Convivial Conversation

A jovial snippets, a light hearted bit of chit chat and a smattering of idle gossip from Chez Charlie.

Out & about in Horsham

Horsham is a historic market town nestled on the River Arun in West Sussex which dates back to as early […]

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A vintage French kitchen and utility room

This project has got to be a personal favourite! The styling was vintage French and we started with some glorious […]

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Cocoa fettuccine with bacon, chilli and marjoram recipe

Want to try something a bit different? Have a go at this funky twist on traditional pasta and get a […]

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Why Nespresso are a notable brand

The Nespresso story begins with a simple concept. That concept? To permit anyone and everyone to make an authentic cup […]

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Why Mylands is a must-have!

Mylands. Painted in history with a whole lot of heritage to acknowledge. Beginning in the humblest of ways, they have […]

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The magic at Miele

Miele have become a must-have in appliances and rightly so when you take a second to absorb a little bit […]

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Our love for La Cornue

For over a century, La Cornue have strived to build on the tradition of Albert Dupuy by safeguarding their particular […]

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Pickled pineapple and confit duck salad recipe

For the spring months why not go for something a bit lighter? A salad doesn’t have to be bland nor […]

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Why Jo Malone gives us joy

Understatement being the foundation of the ‘maison’ style.  Characterised by the individualistic sense of refinement.  A quality that is rare, […]

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Why Kaelo is a keeper

Most great conceptions begin with a first world problem…this one was the water dripping from a gorgeous bottle of ‘fizz’ […]

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One of our favourites – Farrow & Ball

Starting in Dorset way back in the day (1946 to be precise) local boys John Farrow and Richard Ball were […]

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For our friends at Fired Earth

Time to big up our wonderful neighbours right here in Surrey, Guildford to be precise. Let’s start with a bit […]

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Our love for Le Creuset

Recognised throughout the world, Le Creuset stands as a market-leader for finest quality collections of enamelled cast iron cookware, stainless […]

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A gorgeous Georgian villa kitchen

This Georgian villa kitchen project was special to me for all sorts of reasons. It goes a little bit further […]

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Out & About in Godalming

If you’re seeking a trip around the Surrey area then look no further than Godalming. In this town and area […]

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The Masters at Mauviel

Ernest, the first name of a designer of genius who’s first name was known by very few. His surname, Mauviel, […]

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The loyalty of Little Greene

As an independent British paint creator, Little Greene are dedicated to social and environmental obligations when it comes to production […]

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A rush of blood to the head!

Starts with my following of Chris Evans on Radio Two when he was doing amazing auctions for Children in Need. […]

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The quest of Quooker

Henri Peteri was working for Unilever at the time and was paying a visit to their head office in London […]

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Shortbread, chocolate and manchego recipe

Now we consider shortbread as a delightful biscuit that is adored by everyone, perfectly sweet and crumbly. Delicious! This recipe […]

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