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Alice's Adventures in the Orangery

29/10/2015 Alice Liddell

When Alice Pleasance Liddell was a little girl, she inspired the Oxford Logician Lewis Carroll to write a story with her as the star. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have been delighting children and adults alike ever since - but the story of the real Alice does not ...

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Keeping Your Windows Clean

23/10/2015 keeping your windows clean

A window cleaner you would be, If you could see the things I see, When I’m cleaning windows... George Formby sees all kinds of things when he’s cleaning windows. Honeymooning couples, an alcoholic in a bathtub and a famous talkie queen who pulls down her… blind. Most of us won’t ha...

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5 Games You Can Play in Your Conservatory

15/10/2015 games conservatory

Grime artist Tinchy Stryder recently guest featured on the BBC panel show Would I Lie to You. The premise of the show is that a guest reads out a statement and the opposing team have to guess whether they are telling the truth or not. When Tinchy claimed that he was too shy to invite his neighbour r...

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Shades, Blinds and Curtains: Which is best for your conservatory?

09/10/2015 shades blinds curtains conservatory

During the day, you want to enjoy all the natural light that a conservatory provides. But there will also be times when you want some shade from the full glare of the sun, and when night falls so does the temperature. To get full use of your conservatory whatever the conditions outside, it is worth ...

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The Crystal Palace: the world's most famous conservatory

01/10/2015 crystal palace

If you were a person of note in Victorian Britain, then chances are you would have shelled out three guineas to attend the opening weekend of the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851. Notable attendees included the Exhibition’s patron Prince Albert, Charles Darwin, Charlotte Bronte and the n...

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