Making a Timberkit is to step into the whole world of Automata, ingenious moving models and scenes. It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and a fascinating education and hobby for children and adults of all ages.

Amaze your friends! No special knowledge or skills needed, just a little time and patience to follow the instructions.In these safety conscious electronic times most of the mechanisms we depend on are well hidden so we never get to see how things work.

Take a look at the building blocks of our mechanical world. Assemble the wooden cams, push rods, levers and cranks and understand what makes it tick.After you have made the model you can paint, varnish or customise it in your own personal way then try another!

Timberkits span ages from 7 upwards with designs of varying complexity and a wide range of themes to suit all interests and make excellent gifts for all occasions.Enjoy the warmth of the natural wood, sourced from sustainable forestry and fully machined with no further need for specialist tools.

Minimum age recommended 8 years. Adult supervision may be required. Kit is supplied in an unbuilt form.




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Capventure is a manufacturer based in the Netherlands, primarily producing themed kitchen tools and tableware. The Cabanaz range is inspired by the classic styling of a fifties American Diner and covers everything, from napkin dispensers to wine coolers… a truly unforgettable mix of home gifts and quirky interiors.


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Add some colour to your freshly brewed tea with the new T-Bird swing by QDO. This quirky little infuser has been designed to prep a perfect cuppa every time, is easy to use and practical to boot! Simply fill the T-Bird with tea, pop on top of your cup and allow your fresh tea leaves to infuse



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During the summer there is nothing better than enjoying your garden – but of course to get the most out of it you need to make sure that you have the right furniture. However the drawback with most garden sets is that they are made from heavy materials to ensure they resist the elements – making them difficult to move or store.
At Amaroni we have an extensive stock of fantastic Skyline Design Chill Out Loungers which are available in a range of designs, ensuring you will have no problem identifying the perfect furniture for your needs.
Rattan furniture is so sturdy thanks to the woven structure, while it is also lightweight making it easy to move and store away during the winter. The rattan furniture is just as weather resistant as other more cumbersome pieces, while you’ll be helping the environment too, as rattan fibres are fully recyclable



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Inspired by the sights and sounds of the Mediterranean, this stunning range of tableware is perfect for serving tapas with friends, or to simply bring a vibrant splash of colour to your tabletop. The collection includes: serving plates, mugs, egg cups and platters




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As we wave goodbye to summer and the dark nights draw in, it’s time to take a slower pace of life and enjoy the delights that autumn brings. We’re a massive fan of Sloe Gin and believe you’ll enjoy a cosy night in next to a burning fire with a glass of our favorite berries just as much as us!

Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn and are one of the last fruits to remain on the trees before the winter draws in. Sloes look very attractive on the blackthorn and cluster together around the branches like bunches of grapes, unfortunately the taste of the fruit doesn’t match its attractive appearance, as they are incredibly sour. Many believe that you should wait until the first frost to pick sloes, but generally they are best from around September, following a bout of cold weather and autumn showers. However this year is a little different, due to our very mild winter last year, followed by a warm spring and those summer showers, sloes have started to appear earlier, much to our enjoyment. Our weird and wonderful weather has tricked the sloes in to thinking its autumn already and that frosts are on their way, so a bumper crop has grown ahead of schedule.

Sloes and gin are a match made in heaven, so try your hand at creating your own by storing the sloes in a jar with white sugar and gin. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for a few months and shake the bottle every few days. By the time Christmas comes around you’ll have a gorgeous dark liqueur which can be drank neat or with tonic. Make your own this autumn with this easy recipe – well you’ve got to make the most of this bumper crop haven’t you?!





500g ripe sloes

250g sugar

1 liter of gin


To prepare the sloes before bottling you can prick each one with a pin or a great tip we have picked up is put the sloes in the freezer as this will break down their structure so no need to spend hours pricking them.

Put the sloes in to a large preserving jar and pour over the sugar and the gin.

Seal the jar and shake.

Shake the jar every day until the sugar has dissolved.

Store in a dark cupboard and after about three months strain out the sloes through muslin.

Pour the gin into a sloe gin bottle.

Your sloe gin will now be perfectly fine for drinking but for an enhanced taste, store the sloe gin in a dark cupboard for as long as possible, even years will be fine.