Forget socks and chocs: Why it’s time to add excitement to your gift-giving this Christmas
Oct27

Forget socks and chocs: Why it’s time to add excitement to your gift-giving this Christmas

Christmas is a beacon of light in the midst of winter that helps us get through the dark nights and cold weather and this year, more than ever, it has to deliver. By Pixel-Shot Shutterstock There has been lots of talk of Christmas being cancelled as we all still battle to deal with Covid-19 and it looks likely we won’t get to spend it with all the people we’d like to. However, we can still make it one to remember for the right...

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My Personal 2019 Top Gins
Dec15

My Personal 2019 Top Gins

I know, it’s a bit self-indulgent to chat about my personal 2019 Top Gins. Everyone’s all about the gin at the moment – But frankly, I don’t care! The drink I’ve loved for years is suddenly trendy, and that means there’s a whole raft of artisan makers and new flavours for me to try. Bring it on! There have never been so many fabulous gins to choose from – big brand names down to the smaller...

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Top Gift Ideas For Teens – from EMP
Dec12

Top Gift Ideas For Teens – from EMP

Teens – always difficult to buy for, but so important to get it just right. So I was really excited when I had a mooch through EMP for the StarWars theme gift suggestions – there’s always some reliably top gift ideas for teens over on EMP, but this year the range is outstanding. If you’re still looking for a little inspiration, a filler gift or that perfect extra something, keep scrolling.I’ve pulled a...

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Dermalogica gifts – luxury for your skin this Christmas
Dec11

Dermalogica gifts – luxury for your skin this Christmas

It’s no secret I’m a Dermalogica fan girl. Listen, when you’ve struggled with adult acne in your 40s (I mean seriously Universe? You couldn’t give it to me in my teens when everyone else had it and I’d have just looked normal?), you never take your skin for granted ever again. Both through the years when I was suffering badly with adult acne, and now my skin is clear and smooth again, d’you know...

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Experience Gift Ideas – Give Adventures This Christmas
Dec09

Experience Gift Ideas – Give Adventures This Christmas

Consumerism, it’s just everywhere and whilst we all love a beautifully wrapped prezzie, sometime stuff is just… stuff. And we really don’t need more of it. In fact these days more and more people are turning away from the traditional gifts and nicknacks – unless they serve a real purpose, they just add to the pile of waste that we as humans are so good in producing. Experiences have become the new in thing, and...

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Retro Board Games – Beano Monopoly, anyone?
Dec08

Retro Board Games – Beano Monopoly, anyone?

We’re big fames of family games night (we’ve talked recently about our top favourite family card games), and for some reason our teens love a Retro Board Games night more than any other. We’ve got lots of new ones, but the old faighfuls come out time and again… Monopoly, Cluedo, Sorry… notn of them gather dust (which is frankly a miracle in this house). So when Beano asked last year if we wanted to try...

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