We love Kirsty from Location, Location, Location and we also love her for her craft shows on Tv. 'To my utter joy, crafts of every kind have made their way back into our lives - big style. They've shaken off their old-fashioned image and a whole new generation of people have embraced them. Join me on my voyage of discovery, meeting passionate crafters, learning the secrets of their amazing artistry and then, for my sins, trying to compete with them in craft competitions across the country.' Kirstie Allsopp Kirstie Allsopp's love affair with British crafts took off when she renovated her house in Devon. Now she takes to the road on a tour of the country to discover and celebrate the things that make Great Britain a nation of truly great crafters. Kirstie Allsopp Craft is an inspiring collection of projects that introduces you to traditional crafting skills in a fresh, modern way. From making your own family scrapbooks and appliqué cushions to jam-making and handmade bunting, Kirstie Allsopp Craft contains 50 practical projects to inspire you to have a go.
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Palm trees … where is this?

This house has a very tropical warm climate look to it. The palm trees make it feel like it could be outside the UK. It's not, it's in Preston. Stunning. palm trees in preston
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A castle for sale

castle for saleThis looks stunning, doesn't it? This castle is on rightmove. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66382726.html Price on application. ategory B listed Baronial Mansion House comprising four Reception Rooms, Library, Gym, Immaculate open plan Kitchen, Wine Cellar and six principle Bedroom Suites across the Ground and First floors. • Planning permission to complete the renovation project on Floors 2 and 3 with the opportunity to create a further six Bedroom Suites, Games Room and Cinema Room.
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Happy New Year

Happy New year to all our readers. Let's hope you find the house of your dreams in 2018!
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New estate agents

There's some new estate agents in my area. It's always interesting seeing a new sign up! There's been a lot of purple bricks sales round here. A friend used them and sold her house really quickly. It was absolutely lovely though!  
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Top 20 best sellers in Home and Garden

Best Sellers in Home & Garden Store

 Amazing amazon best sellers
1.
BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridges - Pack of 6
BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridges -
2.
Command Small and Medium Picture Hanging Strips Value Pack, 4 pairs small, 8 pairs medium
Command Small and Medium Picture…
3.
Silentnight Deep Sleep Pillow - White, Pack of 2
Silentnight Deep Sleep Pillow - White, Pack of 2
4.
20 Pairs Howard Leight Laser Lite Soft Foam Earplugs SNR 35dB
20 Pairs Howard Leight Laser Lite Soft Foam…
5.
Brabantia Bin Liners, Size G, 23-30 L - 40 Bags
Brabantia Bin Liners, Size G, 23-30 L - 40 Bags
6.
BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridges - Pack of 12
BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridges - Pack…
7.
Packatape Brown Packaging Tape for Parcels and Boxes. This 6 roll pack of Heavy Duty Brown Packing Tape Provides a Strong, Secure and Sticky Seal for your Boxes - 6 Rolls 48MM x 66M
Packatape Brown Packaging Tape for…
8.
Draper Tools 51095 Hardwood Shaft Rubber Mallet
Draper Tools 51095 Hardwood Shaft Rubber…
9.
20-Piece Lock Pick Set with Transparent Padlock and Credit Card Lock Picking Tool Kit by LockCowboy + Guide for Beginner and Pro Locksmiths
20-Piece Lock Pick Set with Transparent…
10.
Miele HyClean GN 3D Efficiency Dustbags for Classic, Complete, S2000, S5000, and S8000 Series
Miele HyClean GN 3D Efficiency Dustbags for…
11.
Bosch AHS 45-16 Electric Hedge Cutter, 450 mm Blade Length, 16 mm Tooth Opening
Bosch AHS 45-16 Electric Hedge Cutter, 450 mm…
12.
6 X LARGE STRONG LAUNDRY STORAGE SHOPPING BAG REUSABLE STORE ZIP BAGS NEW
6 X LARGE STRONG LAUNDRY STORAGE…
13.
10ml Lavender Pure Essential Oil Original Freshskin Product
10ml Lavender Pure Essential Oil Original…
14.
Pack of 20 Acana Moth Killer & Freshener Sachets with Lavender Fragrance
Pack of 20 Acana Moth Killer & Freshener…
15.
Medium key lock box Select Access - wall mount - to share and secure keys
Medium key lock box Select Access - wall…
16.
Vax Ultra Plus Carpet Cleaning Solution,Rose Burst Scent, 1.5 L
Vax Ultra Plus Carpet Cleaning Solution,Rose…
17.
Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill with Two 18 V Lithium-Ion Battery
Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill…
18.
Life Saver Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Life Saver Carbon Monoxide Alarm
19.
Accuweight Digital Kitchen Cooking Scale, 11lb/5kg, Electronic Tempered Glass Kitchen Food Scale, Weighing Scales with Larger Platform and Backlit LCD, Slim Design, Black, Batteries Included
Accuweight Digital Kitchen Cooking Scale, 11lb…
20.
TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, No Hub Required, Control Your Devices from Anywhere (UK Plug)
TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with…
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Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant,

Wow, it's a smart plug!

Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant,

Who'd ever think we'd get so excited about a plug!
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control (Alexa device and Google Home device sold separately)
  • Remote access - free Kasa app control with your smartphone and tablet (Android 4.1 or higher/iOS 8 or higher)
  • Scheduling - schedule the smart plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed
  • Away mode - turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home
Control electronics from anywhere using your tablet or smartphone with the HS100 smart plug. Turn devices on/off, check status, create schedules and set timers using the Kasa app. Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save on your next bill. Add voice control to any electronic device by pairing with Amazon Echo.
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Ice maker

If you love iced drinks then this could be the best gadget for you ever! An ice maker that'll work really hard to give you ice cubes!

Ice Maker Machine - Counter Top Ice Machine - New Compact Model - No Plumbing Required - 15kg Ice In 24 Hours by ThinkGizmos (Trademark Protected)

  • Three ice size options: S/M/L (most competing models just have two) / Very compact dimensions: 37(h) x 29(w) x 36cm(d), fast ice production in just 10-15 minutes, large water storage, massive production capacity: 12-15kg in 24h, large storage for ice.
  • Stunning looking ice maker machine / Ideal for household or office or even professional use / Truly portable ice maker (no plumbing required) by ThinkGizmos (Trademark Protected).
  • Ice maker sits on countertop / Warns when ice basket full or water tank empty / Supplied with UK plug / Efficient compressor with very low noise level, includes a FREE ice scoop / 12 month warranty.
  • Convenient viewing window to check ice production progress / This brilliant ice machine has just been updated (2013) to make even greater quality ice.
  • Very easy to use; Just add water, select ice size you want, and the first batch of ice will be ready in a few minutes! Product demo at  - This is a ThinkGizmos branded product.
Ideal if you have parties and want to get lots of ice cubes made!  If there's someone in your house who loves ice in their drink then this would be the perfect thing for them! Never have to buy bags of ice cubes again, or run out of ice!
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Best selling washing machine

This washing machine is a best seller at amazon -

DXC58BC3 A+++ 8KG 1500rpm Washing Machine in Black & Chrome & Delay Timer [Energy Class A+++]

  • ** UK Mainland Delivery Only **
  • Energy Consumption: 252 kWh
  • Energy Rating: A+++ <<< Very good! 
  • Fill: Cold Fill Only
  • Guarantee: 10 years parts, 1 year labour
This DXC58BC3 is a sleek black washing machine from Hoover Appliances and has all the features and benefits a large family require at an exceptional low price. It features a huge 8 Kg drum with a large porthole opening making loading and unloading the machine a breeze. A multitude of programmes are on hand from quick wash cycles through to more intensive cleaning for stubborn stained clothes. The drum will spin up to 1500 rpm meaning, so clothes will come out of the machine with less moisture, speeding up the drying process and saving you money running a tumble dryer on rainy days. This extra fast spin will save you tons of time on drying clothes in the dryer, or radiator.
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Once owned by Nora Batty

was once owned by the late Nora Batty.
We've been past this property a thousand times! It's right by Daisy Nook garden centre. Just browsing rightmove today and my eyes caught the line 'once owned by Nora Batty!'
It is a nice looking house.
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