September 2013

What's Your Favourite Festive Tipple?

What's Your Favourite Festive Tipple?

Some of the previous articles have been about keeping children happy and occupied in the run up to Christmas – who said that us adults can’t have a bit of fun? You may be the host of a Christmas party where guests need to be impressed or may just want to curl up in front of the fire on a cold, December evening. Mulled wine is probably the most popular Christmas beverage, but delve into your liquor cupboard to make these festive drinks and you will be keeping your guests (and yoursel

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What Do Reindeers Get Up to the Rest of the Year?

What Do Reindeers Get Up to the Rest of the Year?

Do you ever wonder what Santa’s reindeers do for the rest of the year, when the Christmas rush is over? Santa’s reindeers have the crucial job of pulling the sleigh – which we all know is very heavy! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course, Rudolph, are only employed on Christmas Eve. So, what do they get up to during the rest of the year? And how interesting are these creatures?There’s not just one type of reindeer:There are three typ

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10 Facts about Christmas Trees

10 Facts about Christmas Trees

1)    The average Christmas tree typically takes 8 years to grow from a sapling. The sapling itself is 3 years old – so if you are a fan of a real tree, it’s most likely to be over 10 years old.2)    All trees are hand pruned every year to improve their shape whilst they grow and to also guarantee that they are conical in shape. We don’t want a ‘boxy’ tree now do we?!3)    Britain’s distaste against Germany was pro

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Christmas Furnishings - Making the Most of LED Fairy Lights

Christmas Furnishings - Making the Most of LED Fairy Lights

The majority of households throughout the UK and beyond will begin to look for their fairy lights as December draws near; but why should you reserve your fairy lights for Christmas? Fairy lights are incredibly useful and can be used in a variety of different ways – LED fairy lights also use less electricity than traditional and contemporary types of lighting. Here are some simple tips and tricks on how to make the most of your fairy lights and why exactly you should do so. Why Should

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Great Activities For Children To Do Around Christmas Time

Great Activities For Children To Do Around Christmas Time

The Christmas holidays are the perfect opportunity for ‘family’. However, it’s easy for children to get bored in the run up to Christmas and parents still have lots to prepare for Christmas. Here are some tips on how to keep them busy:1.     Baking: There is no other season during the year when baking is as popular as at Christmas time. Kids may love to eat biscuits but maybe we can also encourage them to do the baking, too.A plain recipe leaves a lot for y

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Christmas Decoration Trends for 2013

Christmas Decoration Trends for 2013

As we all know, the trends come and go. ‘What comes around, goes around’ you may say. Well, it’s the same for Christmas decorations. Buying a new set of baubles maybe the last thing on your mind – but don’t fret, here is a guide regarding the decoration trends for Christmas 2013, showing you how to achieve them without breaking the bank.Add a touch of elegance and luxury:The image of larger than life Christmas trees dotted throughout department stores is beginning

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