The Frangipani Tree Mystery
By Ovidia Yu
The Frangipani Tree Mystery is the first
book in a delightfully charming crime
series set in 1930s Singapore. It
introduces amateur sleuth SuLin, a local
girl stepping in as governess for the
Acting Governor of Singapore.
It's 1936 in the Crown Colony of
Singapore, and the British abdication
crisis and rising Japanese threat seem
very far away. When the Irish nanny
looking after Acting Governor Palin's
daughter dies suddenly, and in
mysterious circumstances, mission
school-educated local girl SuLin, an
aspiring journalist trying to escape an
arranged marriage, is invited to take
But then another murder at the residence
occurs and it seems very likely that a
killer is stalking the corridors of
Government House. It now takes all of
SuLin's traditional skills and
intelligence to help British-born Chief
Inspector LeFroy solve the murders, and
escape with her own life.
I'm always on the lookout for something
different and special to read, so I was
delighted to review The Frangipani Tree
Mystery. I really liked the character of
SuLin and her sensitive and intuitive
way of dealing with people and
unraveling a mystery using her
experience at the mission-school and the
life skills she has learned from her
grandmother and traditional Singapore
Filled with beautiful descriptions of
Singapore and the colourful people who
live there, this fast paced book had me
totally gripped with anticipation to see
if SuLin could discover the murderer at
large, although at the same time at
grave risk herself. Charming, engaging
and thoroughly entertaining, I can't
wait to read the next SuLin detective
book. A fascinating and richly woven
historical crime novel, this is the
perfect holiday read.
Ovidia Yu is one of Singapore's best
known and most acclaimed writers. She
has had over thirty plays produced and
is the author of a number of comic
mysteries published in Singapore, India,
Japan and America.
She received a Fulbright to the
University of Iowa's International
Writers Program and has been a writing
fellow at the National University of
The Frangipani Tree Mystery is published by
Constable. Price is £8.99 for the
For more information visit the website
Crimson & Bone
By Marina Fiorato
Annie Stride has nothing left to live
for, she is a penniless prostitute,
newly evicted from her home and
pregnant. On the night she plans to cast
herself from Waterloo Bridge into the
icy waters of the Thames, her life is
saved by Francis Maybrick Gill, a
talented pre-Raphaelite painter.
Recognising her beauty, Frances makes
Annie his muse. Whisking her off to
Florence to paint her as fallen women from
history, his paintings transform both
his fortune and hers, elevating Annie to
society's darling. With her otherworldly
beauty now the toast of London, her dark
past is left far behind.
But Annie's lavish new life is not all
it seems and there are some who won't
let her forget where she came from ...
Set between the corrupt underworlds of
Victorian London and Florence, this is a
dark, disturbing tale of love and
I really enjoyed this gripping 'rags to
riches' story of a prostitute who is
down on her luck and saved from the
brink of death by the dashing young
artist Francis Maybrick Gill.
But all is not as it seems and as Annie
is transformed from a poor street girl
into a woman of taste and style,
dressing in fine clothes, reading
classic literature and attending the
theatre and opera, her relationship with
Francis is a mystery which she finds hard
Then when she is in Florence, the
mysterious 'Colourman' appears and
provides Francis with the much needed
colours that he needs to create his
masterpieces. But why is he here? And
will he agree to be a part of the
tableau that Francis is painting?
Well researched with lots of detail
about Victorian London,
art, Florence and Venice, Fiorato had me
engrossed from the very first page. I
was really interested to learn about the
techniques used by the artists of the
times and the artisans who created the
paints and pigments behind the scenes.
The story was full of suspense and
picked up pace as it developed and we
watched the 'Pygmalion' style
transformation of Annie. Cleverly
plotted with a parallel story told by
Annie's friend Mary Jane, which unfolds
as the story progresses. A great Summer
read, I would highly recommend it if you
enjoy tense, romantic thrillers, and
have an interest in the
Victorian art world.
photograph by Sacha Bennett
Marina Fiorato is
half Venetian She was born in Manchester
and raised in the Yorkshire Dales. She
is a history graduate of Oxford
University and the University of Venice
where she read for a Masters degree in
After university she
studied art and worked in the film and
music industries creating visuals for
U2, The Rolling Stones and the Queen
musical We Will Rock You.
Her novels Daughter of Siena and
Beatrice and Benedick were shortlisted
for the Romantic Novelists' Association
Historical Fiction Award. Marina was
married on the Grand Canal in period
costume and lives in North London with
her husband, son and daughter.
You can find out more about Marina and
her writing at
Crimson & Bone is published by
Hodder & Stoughton. Price is £17.99 for the
For more information about the book
The Village News
By Tom Fort
Review by Simon Fine
Historian and travel
writer Tom Fort captures the romance,
the history and the modern day reality
of the English village. Many of the
villages he visits have literary
connections such as Slad the inspiration
for Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie and
Askrigg, the Yorkshire Dales home of All
Creatures Great and Small.
Fort is careful not to be taken in by
the sentimentality of many of the
writings of English village life,
recognising that village life was not as
idyllic as we might think and that
villages must inevitably change or they
risk fading away. Far fewer of the rural
population now work in agriculture and
many rural trades and skills have all
However some of the
change is regrettable, as locals are
priced out of the housing market by
commuters and second home owners and
village shops and pubs close down and
the cricket team struggles to raise an
eleven for a Sunday afternoon friendly.
Tom Fort has put a great deal of
research into The Village News, visiting
each village on his trusty bicycle and
covering the length and breadth of
England to discover the essence of
village life, meeting many of the
locals. His choice of villages is very
varied. He visits some of the most
beautiful and ancient villages such as
Foxton in Cambridgeshire, Bibury in the
Cotswolds and Robin Hoods Bay on the
He describes the role of the squire and
the parson in the middle ages, the
effect of the enclosures acts.
Particularly enlightening are the
histories of Chopwell, a Durham mining
village, that has declined alarmingly
since the pit closed. Similarly, the
purpose built village of Bar Hill in
Cambridgeshire is a depressing example
of modern planning.
The final chapters concern Tom’s home
village of Sonning Common where road
building has encroached on the
surrounding area and builders are keen
to turn green fields into housing
developments. Tom is very critical of
some of the tactics employed by
developers and the characterless
dwellings with fanciful names and
descriptions that they build wherever
the planners permit.
His personal experiences of
collaborating with fellow villagers to
draft a Neighbourhood Development Plan
for Sonning Common is enlightening and
gives an impression of box ticking by
government rather than genuine
involvement of communities.
Author, Tom Fort
Tom Fort was educated at Eton and
Balliol College, Oxford. In 1978 he
joined the BBC in London where he worked
in the BBC Radio newsroom for 22 years.
He lives in South Oxfordshire and is the
author of the bestselling book The A304
and Channel Shore, a Radio 4 Book of the
The Village News by is published
by Simon & Schuster. Price is £14.99 for
For more information about the book
visit the website at
Too Marvellous for Words!
is a wonderfully evocative and
entertaining memoir of life in an
all-girls boarding school in Suffolk in
the early 1960s.
author and screenwriter Julie Welch
remembers her time spent at Felixstowe
College, a long-lost world where young
ladies in archaic uniforms which were
only available from Harrods learnt
social skills and graces in addition to
Felixstowe College was founded by the
Rev Percy Warrington, so unsurprisingly
religion was an important, and often
very boring, part of the girls’ daily
lives. Most of the teachers were old
spinsters and there were a raft of
seemingly pointless rules.
between Felixstowe College and the
swinging 60s, pop music, fashions and
decadence Is quite amusing. However,
Julie appreciates that there were many
good teachers at the college; “the kind
and nice outweighed the mad and nasty”.
Girls being girls, the story is brimming
with tales of midnight feasts, pranks
and run-ins with teachers. Despite the
efforts of the teachers, the girls
eventually discover boys, kissing and
the joys and tribulations of being
teenagers. As with any school, there was
a level of unpleasantness and even
bullying. Julie refers to “mean prefects
and mad teachers”. Some of the girls
also struggled with difficult
circumstances at home.
The years spent at Felixstowe College
made a lasting impression on the girls
who boarded there. Many deep and
long-lasting friendships began at the
College. The College itself closed in
1994, a victim of declining pupil
numbers and an inability to meet the
challenges of changing times.
chapters are particularly poignant as
Julie returns to the site of the
College, meeting her closest friend from
her schooldays and recalling the best
and worst of their time at Felixstowe.
Julie also tells what has happened in
the interim years to many of the
teachers and the girls she shared her
teenage years with in dormitories at
Too Marvellous for Words! is full of
character and charm, a story about
precious teenage years and growing up in
an unusual environment. It is also a
fascinating social history of a way of
English life lived by 'young ladies'
some 50 years ago.
Julie Welch grew up in Loughton, Essex
and was educated at Felixstowe College
in Suffolk. In 1973, she became an
award-winning sports reporter for the
Observer and the first woman in Fleet
Street to cover football.
journalism, on a variety of topics, has
featured in many national newspapers and
she appears regularly on radio. She
wrote the nostalgic football movie Those
Glory Glory Days and The Biography of
Tottenham Hotspur. Currently she is a
contributor to the Guardian and Daily
Too Marvellous for Words! is
published by Simon & Schuster. Price is
£14.99 for the hardback.
For more information about the book
visit the website at
Indoor Edible Garden
By Zia Allaway
Review by Simon Fine
you want to grow your own food, but have
no garden? Or would you simply enjoy the
challenge and pleasure of growing crops
inside your own home that look and taste
good? In her new book, Indoor Edible
Garden, Zia Allaway provides all the
knowledge you need to understand which
plant varieties thrive in the home, how
to make the most of the available light
and space, and how to enjoy harvesting
and eating fresh fruit, vegetables, and
herbs no matter how much or little space
Zia explains how to make the most of
your space, from balconies and
windowsills to countertops, walls, and
even ceilings, to grow herbs, vegetables
and fruit in your home that look amazing
and taste even better. She advises how
to position your various crops so that
they have the most suitable light and
temperature conditions, how to select
the right pot for your plants and how to
feed, water and sit them in the right
The choice of crops which can be grown
indoors is much wider than I imagined,
though some are probably easier than
others. Herbs include thyme, basil,
mint, oregano and parsley and these will
thrive by a sunny window and add a
splash of welcome colour. Sprouting is a
particularly quick and easy way to grow
nutritious salad items using mung beans
or chick peas for example. A jam jar and
some water are all you need.
Zia also shows how to grow microgreens
and salad leaves indoors. For the more
adventurous you can try your hand
growing vegetables, including carrots,
mushrooms and radishes or even fruiting
vegetables such as tomatoes, chilli,
aubergines and cucumbers. If you are
really ambitious, you can grow fruit
including strawberries, figs, peaches or
For the more creative and practically
minded, there are many manageable
projects described by Zia literally to
support your crop. She shows how to
construct shelves, a mini-greenhouse,
trellis, even use a colander to create
the perfect environment for your plants
as they develop. The book is beautifully
illustrated with photographs and helpful
diagrams which are simple to follow.
This is an inspiring, wonderfully
presented and practical guide for all
potential indoor growers. I am looking
forward to hours of fun growing
ingredients for my lunch!
Zia Allaway is a qualified
horticulturist and has written a range
of gardening books, including The
Complete Gardener’s Manual, The
Encyclopaedia of Plants and Flowers, How
to Grow Practically Everything, and
Growing Vegetables: 101 Essential Tips.
She has also edited The Encyclopaedia of
Garden Design and the RHS Simple Steps
series. Zia writes a monthly column on
garden design for Homes & Gardens
Magazine, and is a contributor to the
Garden Design Journal.
Indoor Edible Garden is published
by DK. Price is £14.99 for the hardback.
For more information visit
Prezzybox offers a great
selection of gifts for the
Summer. Check out their
extensive range of products
and gifts which are suitable for every
Make entertaining more fun with
a Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit.
Perfect for a hot day, the kit
allows you to make a watermelon
into a drinks dispenser. Just
hollow out the fruit and attach
the keg tap, and then fill the
watermelon with your chosen
drink. Then pull the keg and
enjoy a fruity watermelon twist
with your favourite drink.
Great for parties, picnics and
barbecues, the kit can be used
again and again on different
watermelons. Simply hand wash
the equipment and start on
another watermelon. You can also
use the kit on a pumpkin in the
autumn for delicious spiced
drinks. The kit includes a keg
tap, coring tool and full
instructions. Price is £19.99.
Treat yourself, a friend or
someone in your family to the
must-buy toy of the year - a
Fidget Spinner. My son has
recently bought one and we're
all completely addicted! Perfect
for anyone who is a fidget, nail
biter, table tapper, hair
twirler or pen clicker, this
tactile toy is the ideal
solution. Made to fit in your
hand, all you need to do is hold
the centre with your thumb and
forefinger and SPIN.
You can also put it on a table
top, or a book, your elbow or
any flat surface and watch it
spin for as long as possible. A
great relaxant, it keeps your
hands busy and makes a fun
stress-buster. Keep it on your
desk for those times when you
are put on 'hold' on the
telephone, are feeling cross,
nervous, anxious or simply need
to keep your hands busy!
Prezzybox offers the original
Fidget Spinner for £3.99.
Fidget Spinner fans will also
love the new Flashing LED Fidget
Spinner. This eyecatching Fidget
Spinner has three LED lights
that light up when you press the
light, you can also change the
settings of the flashing LEDs by
pressing through the options.
Create a dazzling light show in
the palm of your hand, just
switch off the lights and get
spinning. The perfect gift for
someone who has everything, this
is the ultimate desk toy.
Colours are assorted and
selected at random, so when you
order this will be a surprise.
Price is £5.99.
Give your party a magical
atmosphere with these romantic
Moroccan Tea Light Holders. This
beautiful set of four exotic tea
lights will give your home or
garden a warm holiday feeling
just like a Moroccan bazaar.
Made from high quality glass,
each tea light is decorated with
gold patterns. Choose from pink,
purple, blue and green glass,
each one has its own pattern.
When lit, they produce a
beautiful glow that will make a
special talking point for your
party. Price is £8.99 for a set
Get your garden party started
with a smile with this cheery
Flamingo Inflatable Ice Bucket.
The ice bucket floats and holds
several cans or bottles, so you
can place your friendly pink
flamingo anywhere including a
paddling pool or swimming pool
or firmly on the grass or patio.
Much more fun than an ordinary
ice bucket, it's also a fun gift
for anyone who loves flamingos,
pink, or needs a cool and
tropical ice bucket for the
Summer. The perfect way to keep
your drinks cool and ready to
drink. This adorable inflatable
Enjoy fresh, healthy drinks on
the go with the Mermaid
Fruit Infuser. The perfect way
to enjoy drinking water but with
a healthy, fruity flavour, keep
it handy on your desk, close at
hand at home, take it to the
gym, or a day out in the hot
Easy to use, just add your
favourite fruit into the cage
suspended in the water bottle so
that the delicious flavours can
mingle. Made from BPA free
plastic, the bottle weighs just
600ml, to help you stay hydrated
on the move. Easy to clean, this
is much more hygienic than
carrying a plastic water bottle.
Price is £7.99.
Serve up delicious ice cream,
fruit salad, jelly, trifle, and
ice cream sundaes in these
American 1950s diner style
Sundae Glasses. The perfect way
to make your desserts look
stunning and inviting. Have fun
filling them up with colourful
Perfect for Summer garden
parties, entertaining and making
a stylish dessert. This retro
set of four Sundae Glasses is
perfect for sharing. Presented
in a vintage style box. Price is
For more information about
Prezzybox visit the website at
Gorgeous Gifts from The
The Oak Room offers a fabulous
selection of gifts for the home
This handy Gardening Propagator
Kit will make the perfect gift
for budding gardeners who enjoy
growing plants from seed.
Perfect for popping indoors on a
windowsill or in the greenhouse,
the propagator will help
kick-start growth by keeping out
Contents of the set include one
green propagator base and clear
lid, 5 biodegradable trays each
with 12 compartments, 12 wooden
markers and a pencil. Price is
This set of Six Vintage Herb
Markers makes the perfect unique
gift for gardeners and cooks.
Each silver-plated herb marker
is sourced from vintage cutlery
in the UK and then lovingly
hand-stamped with the name of a
The set includes basil, parsley,
rosemary, thyme, mint and sage.
Due to the vintage nature of
these products, size and shape
may vary to image as many are
one-offs adding to their unique
appeal. Price is £14.99 for a
set of six herb markers.
Create some retro charm with
this colourful tin featuring a
vintage inspired label for El
Toro Smoked Paprika. The
versatile tin is the perfect
home for kitchen utensils, pens
and paintbrushes or as a planter
It’s the ideal gift for a
gardener, foodie or quirky home
lover. The range also includes a
Red Chilli Sauce tin. Height is
13cm x 11cm diameter. Price is
Introduce some retro style to
your garden with this vintage
style Caravan Bird House. Made
from wood and metal, the
detailed birdhouse comes with a
hanging wire to ensure a secure
fix. A great way to brighten up
your garden it has a cute little
entry door with a perch and
vibrant detailed design.
It’s the perfect quirky gift for
a gardener or bird lover. But
please remember this item is not
a toy, so keep it away from
children (contains sharp edges).
Price is £17.99.
Brighten up your summer party
with these colourful and quirky
Ice Lolly Lights. Ideal for
barbecues and summer
celebrations, the set includes a
string of 10 lolly lights
stretching over 2 metres.
The lights can also be used
indoors and make a fun addition
to a child’s bedroom. Please
note, the ice lolly lights
require 3 x AA batteries (not
included). Total length is
210cm. Lolly size is 10cm x
3.5cm 2.5cm. Price is £18.99.
This stunning Orange Globe Lamp
will add style and interest to
your home and also doubles as a
lamp to create a wonderful
ambience. The educational globe
features over 2000 place names
including countries, cities,
oceans and deserts and comes
with an LED energy saving bulb
that uses about 90% less energy
than a regular bulb when
Presented in a retro inspired
gift box with the words ‘See the
world see the light’, the lamp
makes a great gift for
globetrotters, map lovers and
children of all ages. Price is
Keep a record of your travels
and adventures in these handy
Map Notebook A5 Journals. The
set includes two lined notebooks
both featuring an eyecatching
map design on the cover.
One notebook reads ‘Let’s
Explore’ and the other says
‘Says Yes to Adventure.’ A great
gift for globetrotters, frequent
fliers and intrepid explorers.
Price is £3.99 for a set of two
Gifts from The
Contemporary Home for
Liven up your home with the
gorgeous selection of gifts from
The Contemporary Home.
Whether you're lucky enough to
live by the sea or not, these
beautiful Wooden Seagulls will
bring the beach right into your
Available in two sizes (small
and large), their bodies are
carved and colour washed in soft
brown and white, with long
yellow beaks. Great for gifts
£12.00 for the Small Wooden
Seagulls and £15.00 for the
Large Wooden Seagulls.
Cheer up your home with a
Nautical Be Lucky Terrier Mug or
a Ship Mate Nautical Mug.
The Nautical Be Lucky Terrier
Mug is the perfect mug for dog
lovers and seaside fanatics.
With a strong greeny-blue sea
background, the design features
a happy terrier, a few spilt ice
creams, several yachts and a
The Ship Mate Nautical Mug is
the perfect mug for salty ship
mates, or those aspiring to
become one! With a strong greeny-blue
sea background, the design
features a rosy-cheeked
shipmate, a pair of yachts, some
friendly seagulls and flashing
Both mugs are
and matching items are
Price is £12.00
This sold glass Dragon Fly Jug
will quickly become a household
staple. Whether you use it for
water for dinner, as a vase for
flowers or even for a Pimms in
the garden, it will be a firm
recycled glass with a delicate embossed
dragon fly design, it's the
perfect jug for family entertaining or
as a welcome in your new home
gift. Price is £15.00.
This delightful Set of Three
Cake Tins makes a welcome return
to The Contemporary Home
collection this season.
Beautiful and practical, the
tins are sold as a set of three.
The largest tin (22.5cm
diameter) features a yummy cup
cake design, the medium tin
(20cm diameter) is covered in
fresh eggs, while the
smallest tin (17cm diameter) is greeny-yellow in colour and
features a raspberry jelly
design. Price is £30.00 for
For more information about The
Contemporary Home visit the
a Pair of Fun
Havainas Flip Flops
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Havainas to
offer two lucky readers the chance to win
a pair of Summer Flip Flops, perfect for your
holiday. Choose from Slim Tropical Flip Flops or
Sports Flip Flops for your prize!
Tropical Havainas are inspired by one of the
most beautiful places in the world, the
Brazilian region of “Armaçao dos Búzios”, the
place where the beaches are examples of
Fun, floral and vibrant, these colourful flip
flips show the stunning native fauna and flora,
together with the glamorous
Slim Tropical Havainas Flip Flops are
available in a range of sizes including 33-34
(UK 1-2), 35-36 (UK 2-3), 37-38 (UK 4-5) and
39-40 (UK 6-7). Price is £28.
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Sports Flip Flops are the airiest of Brazil's
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them super light and comfortable.
The perforated straps are perfect for wearing to
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Created for humid climates, the stylish blue
linear print makes them ideal for everyday wear.
Areo Graphic Sports Flip Flops are available in
a selection of sizes including 39-40 (UK 6-7),
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Created in 1962, Havainas have been bringing the
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Dotcomgiftshop offers a
delightful range of games for the Summer.
Tin Can Alley Game is perfect for children's
parties, garden games, school fêtes, fund
raising events, and family garden parties.
The set comes with 3 bean bags and 10 'shop
product' design tin cans, making it perfect for
playing shopkeepers too. Shortlisted for Gift of
the Year 2016 it's sure to be loved by all the
family. Price is £19.95.
Have a very British garden party
with this traditional Badminton Set. Presented
in a retro box, the set contains everything
you'll need to get started including 2 metal
badminton rackets with rubber grips (65 cm long,
20 x 24 cm head size), a 3-metre net, 3 plastic
and rubber shuttlecocks, and a cotton drawstring
bag to keep it all in.
A great way to stay in shape over the Summer and
fun for all the family. Because of small parts,
this product is not suitable for children under
3 years. Price is £16.95.
Make the most of the warm weather with this
traditional game of Quoits. Presented in an
attractive gift box, the set includes 5 rope
quoits and a 5 pin wooden quoits stand.
Suitable for up to 5 players. The game is made
from sturdy wood and rope quoits. Adult
supervision is required. Price is £14.95.
Make outdoor play more fun with this beautifully
presented French Skipping set. Neatly packaged
in its own attractive box, the set includes a 3
metre elastic rope with an 8 page skipping song
Children will love this traditional playground
game, and with a full set of instructions
they'll be skipping and exercising in no time.
Price is £3.95.
Get some light exercise with this Traditional
Wooden Rounders set, just like you used to play
at school. The game of rounders is a traditional
game that began in Tudor times on the playing
fields of Britain. Two teams of between 6 and 12
players battle against each other to see who can
score the most 'rounders' points.
This retro style box set includes 4 wooden
rounders posts, a wooden rounders bat with red
cotton cord grip, a soft tennis ball and a
printed cotton tidy bag. Game instructions are
printed on the reverse of the gift box. Price is
Bingo Game is the perfect game to get all the
family together, play it after a meal, on a wet
day indoors, or at a family gathering and add in
a few of your own prizes for the winners.
The set includes a board, tombola cage for the
caller, 75 bingo balls, 18 players cards and 150
marker counters. There's even a printed cotton
bag to store it all in, and some handy
how-to-play instructions. Price is £23.95.
Who remembers the addictive quality of
Tiddlywinks? This traditional and colourful
board game is fabulous fun for up to 4 players
and comes with full instructions on how to play.
The clever cardboard box converts into the game
board and has a snazzy plastic catching cup in
the centre. Price is £5.95.
Dotcomgiftshop also offers these adorable Rusty
the Fox Playing Cards. Great for holidays and
dinner parties, these cards come in a handy
metal tin so you can store them in style. Price
For more information about games and gifts from
Give your home a fresh
Summery feel with the lovely range of gifts from
This Large Sunny Life Watermelon Candle has a
lovely fruity scent. Oversized in the shape of a
wedge of watermelon, this candle is perfect for
a garden party.
a long burn time of 30 hours. Measurements are
15cm x 15cm. Price is £25.
Enjoy your fruity Summer drinks and cocktails in
this fun and tropical Sunny Life Pineapple
Perfect for enjoying cool drinks in the sun,
whether its pineapple juice, cocktails or Piña
Colada. You can also pop in lots of refreshing
ice cubes. This fruity drinks holder, comes with
its own twisty green straw and a screw-on cap to
keep your drink fresh.
Price is £12.00.
Keep cool in the hot weather with this cute
Sunny Life Ice Cream Beach Fan.
Perfect for holidays, cooling down in the garden
or at your desk, choose from Strawberry (pink)
or Vanilla (white) flavours. CE approved, the
fan takes 2 x AA batteries. Price is £13.00.
Berry Red also offers gorgeous jewellery. This
cute Bill Skinner Kitten & Wool Ball Pendant
will make a special gift for anyone who loves
The pendant necklace features a cute little
kitten playing with an oversized ball of pink
wool. The necklace is gold plated, and the chain
length is 80cm with a 5cm extender and a lobster
claw clasp fastening. Price is £65.
This Bill Skinner Tea Party Mouse Pendant will
also make a delightful gift. The necklace
includes a little gold mouse peeking out of a
flowery silver teapot.
Made from 18 carat gold plated metal and hand
finished in enamel. Chain length is 75cm with a
5cm extender, the pendant is 3.1cm x 2.6cm.
Price is £85.00.
Enjoy a Summer picnic with a Jolly Striped Pure
New Wool Picnic Rug. These sturdy chevron
striped picnic blankets with fringed edging are
woven in Denbighshire and made of pure new wool.
They have a waterproof backing and feature a
handy carry handle plus pockets for storage.
Ideal for everything from parties, picnics,
sunbathing and festivals. Price is £70.
For more information about
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