Category Archives: Christmas

From Christmas Trees to Pulled Pork

It certainly wasn’t a relaxing weekend, but what it lacked in peacefulness, it made up for in festive spirit. This year’s trip to our local Christmas tree farm was short and sweet but we found a lovely tree with relative … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Foodies

I’m attempting to steer well clear of egg slicer/strawberry huller territory with this round-up of foodie stocking fillers, as I’m sure we’ve all had our share of those. Instead ‘gourmet’ and ‘useful’ are this week’s stocking watchwords, and these gifts … Continue reading

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Pretty Tasty

Started by Nadia Stopnicer in 2008, Pretty Tasty has become a byword for exquisitely detailed biscuits and cakes. Having lived in England for many years, inspiration for the business came after Nadia realised that the aniseed biscuits popular at the Christmas markets … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Kids

Following on from last week’s stocking filler post, here are some ideas for the little people in your life. As well as the obligatory clementine, sweets and pocket money toys, I always try to include a few items that will (hopefully) … Continue reading

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DIY Advent Calendar

Firstly, apologies for the slightly dark photos; a combination of being vaguely clueless and the camera having a mind of its own means they are not all they could be. *hangs head in shame* More importantly though, look at what … Continue reading

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A little something (else) for the weekend…

Following on from my recent post about a simple idea for seasonal flowers, here’s a super-easy one for making your own gift tags or decorations, discovered via the very talented Sania Pell. It’s been doing the blog-rounds for a while now, but this is … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for the Creative Type

As much as I love Christmas, every year I have a sense of rising panic at the prospect of getting all I have to do done. The ‘head in sand’ approach not being a viable option now I’m (allegedly) a … Continue reading

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Papermash

I was excited to discover recently that the lovely online store, Papermash, now has it’s own blog too. Having been a fan of its predecessor Tea for Joy for a long time, I am intrigued to see what direction this new blog takes over time, … Continue reading

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Fairy Lights

Along with the seasonal flowers from last week, fairy lights are another decoration you could easily get away with now, that is if you ever took them down from last year. I’ll happily own up to being slightly obsessed with their twinkly … Continue reading

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Shortlist #10 – Christmas Cards

Lists are going to feature heavily in my life for the next two months. I don’t think my sanity will remain intact otherwise, what with my children’s birthdays to contend with as well as Christmas (*takes deep breath*). A new … Continue reading

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