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The Food of Love: A Taste of Shakespeare in Four Season is a unique combination of modern Elizabethan recipes, literature and food history. In Shakespeare's plays and poems there are no less than 2,000 culinary references. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book you will find a delicious selection of Elizabethan recipes adapted and updated for the contemporary kitchen, from 16th Century English cookery books and recipe collections, together with anecdotes and explanations from the Bard's plays. Arranged by season, each section describes the celebrations and associated dishes, including some interesting original instructions! 'To Crimp a cod....take your cod whilst alive and cut it in slices'. Well maybe not...
A great gift for lovers of cookery, food history, literature or just lovely books!
Kate says:'This is a book of recipes, not a how-to-cook book. Some knowledge of basic cooking techniques is useful. I have successfully cooked a number of delicous dishes!'
A simple balcony or windowbox is all you need to grow fresh fruit and vegetables. In this book The Edible Balcony you will discover how plants and edibles can be squeezed into whatever space is available, with gorgeous profusion. Everywhere is a potential grow zone – herbs climbing up walls, salads escaping from recycled guttering, or beans and tomatoes supported by an old hat stand. Packed with detailed planting and growing advice, plus information on how to make a self-watering container and cope with pests and diseases, the Edible Balcony book makes a delightful and different house-warming or wedding present for young couples.
Since the 17th century, glass blowers in eastern Europe made balls at the end of the day to utilise the glass remaining in the furnace. Given as gifts, these hand-blown glass balls (diameter 15cm) have traditionally been known as a symbol of friendship and good luck. Hung in the light, these beautiful Friendship Balls will sparkle. Each is as unique as the friend who gives it!
Perfect for many occasions - Birthday's, weddings or a simple thank you! The gold ball is perfect for a Golden Wedding anniversary as is the silver one for a silver anniversary.
The pink and the blue balls make great naming or Christening presents which will retain their appeal into adulthood.
Kate says: This picture really doesn't do the beautiful gold ball justice. It is very difficult to capture the subtle hues produced by the light. See Daphne's review
See also our small friendship balls
Bee Hotels, sometimes called bee houses or insect houses, provide an array of suitable nesting places for solitary bees, such as Mason or Leafcutter bees. These bees are non aggressive and excellent for pollinating in the garden, helping to increase fruit yields.
The strong roof and solid timber construction also give excellent insulation for over wintering Ladybirds and Lacewings.
Our bee hotels come in single, double or three tier and in 3 natural colours. An information leaflet is included on how to site and look after the bee hotel. Unusual gifts for anyone who loves their garden or wildlife.
Note: these products are shipped directly from the supplier. The price quoted includes delivery.
£16.50These adorable handmade wooden beach hut storage boxes are perfect for storing a wide range of things from cotton wool in the bathroom to garden twine in the potting shed. They also make lovely pencil and bits & bobs boxes for children's bedrooms.
Simply made with wood, nails and paint
Dimensions: approximately 7.5 x 6 x 5 inches
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Lovingly decorated in Britain, these stag frieze highball glasses by Animo make lovely gifts for animal lovers. They make great presents at any time but particularly at Christmas.
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Lovingly decorated in Britain, these stag frieze tumblers by Animo make lovely presents for animal lovers and whisky drinkers. They make great presents at any time but particularly at Christmas.
Carters novelty teapots are hand made and hand painted in England using methods little changed in 250 years. These teapots are great fun and also fully functional! Yes you can use them to make a pot of tea for two! Highly desirable to teapot collectors but also just great presents for friends or loved ones, they make inspired gifts for couples.
Please also see our collection of one cup teapots
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Modelled on a traditional village pub this Red Lion birdhouse or nesting box is decorative AND fully functional. Hand crafted with exterior-grade ply wood, kiln dry hardwood and finished with non-toxic paint. A special gift for gardeners and bird lovers.
Dimensions: 28.5cm (H) x 18.5 (W) x 25cm (D)
£31.00Designer nesting boxes for birds make great garden accessories.
Inspired by real buildings around the world, these beautiful birdhouses are fully functional! Hand crafted of exterior grade ply-wood, kiln-dried hardwood and western red cedar or pine shingles for the roof, and finished with non-toxic water based paint. The more expensive houses have more detail. A special gift for garden and bird lovers.
We have 8 lovely designs to choose from
Spirit or Witch balls were used to ward off evil spirits. Folk lore has it that the evil spirits would be enticed by the bright colours. The glass strands inside the ball (diameter 15cm) would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping. Whatever you believe these lovely hanging balls will sparkle if hung near a window. Great house warming presents! Each as unique as the friend who gives.
See also our smaller Witch Balls
£99.00Hedgehogs used to be commonplace in gardens but these days they need a helping hand. This hand made Hedgehog house has been designed to keep the occupant safe as they over winter and to give them a year-round safehouse where predators can't get to them.Visit product page →
The entrance tunnel into the shelter prevents cats, dogs, and foxes from getting in, while allowing easy access for the hedgehog.
There is a removable back panel to allow easy access for cleaning of the house.
All interior woodwork is untreated.
Gardeners and nature lovers will really appreciate this gift.
Dimensions: approx 65cm long, 55cm wide and 50cm high.
Made to order, shipping in about 10 day after purchase (allow more time in the Christmas rush).
Since the 17th century, glass blowers in eastern Europe made balls at the end of the day to utilize the glass remaining in the furnace. Given as gifts, these hand-blown glass balls (diameter 10cm) have traditionally been known as a symbol of friendship and good luck. Hung in the light, these beautiful Friendship Balls will sparkle. Each is as unique as the friend who gives it!
See also our Large Friendship Balls
£29.00Perfect for Games of Thrones fans and/or people who enjoy challenging puzzles, this Cityscape 4D puzzle of the capital of the Seven Kingsdoms, Kings Landing, is a must for Christmas. How else to while away the dark Winter evenings?Visit product page →
Recommended for 13+
Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 8ins when built
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