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By Candlelight … During September the seemingly never-ending days of summer give way to a change in the air. The days shorten rapidly and it’s time to have your chimney swept, check your log supply and bring out candles to lend a mellow glow to evenings increasingly spent indoors again. The soft light of a candle brings beauty to a room and is flattering to the skin, but its romantic connotations are not without risks. “Choose neither women nor linen by candlelight” runs the old country wisdom - to which list I would definitely add floss colours! But did you know that if you place new candles in the freezer for a few hours they’ll burn for longer? And another good tip is to dip the end of your candle into very hot water to soften it before putting it into your candlestick - heating it with a match marks it black. If the holder is too loose, then wrap the end of your candle in adhesive tape.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” William Shakespeare “The Merchant of Venice” 1596

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