Our Favourite Festive Mugs This Christmas.
Dec04

Our Favourite Festive Mugs This Christmas.

It’s a well known fact that the topselling gifts on Amazon are consistently mugs. . We all have our favourites, in fact some of us have several favourites for different drinks such as tea, coffee, and not forgetting that scrummy hot choccy. we also have favourite mugs for different times of the day, mugs for breakfast, after lunch, evening in front of the TV mug or maybe an extra big mug for that cozy up in front of the fire...

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Our Best Christmas Jumpers in 2019
Dec02

Our Best Christmas Jumpers in 2019

I know it’s a bit weird – Best Christmas Jumpers is a bit of an oxymoron, isn’t it? But that’s rather the point – Christmas Jumpers are supposed to be awful. They were once a thing of style, and then they became laughably questionable… and now they’ve swung full circle. We LOVE a terrible Christmas jumper. The Best Christmas Jumpers are truly hideous, and yet come the Christmas season we don...

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Our Favourite Top Etsy Buys For Christmas this year
Nov27

Our Favourite Top Etsy Buys For Christmas this year

Here it is – my personal round up of my Top Etsy Buys For Christmas. And this is why I’m sharing such a random list of odds… I saw a call on Twitter yesterday, someone looking for help with their Christmas gift buying. The items they were hunting for were so SO perfect, I needed to share them: Twitter, can I borrow you in case you have come across the following on your travels? – a warm, soft blanket in jolly...

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Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party
Nov25

Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Last week we had friends over for dinner – and I realised that a Stress-Free Dinner Party is the latest in the long line of things I appear to have conquered without being aware I’d done so. Our Friday night entertaining was nothing big, nothing fancy; just having some friends over for a few hours, and feeding them. Calling it a ‘dinner party’ would be seriously stretching it – and yet in years past this...

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Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups!
Nov20

Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups!

Well we can’t let the kids have all the fun. We are all over the Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups. It’s a horrible dark winter morning, you’re out of bed at way-too-early o’clock; what better way to cheer yourself up before you head out into the cold and wet than to open a little door full of joy – that is ALL FOR YOU? I mean, some self-indulgence now and again never goes amiss (‘self-care’ I believe we call it these days)....

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The Ingredients for Family Movie Night
Nov04

The Ingredients for Family Movie Night

We’ve been looking at the new Autumn-Winter range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to pick the key ingredients for Family Movie Night from the range; knowing how perfectly our outdoor cinema was thanks to them, I didn’t bat an eyelid and headed straight to my local Tesco Extra… See, there are just a few key ingredients for a truly successful movie night –...

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