Tea-rific – Camomile and Spearmint.

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I’m a little cheeky and after having a browse online I found Twinings were offering a free taster. (quick, quick! Go and get some as well!) You were able to choose two flavours and you received a bag of each, delivered right to your door! I think requesting a mug and boiling water may have been a tad over the top so I was pretty happy with my two free tea bags. I also received  generously, 50p off my next box of Twinings and on my next shopping trip I browsed the tea aisle (for way longer than I expected, there was a bajillion different flavours). Having previously decided that I would get a new flavour of tea that I hadn’t tried before, I settled on a box of Camomile with Spearmint. I think there is a running minty trend here! I just can’t help it I love minty flavours. I wanted to try Camomile as well I had heard only good things, so the combination was hitting two birds with one stone.

There are a range of health benefits associated with Camomile tea including, but not limited to:

– anti-oxidant activity

– anti-inflammatory

insomnia 

The list goes on but as you have the internet at your finger tips I shall let you have a browse and I won’t give any more spoilers.

I love making time to sit down and have a cup of tea with a good book. I am currently reading Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness. It is rather short but I have only heard good things. I’ll let you know my verdict. Do you like my funky coloured yarn?! I am using it for my hexipuffs! Yesshhh, indeed I am still puff puff puffing away! I probably will be for years to come at the rate I am puffing.

Review

The flavour of this camomile and spearmint tea is very subtle. You can smell the spear mint more than you can taste it, which is a shame as  I would love the flavour to be a little more spearminty. However the subtle combination of camomile and spearmint makes for a nice and soft nightcap after a long day of crochet, knitting  and reading or as I should probably be doing… revising!

I shall bestow three cups on this soft and subtle tea!

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Thanks for reading!

Dominique

Looking Forward – Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV

One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?

There are many, many things that I would like to do in relation to my crochetting (is this the right word?) and knitting, if I started a list I am not sure where it will end! I would like to have mastered many more stitches and techniques with different types of yarn. Perhaps made a few skirts or dresses too! I would like to be a little better at knitting, perhaps having made a hat and socks or even more. I would like to be doing a lot more crochet and knitting, especially when my exams are finished and I have more brain space to concentrate on projects. I would also like to create my own personal crafty space in my next place. That would be awesome. With lots of natural light, comfy seating areas with bean bags, buckets of yarn and some incense. I haven’t had time to go this year but I would like to attendin a crochet or knitting group in my local area as I know there are a few or I would like to run my own group but for youths!

I am always up for trying something new and deviating from the path I originally planned on taking so I like to think there is an element of adventure in the next year in that I don’t exactly know where I will be.

Dominique

Colour Review – Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV

My favourite colours to crochet with are usually bright. Colours that catch my attention in the shop but when I take them home they don’t seem to match anything. I seem to be rather bad at coordinating my colour schemes.  Bright blues, purples, reds, oranges. That’s why I started my stash busting granny square blanket a while ago because I thought.. I have to use all these colour some how!

Just look at my (nearly finished) granny square blanket!

 

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so many colours!

I think cheeky monkeys like a mixture of colours and they do not like to stick with one colour scheme but jump around and take a little bit of everything.

Look at my stash!

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Thanks for reading! What are your favourite colours to use?

Dominique