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The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

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Mmmm... He's SO yummmyyy! ( F.Y.I - One can see the outline of his hands in his trouser pockets. Just thought I'd point it out :) )

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Tom Stuart Smith's garden I haven't named them but the inspiration is there.

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Ford Cortina Mk1.Bought one of these great cars in 1974,. ran it for 2 years, sold it for 50 quid more than I paid for it....Loved it. !

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He is too adorable!! So kind and polite - wish more were like him!!

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from houseandgarden.co.uk

Cottage Industry

Loving this rustic barn kitchen - there's only one thing I'd change & that's the colour of the Aga - maybe yellow! Come to think of it, I'd bring softness & colour to the window with an enchanting Gilroys blind. 0800 825 0034 for made to measure blinds & curtains.

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from Jamie Oliver

Tomato soup

Jamie Oliver's tomato soup:: I roasted 6 large toms (which were going squidgy!) and 2 cored and de-seeded green peppers (which were going red) in the oven on 375F for 50 mins. I then followed the recipe and added the tomatoes and peppers when it was time to blend it. We served ours with a blob of fat free natural Greek yog and it was delicious.

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This weekend is set to be another busy one for pedigree sheep fans with two major sales happening either side of the Irish Sea. Across the water in Eire Tom Bailey will hold the 12th annual production sale from his Baileys flock of pedigree Suffolks, with 65 shearling ewes and 31 flock age ewes on …

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from Jamie Oliver

Roasted chicken breast with cherry tomatoes and asparagus

Roasted chicken breast with cherry tomatoes & asparagus. A gorgeous roast for one

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from Mail Online

Could YOU build a flatpack house? Home in a box costs just £6,500. But is it really as easy to build as an IKEA bookcase? We gave one brave dad a week to try

A British company has begun selling a flat-pack mini-house, which is said to be as easy to assemble as an Ikea bookcase - £6.5k. Bargain!

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