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WINTER WHITES

WINTER WHITES

 As winter crawls slowly towards Spring - we await the first peep of winter white promise from the beautiful Snowdrop (The Greek name Galanthus - translates to ‘Milk Flower’). We are delighted to say that we found our first one pushing though on the way up to May Hill on todays walk. Often scented with tiny white flowers, snowdrops appear when there are few other flowers in bloom. They never fail to lift the spirits during the dull days of winter. Being tiny  plants, they can easily be grown in the smallest of gardens, making it possible to collect just...

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Rafts Solid 925 Silver and Semi Precious Stone Range

Rafts Solid 925 Silver and Semi Precious Stone Range

Here at Raft we always have in stock a fantastic range of Solid 925 Silver jewellery and we have been making an extra effort to share these with you online during lockdown. Many of our pieces include semi precious stones allowing you to match your outfits perfectly, pick out the colour of your eyes or blend with your skin tone. In addition, semi-precious stones are thought to have properties and strengths - we are now adding these to the descriptions of each jewellery item on our website to help you add sentiment to your gift for a loved one. Whether you...

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Michelle Blake - Lockdown Style Message

Michelle Blake - Lockdown Style Message

The beautiful Michelle Blake, styling up two of our staple silk pieces for a floaty yet elegant look, whilst chatting about her thoughts on style during lockdown. Thanks Michelle and see you soon. 

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SUNFLOWER PESTO

SUNFLOWER PESTO

 This is a delicious basil pesto alternative, bulging with summer sun and  so easy to make. Perfect on toast or fresh bread, as a dip, tossed through pasta, dolloped on baked potato or any way you fancy. INGREDEINTS 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds pinch of sea salt to taste 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups sunflower petals, removed from centres, lightly packed 1/3 cup olive oil, or more to make a thinner texture Pluck the sunflower petals, and lightly press them into a cup.  Toast the sunflower seeds on the hob until very lightly...

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Tales From The Meadow

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Tales From The Meadow

FLORALICIOUS With Summer well and truly on its way and the meadows bulging with bright and rich colours, why not bring some of that colour and cheer onto our dining tables. There are so many stunning flowers out there that look wonderful sprinkled over your salad, adorning your cake, stirred into your tea, and iced floating in your summer cocktails.  To follow please find some vibrant and flavoursome edible jewels for you to pick and use. Go on - brighten your day and give your table a blast of ‘summer happy’. Following on from this florally themed delight - have...

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