes, it's "Pick Strawberries Day"! I'm not sure where this day originates from or that it's even official but what the heck it's a great excuse to indulge in this sweet on the inside and sweet on the outside luscious fruit! And indulge you can as they are nutritionally power packed with all the goodness you need, unless of course you love to smother them with lashings of fresh cream and Swiss chocolate like I do!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

For Serious Chocoholics Only... WIN a copy of the book!

Our brand new Chocoholics Indulgence Gift Box features the wonderfully illustrated and quirky book 'A Born To Shop Chocoholic'.  This delightful book includes deliciously indulgent choccy recipes and is accompanied by a delicious selection of chocolates all perfectly presented in an exclusive 'Hamper Boutique' gift box... this gift box is for serious chocoholics only!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Wonderful History of Wicker Baskets

Seeing all the beautiful wicker baskets filled with gifts, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon still gets us very excited after many years.

Wicker baskets have played an important role throughout the history of the world. Being made from reeds, strips of oak, birch, or other fibrous materials, they have a long lasting durability and a simple rustic appearance.  Because of their simplicity and inherently functional nature, baskets have also served as a very popular form of ‘wrapping’ for gifts... for friends, family, baby showers and corporate gifting occasions.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

In Celebration of International Women's Day...

In case you haven't seen our Facebook Post, in celebration of International Women's Day 2014 today we are giving you a 14% Discount to treat yourself to one of our pampering gift sets.  Simply enter 'WD14' at the checkout.

So what is International Women's Day? It's held on 8th March every year and each year celebrates different themes.  Last year the theme was' Time for Action to End Violence Against Women'.  For this year 2014, the 103rd year it's been held, the day has the theme 'Inspiring Change' and celebrates the Social, Political and Economic achievements of women everywhere. 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Flippin' Marvellous... It's Shrove Tuesday!

It's Pancake Day!  Follow our 5 Easy Tips and make sure you serve up good old fashioned pancakes you're kids (and you!) will love...

1.    Follow a recipe!  Yes, you may think this sounds obvious but really, if you've never made pancakes before you can't simply throw some eggs, milk and flour together and expect a good outcome!  See our recipe below and enjoy a delicious pancake.

2. Make sure you have a good quality non-stick pan... simply don't bother if you don't have one else your pancakes will remain in the pan only... stuck to the bottom of it!

3.  When preparing your mixture... mix, mix and mix some more!  The more your eggs are beaten, the more airy texture they will have... think souffl├ęs and meringues.

4.  Make sure the hob is fully preheated before you place the pan on with the batter mixture and ensure you have brushed a thin layer of butter or oil to the base of your pan and warmed it before pouring the batter in.