Top 5 Tips for a Stress Free Christmas

Have you ever uttered one of these immortal lines? “How long do I cook the turkey for?”, “Do we have enough chairs to seat everyone?”, “Have I done all of the shopping?” Cooking at Christmas time can be stressful but luckily, Ringtons have some great treats to help you enjoy a more relaxed festive break this year. Plan Download our list of 30 Things to do before Christmas and make sure nothing is left to chance. You don’t want to have to send someone out on Christmas Day searching for... Read More


The Lazy Persons Guide to a Boxing Day Buffet

It’s almost that time again, to start planning for visitors, dinner parties, lunches, afternoon tea and more. Whatever your chosen entertainment we all know that cooking and entertaining can become stressful. Here at Ringtons and Monkeyfeet HQ We have a rule throughout December: RELAX, HAVE FUN, NO STRESS! Sometimes much easier said than done, especially when you want to entertain the whole family –  ALL 23 of them at once in my case! Given that our rule is total relaxation on Christmas Day, we close the doors and stay in... Read More

Witches drinking tea 18/10/2013

Treat yourself to a terrifyingly good Hallowe’en.

Double, double toil and trouble;     Fire burn, and caldron bubble. It’s that time again. The air begins to smell like burning embers, our breath frosty as we step outside. The nights grow darker and hibernation plays on our mind. An eerie kind of stillness descends as tales of hauntings and spooky sightings come our way. So how best to make sure you stay away from the chaos and create your own safe Hallowe’en haven? If you have children to keep amused, why not try the following; Chocolate Brazil Nut... Read More

Blackcurrant Tea 22/07/2013

A Summer Tea Party

Who knows how long this gorgeous summer weather will last, so let’s make the most of it. BBQ’s are rife at the moment. Every evening I smell the charcoal burning around the streets of my town. But my personal favourite way to eat “al fresco” is a Tea Party. Easy to prepare, full of yummy treats and a wonderful way to enjoy a summer’s day. Here are my tips on how to throw the perfect summer Tea Party. Step back in time and send out real invitations. A text may... Read More