Christmas

  • How to put together a fabulous cheese board

    Making a cheese board without breaking the bank is simpler than you might think, the possibilities are truly endless. Cheese boards can be as fancy as you’d like, but mostly it’s best to keep it simple, with 2-3 meats, 2-3 cheeses, a pile of crackers, and a few handfuls of...
  • Christmas Eve Boxes – What are they all about?!

    A carrot for Rudolph and a mince pie for Father Christmas are traditions that most British families associate with 24 December. But as so-called Christmas Eve boxes gain popularity, do they add to the festive joy or simply pile on pressure for parents? Christmas Eve boxes are typically given to...
  • Christmas Present Ideas for Grannies

    ‘Tis the season to decide on Christmas gifts for the youth-challenged members of your family. But what gift to give? Warm slippers?  A magazine subscription?  Yet another flower arrangement? Our Grandmothers have a huge impact on our lives and it is so important to celebrate them! It may seem difficult...
  • Jigsaws - the Ultimate Christmas Gift?

    The jigsaw puzzle started life in the 18th century as a Geography educational aid. The first jigsaws were maps.  By the 1930s the cottage garden began to dominate, and is still the favoured style of traditional puzzles. (No cutesy cottage from us, check out our personalised map jigsaw HERE.) Jigsaws...
  • Don't forget to leave a mince pie out for Santa

    According to History.com the original roots of this tradition go back all the way to ancient Norse mythology. Odin, the most important Norse god, was said to have an eight-legged horse named Sleipner, which he rode with a raven perched on each shoulder. During the Yule season, children would leave food...

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