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Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse)  'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

Show someone you love them with chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. These chocolate fondants are really easy.

Chocolate volcanoes

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling.   The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.

Chocolate Victoria Sponge - simple light chocolate cake for when other cakes are too fudgy and rich

Chocolate Victoria Sponge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Crush Mag . Raspberry frangipane tarts . { lovely recipe for a really sweet tart . the Great British Bake Off 2015 . Episode6 . signaturebake } .

Crush Mag . Raspberry frangipane tarts . { lovely recipe for a really sweet tart . the Great British Bake Off 2015 . Episode6 . signaturebake } .

I'm being resourceful again! We had a few apples that were past eating condition and they've ended up in this lovely comforting cake from Mary Berry's Baking Bible. The original recipe is below, ta...

Mary Berry’s Apple and Cinnamon Cake

I'm being resourceful again! We had a few apples that were past eating condition and they've ended up in this lovely comforting cake from Mary Berry's Baking Bible. The original recipe is below, ta...

Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012.There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help

How to Build a Hedgehog House

Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012.There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help

Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

Always loved Monty's path.  Warning: links to Daily Fail!

Be it brick or cobbles, paving stones or tiles, if you're thinking of putting in a new path, now's the time to do it, says Monty Don

Scottish Tablet. Like fudge, but no butter, just (condensed) milk and sugar, really. (1) From: Cakeyboi, please visit (2) Saved to, Guthrie Scottish Recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/arfamilies/guthrie-scottish-recipes/

Scottish Tablet. Like fudge, but no butter, just (condensed) milk and sugar, really. (1) From: Cakeyboi, please visit (2) Saved to, Guthrie Scottish Recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/arfamilies/guthrie-scottish-recipes/

The 44 Best British Memes On The Internet

The 44 Best British Memes On The Internet

You can’t always count on the British weather to deliver a blanket of snow on the ground and icicles hanging from the windowsills for Christmas but @sainsburys never fails to impress us with stylish home accessories to help create a cosy vibe inside. Glittering baubles, shining stars and silver reindeer – what's not to love about the new Ice Palace collection? #sponsored http://trib.al/QWyUIdb

Give your home a sophisticated spin this Christmas

You can’t always count on the British weather to deliver a blanket of snow on the ground and icicles hanging from the windowsills for Christmas but @sainsburys never fails to impress us with stylish home accessories to help create a cosy vibe inside. Glittering baubles, shining stars and silver reindeer – what's not to love about the new Ice Palace collection? #sponsored http://trib.al/QWyUIdb

Know your bawbag from your wazzock.

18 Very Sweary British Words You Need To Use Right Now

Mr Michael at his best . . . before the public toilet and Happysnaps incidents!

It's high time to restore your Faith in George Michael

Mr Michael at his best . . . before the public toilet and Happysnaps incidents!