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#Tea in #NorthWales

Time For #Tea in #NorthWales

On one of my recent walks in the beautiful #NorthWales countryside I stopped for a cuppa at this beautiful little spot near Betwys-y-coed. The ugly house has a fascinating history and now serves great tea and food! Well worth stopping if you are nearby.


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A fabulous review for MTMO from The Carriageworks Denbigh

What appealed to me about Make The Most Of, was everything about the process was managed for me. I provided key information and entries/text were drafted for me. The Carriageworks needed an online presence that allowed us to explain the layers to our initiative. I do not have the time to start from scratch with our own website, or to sit and draft finished texts. What I see as time consuming drudgery was taken off me.

Further, MTMO's commitment to community was very important to me.

I have never seen MTMO’s approach as an advertisement as such, rather, I was telling the story of The Carriageworks, Denbigh. The webpages entry written and managed for me gives me a yearlong online presence for minimal effort. That allowed me to get on with the important everyday work.

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An interesting way to recycle and #savetherhino

On another visit to the beautiful town of Betwys-y-coed in #NorthWales I cam across this interesting sight! This is Edith the rhino and she is made from the entire community coming together and collecting their bottletops in order to help the #savetherhino campaign. A fab cause and a fab idea!


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Getting ready for Christmas!

Christmas is only a few short weeks away and you can feel it in the air! Especially as the shops are starting to fill with gifts and festive decorations. We love the beautiful Christmas markets that every town and community have. They are a wonderful place to get into the festive mood and pick up some lovely gifts for loved ones.


Autumn Nature

Autumn Nature

Nature at this time of year is at some of it's most beautiful. With beautiful burnt red and orange colours shining in the winter sun. It's the perfect time of year to make the most of the natural beauty of the British countryside.


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Butter up your guests with a natural Welsh slate plate

Natural Welsh slate plates to butter up your guests. Winter’s well and truly here and that means all things butter – biscuits for cheese, rolls for soup, Melba toast for pate, to name just a few dinner table staples which are complemented by nature’s very own spread.

Whatever dinner it’s being served with, it needs to be served on something equally natural such as the honed plain butter plate from Slateware, the dinnerware range designed by two Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines for Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan Group.

Crafted from Welsh slate, which is widely regarded as the highest quality slate in the world, its hand-polished, velvety-smooth finish features a knife groove and salt well and includes a Robert Welch butter knife.

Its heather colour is just one aspect that makes it unique but as well as pretty it’s also practical - food safe without the need for sealing and dishwasher proof.

The 160mm x 110mm butter plate can be wiped clean using soap and warm water and a gentle coating of vegetable-based oil can be applied to enhance the colour.

Time to get ready for your winter dinner party!

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Natural Beauty

Even as the days get cooler and the nights more wintry nature has its way of bringing in the natural beauty of the natural world. This flower was in bloom on a recent Autumn walk in beautiful North Wales.


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Nature Walks This Autumn

#NorthWales is a beautiful area and Autumn brings out the natural beauty of nature. It's the perfect time to make the most of it and go for long nature walks. This picture was taken near Betwys-y-coed an area full of things to do and places to go for a lovely Autumn nature walk.


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Armistice Day

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them." We Shall Remember Them

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Autumn is here!

The arrival of autumn is one of my favourites. Wrapping up warm for long walks in the beautiful #British countryside and going home for cosy nights in front of the fire is my idea of the perfect day. I love the colours that autumn brings with it. Full of warmth and cosyness and this picture says it all with the lovely autumn leaves.


Conwy Business Week 14-19th November

Conwy Business Week 14-18th November 2016

Conwy Business Week runs between 14-18 November 2016 and offers business owners, students and graduates the opportunity to participate, learn, share and network in a stimulating atmosphere at the Conwy Business Centre in Llandudno Junction LL31 9XX.

A great business week to make contacts and share experiences, even solve problems. Choose from a range of business pitches and presentations, or visit a number of trade and business stands to access accounting advice, business advice, marketing ideas, finance support, digital help, Superbroadband services, legal services and much much more. There will be something for many business owners to explore to find new ways to support their business growth during the varied days of opportunity at the Conwy Business Week.

Click READ MORE below to access a digital interactive programme to choose the presentations you wish to attend during the Conwy Business Week and click on the links to book your tickets.

Enjoy your business week in Conwy North Wales.

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Take the stress out of shopping and  look at our Christmas gift ideas here. You will find unique gifts suitable for all the family - even the most difficult of person to shop for!

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Say hi to Magda from #LouLouBelle at the Spirit of Christmas Fair

If you are thinking about getting organised for Christmas a little early this year and are visiting the Spirit of Christmas fair (31st October - 6th November) Then pop by stand GH11 and say hi to Magda from LouLouBelle Skincare. Take a look at her wonderful and natural skincare range and pick up some gifts that truly will be appreciated.

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Fab feedback for #Personalised #Word #Picture Creators Poppy & Millie

A personalised word picture makes a lovely bespoke gift to show a loved one you care. This is some of the feedback we have had for Poppy and Millie.
"I just want to thank you very much indeed. The picture arrived safely in time and we were all really pleased with how it looks. It went down very well with our friend whose birthday gift it was. Please pass on my thanks to Poppy and Millie and to you for this lovely original gift and very good service."

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Seascape Uplift Awake Oil

Try the new Seascape Uplift Awake Oil with Eucalyptus, Lime and Lavender essential oils.

Eucalyptus oil is a fabulous essential oil for its cooling and invigorating properties. So this new Seascape Uplift Awake Oil is perfect for waking up the senses first thing in the morning! Also an excellent choice for relieving daytime stresses when you need to keep a cool head at work or on the school run! A totally natural product with no harmful ingredients and cooling eucalyptus, zingy lime and refreshing lavender essential oils, helpfully packaged in a way that allows you to carry it with you all day long! Roll on your cooling and stimulating wake up call at any time of the day and feel the refreshing uplifting qualities of the Seascape Uplift Awake Oil. For a 10 ml roll-on, this useful Seascape product is already a finalist in the beauty and body product awards. £10 including P&P, makes this the perfect little gift for yourself or friend. Contact stuart@seascapeuk.com for more information on this wonderfully useful little essential oil infused treasure.

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Award winning White Tea & Pear Eye Cream from LouLouBelle Skincare

This natural White Tea & Pear Eye Cream won Bronze the 'free from skincare' awards 2016 in the 'Face Care (leave on)' category. This is a huge accolade for LouLouBelle Skincare who hand make all their skincare ranges using essential oils in small batches for extra freshness, in London, UK. This light creamy hydrating eye cream also contains cucumber extract to help reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Contact Magda for further information at magda@louloubelleskincare.co.uk.

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LouLouBelle Skincare will be exhibiting at the Mind Body Soul Experience

LouLouBelle Skincare3 will be showcasing at the #Mind #Body #Soul Experience at Alexandra Palace, London NA22 7AY, between the 21st and 23rd of October 2016. Enjoy a pampering session with Magda of LouLouBelle on stand 35 and learn about the benefits of natural skincare infused with the right essential oils for your skin, body and soul. If you would like to find out more, please contact Magda directly on magda@louloubelleskincare.co.uk.

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LouLouBelle Palmarosa & Patchouli Moisturiser shortlisted in the Pure Beauty Awards 2015

LouLouBelle Palmarosa & Patchouli Moisturiser shortlisted in the Pure Beauty Awards 2015

This award winning moisturiser from LouLouBelle London, is light and creamy, ideal for dry skin. Made in small batches with apricot and avocado essential oils, rose, palmarosa, frankincense and patchouli, all combined together to improve skin elasticity. A light texture and sumptuous moisturiser designed to leave the face supple and lightly fragranced. 50ml - £24.95.

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Mold Artist Alwyn Dempster Jones Open Art Studio with Helfa Gelf

Visit talented artist Alwyn Dempster Jones in his Mold open studio as part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail. Enjoy chatting to the artist himself at one of the following open studio weekends over September; 9-11th September, 16th-18th September & 23rd - 25th September 2016. Original artwork and prints available to buy.  

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Thank you from Tranquility Beauty Room in #Dyserth

Great news! Tranquility Beauty Room in Dyserth, North Wales had it's first two customers from the Make The Most Of e-brochure. If you are in the area book a #BeautyTreatement or #Pamper #Makeover

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Drumcrieff House Perfect for your #Wedding

Dumcrieff House in Moffat, Scotland have opened the doors of this beautiful country house for Wedding receptions and events. Marquees are also available to be set up in the beautiful grounds of this country mansion

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British Perfumer Chris Bartlett, Beaver Eau de Parfum & YouTube

Creating an indie white label perfume is a must for those brands and businesses who want to say something spectacular. Here Zoologist Perfumes explore perfumer Chris Bartlett's contribution to their brand fragrance called Beaver Eau de Parfum.

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Chris Bartlett is the perfect white label perfumer

Perfumer Chris Bartlett of Pell Wall Perfumes has worked with Zoologist in Canada to create an indie perfume that captures the essence of smooth woody musks. In the new 2016 edition of their Beaver Eau de Parfum there is an improved formula that follows a redesign using the linden-blossom top notes accord, with an added light leather note, to capture the real castoreum musk. Chris Bartlett knows how to follow his nose and is an excellent choose for those seeking to make their own perfume under a white label.

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Wise Words Of Tea Wisdom

I would like to share my testimonial with few words about my adventure with MTMO. I have so many positive words to say and too little space to write. Both Karen and Louise have shown a very high degree of professionalism throughout all our communication. They have shown tremendous enthusiasm and support (sometimes unexpected) above and beyond the call of duty with assisting in getting my product seen to a wide customer base. We all have a good level of understanding for the bigger picture and where we want to be in the future and I look forward to the months ahead with MTMO.....BIG Thank you to all......

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Cashmere Teddy Bear for the perfect #GiftIdea

The perfect collectable token of love comes in the form of a teddy bear! A cashmere teddy from Scarlet & Argent is a fantastic gift idea for those special occasions. Especially for a wedding, christening, birthday or even a baby shower! #Giftideas #Christmasgifts #Britishmade #handmade #CashmereTeddy

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Go To http://www.uniqueyoungmum.com/ For Your Chance To #Win!

Go to http://www.uniqueyoungmum.com/2015/09/win-7-1752-ad-room-diffuser-from-make.html for your chance to win a 1952 AD Room Diffuser from Make The Most Of worth over £22 and lots of other prizes.

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#Vote For @LouLouBelleLDN Palmarosa & Patchouli Hydrating Moisturiser

Vote for @LouLouBelleLDN's Palmarosa & Patchouli Hydrating Moisturiser in the BEST NEW NATURAL FACE PRODUCT category for the Pure Beauty Awards.

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#Vote For @seascapeuk Soothe Body Mist

If you haven't done so already, vote for Seascape Island Apothecary's Soothe Body Mist in the BEST NEW NATURAL PRODUCT Category for the Pure Beauty Awards.

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A Great Product From @LouLouBelleLDN Very Happy!

When I received my order from LouLouBelle the first thing I noticed was how beautifully packaged it was. I couldn't wait to try it! The travel size set I purchased was a Rosewood Toner, Rose & Chamoile Cleanser and a Palmarosa & Patchouli Moisturiser for dry skin. Before I had even tried any of it on my skin the first thing I noticed was how beautiful it all smelled. A combination of all the great essential oils. LouLouBelle's skincare products have really worked on my skin, a must have for anyone!

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A #Recent #Feature In @Move_To For #TeddiesAtHome And The #BearFamilyLamp

Did you see Teddies At Home featured in Move To magazine? Pictured was the beautifully handcrafted ceramic Bear Family Lamp alongside the wonderful caption 'Get a whole bedtime story condensed into a nightlight. Helen Cooke's handcrafted ceramic Bear Family Lamps are crammed full of enchanting details.' Click read more to experience them for yourself and discover more of the Teddies At Home range.

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#Exciting #Welcome To @leeandlawrie, #New @MakeTheMostOfUK #Members With A Wide Range Of #VintageStyle #WomensFashion

We are very excited to introduce our new Make The Most Of members Lee & Lawrie. They have a fantastic range of vintage style fashion all made and designed in the UK. With Lee & Lawire it is easy to create the ultimate vintage, '40's, '50's look with a wide varitey of style and colours to choose from. The mix and match pages make it easy to style your outfit in one go, choosing which jacket goes with which dress or which top goes with which skirt. For an absolute vintage style coordintate your Lee & Lawrie clothes to create a statement outfit suitable for any proud mother of the bride.

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Spoil Your #Dog with a #Bespoke #Dog #Coat From @Justtextiles. A Piece Of #Luxury #Dog #Clothing

Introducing a Bespoke Dog Coat from Just Wool Textiles. The 100% Wool Dog Coat is a piece of luxury Dog clothing that is tailor made to fit your Dog perfectly. As well as being made to measure it can be designed to your own preference and colour scheme. A Bespoke Dog Coat is a great way for your dog to keep warm during the Autumn and Winter walks.

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#Warm #Welcome To @wheateartextile With Their Fantastic Range Of #HarrisTweed #Bags, #Scarves and #Cushions

A big warm #welcome to @wheateartextile! @makethemostofuk is proud to showcase the #handmade work of Wheatear Textiles and their range of #HarrisTweed #bags, #scarves and #cushions; all made in #Britain. Wheatear Textiles has a wide range of Harris Tweed bags for every circumstance be it work, evening, on the go or learning. The Harris Tweed scarves are a great touch to finish off a cool/cold weather outfit, while the cushions add a stylish touch to your home.

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A Huge Warm #Welcome To Our #New #Members @duckydora

@makethemostofuk would like to introduce @duckydora our new Make The Most Of member. Duckydora have a wonderful, colourful range of #homeware, #ceramic #kitchenware & #interiors and even must haves for your #pampered #dog or #cat. Choose from their #signature #designs and coordinate or contrast your #homeinteriors. A range of #tableware, #wallaccessories, #kitchenaccessories, #homeaccessories, #pet products, #gifts and more; bringing stylish, #British made products into your lives.

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Exciting Times For @Justtextiles A #New #Bespoke #PicnicBlanket and @ParallaxArtFair at Chelsea Town Hall

It is an exciting time for Just Wool Textiles. If you haven't seen it yet, they now have a new bespoke product in the form of a picnic blanket. The blanket can be customised in your own colours and design and makes a great family heirloom. Each blanket is extra special as Neil of Just Wool Textiles finishes each blanket with the help of Barefoot Leather and The Original Lace Company. If you are around Chelsea on the 25th and 26th July 2015, Neil is displaying his work at the Parallax Art Fair and would love to meet and talk to visitors about his work. Tickets are needed but it is free to enter.

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@ChrisClemesRods @ukflyfisher #ChrisClemes #FlyFishing #Review #RobinLambert #Bamboo #FishingRods #Rod

#ChrisClemes #Flyfishing #RodsandReels have been #reviewed by Robin Lambert and Flyfisher magazine. 'When I first started fly fishing about 50 years ago my first rod was made of bamboo as I managed to get it cheap along with all the fly fishing gear I needed from an old neighbour; and it was some rod to handle as a small thin spottied faced stick of a kid at 12 years old. The last time I had used it was about 40 years ago (where does time go too so quickly) due to it getting a wee bit worse for wear and the tip of the rod breaking off. When Chris Clemes asked me to take one of his bamboo rods out for a wee trial for the tackle review page; I still had the mentallity of when I was a kid, fishing with a bamboo rod was a nightmare and a bit hard to get used too due to it’s action. Boy how wrong I was!!' Click Read More to read the full review!

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Fusing Ideas is attending The Big Art Show #ShowcasedArt

Fusing Ideas will be showing their products at The Big Art Show! The Big Art Show is being held in the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 at the West Mid Showground, beside the River Severn. Opening times each day will be 10am – 5pm.

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@Lilacpearl01 #LampshadingMakingWorkshop #LampshadeMakingCourse #HowTo #MakeALampshade #Vintage #Handcrafted

Fancy learning how to make your own unique lampshade? This Lampshade Making Workshop by Leigh Burrows of Lilac Pearl Textiles is a fun, creative course, that is great for beginners; with no sewing involved! Click the Read More below or check out Leigh's Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1431926407132305/

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Make The Most Of is #Stylish #Professional

"Thank you for sending me the details of “make the most of” It is impressive I must say, neat, easy & stylish. I am interested! With many thanks" "I must say that I am so excited at the prospect of working with you guys & MTMO community. From the moment that I met you here at the quarry and listened to the presentation, I was impressed. Not only with the professionalism that came across but the entire concept of Making The Most Of."

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Make The Most Of #Testimonial #Exposure #Brandawareness

In working with Make The Most Of, we can be sure of getting both outstanding exposure to our target group via the website, newsletter, social media and word of mouth. We are working with a team that is like-minded, a team that only wants to work with the best British brands and a team that positions our products with other brands that we are happy to share the page with. This opportunity is something that we fully intend to make the most of

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#Testimonials from #SatisfiedMembers

"Thanks for all the promotion you are doing we love how it all looks!" "Thank you for sending me the details of “make the most of” It is impressive I must say, neat, easy & stylish. I am interested! With many thanks"

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What Julia Brendel Ltd Thinks of Make The Most Of #Testimonial

Julia Brendel Limited is a new and exciting fabrics and soft furnishings designer based in Kent. Incorporated two and half years ago, we are of course always looking for ways in which to market and sell our collections. Over the last couple of years, we have signed partnership deals with a number of internet retailers in The UK, Europe and Asia but I would say that we decline invitations from such e-Tailers on a ratio of 5:1. The rationale behind this is often their Terms and Conditions, revenue sharing agreements, lack of experience in the industry and general lack of a cogent business model that make us feel unprotected in an age where so much information is online. What has become clear to us over the years since our inception, is that there is significant fatigue amongst small and/or new companies in terms of who offers the strongest support to actually assist in online retailing. With MTMO, it is simply not just about selling…there is a strong focus on actually helping companies to promote themselves and “spread the Word”. There are marketing strategies, blogs, an online directory that actually helps push buyers directly to our website – MTMO do not worry that the sale may end up being direct with us and not via their site – an indication of where their heart and business plan is focusing. Simply put, if we are successful, then MTMO will be too. We’ve only very recently finished the set-up with MTMO and sure enough, made our first sale almost immediately. Furthermore, and unlike many other (please note: I do not use the word “competing” as I have not seen a comparable company) websites, MTMO do not add in brands that may compete with our own … their plan is to put together elegant, unique and timeless designers who complement each other, not compete and offer the client a wide range of choice. We’re new to MTMO and have so far been highly impressed with the company, its business model and staff who have all made the process of joining their community a truly simple one.

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Poppy & Millie offer Fantastic #CustomerService

"Hi Karen,  Just wanted to say I received the picture yesterday and it was lovely! Thank you so much." - Hannah (Customer)   "Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your prompt reply and for putting my mind at ease!" - Katy (Customer)

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Make The Most Of #MakesADifference for #SmallBusinesses

I would just like to write and say how 'Make The Most Of' has benefitted our business.   Prior to our getting involved we were trying to assess a way forward for our new venture. The problem we had was setting up an online shop and then trying to attract customers. The time involved was becoming a huge pressure and we felt there was little light at the end of the tunnel.   What you have done is given us time to concentrate on our day to day business whilst you have set up our product pages, promoted our products and handled the interface with our customers. The communication and organisation of 'Make The Most Of' is excellent and we are informed immediately an order is received.   You have taken such a huge responsibility off our shoulders and, with the very impressive ideas you have for moving the business forward, I know this is only going to get better.   A great big 'Thank You' to you and the team.   Best regards   Dave Alco Olives Ltd     Casey, Thanks for doing this for us.. I was only contacting you as it was quite at the moment. You did not have to put yourself out the way you did, but thank you so much. - Mike of Alco Olives

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Make The Most Of #WiseOwlTea #Testimonial

"You all make the Owl grin !!" - Steve of Wise Owl Tea

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Make The Most Of has #SEO concious #FantasticBlogs

"Thank you so much for providing me with all the information, that’s fantastic. I have seen most of the blogs, just a couple I hadn’t. They are really great. Thanks for updating me so quickly! Really appreciate that." - Imogen of Imogen Allen Designs

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Make The Most Of is #Welcoming & #Helpful

"Thank you for all your kind words about Lee & Lawrie's products, and for being so welcoming and positive overall! It does make a difference to a tiny, young business like mine. So I didn't want it to go unmentioned: thank you." Georgina of Lee & Lawrie "Thank you Casey! So helpful of you to clarify. It all makes perfect sense now! It's turned into a very busy week and I haven't been in my office much, but I'll get everything over to you at some point this weekend. Thanks for all your help! Have a lovely weekend," - Georgina

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Make The Most Of #NewColours #Slateware #Customerservice

"I will email your customer to let her know of the Order and the dispatch. Once again thank you for all your help and info! p.s loving the new colours" - Cheryl of Slateware "Thank you once again for all your help with our queries" - Cheryl of Slateware

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Make The Most Of #CustomerService is #Impressive

"Hi Casey, sooo,,,,,you are a magic lady, a person with magic fingers who can type things that make stuff happen!  Thank you for your email" - Helen Teddies At Home   "Thanks for getting back to me which you don't have to do on a weekend!" - Helen Teddies At Home   "Thank you and well done Casey. I will post it tomorrow." - Helen Teddies At Home   "Hello Casey, Thank you so much for that very detailed report, I am very impressed." - Helen Teddies At Home

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Slateware Housesigns are #Beautiful #Bespoke #Personalised #WelshSlate

"Hi Casey, I'm pleased to report that the house sign arrived today and is very beautiful. Many thanks for your help! Best regards" - Chris

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Poppy & Millie are #Amazing with #Personalisedwordart

"Hi Casey, We have just got back from our holiday.  The prints from Karen @ Poppy and Millie are amazing. Can you pass it onto them, that we are extremely pleased with them, Thank you so much." Kind Regards Ann & Roy 

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#PatzHatz #SpecialOccasionRange #Crocheted #OccasionWear #CrochetedClutchBag #CrochetedWeddingBag #NewRange

This Special Occasion range from Patz Hatz includes a crocheted drawstring bag, a crocheted clutch bag, a crocheted headband and a crocheted hair scruncie. Each piece is designed to be your favourite accompaniment to any occasion or dress event. Each piece can be customised by Pat to match or contrast to the colours of your outfit. New images and a set option coming soon so Watch This Space!!

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Fusing Ideas Press Release

Jill Bagnall of Fusing Ideas is a a Shropshire based glass artist and designer who makes functional handmade studio glass art, home accessories and gifts. Working from her studio in Worthen, Jill has made it her mission to create visual and tactile pieces of glass interiors that are fully functional and add style to the home. Using striking colour combinations Jill has designed and created an attractive range of fused glass coasters, dishes and spoon rests. Each piece of fusion glass art made by Jill is unique.

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#Hello #Magazine #Slateware #SidePlates #Honed #Designer

Recent feature of Slateware in the 22nd June edition of Hello magazine. Slateware's Honed Slate Side Plates are featured in an interiors article about the latest trends.

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Make The Most Of welcomes Fusing Ideas to our #MTMO #British #Community #Glassart #fusedglass #functionalart

Make The Most Of gives a warm welcome to our newest member: Jill of Fusing Ideas "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” (William Morris) is the philosophy that underpins Fusing Ideas Glass fusion artwork. Jill has made it her mission to create visual, tactile pieces that are both useable and stylish or 'fabulously functional'! Jill’s work is often in striking colour combinations; she is inspired by the colours of the glass and its ability to take on a gem like quality - pure alchemy. Glass has the extraordinary ability to reflect, refract and transmit light and maybe that explains our enduring love affair with it. Her lovely selection includes beautiful yet functional pieces of glass art, the O's & X's coasters make for delightful game time, while the decorative spoonrests and dishes are perfect for home use.

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Adding Members to the #MTMO #Community #Personalisedwordart #Bespoke #Cards #GiftIdeas

Here at Make The Most Of we love welcomeing our newest members! We are delighted to present Clare Cosens.  Clare Cosens is a talented designer who specialises in creating personalised typographic prints and illustrations. With over 15 years of experience working as a Graphic Designer, Clare is also a fully qualified teacher in Art and Design, with a background teaching in further education. Clare has a passion for illustration and surface pattern   Clare offers a variety of bespoke designs, including: Personalised Typographic Print, Personalised Family Tree Print, Personalised Owl Family Print, Personalised First Holy Communion Print, Personalised New Home Print, Personalised Bird Family Print, and of course the Personalised Greetings Cards. With so much to offer, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

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#AlcoOlives #Blog #Smeethsaysfashion ‘Alco Olives, the perfect #picnic treat’ #FoodiesGift

Alco Olives The Perfect Picnic Treat. Is the name of the paragraph dedicated to Alco Olives in Smeethsaysfashion in their recent #FathersDay blog. Smeethsaysfashion highlights the fact that Alco Olives is a great foodies gift as well as a great gift for dad when combining his two favourite things; Greek Olives and Alcohol. Take a look at the blog here.

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Cotswold Open Studios will showcase artistic talent in and around Cirencester #JudeMckenna #Art

The Barn at Duntisbourne Leer Farm will reveal the work of Sarah Field, Emeline Watchorn and Jude McKenna. Sarah and Emeline are two ceramicists who share a studio. Sarah’s work is predominantly thrown on the wheel and Emeline hand moulds her work, which has organic shapes with neutral colours and naturally occurring patterns. Jude is a an oil painter whose work concerns places to escape to, places of solitude and of contemplation, usually abstracted landscapes, beautiful places poised in a moment of beauty. Studios are open for 3 weekends: 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th June 2015 10am – 4pm Jude Mckenna will be showcased all three weekends! Visit her webiste http://www.judemckennapaintings.com/paintings/current/  to get a glimpse of what will be shared! "Cotswold Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity for the public to discover the artistic talent in and around Cirencester. You can meet artists; find out how they make their work and even buy directly from them."

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What Killed Cold Calling? #BusinessSolutions #ColdCalling #Sales #Marketing

Another fabulous post on Linked In Pulse written by Make The Most Of CEO Louise Barlow. An article that is perfect for Businesses, learn more about what killed Cold Calling.

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Scarlet & Argent #Cushions to add #Texture and #Colour to your #Homedecor

Colourful and comfortable British made cushions are a must have for every home and for some of us, every room as well! The delightful fabric designs coupled with the ultra comfort brought to us by these lovely cushions from Scarlet & Argent are must have additions to any home decor. Choose your favourite design and add colour and texture to your interior design! Cushions are currently on #SALE!

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A #Tablelinen for #EveryOccasion adds #elegance for the perfect #DiningExperience

Are you seeking a new and unique way to dress up your table for a party or gathering? Consider updating your tablecloth to give it that WOW factor. The table linens from Julia Brendel will provide you just what you need, with elegant tablecloths and runners available in white, charcoal, old gold, gold, cranberry and blue colours, you will find just what you need to match your theme. Each tablecloth design is inspired from Julia’s own heritage and gives an instant sense of sophistication to any table setting.

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Alcohol infused #GreekOlives make for perfect #Tapas, #Appetizers & #Giftideas

Give the perfect foodie gift with Alcohol Infused Greek Olives from Alco Olives. The perfect tapas or appetizer for a party and an even better gift for a lover of olives, these delectable treats are sure to please. Each order includes three jars with the options to infuse your small or large Greek olives with: Gin, Cognac, American Tennessee Whiskey, Vermouth, Sambuca and Tequlia.

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Slateware #Welsh #Slate #Cheese Plates & Boards

Serve the perfect bite of cheese from an elegant slate cheeseboard or slate cheese plate. With several designs available, you will find a slate cheese plate for every occasion. Whether you are dining alone, or have a gathering of friends and family, you will have a unique and fabulous slate cheese board for the occasion.

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Teddies At Home #Giftforkids #CeramicLamps #Teatimescene #TeddyBear

Getting that perfect gift for your child or grandchild is easier than you may believe. A Teddy Bear Tea Time Lamp from Teddies At Home offers a soft lighting solution to keep night terrors at bay, while offering a charming scene of everyday life in a family home. Your child or grandchild is sure to be delighted with this handcrafted ceramic lamp.

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The Perfect #Pampering #Toiletries for #Sensitiveskin

Toiletries make a fabulous gift for Mum’s to be and new babies. Seascapes Les Petites range offers the ideal washing solution for the sensitive skin of little ones, while still effective enough for Mum. Created with Mum’s, babies and those with sensitive skin in mind, the essential oils used in crafting this range is gentle and effective.

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Scarlet & Argent #iconicBritishbrand #BabyBlanket #woollenluxury

Welcoming a little one into the world soon? Consider wrapping your new bundle of joy in an ultra soft baby blanket from Scarlet & Argent. Fit for Royalty, Princess Charlotte got her own British made baby blanket as a gift from iconic British heritage brand Scarlet & Argent. Your little one will be kept comfortable and warm with this lovely blanket.

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Accentuate The #Fun #Game of #Accents

Give the gift of laughter with this hilarious game just for adults: Accentuate. This is one game that will bring your friends and family together in giggles as you attempt to mimic one of the 30 different accents, during of which your friends and family will guess what accent you’re using. This game will have you laughing your accents off!

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Cozy Time Press Release #Giftideas #Kidsgifts

Cozy Time is a British Company that designs a range of cuddly soft toys, pillows, hand warmers and neck cushions with children and the older generation in mind.

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Celia Berry Press Release #luxuryalpacawear

Celia Berry produces pure alpaca luxury Clothing and Homeware accessories.  

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Lilac Pearl Press Release #textiles #cravats #Scarves

Lilac Pearl Textiles produce a sophisticated range of Scarves and Cravats for both Women and Men and a homeware collection that includes Cushions and Lampshades made from mid-century fabric.

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Fussels Fine Foods Press Release #healthyfoodies #foodies

Fussels Fine Foods produce high quality, simple food products from sustainable farming methods.

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Chris Clemes Press Release #Flyfishing #flyrod

With over 150 years of combined experience in fly rod and reel making, Chris Clemes and his talented team devote their time and skills into producing split fly rods and reels, all of which are hand worked and finished to the highest quality.

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Slate Tealights #welshslate #unwind #relax

For the perfect relaxing ambiance

Unwinding at home can begin simply with the soft lighting of tealights. Slateware has a variety of tealight holders that are perfect for any shelf no matter the size! A fabulous accessory for your bathroom, choose from one, three, or five tealights for the perfect ambiance. READ MORE
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London Octagon Knives #creamhandledcutlery #DesignerSilverwareandCutlery

Take a look at these expertly crafted London Octagon knives from Tricketts of Sheffield. Fabulous as wedding gifts or a treat for your own elegant cutlery collection. This set is dishwasher safe, making it perfect for everyday use!

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Gentlemans Cravat #Giftsforhim #giftideas #mensattire

The perfect elegant accessory for a formal occasion, this Fine Striped Cravat from Lilac Pearl will suit the formal attire of any gentleman. Traditional yet modern, each cravat is ethically crafted with fairly traded cotton and would look fetching under either a crisp white or navy shirt.

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The Perfect Rug for #Interiordesign #Homedecor

Add a splash of design and colour your home with the perfect rug from Roger Oates. Each one is made from 100% upcycled wool and are crafted through use of a chunky weave technique which makes each perfect for hardwood floors. These fabulous rugs are fringed on all four sides which adds a decorative appeal that is perfect for your home.

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#New Soothe Body Mist #Supportingacause #pregnancysafe

Seascape has added a new product to the Soothe product rage. The new Soothe Body Mist is crafted using all natural essentail oils of lavender from the island of Jersey and are considered pregnancy safe! Each purchase of Soothe Beauty Product will assist in supporting Target Ovarian Cancer as 5% of proceeds will be donated! Support a cause today, raise awareness of target ovarian cancer.

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Executive Catering & Private Chef #Catering #Glutenfree

If you're planning an event consider hiring a professional catering service. Executive Catering & Private Chef Paul Linden will meet your catering needs. Weddings, coporate events, or even an intimate evening with special guests. Take a closer look at the delectable menu options. Best of all, Paul Linden offers a gluten free menu.

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Benefits of Rocknife #Ceramicknives

There are many fabulous benefits to using a ceramic Rocknife as opposed to the traditional stainless steel knives. These knives are made from tough Zirconium Dioxide Ceramic. Learn more about these fantastic knives today!

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#Relaxing #Fishing #Pictures From #ChrisClemes

Recent pictures from #ChrisClemes show just how relaxing #fishing can be! Get your #fly-fishing #rod from #ChrisClemes and you too can enjoy your hobby or discover a new one!

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#Recent #Feature of #ChrisPayne in #TheEnglishHome – #PlayingCards #’Hearts #Spades #Coasters #AliceInWonderland

Chris Payne was recently featured in the June edition of The English Home in a display that played on theme of Alice In Wonderland. Chris's Leather Playing Card Coasters fit perfectly with this theme and are sure to make a subtle, quirky additon to any home.

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Wise Tea is #GlutenFree

It's true and confirmed! The fabulous Tea flavours brought to us all by Wise Owl Tea are in fact gluten free! Read more about these delectable herbal tea's and choose your favourite. Packed with flavour and health benefits, the tea from the Wise Owl are perfect.

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#New #Scarf #Designs from #JustWoolTextiles

A range of new scarf designs from Just Wool Textiles. Choose from the scarf colours pictured or design your own hand woven scarf. A great lightweight choice to defend against cool sping and summer breezes; but warm enough for winter months too!

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#Pictures Of A Recent #Project by #GBSDesigns #Architects

Take a look at these new images from a recent project by GBS Designs. An extension on a victorian house near Preston, with a family room and kitchen within. Modern additions to a victorian building.

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#Recent #Feature of #JuliaBrendel in the #Metro – #Designer #Lampshades

Julia Brendel was recently featured in the London Metro. They showcased her beautiful patterned lampshades, made from Julia's Hungarica fabric. The British made Hungarica Lampshade comes in a choice of colours and sizes, making a great statement piece for any room.

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#YatterYatter #makethemostof #MTMO #British #BoxBag #Handbag

Make The Most Of was featured in this months #YatterYatter alongside an image of The Strand Caramel Leather Handbag from The British BoxBag Company. The snippet details how Make The Most Of is for and supports #British #Businesses both big and small, offering a wide range of products. The piece also compliments our recently updated website staing that 'navigation is easy''. The British BoxBag Company makes designer leather handbags that are the ultimate fashion accessory for any and every outift. A British Box Bag handbag will be your new best friend, as its clever design allows for the inner box and contents to be transferred into another Box Bag carrier.

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#WelshSlate #signs are #Fabulous and #Personalised

#WelshSlate #housesigns are so lovely, Pell Wall Perfumes had to get one of their own! We have to say, the sign looks fabulous. Each sign is #handcrafted in #Wales using slate from Penryn Quarry. Perfect for #businesses or #homes.

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A review of #splitcane #fishing #rods by Andrew Thornton AAPGAI instructor

A great review for Chris Clemes by Andrew Thornton read it here! I recently had the good fortune to cast a four and a five weight Chris Clemes split cane fly rod. Immediately when you remove the rod from its tube it is obvious that nothing really compares to holding a handmade cane rod. The look, the smell even. Modern carbon rods can be fantastic tools but a handmade rod has a personality of its own, a uniqueness.

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The resurgence of bamboo fly rods #BambooFlyRods

http://www.chrisclemes.co.uk/blog/53-the-resurgence-of-bamboo-fly-rods Many people have asked me “why should I choose a bamboo fly rod?” The answer is not straightforward, both bamboo and carbon rods have advantages in certain situations and the market is full of both of various degrees of quality. To answer this question properly we need to look at the story behind the rise in popularity of bamboo fly rods in the market, as well as their decline with the arrival of modern synthetic materials, and why these materials were introduced. We will also look at how modern bamboo tapers have led to a resurgence in bamboo fly rods, easing the transition from fast carbon rod actions.

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#Free #casting #demonstrations at #Farlows

http://www.chrisclemes.co.uk/blog/64-where-can-i-try-a-bamboo-fly-rod Where can I try to cast a split cane fly rod? This is a question we are often asked, and this is why our workshops have made our split cane fly rods available at each of our retailers premises for free casting demonstrations. We have a wide selection of blanks available at most stores or can arrange for an available rod of your choice to be shipped to a store of your choosing. This is a great opportunity to actually feel the difference between the latest or even your own carbon fly rods and a split cane fly rod. A limited number of silk fly lines are also available for these casting demonstrations.

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The making of a custom split cane fly rod part 3

http://www.chrisclemes.co.uk/blog/68-making-a-custom-bamboo-fly-rod-part-3 At this point the ferrules can be mounted. Ferrules serve the important function of joining and holding the rod sections together. Premium ferrules are constructed of Nickel Silver tubing with a male ferrule (mounted on a tip section) that slides into a female ferrule. (Mounted on the butt section). Nickel Silver is the metal of choice as the zinc in this alloy makes it naturally self lubricating less likely to stick. It is imperative that time is spent preparing the ferrules to slide together well and are mounted permanently on the bamboo rod blank.

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The making of a custom split cane fly rod part 2

http://www.chrisclemes.co.uk/blog/61-making-a-custom-bamboo-fly-rod-part-2 In Part 1 of this series we discussed the history of bamboo rod making, why Tonkin bamboo is the preferred choice for rod makers and how we begin the process by splitting the bamboo (split cane) into strips. We will now discuss how these strips are then formed into tapered equilateral triangles called splines and how these are then glued and finished to form the hexagonal bamboo blank we are all familiar with.

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The making of a custom split cane fly rod

http://www.chrisclemes.co.uk/blog/54-making-a-custom-bamboo-fly-rod-part-1 Our custom split cane fly rods are our most exclusive products and the flagships of our workshops in England. They are the epitome of the rod makers craft. Each year we produce a limited quantity of our custom finished and bespoke split cane fly rods. In this article we explain the various steps involved in the making of these rods.

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#HaveYouTried? #WiseOwl Tea’s Corsican #OliveLeaf #Tea Yet? Served In A ‘Silky Tea Temple’!

From Wise Owl Tea, try this Corsican Olive Leaf herbal tea that is served in a 'silky tea temple. The shape of the 'tea temple' allows the loose tea within to move around freely, creating the perfect #Cuppa each time the bag is used.

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A Very Nice Comment Of The #makethemostof #Website From A #Poppy&Millie Customer

'I have been telling my friends all about how wonderful the Make The Most Of website is' A truly lovely comment from a Poppy & Millie customer who was not only happy with the Make The Most Of website but the service and product she received from Poppy & Millie themselves.

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#New #Designs From #JustWoolTextiles

#New #Designs From #JustWoolTextiles - #Perfect for #Sitting, #Perfect for #Travelling This description matches both Just Wool Textiles' Woollen Handmade Cushions and Washbags. A striking cushion to add to your furniture or bed and a roll up, easy to pack washbag for those long holidays and last minute trips. In a range of colours and designs of your own personal preference.

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#Congratulations #Kerys our #PressCentre #Manager on your #Engagement

Congratulations Kerys on your engagement! Exciting, happy news! An incredibly romantic proposal on a Gondola in Venice! Time to get a new hat!


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#New #Bears #BearLamps #EggLamps #LivesOfSmallBears

Take a look at the new designs from Teddies at Home, maker of intricate and endearing Teddy Bear Lamps; perfect for any childs bedside table.

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#Welcome #FusselsFineFoods #RapeseedOil #FoodGifts #HealthyFood #Foodies

A warm welcome to Fussels Fine Foods, producer of high quality rapeseed oil products. Fussels Fine Foods is the creation of many generations of Fussel farming in Somerset. Andy Fussel believes in creating quality food and the importance of supporting British farming, while creating a healthy product for his customers. All of Fussels Fine Foods products are incredibly versatile, and include rapeseed oil, mayonnaise, sauces and dressings and more!

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#New #Designs #JustWoolTextiles #Scarves #Blankets

Take a look at some new suggestions on colour choices from Just Wool Textiles. Have you got your Just Wool Textiles product yet? Don't forget! If you have your own colour preferences in mind for any of Just Wool Textiles products just add the colours to the custom box upon ordering. It's as simple as that! More suggestions on design and colour to follow shortly. Watch This Space...

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#Welcome #PaulLinden #PrivateChef #CateringService #Bespoke #CateringConsultancy #EventCatering

A warm welcome to Paul Linden, who's Private Chef and Catering Service reaches a wide range of clients in various locations and entertaining situations. Paul Linden and his team have many years of catering experience behind them, with Paul himself finding his passion for food and cooking at a young age. Paul has developed an understanding of food, service and the importance of attention to detail. This is due to engaging with some of  top mentors in the catering, food and hospitality business. Some of Paul Lindens services include:
  • Bespoke Catering Consultant & Event Catering
  • Private Chef
  • Corporate Event Catering
  • Catering Equipment Hire

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#EvoqueDesigns #New #Design #InteriorDesign #Bedroom #BedroomDecor

A recently finished Interior Design project completed by Evoque Designs. Click read more to discover a gallery of Yvonne's interior work and find out how Evoque Designs can help you.

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#Welcome #LauraAntonel #Artisan #Weaver #Scarves #Silk #Pashmina #Alpaca

A warm welcome to Laura Antonel, an artisan weaver who handmakes beautiful silk and pashmina scarves as well as linen and merino wool scarves, using quality British yarns. Laura uses a traditional weaving method, first seen in venice in the 1400's. As each scarf is handmade each one is unique, designed to last for many years to come. In a selection of #elegant colours, a Laura Antonel scarf is the perfect #finishingtouch to any outfit.

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#Welcome #CozyTime #SoftToys #Pillow #Pal #Animals #NeckCushion #HandWarmer

A warm welcome to Cozy Time, makers of Children's soft toys. Cozy Time has created a range of fantastic soft animal cuddly toys, pocket pillows, pillow pals, neck cushions, hand warmers and 3D animals. All of Cozy Time's products make a perfect Children's gift to be their forever friend as having practical uses, such as a neck support for travelling and a hand warmer great for children and the elderly.

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Make The Most Of News #Member #News

The news is here! Make The Most Of now has a weekly published online newspaper where the staff chooses their favourite member products, blogs, videos, photos and stories and shares them weekly with all of our subscribers. If you wish to be featured, please email Membership Manager: casey@makethemostof.co.uk along with the link of what you would like shared. Please note* Facebook and other social media pages are unable to be shared from within the online newspaper.

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#Special #Offer from Chris Clemes Rodmakers

Chris Clemes #Rodmakers are running a #special offer on Facebook for customers purchasing a new, or available #split #cane #fly #rod from their workshops - they will receive a free matching silk fly line worth £135. Each line is hand spun to match the action of the chosen fly rod so making them an ideal partnership. Customers can choose the colour of the line too. Click the link below to apply.

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#Welcome #EvoqueDesigns #Home #Interiors #Blinds #Bespoke #HomeStaging

Warm welcome to Evoque Designs, an interior design company ran by Yvonne Parker. Yvonne works closely with her customers to provide professional and friendly advice for your home décor and room design requirements. Based in North Wales, contact Evoque Designs for advice on:
  • Interior Design
  • Project Management
  • Home Staging Design
  • Tailor Made Curtains and Blinds

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#MakeTheMostOf #MTMO #Testimonial

"I really appreciate how Make The Most Of is continuing to raise my profile on social media" Lisa Watson

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Delightful #Tasty #Treat for #Tapas – Alco-Olives

Upon searching for some new and interesting #TapasIdeas I came across #Alco-Olives. Being one to try new things I bought 3 jars of different flavours, Jack Daniels, Courvoisier and Martini Rosso. While they were all very nice my favourite has to be the Martini alcohol infused olives. They make a delightful #tasty #treat, whether as a #Tapasidea for a #dinnerparty or as an evening snack. Thank you Alco-Olives!!!!


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Welcome To #VirtuosoLegal #Intellectual #Property Firm #Specialist #LegalTeam

Welcome to Virtuoso Legal, a specalist Intellectual Property Legal Advice Team. Protect your Intellectual Property with Virtuoso Legal while maximising their value. Virtuoso Legal has an excellent record of client satisfaction, when coming to legal advice Virtuoso Legal can help with all of these aspects:- Life Sciences and Healthcare;  Education; Technology and IT;  Etail, Retail and E-Commerce;  Food and Leisure;  Music and Entertainment.

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Welcome To #TeddiesAtHome #Ceramic #Lamps #NightLights #BearLamp #SmallBears

A warm welcome to Teddies At Home maker of Ceramic Bear Lamps. Each intricate detail is symbolic of the passion and commitment from Helen of Teddies At Home in making each ceramic lamp or night light. Choose from Helen's endearing range that covers the simple lives of Small Bears. Choose from:
  • Teddy Bear Tea Time Lamp
  • Bear Family Lamp
  • Teddy Bear Story Time Lamp
  • Stargazing Lamp
  • Teddy Bears Picnic Lamp
  • Teddies At Home Bear Bunting

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#British #DiningSolutions #Tableware #DinnerParty

Planning a #DinnerParty? In need of #Inspiration? Take a look at our #British #DiningSolutions Blog and discover some of our must have choices on creating the perfect #diningexperience for your guests.

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#Lampshades #BlackCab #VintageBritain #Vintage #VintageLampshade Now For Sale

New from Lisa Kaminski-Dale this #Handmade #Lampshade with #BlackCab fabric. A striking #Vintage addition to your decor for lovers of #VintageBritain. Fully lined inside with white fabric. With a choice of trims; bobble, plain or tassel and own colour preference.

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#Beautiful #Summer #Day #GardenFurniture #BritannicTeak #Furniture

Loving the #beautiful #summer #weather #Britain this week? Enjoy it more with #gardenfurniture from Britannic Teak Furniture. Achieve the perfect outdoor table and chairs for those al fresco meals or just sit back and sun yourself with a Britannic Teak garden bench.

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A #Tasty #Testimonial for #WiseOwlTea #Peruvian #Azteca #Fire

A #Tasty #Tea full of kick and fire, is how I would describe Wise Owl Tea's Peruvian Azteca Fire Tea. The perfect #BritishCuppa for a mid-afternoon sit down. Thank you #WiseOwlTea !

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Welcome to Chris Clemes #FlyFishing #FlyRod #ReelMakers

Welcome to Chris Clemes, Fly Rod and Reel Makers. They have more than 150 years combined experience in the making of fly rods and reels. Specialising in the production of exquisite quality fishing tools, designed to be the pride and joy of fishermen. Each Rod is hand worked and finished by the British craftsmen that makes up Chris Clemes' team, who devote their time, pride and energy into producing high quality products or natural beauty.

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Welcome to Harold Smith #Accountants – #NorthWales #Chartered #Accountancy #Firm

A warm welcome to Harold Smith Chartered Accountants. Celebrating their 100th year in 2015, based in St. Aspah, North Wales; Harold Smith Accountants has won Accountancy Firm of the Year for Wales in 2014. As Harold Smith Accountants is the largest accountancy firm in North Wales, it's no surprise that they deal in a wide range of areas, including:
  • Taxation accountancy advice, calculations and returns,
  • Corporation tax advice and calculations,
  • VAT Preparation and audits,
  • Payroll administration, including payslips. NI contributions and P60's,
  • Company, partnership and business audits,
  • Business forecasts and calculations for business plans and strategic business development,
  • Business Advice,
and much more!. Click read more to view their testimonials, contact details and discover how Harold Smith Accountants can help You?

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Wise Owl Tea

Thank you Make The Most Of for my wonderful tasty & refreshing herbal tea by #WiseOwlTea. It went very well with my handmade biscuits by #CookieArtLondon and I'm looking forward to exploring more wonderful flavours from Wise Owl's herbal tea range very soon!

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#HappyEaster – #Spoilt #Doggies at #Easter #EasterEggs

#HappyEaster from Make The Most Of. Did you have a good #Easter weekend? Filled with family, friends and too much chocolate! Above is a picture of George, a spoilt chocolate Labrador, patiently waiting for is Doggie #EasterEgg from Mum. Just one of many spoilt and pampered animals that keeps us, here at Make The Most Of going.


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#ScarletandArgent #Hainsworth #YatterYatter #Feature #Cashmere #Teddies #Bears

#ScarletandArgent of #Hainsworth chosen by #YatterYatter to #Feature their #Cashmere #Teddies #Bears next to snippet about #MakeTheMostOf #MTMO. The #feature shows Scarlet and Argents lovely soft #cashmere #bears, the #Scarlet bear and the #Argent bear, sat upon a #luxury #Scarlet and #Argent #Baby #Blanket. The perfect #newbabygifts in one picture!

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#ScarletandArgent #Hainsworth #YatterYatter #Feature #Wool #Coasters

Take a look at #ScarletandArgent of #Hainsworth's feature in the #Spring #YatterYatter. This feature shows their #wool #coasters stating the true fact of them being the #perfect #home for your mug. In their statement eye catching colours; #ScarletRed and #Grey.

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#Handmade #British #Vintage #London #LondonBus #Flamingos #Lampshades

#New #Handmade #Vintage style #Lampshades by Lisa Kaminski-Dale. A #British #Britain inspired #Lampshade patterned with #Traditional #Red #London #Buses to suit any #Vintage and #VintageChic style decor. Lisa's other new #Lampshade is a bold pink and black trim #Flamingo #Lampshade. A striking statement piece for any room.

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#Rocknife #MixandMatch #Kitchen #Knife #Set

#MixandMatch your own #Ceramic #Kitchen #Knife #Set from #Rocknife. Choose your own combination of colours to match your kitchen or workplace furnishings. Choose from these bold, stiking colours: Lime Green, Pink, Black or Red. Also choose which colour represents which size of #Ceramic #Kitchen #Knife.

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Introducing Alco-Olives #GreekOlives #AlcoholInfused

A warm welcome to Alco-Olives and their range of #alcoholinfused #GreekOlives. Alco-Olives is the creation of friends dreaming of the Mediterranean and Tapas ideas. They thought of Tapas and Greek Olives and the idea of creating a tasty snack. Upon sourcing Greek Olives they infused the Olives with alcohol indulding #JackDaniels #Martini #Gin #Vermouth #Sambuca and #Tequlia, finding the alcohol enhanced the taste of the Olives. Choose your jar size and flavour of alcohol infused Greek Olives and combine them with your own Tapas ideas, making easy appetisers.

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#Rocknife #Ceramic #Kitchen #Knife #Set #PatternedBlades

Introducing #Rocknife and their #British #ceramic #kitchen #knife range. Rocknife is the creation of a group of friends and family. The Ceramic Knives are a colourful addition to any home or workplace in a range of sets, with the option to create your own set of coloured knives. Another option is to just purchase a single Rocknife ceramic knife. The knife sets will also make a great #traditional #weddinggift, staying sharper longer than stainless steel knives. The hardest decision is which colour #Rocknife #Ceramic #Kitchen #Knife Set to buy!

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Poppy & Millie – #personalisedwordpictures #poppyandmillie one of many #positive #testimonials

A #happy #testimonial for #PoppyandMillie from a recent #personalised #wordpicture order. "I received my order today as promised.  The picture is everything I hoped it would be and received far quicker than I expected.  The whole process was so easy and you kept me fully up to date with everything.  I am looking forward to giving the gift on Friday and know the recipient will like it very much." Another #happy customer.

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#Handmade #British #Personalised #Custommade #Embroidered #Homeaccessories #Gifts

#Handmade, #embroidered, #british #gifts and# home #accessories from #ImogenAllenDesigns. Now available for sale, choose from a range of #decorative embroidered hanging hearts or hoops, tablet rests and cushions from Imogen Allen Designs. The range makes the ideal gift for a loved one as most items are available to be #personalised or #customised.

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#traditional #upholstery #recoverwork #bespoke #headboards #ottomans

#Revive your #furniture with the help of #NicolaParkesUpholstery. Nicola Parkes is an #upholsterer from the Oxfordshire Berkshire borders. Nicola's work includes, but is not limited to #Modern and #traditional #upholstery, complete #re-upholstery to repairs, re-cover work, #bespoke #headboards and #ottomans.

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A #woolcollection of #JustWoolTextiles products now available for purchase

#HandmadeCreations designed to bring #joy while being #practical and #useable. #MakeTheMostOf is proud to #showcase the #artisan #products from #JustWoolTextiles. By using a #traditional loom to weave his products, Neil of Just Wool Textiles uses #100%British Falkland Islands Wool before hand dying the wool himself. Take a look at the products from #JustWoolTextiles including #blankets, #cushions, #scarves and #purses.

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#ReplacementKnives for your #WhiteHandle #CanteenOfCutlery from #TrickettsOfSheffield

If you have missing or damaged knife handles from your set of cutlery, here is the answer. These iconic and classical cream or black handled knives with Candle End handles and Narrow French Blades from Tricketts of Sheffield are an excellent choice to replace discoloured or damaged knives in older canteens of cutlery. These knives are now dishwasher safe they are available with cream or black handles.

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#Artisan #Scarves #Blankets #Bags & #Purses available soon @MakeTheMostOfUK

Neil Wildman-Whitten - Artisan producer of woollens using only 100% British Wool has joined Make The Most Of to sell his beautifully handwoven scarves, blankets, cushions and many other woollen products. Watch this space!


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#Embroidery #Cushions #Bunting and #TextileDesigns by Imogen Allen

A very warm welcome to Imogen Allen Designs who creates a range of textile designs featuring unique hand embroidery. Many of the textile items created are uniquely made and customised for the individual customers. Imogen uses the basic design profile to create a range of decorative items to suit individual needs and occasions. In addition to customised designs, there are some ready to buy items which are created using unusual and bright, bold fabrics, encapsulating Imogen's love of colour in her design.


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#PrettyInPink: A new #Fragrance from #MakeTheMostOf

This Pretty in Pink Fragrance was created by Perfumer Chris Bartlett of Pell Wall Perfumes especially for the elegant Lady. Scented with roses, lily of the valley, jasmine and violet, it releases a sweet feminine aroma that's suitable for daytime and evening wear. Think of Summer time in an English Garden setting. New to Make The Most Of. Available now; £44.50 for 30ml.

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A Warm Welcome To Emma From Chester Lashes

Meet the latest member of our Services pages; Emma Jeffs is the owner of Chester Lashes and specialises in eyelash extensions and beauty therapy in #Chester. Emma works from home and has offered high quality beauty treatments for the past seven years. Beauty treatments in Chester include Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions, #Threading and CND Shellac Gel Varnish.

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Step into #Spring with style!

New for #SS15. These gorgeous new #Hat designs by Pat Campbell of #PatzHatz are perfect for keeping warm during #Spring whilst also looking stylish.

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#PrettyInPink and not just #Roses but #LilyOfTheValley too.

A wonderful feature on Pell Wall Perfumes in January 2015's  IScentYouADay.com, featuring the fabulous 'Pretty In Pink' created by the talented Chris Bartlett of #PellWallPerfumes. "Pretty In Pink smells like it was created in the 1950s to go with a tea dress, bone china and a powder puff. It’s not just the rose, you see, it’s the fact that the Lily of the Valley takes off from the starting blocks at the same time and instead of a rose soliflore, you have a jammy rose with my favourite ever flower alongside it, floating around in a wonderful time warp that makes me go misty eyed."

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Love my #BrownBetty teapot and #Tea

Thank you Make The Most Of! I have just received my orders for the wonderful original #BrownBettyTeapot and the fabulous #WiseOwlTea . I love the #UnionJack box that #CauldonCeramics sent the #Teapot in. Also I really like the design of the #OrganicTea packaging too! I wanted to share this picture with you, the kettle has just boiled so I'm really looking forward to trying my purchases out. I will be in touch again soon to tell you more!

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Meet our latest member, #ScarletAndArgent

Exceptional style with a great heritage is what you get when you purchase their beautifully made #Blankets #Throws #Cushions #ScentedCandles #Homeware and even #TeddyBears! #ScarletAndArgent is #BritishMade at #Hainsworth Mill near Leeds. The creativity at the Mill at Hainsworth reflects and captures the importance of connecting between self, history and family together. Take a look at their fabulous #WoollenProducts and find out more about their heritage by simply clicking the picture above.

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A Warm Welcome To #CleaningServices & #RestorationServices

We are very pleased to welcome Gareth James of Nightingale Cleaning & Restoration Services as a new service Member, joining us here at Make The Most Of. Based in South Wales, Gareth offers practical, high quality, cost effective and sustainable cleaning solutions for the home and work place. Gareth's gallery will be live very soon.

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#OvarianCancer Awareness Month 2015

Great news from Seascape! We’re delighted to announce that the UK bath & body brand Seascape Island Apothecary will be supporting Target Ovarian Cancer during 2015. Our first partnership activity starts in March for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM), where we start to dedicate 5% of all sales from our fabulous Soothe range, which includes our award - winning Sleep Oil, Body Butter, Body Wash and our brand new 100ml Body Mist (see below). Seascape will also be assisting with fundraising and feel good incentives, supporting the "50s Challenge" and fundraising walks later in the year, all contributing to the work Target Ovarian Cancer do in raising awareness of the symptoms, supporting women living with the disease and their families, and improving early diagnosis and treatment. Seascape's newest product - the very refreshing 100ml Soothe Body Mist is now available to stockists only (it will be available to the public via our website in early March). Part of our maternity - safe Soothe range, the new Body Mist contains 100% natural essential oils of Jersey lavender to relax and calm the mind, mandarin to rejuvenate the senses and a selection of other essential oils to delicately fragrance and refresh. RRP: £16.00 SEASCAPE ISLAND APOTHECARY WILL BE AT SPRING FAIR, NEC, FEB. 1st - 5th AT STAND 20C15.

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Perfect #ValentinesDay gift

Carmarthen Journal 21st January 2015 featured this beautiful Floral patterned CWTCH Cushion by Shirley Price available from Make The Most Of. £40.90 inclusive mainland UK p&p; BUY NOW > http://makethemostof.co.uk/cwtch-cushion

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#Tableware by #Slateware

Nice to see the face behind Slateware and Welsh Slate. Mr Chris Allwood. Take a look at these stylish #Slate #Tableware which will add style to your #DiningRoom

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#WinterSnow

Beautiful British Winter views from our fabulous office at Make The Most Of.


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#DesignerHomeware #SolidOak #Lighting

The Take A Picture Tripod Floor Lamp is currently featured in The Telegraph online, being first published on the 12th November 2014 in the Property section under the heading 'Six Best Lamps For Sale'. A unique one of a kind British made floor lamp that is listed as the second photograph in the editors choice of six lamps.

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#TeaLovers guide

Wise Owl Tea featured in the Readers Digest online magazine in January 2015. Helen Best-Shaw reviewed the tea and commented on the great vintage packaging too. Great tasting herbal tea that is British made in London with the finest of ingredients.

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#ValentinesDay2015

This handcrafted Cwtch Cushion by Shirley Price was featured in the Valentines Gift section of Yattar Yattar January/February edition. "Give your loved one a cuddle even when you're not there...." British made, Made in Wales.

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#MakeTheMostOf #OnlineShopping

A feature about online shopping in the Yattar Yattar January/February 2015. A #Rustic handcrafted to order #OakMirror from BespOak Designs was featured #GreatBritish #Craftmanship, #MadeInWales.

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For fans of #JurassicPark

Great British handcrafted notebook/journal, made to order and can be personalised, by Sue Gray featuring a dinosaur on the front. Suitable for boys of all ages for keeping their secrets safe! Featured in the January/February edition of Yattar Yattar under 'Kids Shopping' as "great ideas for the most important people in your life".

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#DartingtonCrystal #WhiskeyGlasses

Handmade Whiskey Gift Set from #DartingtonCrystal was featured in Absolutely Life Brighton in their December issue 2014 under #GiftsForHim.

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#DesignerHandbags #MadeInBritain

Absolutely Life Brighton featured the Knightsbridge Flesh Designer Handbag from British Designers The British Boxbag Company in their December issue under #GiftsForHer. This two in one leather handbag will be the chameleon in your wardrobe that will take you anywhere, be it a special day out, ladies that lunch or a works meeting.

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Testimonial for my #Rocknife kitchen knife set

What a fab service. More to the point, my Rocknife ceramic kitchen knives are sharp! Gone are the days that I need to hunt for sharp knives in my kitchen drawer. It's always great to receive parcels through the post and when I opened the boxes, I found some great little finger plasters that made me smile, as they hinted at how sharp the ceramic knives really are! A lovely touch and a fantastic idea. Next time I need to buy a wedding present - this will be it.

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Love my #BrownBetty teapot and #Tea

Thank you Make The Most Of! I have just received my orders for the wonderful original #BrownBettyTeapot and the fabulous #WiseOwlTea . I love the #UnionJack box that #CauldonCeramics sent the #Teapot in. Also I really like the design of the #OrganicTea packaging too! I wanted to share this picture with you, the kettle has just boiled so I'm really looking forward to trying my purchases out. I will be in touch again soon to tell you more!


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So Snug #Alpaca mattress topper

'So Snug' was the title of an email we received from a satisfied customer. Bear in mind that the seller member had experienced very unusual problems with their suppliers which caused a delay in making the product for the customer. Anyway, this is what the customer wrote.... Dear Mr Harrison, Thank you for your kind email and cheery photograph . I' m glad I had the patience to hang in there. The snug and restful sleep during these recent cold nights are worth the wait. My congratulations to you for handling the situation well and to the makers for an excellent product. Sincerely and with thanks D.T.

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#MadeToOrder baskets to #USA

Ted Bruce's baskets were sent to the USA. and the very happy customers wrote the following on the 3/1/2015; Hi Don Happy New Year!!! Great news!!! We just received the wonderful baskets!! I believe they were delivered to our post office on 12/29, so some of the delay was at this end too. Laura loves them and definitely is interested in purchasing more for her, and gifts!! Is there a catalogue you have available for different types, or the website the best site to use? Thanks again and looking forward to many more orders in the future!!!

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What People Think about Make The Most Of

We have worked with Make The Most Of for two years, focusing on blogs to get the message out about the company's ethos - and promoting their clients and their products. During that time, we have been seriously impressed with the dedication of the Make The Most Of team, not only to developing new ways for buyers to access the products and services for sale, but also to reinventing how this kind of business works. They work tirelessly to ensure that every one of their featured clients get the best service and that their products are appropriately promoted. In other words, every one of their clients really matter and they will go out of their way to promote and cross promote their products and services.

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