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Chickens have personalities all of their own!

Why everyone needs a chicken in their life I love chickens! At Cookie Doodle Doo I like to use locally sourced ingredients where possible especially free range eggs. There has been lots of campaigning in recent years about the plight of caged hens headed up by top chefs such as Jamie Oliver and this got me to thinking how nice it would be to rescue a few hens and have them in my vegetable patch. The thought of rescuing hens gave me a great sense of excitement. I contacted the British Hen Welfare Trust (at the time they were known as the Battery Hen Welfare Trust)  to find out where the local collection venues were. I found one at Wragby...

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Mothers Day, the history and beautiful, unique, personalised gifts

Welcome to Cookie Doodle Doo's monthly blog post that looks at the history of gift-giving on Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday and seeks to show you the Mother’s Day collection from Cookie Doodle Doo as something unique and personal to buy for your loved ones to show our love and thanks to them. History of Mothering Sunday Like many traditions Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent and exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was originally a day to give thanks to the Virgin Mary who was also known as Mother Mary. Such celebrations required people to visit the main church or cathedral in a family's area that they called the 'mother'...

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The History of Greetings Cards

Ancient Beginnings  The custom of sending greeting cards has been traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls. Handmade paper greeting cards were being exchanged in Europe during the early 15th century with the Germans printing New Year's greetings from woodcuts as early as 1400 and it is known that paper Valentines were being exchanged here too Industrial Revolution By the 1850s, the greeting card had been transformed from a relatively expensive, handmade and hand-delivered gift to a popular and affordable means of personal communication, due largely to advances in printing, mechanisation, and a reduction in postal rates with the introduction...

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