Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

I went to Hampton Court Palace to see the Cumberland Art Gallery – a newly restored suite of rooms housing an inspiring collection of masterpieces by artists – including what may be Caravaggio’s earliest surviving painting, Rembrandt’s self-portrait aged 36 and portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger.

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Honey and Vanilla Beauty Products

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey cologneThe Body Shop Honeymania soapCrabtree and Evelyn Honey and Peach Blossom hand cream Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion review
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When the sun shines in February it feels like Spring is finally upon us, full of grace. But it’s still rather chilly outside. So bring some warmth and sweetness to your beauty regime in the form of these gorgeous honey and vanilla scented products. You’ll feel nice and cosy and you’ll smell positively delectable! Delectable, in a positive way.

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American-Style Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes recipe

Last year I posted this recipe for Pancake Day: a traditional crêpe fashioned with toffee apple sauce. But this year, I fancied a change. I craved a slightly thicker, fluffier pancake that would soak up sticky maple syrup and complement streaky bacon, should I desire it. So I started to do some research (food research: the best kind!) and I found quite a few recipes that called for buttermilk or natural yoghurt or sour cream, annoyingly things you don’t necessarily have in the fridge all the time.

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