December 2014

How to make your table look fabulously festive

How to make your table look fabulously festive

With Christmas Day fast approaching it’s time to think about festive decorating again.Ok, so your Christmas tree may now be dazzling with lights and bedecked in baubles and your house may have more outside lights than Santa’s grotto, but as far as Christmas decorating goes, you haven’t finished yet.Because now it’s time to think about your festive table and how you want it to look it for the great Christmas dinner, the biggest and most important feast of the year.The bad

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How to survive Christmas (because we all know it can be rather stressful)

How to survive Christmas (because we all know it can be rather stressful)

With just days to go before the big event, how are you feeling? Are you stressed, anxious or exhausted? Or relaxed, prepared and feeling festive?!There’s no doubt about it Christmas can be a very stressful time for all of us! There’s the present shopping, the extra cost, the big food shop and the decorating to do not to mention the fact that you often need a degree in diplomacy at this time of year when it comes to family and friends.However, it doesn’t have to be like th

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The Meaning Of "The 12 Days Of Christmas" Popular Carol

The Meaning Of "The 12 Days Of Christmas" Popular Carol

Chances are you have heard of or even sang the famous Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and around this time of year you've probably got the tune stuck in the back of your head on repeat. Well have you ever wondered what the true meaning behind the age old carol? The song actually dates way back in to the 16th century and although the exact origins and meaning of the popular Christmas carol are unknown it is said that the song may have originated from a child's memory or even

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Powering Christmas Lights outside your home couldn't be any easier!

Powering Christmas Lights outside your home couldn't be any easier!

Here's our simple step by step guide to lighting up your garden this Christmas.Outdoor Weatherproof Socket:The majority of Christmas lights come with transformers which when plugged directly into the outside socket don't allow the weatherproof cover to close making the lights unsafe.By running a standard four way from the socket into a weatherproof DriBox this means transformers can be placed within the DriBox and the outside socket closes forming a proper seal.Each standard sizes DriBox holds

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How to change a Christmas fairy light

How to change a Christmas fairy light

Traditional fairy lights are still a popular choice but unlike LEDs the bulbs will occasionally need changing. Older style Christmas lights use filament bulbs which heat up and when knocked this can damage the bulb, also over time like any household light bulb the lamps will fail.There's no need to worry though, all traditional fairy light bulbs can be replaced. When you buy a set of lights a handful of spare bulbs are normally included. Once these have been used Spares can be purchased online

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Win A Prize Every Day In December In Our Advent Competition

Win A Prize Every Day In December In Our Advent Competition

December is finally here, Christmas is right around the corner and we are thrilled with excitement as we open the doors on our advent calendars as the official countdown to Christmas is well under way. To celebrate the countdown to Christmas and the tradition of opening a window on your advent calendar we have launched one of our largest competitions yet. We're giving away a massive 24 prizes in 24 days! That's right, 24 prizes! You could be in with the chance of winning some lovely decora

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