Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Things you need to know about Emma Bridgewater...


We absolutely love Emma Bridgewater's gorgeous collection of quintessentially English pieces, that combine perfectly class and style to create unique, traditional gifts, and we think (if you're not already) that you should definitely be in the know about this wonderful company (and the woman behind it too - featured to the left)! So, for our readers, we've composed a list of essential information for you to become equipped with the Bridgewater ways!
- Started in 1985 by Emma Rice née Bridgewater, and later joined by her husband Matthew, the company has now grown to become one of the largest pottery manufacturers in the UK!
- Emma is still very much a part of the business, contributing to many of the designs - including the Spongeware selection (which we sell on our website!).
- They follow a wonderful brand ethos, being that each piece is to be handcrafted in their Stoke-on-Trent factory - meaning it is a truly born and bred English company.
- If you fancy having a browse in person of the Emma Bridgewater selection of timeless pieces, you can visit one of her several stores in the UK - with 3 being located in London and 1 in Edinburgh, including an outlet store in Stoke-on-Trent.
Treat yourself to your very own Emma Bridgewater piece from our website, where you can choose from a selection of wonderful gifts, each filled with delightful treats for you to nibble on... What's great about the tins and cases we sell on our website is that they can provide you with an everlasting gift, as they can all be put to use after you've finished the treats! Featured here is our unique Biscuit and Cake Tin, the perfect Birthday Gift for a loved one, or a great way to say Thank you!


Monday, 17 June 2013

A World of Foodie Fun at Regent's Park this Summer

We're looking forward to the Taste of London this week! Returning to Regent's Park in London on Thursday through to Sunday it's your opportunity to savour dishes from 40 of London's hottest restaurants and see World class chefs live on stage! With some great bands too including Sadie and the Hotheads!  If you're a fan of Elizabeth McGovern in Downton Abbey then you'll recognise Sadie :-)

We're there on Sunday so sadly will be missing Sadie and the Hotheads but will definitely be making the most of our afternoon session and will be looking to taste as many culinary delights as possible but particularly looking forward to Thai cooking demonstrations and dance displays.

If you're planning on going... enjoy!  For more information visit the Taste of London website.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

10 Fascinating Facts About Father's Day...

  1. According to statistics the most common and popular gifts for Father's Day are a necktie and flowers.
  2. Despite all the popular gifts a rose is the official gift for Father's Day... a red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.
  3. The world's oldest father was an Indian farmer named Nanu Ram Jogi who fathered his 21st child at the grand old age of 90 years, in year 2007.
  4. The word "Dad" originated in the 16th century... it might have got its origin from the Welsh word ‘tad’ (father) that later got altered to dad. The word ‘father’ is basically derived from the Old English word - ‘foeder’.
  5. Only 50% of all Father's Day cards are purchased for Dads.... 20% will be for husbands and the rest for grandfathers, uncles, brothers, sons etc.
  6. In the UK 7 million Father's Day cards are sent each year, compared to 13 million Mother's Day cards.
  7. Aside from a greeting card the necktie is the most popular of all father's day gifts and a whopping £198 million will be spent on DIY gifts.
  8. The average age of a first-time father in the UK is 32 but only ten per cent of  babies are born to a father over 40, and a mere 1% to a father over 50.
  9. Research has found that on average we Brits spend £27.37 on cards and treats for our Mum, while fathers warrant a spending total ofj ust £14.45.
  10. When asked over 52% of Father's said they would like to receive a hand written card and most said they're ideal present would simply be a day out with the famiy.