A cup of tea and cake at Dunelm can be just as tasty as having it at a nice garden centre/restaurant or tea room.

I don’t know about you but I can spend hours walking around Dunelm and always manage to find something new to buy. But do you always stop and have a tea and cake while you are in the store?

Well if you haven’t been before then I can highly recommend it especially their tea cakes, which are large square ones and more than enough for a snack. The cakes vary daily but this time I tried a Bakewell sponge slice. I love Bakewell slices so I was sure this would be just as tasty and I was not disappointed.


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My little bit of braiding project started when I decided to recover my bedroom stool which was looking  a bit worse for wear, with some of my left over curtain fabric.

I soon realized that I did did not quite have enough to completely cover the stool, so I popped out to buy some braiding to put around it.

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As you can see it worked perfectly.

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I then had another brainwave and took the sample I had left to see if it was the same colour as my lampshades in the conservatory. The lampshades are not old but the sun had made the glue show through around the bottom and top, so I thought putting the braiding around would disguise this.

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This also worked perfectly – I just wish I’d thought of taking the photos as a before and after but I am sure you can get the gist of my little projects.

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The braiding I bought was Dunelm‘s Premier Braid at only .69p a metre !