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Straw Hat

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  In the days that my mother was a stay at home mum with three young children, she enjoyed to cook. As a result, from an early age, we were used to eating international cuisine. Added to that of homemade jam and bread were a given and it was not until I was a teenager […]

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British Bikkies

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    Jammy Dodger, Bourbon and Iced Gems by Alison Day   British biscuits remembered from childhood. In the summers we would often swim at my brother’s elementary school, the Dragon, Oxford. On the cycle ride back home, ravenous with hunger from the exertion, we would stop off at a local supermarket and buy a […]

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Elderflower Magic

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When I was a child, during the summer we would often go to local farms and pick whatever fruits were in season. One for me, one for the basket, was the way my siblings and I passed the time. The visit would end with us, red-mouthed and feeling slightly sick. We would also forage, in […]

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Honest Policy

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  School lunch breaks and we were sent outside to get some ‘fresh air’. It was bitterly cold. The wind would whistle up our blue-grey tweed skirts. Knees would redden, visible above long grey socks, pulled up as far as they would go. A cat and mouse game ensued between us and the teachers, with […]

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Language of Flowers

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The Language of Flowers by Alison Day All the colourful sketches and watercolours of Zinnia I was drawing were destined for a flower covered notebook       The final assignment, after an inspiring, five month long, bootcamp given by Lilla Rogers of MATS     © Alison Day Designs Dream Create Reveal Join the mailing […]

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Case of Thousands

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Case of thousands by Alison Day   After a flower’s petals have dropped, isn’t it interesting how the left over seed cases and plant pods, are filled with a thousand possibilities for a new plants?   © Alison Day Designs Dream Create Reveal Join the mailing list   Please share us:

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Vesper Shake

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3 ounces Gordon’s gin 1 ounce vodka 1/2 ounce Kina Lillet Green olives or twist of lemon peel To make a Vesper Shake, agitate the gin, vodka and Kina Lillet, with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a green olive or twist of lemon.     © […]

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Victorian Tea

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  Victoria sponge by Alison Day Victoria sponge—an inadmissible recipe from English tea and cookery lessons from my school days. The cake, also known as Victoria sandwich, was named after Queen Victoria, who was said to be partial to a slice or two with her tea. For the classic recipe: HERE     © Alison […]

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Floral Fantasy

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Floral Fantasy by Alison Day I’d think this could be developed into a wonderful fabric pattern.   © Alison Day Designs Dream Create Reveal Join the mailing list     Please share us: