The Pink Stuff – Rachel’s Review

The best cleaning product in town….Really?

This stuff is completely bloody amazing…really!  I was given some by my friend who absolutely swears by it. She swore it worked like magic on stained pots and pans; Really? I questioned.  Nothing really works like it says it does from my experience. It’s a fact, that if you have to scrub it until the metal rubs away then you are most definitely wasting lots of energy, and will almost certainly collapse in a heap at any given moment, completely dissatisfied, with a slightly cleaner but still stained saucepan.

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This happens to me….always as a rule. It’s then that I am convinced by something else…another product, that clearly will be much better and do the job, because that’s what the marketing people say, and hey…they never embellish the truth do they?

Pink is in!

Oh my word…it actually worked! 

What is it and where can I buy some?

The Pink Stuff is a  cream cleaner in effect. It’s a thick paste and it’s sold to us consumers as being tres tough on the ever present stain. You know, the one that lives there. It has claimed its spot and it ain’t moving for anything.

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I can highly recommend The Pink Stuff  because in my experience, it really does do what it says it does. You don’t have to scrub way hard, and you don’t have to study each pan, in the vain hope that it might just look a little cleaner if you hold it up to the light. You can see right away, oh my, it is clean!

This stuff will clean stainless steel soooo well. Shine up your toaster, you pans, your sink, your taps….

Thank you Rachel, for your sparkling review!

You can purchase The Pink Stuff here:


home security – Are you in line with your insurance company’s guidelines?

You may or may not think too much about home security. I mean, yes, we all think of the obvious stuff, like making sure we lock our doors when we leave the house, and not hiding our keys under the matt, just outside of the door….We mean the less obvious things that perhaps your insurance company insists upon, only you don’t know they do.

Priorities Do’s

  • Make sure there are locks on all exterior doors
  • Change all locks when anyone in the house loses their keys
  • Install a silent alarm system

One of the most obvious things not to do (and so many do it) is not to publish the fact that you are on holiday on social media. Do it when you come back! How frustrating would it be, to do everything right, and then let the baddies know when you’re not going to be able to prevent them from breaking in!!

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This is not something insurance companies can find out, not if your account is private. In any case, it’s really just a common sense rule, we all should follow.

Home Security Systems

Having a security system is not worth the money, when it’s not used properly. Make sure you take the time to research the best home security systems, and preferably get it fitted by the professionals. Ordering from a specialist company and then getting them to install it, will ensure you get all the proper advice.

Don’t Leave It Until After The Event – Unfortunately most of us only consider fitting an alarm system, when we’ve had the horrible experience of someone invading our personal space.

Little Things To Help You Keep Your Home Secure

Masterlock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks

Abus Disk Padlock

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Wooden Carvings Make A Home Extra Special

Wood Carvings

So you’ve got a beautiful new room design in mind…now what to add to give it that extra special touch of style and class? Hmmm….

Whether you’re looking to start from scratch or you’re updating a tired room and you’ve never thought about wooden carvings then this is the time to start. They can be subtle, they can be dramatic, but most of all they add that extra touch that you’ve been missing. Imagine what you could create in this space. Conversions of any kind are hard work but exciting at the same time. Seeing something like this transformed in dramatic style is good for the soul! Don’t you just love a before and after?

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Just take a look at this little beauty. Dramatic effect at it’s most stunning.

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A spectacular four sided column capital, entirely hand carved in solid natural pine wood, that will mount a round column. The circular base, or collar, of this capital is a clear 13 inches in diameter plus the moulded edge.

If this is a little too much for you then we have lots of other offerings online.

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If you’re not sure and would like some advice then please do give us a call. There is always someone on hand to give advice.

How To Make An Old School Butterscotch Tart

Oooh yum!

The old school butterscotch tart. What a classic recipe.

This old school classic tart is sooo easy to make. Do it in 10 minutes, you’ll have the perfect pudding for a dinner party or for the family. You can’t go wrong with this ever so simple method, honest!

Before I start let me just tell you how I got to this point. For years I have reminisced about this desert. My husband and I even found a restaurant that served the most beautiful version of this old school classic, then for some mad mad reason, known only to themselves, they stopped serving it! Noooooo, this was a disaster. Needless to say we stopped going! It just wasn’t the same, shame, but we are very fickle!

For some time now I have been thinking about the butterscotch tart and complaining about the fact that you just can’t buy it anywhere when an incredible thought occurred to me……I could make one myself!

This was a revelation! Strange as I do a fair bit of baking that this had never once crossed my mind.

So I got to work on creating the perfect butterscotch tart. I am a little lazy when it comes to baking and if there is a short cut to be found I will seek it out. I made the most amazing smooth and sweet sauce and bought the pastry case from Sainsbury’s! Sorry I know this is a cheats version but it’s a great time saver and there never are enough hours in the day are there?

What you will need

35g plain flour

175g unsalted butter

175g soft brown sugar

100 ml milk

One large round sweet pastry case. You can buy small individual cases which I have also used but the texture of the large one is much better in my opinion.


Slowly heat the butter and the majority of the milk until melted, next add the sugar and the remaining milk. Stir slowly until all of the mixture has come together.

Next slowly add the sifted flour a bit at a time. Whisk in (preferably with a hand whisk)

Make sure that you don’t turn the heat up too high as this will make the mixture go lumpy and glupey (Is that a word?) Once this happens you’re stuffed! It will need to go in the bin as there is no rescue at this point.

I suggest leaving it on a medium to low heat and let it bubble gently for around 1 minute before removing it to cool for around 5-6 minutes.

Now you can pour it into your pastry case! Yum, just perfect. Leave to cool right down and serve with cream or custard or both!

Some useful things:

If you want to make your own pastry then these smaller tins are fab!

LED Lights – Low Energy Light Bulbs From Langbridge

Have you noticed how it’s become impossible to find a good old-fashioned light bulb, except maybe at the back of the kitchen cupboard?

You know the ones. They need replacing every few months, take ages to cool down before you can unscrew them, and cost so much to run that every parent’s mantra is a reminder to their kids to switch the lights off whenever they vacate their room or visit the bathroom.

Summer Garden: Accessorise Your Garden Ready For Summer Fun

The sun is shining and it looks like this gorgeous weather is here to stay (for a while at least) So what better way to enjoy this beautiful English weather (and let’s face it when the sun is shining you can’t beat the good old UK) than to sort out the garden ready for some fantastic Summer entertaining or kids fun.

So what will make your garden stand out from the rest? Hmm well there are some fantastic outdoor goodies available to but via our online store…