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Spring Scents

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we opted for the rich and warming scents of cinnamon, orange, pine and bergamot. We wanted to feel cosy and festive, surrounded by wrapping paper, ribbon, a roaring fire and Christmas films. With the spring months just around the corner and the promise...
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January Reads for 2018

As we start the new year and attempt to drag ourselves through the cold, winter months we are inundated with self-help, mindfulness and healthy-eating books. For many, the new year does signal a fitting starting point for change, and so naturally, the publishing houses and retailers attempt to make the...
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Christmas Day Brunch

Forget the boring bacon butty or the old smoked salmon and croissant combo. Go all out this Christmas and wow your guests with a brunch like no other…This is a guide to ‘Sleigh’in; Christmas Day Brunch   Maple Candied Bacon This is oh so easy to make and with its...
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Last Minute Gifts

Although a nation of shoppers, we are also known to be – in some circumstances – a nation of last minute shoppers too. Whilst frantically buying all my presents on Christmas Eve does not appeal to me, there are many others who seem to either thrive on the pressure or...
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Christmas Cocktails

The final week before Christmas can be a stressful time; there’s those last-minute gifts still to buy, mountains of wrapping to be done, final decoration to be hung and groceries to be brought. But the festive period is the perfect time to experiment a little and to help you get...
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Lasting Memories at Christmas

Christmas has always been a nostalgic time of year for me, and no doubt for many others too. It’s a time for festive cheer, family, close friends, gift buying and receiving, homemade decorations, good food and making memories that will last. It is this last point that perhaps helps in...
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Going Online for Christmas Gifts

Like many, the idea of buying presents is something that fills me with joy. I am certainly not a last-minute buyer and like to take my time really thinking what family and friends will love. It’s a time for thoughtfulness and kindness, where the quantity and monetary value are not...
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