Cold winter’s nights are the time for snuggling inside with some hot, homemade, delicious comfort food. When it comes to this genre of food, apple crumble reigns supreme. I also call this particular recipe Crumble Apple as the emphasis is definitely on the crumble (that is the best bit) and not as much the apple. I started off with a fairly standard Apple Crumble recipe, greedily doubled the amount of crumble and then made a couple other modifications. With…

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  Today I want to take this opportunity to debunk a cliche. You always here people talk about the unwanted Christmas present. There are loads of familiar items: Cosmetics Christmas jumpers Novelty gifts & Puzzles Socks I’m sure there are plenty of people who have received these items and not wanted them. However, that doesn’t mean that they are always poor presents. I’ve been thinking and have worked out why those presents are sometimes unwanted. The big reason why anyone…

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  This is a great gift for any surfer or water sports enthusiast. A hooded changing robe is the gift that keeps on giving and everyone needs one in their life! Basically it has two great benefits: Number One It keeps you warm and toasty. In the cold bleak winter the worst thing about surfing is getting changed in and out of your suit. This simple invention makes changing a breeze and lets you get into your warm and snugly…

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  Have you heard of the City of Lights? Basically every year in Truro, at the start of the Christmas season and the week before late night shopping starts, there is a parade through Cornwall’s great city. Children from Schools and other organisations make massive lanterns in all shapes and sizes and parade them through the city accompanied by marching bands of different styles. This year there was a great selection of giant lanterns, some of which were even articulated…

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  This week has brought two big signs of the cold: Number one – I lit the first fire of the season in my house. Number two – I scraped ice from my vans windshield for the first time this winter. I have been wishing I was an Arctic Fox. Bit random I know but let me explain: When winter time is coming the Arctic Fox adapts, it changes from a chocolaty brown to a snow white colour. Not only…

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  As an outdoors man a quality waterproof coat is right at the top of things to own. I’ve recently upgraded to this Karrimor Elite Alpiniste 2 eVent Jacket and wanted to talk you beautiful people through what to look for when choosing a new waterproof jacket. I’ve chosen this one as it fulfills my three main criteria for keeping dry and comfortable, even if it’s raining sideways. Not only this but it’s well fitted and looks smart. Waterproof –…

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  With the sun going down at just gone five each day, there isn’t much day light anymore. This makes me sad. Cosy evenings are pretty much the only upside to this. I’ve recently been stocking up on new clothes for the winter season. Something I got this week that I’m already madly in love with, is this pair of Heat Holders from Sock Shop. They are the ultimate thermal sock and are rated at 2.3 togs, frankly I didn’t…

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  They say that a dog is man’s best friend, I think that ‘they’ are wrong – It’s the hoody. I don’t mean the hoodies that hang around shopping centres and David Cameron is so keen to hug, I’m talking about the warm, winter essential. Everyone has one: their long serving, warm, comfy, reliable hoody. They are there for you through everything, times good and times bad. The post winter’s surf warm-up, the long walks on the beach and for…

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  With the Met Office dishing out weather warnings across the United Kingdom left right and center, it’s time you got your dapper hands on some appropriate clothing. A good quality umbrella, stylish wellies and a hardy hooded coat are a must for this time of year. Remember people, it’s only the very start of October and winter is coming.  

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