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  • National Cupcake Day 2019

    Another National food day is here and this time it's National Cupcake Day. On the 13th June 2019, people, cafes and institutions around the UK will be baking a range of cupcakes to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and the fight against Dementia. You can show your support by joining in and baking or simply buying cupcakes to enjoy. It is an easy way to raise money for important research into a disease that so many people are affected by. National Cupcake Day has been a successful event for…

  • National Fish & Chips Day 2019

    The nation's favourite dish, Fish & Chips, is so iconic it's been recognised with its own National Day to be celebrated each year! Taking place on the first Friday in June, this year on the 7th, the celebration of this quintessentially British dish is supported by retailers, pubs and restaurants, fishermen and farmers and of course fish & chips shops across Britain. The aim of the dish having its own day is to give it the recognition it deserves whilst maintaining its prominence as the nation's…

  • Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching and you're probably wondering what gift you can give your dad to show him how much he means to you. It can be difficult choosing a present especially when they tell you not to bother and they don't want anything. Don't fret, this blog is full of inspiration and ideas for gifts, no matter his hobbies, age or interests.   Unique Food Gifts A food-related gift will always be well received and appreciated. From a box of chocolates to a food hamper, there are so many…

  • Le Creuset Cooking Day

    Recently our Kitchen and Tableware buying team, Chloe and Lawren, had the pleasure of taking part in a cookery day hosted by Le Creuset. Known for their cookware and bakeware ranges, Le Creuset hosted the event with one of their chefs to showcase how their products can be used to make delicious dishes. Our team were shown how to make various sweet and savoury recipes, which they have gone on to make multiple times at home so they must be good! Read on to see what they got up to and learn some of…

  • Secret Garden Fairy Adventure

    Our very own Secret Garden Fairy is here! Find her exclusively at Leekes Llantrisant this bank holiday weekend on Saturday 25th  and Monday 27th. Your little ones will experience a magical day with the fairy where they will enjoy : an exclusive meet and greet with the fairy herself, in her own beautiful fairy grotto face glitter just like the Secret Garden Fairy wears a magical story, with bubbles! a fairy door to design and take home a fun-filled treasure hunt led by the Secret Garden Fairy where…

  • Weber BBQ Demonstrations

    Get inspired and become a BBQ expert with the Weber Cooking Course. After recently taking place in our Llantrisant store, the event is back, this time in Cross Hands and Melksham. Learn how to master different types of Weber barbeques whilst learning how to make delicious BBQ recipes, ranging from snacks to main meals. Sounds tempting? We know. Here's all the info you need: The next event will be held in our Cross Hands Store, 1st June 13:00 - 16:00. The following week, on the 7th June our Melksham…

  • The Chateau by Angel Strawbridge New Collection

    The hotly anticipated collection is here! Designer, author, and star of Escape to the Chateau, Angel Strawbridge, has launched her first soft furnishings and wallpaper collection.  The range includes curtains, cushions and bedding. Each collection has been inspired by hidden treasures and the surroundings of her extravagant home, Chateau de la Motte Husson with a clear influence by her love for all things quirky and vintage. The Heron Collection Angel created The Heron Collection after she was…

  • Utilising your garden space

    Are you uninspired by your garden? Do you have a lot of wasted space or not sure how to make the most of smaller areas? Fret no more as we have come up with a number of ways of how you can transform your outdoor space with function and style. Layout One of the most simple ways to make the most of your garden is to look at the layout. Adding zones will add interest and a natural flow to your garden. This is possible regardless of how big or small your garden is. Adding a curved pathway will break…

  • National BBQ Week

    National BBQ week is fast approaching and is happening for an amazing 23rd time! From the 27th May to 2nd June households, pubs, restaurants and everyone in between will be encouraged to dust off their barbeques and embrace outdoor cooking. This week is not just about enjoying delicious bbq food, but also about spending quality time with your family and friends. To make sure you are ready and prepared for the week-long event we have created a quick list of the must-have items. Our recent post about…

  • Summer Dining - Ideas and Solutions

    Who doesn't love being able to eat and drink outside during the summer months? We know the lovely British weather isn't always blue skies and blazing sun, but that doesn't have to stop your al fresco experience. Whether you're wanting to relax outside in the day, or host parties in the evening, we have come up with the best ideas and solutions for outdoor dining. Furniture It sounds obvious but investing in a good garden furniture set will make outdoor dining 100 times easier and a lot more comfortable.…

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