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It’s that time of year again: weekends filled with festivities, late-night shopping trips and Christmas markets. In recent years, the latter has grown substantially in popularity, with many villages and towns jumping on the festive bandwagon. While some are big affairs with carol singing and a large assortment of stalls, others rely simply on a...
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Since growing up Christmas has taken on a new, more important meaning to me and to so many of my friends and family. We may not wake up at 6am, rushing downstairs excitedly to see if Santa has been, since we now cherish those lie-ins. There are no Scalextrics, bikes and Baby Born to open,...
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Every year I fall into the same trap. As I’m browsing through gift ideas, I see one so perfect for one particular family member that I can’t not buy it for them. Unfortunately, I already have a present for that family member, so now they’re getting two presents. Then I have to get two presents...
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Christmas decorations
We’re at the beginning of December and that means only one thing is approaching… Christmas! But what makes us oh-so excited for Christmas? What’s making those dark, dreary mornings and pitch-black journeys home just a little more bearable? 1. The London Lights You know the Christmas lights that have been dangling from the London city...
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Yes, we love this time of year because of everything it offers. We love it for the mulled wine, crunchy leaves beneath our feet, fresh mornings and festive fun. We love it for Christmas dinners and socialising with friends, for cozy nights in and big baggy jumpers. But, one fundamental reason we love this time...
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I usually don’t get excited/prepared/remotely organised for Christmas until around the 24th of December. That’s just how it’s always been for me, it’s not practical and it’s definitely not good for the stress levels, but I refuse to start thinking about it months in advance…until now. My team at work is starting to organise the...
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The presents have been opened, the crackers have been pulled, and you’ve been well and truly stuffed by the mammoth turkey dinner. In your festive food coma state there really is no better way to end the day than to kick back with loved ones and watch a good movie. In preparation for the big...
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As December begins, most people anticipate the infamous Coca Cola advert to grace our screens to inform the world that the Christmas season has officially begun. But for me there is only one thing to trigger my excitement and that is the arrival of Norpar’s Christmas Barn. Each year, it is essential to christen the...
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Picture this. Four athletically nimble young women, gliding around the rink with the greatest of ease; their deft like elegance admired by the crowd of spectators watching on in admiration…Ok so that might not quite have been how it went down last night, though we can but dream! Walking through the renowned archways was the...
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Now I’m a summer lover, winter is just not for me. But over the past three years I’ve learnt to love it through the beautiful city of Cardiff. If you want culture and shopping, but without the crowds of London then Cardiff is your go-to city. It has featured in many top 10 lists such...
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