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After last Christmas I knew the garland had had it. Thanks to two very playful kitties who just love the Christmas decorations, it was starting to look...

For a bit of baking over the Christmas holidays, nothing is more traditional than baking a batch of mince pies. Henrietta Inman (@henriettainman), writer...

If you’re looking to bake your own cookies for Santa this year, this gingerbread recipe is easy to do, a great way to get the kids involved (and...

When it comes to Christmas dinner, the turkey is seen as the pièce de résistance; the main event. But as long as you follow instructions for defrosting...

There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked cookies in the home. If, like me, you’re partial to some Christmas baking (I will be in...

We had a chat with the Bailey’s team and managed to get a copy of their hot chocolate recipe. I find Bailey’s incredibly warming and teamed...

The pantomime is a good dose of medicine when dealing with deadlines and the Christmas rush. Nothing quite lifts your spirit like it and fully immerses...

The build up to the big day is absolute madness; with decorations, shopping, pantomimes, plays, fairs, markets, parties and cooking it all feels a little...

Many of us have friends and family staying over the Christmas period. We share 5 ways that you can transform your guest space into something welcoming,...

Promotional Feature with Men’s Society  With Christmas looming on the horizon, we all want to look as good as we can for work nights out, family...

You’ve all obviously been particularly good this year because we’ve ANOTHER HOTEL CHOCOLAT COMPETITION!! You can win their Christmas Sleekster...

If you thought sherry was just a tipple for Grandma at Christmas then drink again. Sherry is versatile from an aperitif to a scrumptiously sweet dessert....

It’s the time of year where we mix business with pleasure. But this doesn’t mean letting your hair down completely, sadly. This is where knowing...

Kelli Coxhead from the Wine Shop in Winscombe talks to us about selecting the wine for your Christmas Day with a number of suggestions for the best accompaniments....

Every family has their Christmas traditions. My dads mince pies were a tradition enjoyed by all. They are the stuff of legends. Every Christmas Eve, my...

By Caroline Fleming of Cook Yourself Happy @CarolineFleming Rød Gløgg – Red mulled wine I believe in ‘any excuse’ for a glass of mulled wine,...

Safety for Santa…and your family With Christmas fast approaching, Gas Safe Register is urging people to make sure Santa is safe shimmying down chimneys… It’s...

By Caroline Fleming of Cook Yourself Happy @CarolineFleming The happiest times of a child’s life has to include birthdays and Christmases, and I remember...

Christmas is a season to dress to impress. From Christmas shopping to the New Years party, there are plenty of occasions to dress up. Our fairy godmother...

This Sunday is stir up sunday. The final sunday before advent begins. The day we traditionally prepare the pudding for Christmas. I’ll be in my kitchen...

Christmas jumper day falls on Friday the 15th this year and we encourage all to get involved. So whether you’re looking to dress in something spectacularly...

By Holly Barry, @HJBarry Party season is upon us and the shops are heaving with the latest trends and styles ready for Christmas. This year, take the opportunity...

Advent calendars are for everyone but often it’s only the children that get to enjoy it. As much of the holiday preparations rest firmly on our shoulders,...

In the spirit of giving, Dower and Hall are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a limited edition pewter tree decoration designed by Dan Dower....