Have you got a Mezzaluna?

A herb cutter (Mezzaluna - which means half moon in Italian) often consists of a single or double curved blade with handles at each end often used for cutting herbs. We stock many of the weird and wonderful!

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Babycham madam?

Probably not the drink of this period, although it still has its dedicated followers... Babycham was the post-war drink for the young fashionable lady. Until Babycham came along, there was few light or glamorous drinks, and none to speak of that was fashionable. Babycham was first served as Pear Perry (Pear Juice)around about the 1940's … Continue reading Babycham madam?

Speed traps and the Automobile Association!

I was surprised to read in the Automobile Associations website that the AA was formed initially to help motorists breaking the speed limit from getting caught! Although their official duties were 'Indicating dangers on the road and helping motorists who had broken down.' In 1905, Charles Jarrott, a successful racing driver, amongst other like minded … Continue reading Speed traps and the Automobile Association!