Want to Pull a Cracker this year?
Dec12

Want to Pull a Cracker this year?

Christmas crackers have been a tradition since Tom Smith (a London sweet maker) invented them in 1845. Originally just filled with sweet treats, they have now evolved into the much loved festive table decorations that we all enjoy today. Usually containing a corny joke a colourful paper hat and a small trinket of some sort (although the plastic toys that have been so popular over the last few decades look to be on the way out due to...

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Stocking or Sack Which do you prefer to fill at Christmas?
Dec07

Stocking or Sack Which do you prefer to fill at Christmas?

The eternal question, Christmas stocking or Christmas sack? A Christmas stocking is more traditional, great for hanging by the fire or at the end of the bed. Christmas Stockings are great for those small little extra gifts that Santa brings. But they do become an issue if some of Santa’s gifts are just a little too big. There is often that extra gift left on the floor next to the stocking that just wouldn’t, try as Santa...

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Dress The Christmas Table – with Tesco decs?
Dec07

Dress The Christmas Table – with Tesco decs?

Following hot on the heels of our Christmas Living Room decorating challenge, Tesco had a second idea; how about we Dress the Christmas Table too? Same rules as before – we had to use Tesco Christmas decorations only, and make a room that was simply magical.Only this time, we weren’t feeling so hesitant about how magical we could make a room look with just a tiny budget and some supermarket accessories. We knew we could...

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Create a Beautiful Christmas Living Room for £67
Dec06

Create a Beautiful Christmas Living Room for £67

I’l admit it. I’ve been a Christmas snob. And frankly, I’m hanging my head in shame. You see, we’ve been homeowners for 27 years – that’s twenty seven years we’ve had to slowly build a colection of beautiful decorations, traditions and rituals. Every year we just buy two real trees – everything else is there and ready. It’s been so long that we’ve been doing it, that...

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From Christmas Decorations to Home Decor The Practical & The Indulgent
Dec05

From Christmas Decorations to Home Decor The Practical & The Indulgent

Christmas is a time of year where we take a look at our homes in a competely different way. From beautiful Christmas decorations to adorn our Christmas tree, sit upon the table or mantlepiece and even to light up the outside of our houses and lawns. To home decor to suit the winter seasons mood of warm colours to lift the gloomy days and nights. Christmas bedding, or perhaps a new throw or two to snuggle under on the settee and not...

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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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