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    Whoopee!   Emma Bridgewater make fabulous pottery from their base in Stoke on Trent - everything you could want to bring colour and fun to a kitchen or other room in the house!

    As well as their pretty mugs, they have kettles, glasses, t-towels, some stationery, even radios, all full of colour!

    And this Bank Holiday weekend, there's a Spring Sale* on!  There's 20% off Our Russell Hobbs x Emma Bridgewater Kettles.  And for mugs, it's 2 for £30 on selected mugs!   

    This is the Good Gardeners Half Pint Mug

    Some of the mugs would be great for gardeners and garden lovers, such as the Good Gardeners Mug (pictured above) or the Flowers Daffodils mug.   There are lots of mugs for anyone who loves insects and birds, too. 

    This Polka Dot Kettle is very pretty!

    This Polka Dot Kettle is very pretty!

    Click here to head over to Emma Bridgewater's Spring Sale!


    *Spring Savings T&Cs from Emma Bridgewater are...

      1. 2 ½ Pint Mugs for £30 only applies to the product in their Spring Savings category.
      2. There is no limit to how many mugs you add to the promotion.
      3. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
      4. They reserve the right to end offers and promotions early at our discretion.
      5. They reserve the right to extend offers and promotions at our discretion.
      6. Offers and discounts cannot be added retrospectively to an order.
      7. Promotion can not be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
      8. Promotion ends at 11.59pm on Monday 31st May.

    There's a new series starting on Channel 5 on Thursday 13 May at 8pm.  It's called Kew Gardens - A Year in Bloom.

    The programme follows a year in the lives of the staff.   It starts with winter and looks at the ways in which banana plants are looked after. 

    It's a great way to find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes at Kew Gardens - I can't wait to see it! 

    Give someone a visit to Kew Gardens


    Give someone a visit to Kew Gardens
    Buy a visit through Red Letter Days and get 15% off!

    Just use the code AHW2021RED - it's valid until 31/12/21**

    The gardens are situated in West London.   

    Kew Palace is a magnificent royal residence;  King George III lived here - it was his summer home.  You can go behind the scenes of royal life - the palace has got lots of wonderful history.  The Royal Kitchens give you an insight into the Georgian's cookery skills. 

    Enjoy a visit to Kew Gardens

    You can stroll around the World Heritage Royal Botanic Gardens yourself.  They are home to the most diverse collection of living plants on earth.   The Kew Gardens stretch nearly 326 acres.  There's the Princess of Wales Conservatory with its 10 different climatic zones. Stroll along an amazing treetop walkway and enjoy the quiet water lily pond. 

    A visit to Kew Gardens and Palace is a great way to enjoy nature, gardens and history all rolled into one!   

    Visit Red Letter Days and get 15% off with the code AHW2021RED which is valid until 31 Dec 2021!** 

    **It does not apply to non-discountable products.


  3. Emma Bridgewater has got a great collection called the River and Shoreline Collection! There's also the Scattered Boats collection and they would make great gifts for anyone who loves boats and the sea.

    The collections boast items such as half pint mugs, 3 pint jugs, a large milk bottle, a one pint mug, a small mug, a medium vase, a cocoa mug plus a 2 mug tea pot and a 4 mug tea pot!  

    Take a look at the River and Shoreline Collection from Emma Bridgewater ere

    You can have personalised products as well so you could put your loved one's name on a product or something of a sea/boating nature such as First Mate, or Ship Ahoy!

    You can personalise some of the products, too!

    This is from Emma Bridgewater's River and Shoreline Collection

    The collection is very colourful and would add lots of cheer to any home, and the products are fun!   

    Prices start from £14.95 

    Visit Emma Bridgewater's River and Shoreline collection here 



    It's National Pet Month in April and a chance to celebrate the bond between people and their pets!

    If you're looking for a gift ideas for a dog owner, you could consider giving them a dog friendly break, available from Red Letter Days.   They can take their dog and get away for a short break, giving their dog new whiffs to sniff, people to meet and maybe even other dogs to greet!

    Did my owner remember to pack ALL my toys?

    Red Letter Days have a number of dog friendly breaks you can give as gift experiences.

    • There's a selection of one or two night stays to choose from
    • Plus a variety of glamping sites, hotels, inns and more!
    • Some selected locations include breakfast 

    It's time for walkies!

    The voucher is valid for two people at a dog-friendly venue.  Availability varies by location. All dates are subject to availability.

    Guests need to call the chosen location before arriving to advise they are bringing a woof and some locations may involve a supplementary charge, but nonetheless, this gift experience gives dog owners the chance to get away and enjoy some time with their dog.  There are 60 locations, so lots to choose from!

    Fetch more information from Red Letter Days here

    What's more, there's 15% off at Red Letter Days with the code AHW2021RED - it's valid until 31 December 2021!  (It doesn't apply to non-discounted products but apart from that, it's site wide!)

    Wag your tail and dig out more information from Red Letter Days here.