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  • Property Flirt

    Is there anything more fun than peering around other people's houses, imagining yourself in situ and guessing the price? Er, nope! Let the nosiness commence.

  • The garden as gallery

    Unique, unusual furniture and deco for inside the home – and out – at the 31st Bath Decorative Antiques Fair coming to Bath (natch), in March.

  • Contemporary country living

    Somerset may be stuffed with characterful period properties but it's these ultra modern, thermo-efficient Cubis houses in Bruton that have caught our eye

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

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    15 Christmas wreath workshops

    Deck your door with boughs of holly, willow or even recycled fabric. These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!

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    Kondo kids: tidy tips for children

    Marie Kondo's just brought out a new tidying book aimed at kids. Local KonMari specialist Jenny Dudfield spills the beans (and tidies them up again, natch)

  • bowl of pumpkin soup with pumpkins

    Pumpkin recipes

    Don't bin it, bake it! After carving, turn your pumpkin's innards into a simple snack, pesto, soup and a delicious dessert this Halloween

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • A glass act

    Will Shakspeare blows glass. You didn't know the bard was a craftsman? See the Somerset Will's range of hand-blown glass lampshades inspired by nature.

  • Speedy supper anyone?

    If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

    • Are you rustic or refined?

      Interiors-wise, that is! Whatever your style, Somerset's annual design hub, the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair has you covered

    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

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