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The Morning After the Day before ……

So readers, did you have lots of chocolate yesterday? Mmmmm we certainly did here at Loveone. But has it put us off until next Easter – not likely! In fact as I write this piece, I am actually making serious headway through a child’s Easter egg! Is that wrong? Possibly but I have justified it that children get plenty of chocolate at Easter and they won’t miss one … or two! As chocolate is a guilty secret of ours at Loveone – we thought we’d talk about it in today’s post.

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Cathy on Chocolate

Every year I am amazed at the variety of the simple Easter egg. They come in all sizes, flavours and shapes – chocolate bunnies (my particular favourites are the gold ones with the little bell!), chocolate cows, crème eggs, mini eggs and eggs with jelly fried eggs in…I’ll stop there. It made me think back to my earliest Easter Egg memories, when chocolate was simpler and less exotic. I was wowed by the packaging that’s for sure, quantity not quality … I’m glad to say I have since reassessed that criteria! But I can remember being very excited about anything from Cadbury’s and being very disappointed at the gift of a Black magic egg – I hadn’t developed the palate for the dark side at 7! And if your eggs weren’t eaten by June they were melted down into cornflake cakes…no chance of that in my house this weekend. Enjoy your eggs or whatever shape your chocolate comes in and don’t forget to recycle your packaging!

 

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Ellie on Chocolate

As a child, I always was very sensible with chocolate and at Easter time I would make my eggs last well into the summer. However now as an adult, chocolate doesn’t last a day in our house! I’m not sure at what point my addiction became so great. I know my poor husband got ranted at one Birthday when he brought me a box of chocolates and was told ‘do you not know me at all I don’t like chocolate’! Now he’d be in trouble if my Birthday didn’t involve chocolate. So for some reason something changed – maybe I was a late developer in gaining chocolate tastebuds.  But they are certainly well developed now – whether its by itself, in a cake, ice cream or my own particularly special recipe of chocolate spread crackers:-) My idea of chocolate heaven is definitely Cadbury’s fruit and Nut – I can eat slabs and slabs of that! Whereas chocolate hell is  -  Turkish delight or Chocolate with a strawberry middle. But in desperate times – I’ll eat them all!

 

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One of Loveone’s favourite chocolate buying locations is from the  More Than Memorable Cheeses shop in Ipswich. This shop is amazing not just from the fabulous cheeses (which we’ll talk more about in a future post) but also from the other products which they sell in their delicatessen. The chocolate which they sell is the finest and yummiest around. They offer a wide variety of traditional and modern chocolates, made by the very best chocolate makers in England and the Continent. So if like us you cannot resist Chocolate – then you must visit ‘More Than Memorable Cheeses’.

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Looking for an unusual Spring Gift for someone special? Whatever the occasion – whether it be a Birthday, a house warming, a thank you, a treat for yourself  – we will have something Spring like for you. Plus it’s definitely not too late to pick something up for Easter – so wrap up warm and call in. Alternatively check out our favourite suggestions below and give us a call on: 07711 517787. Then just like the Easter Bunny we will bring the gift to you!

By choosing a gift from Loveone, you will be guaranteed an unusual and well thought out gift. So don’t delay.

Our current Spring favourites:

 

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 Look at all these cuddly Jellycat Bunnies waiting to go to a new home. How can you resist? Prices £4.99 for babies, £9.99 for small and £14.50 for medium. These supersoft and extra cuddly Bunnies will make a great present for children or young at heart adults.

Plus we also have in stock Jellycat Kenny the Cockerel or Tiggalope sheep. Do you know someone who could give them a loving home?

   

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 As featured in this months Elle Decoration Magazine, check out these retro small blue vases. Yours for only £7.99 each. A great and unusual Keepsake gift. We liked them so much we even brought some ourselves.

   

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Very Spring like is the range of homeware and prints from Cluck Cluck. These distinctive yet classic items feature hens, cockerels, pheasants and other birds. The mugs featured above are a snip at £13.99. Scroll down into our Blog history to learn about about our stock availability of this charming range.

   

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Keen to add a splash of colour to a room? Then choose one of these original Biscuit cushions from talented designer/maker Nikki McWilliams. Price £34.

   

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As Cathy said in Monday’s Blog, its time to put away those winter scents and replace them with an lighter fragrance of spring and summer.  These True Grace candles will soon have you dreaming of warm hazy days  – despite the weather outside! Prices start from £14.

   

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Finally we couldn’t resist including these vintage egg cups from upstairs at Betty Blue Hat. Perfect for enjoying real or chocolate eggs!

 

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p.s  The Simple Things lifestyle magazine is now in stock at Loveone.  This latest edition is jam packed with articles on food, travel, interiors, gardening and well being. A great read for the Easter weekend whilst tucking into those Hot Cross Buns.

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Long Weekends

Easter and Spring is usually a time of such optimism – with bright new colours, better weather, and day trips out. However this year we may just have to wait a little longer for that spring like feel! With snow on the ground and freezing temperatures, most Easter Egg hunts will probably be held inside this year! Regardless of the weather, we  have a long weekend rapidly approaching (hurray), and for many it is the first break since Christmas. In today’s post, we thought we’d speak to Loveone’s owner Cathy and see what the long break holds for her.

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Thoughts from Cathy:

In our house Easter is usually a time for spring cleaning. It’s a time for shaking off the winter by putting away the woolies and boots and mentally preparing for warmer times!

I’ll be thinking about the garden and pouring over aspirational magazines to create the dream outdoor space. I do it every year, although in reality my ideas don’t get much further than the sofa!

 

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The house starts to smell different. The winter candles of amber and ginger that are almost finished will be replaced by the lighter scents of hyacinth and orchard. These bring with them romantic notions of warm breezes and summer days to come. Though we might need to use our imaginations a bit this year with the current weather!

 

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It’s also about traditions with food being a big part of the Easter weekend. We’ll have hot cross buns on Good Friday which I might even have a go at making this year. I am really tempted by the delicious looking recipe in the April issue of The Simple Things  (now available at Loveone.). As a kid, my mum or gran would always make a Simnel cake – I love the marzipan but don’t like fruit cake but might even revisit that one this year.

 

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And obviously the Easter eggs. Now the children are older the Easter egg hunt is no longer a feature of Easter Sunday but the eggs are still given and received. Then we all sit down to a family roast.  Hoping that we will soon be swapping the roasts for bbq’s and salads. Hoping that summer is just around the corner.

 

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There’s an expectation about Easter…renewal, revitalising and almost like the new year is about to start again.

 

 

If you are looking for an unusual Spring gift then watch out for Thursday’s Blog when we offer our top suggestions.

xx p.s All Cowshed Giftsets are currently 1/2 price. Grab yourself a bargain but hurry we only have limited stock.

 

Cluck Cluck

Spring is definitely maybe in the air! Ok so we’ve had snow and it’s still quite chilly but hopefully that’s the last of it and the temperatures will start rising. The daffodils are definitely peeping through in the garden so we are taking that as a good sign. To try and encourage a Spring like feeling, we thought we’d look at our lovely range from Cluck Cluck.

 

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If you haven’t heard of Cluck Cluck then you really are missing out. It is a charming range of homeware and prints featuring hens, cockerels, pheasants and other birds. Everything is designed and made in Suffolk and is all the work of the very talented Victoria Hall. Each design follows the same distinctive stylish theme of a classic cream background with black line drawings and a touch of colour and in some cases products are even adorned with real feathers.

Loveone has been selling Cluck Cluck for a few years now and it is always a great success at Easter time. It is the simplicity of the drawings and the fact that Victoria is able to capture the spirit of the birds really well that appealed to Loveone’s owner Cathy.  The pheasant range is new this year and its striking appeal is sure to make it a great success.

 

Currently we have in stock -

 PRINTS

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A wide selection of framed prints of chickens and pheasants, some in pen and ink only and others with real feathers in yellow, blue, grey and red.  All prints £45

 

 T-TOWELS

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100% screen printed cotton T-Towel available as Chattering chicks or Mr Pheasant. Price £7.00

 

MUGS

 

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Choose from either a family of chickens or two pheasants running round the mug.   Price £13.99

 

CARDS

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 We have an assortment of cards available in different colours and some with real feathers. Why not drop someone special a line this Easter with one of these lovely cards. Prices start from £2.

 

If you love birds or are looking  for a unique Wedding / Birthday / Spring Gift then this is the range for you.

 

xx p.s Only THREE days to go until the Vintage and Craft market at the Town Hall in Ipswich. Don’t miss out on this great event this Sunday. Oh and don’t forget your purses – with so many stalls there will be many delights to tempt you!

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