Last weekend, I caught the last half an hour of It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s one of my favourite Christmas films. A true nostalgic classic that always reminds me of family Christmases when I was younger. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody, it is a heart-warming tale, even in those...Read More
Whether you have one day off or two weeks, we all look forward to having a little time off over the festive season if we can. Those ‘3 days’ between Christmas and New Year are commonly spent in a glorious festive haze. Not knowing what day it is, or how much cheese we’ve actually consumed,...Read More
I’ve read a few articles recently all with a similar message when it comes to gifting this Christmas. Many of them probably apply more to people with children – and not going overboard with too many presents – but I think it’s an important message for adults too. This may seem like a rather Grinch-inspired...Read More
Although a nation of shoppers, we are also known to be – in some circumstances – a nation of last minute shoppers too. Whilst frantically buying all my presents on Christmas Eve does not appeal to me, there are many others who seem to either thrive on the pressure or simply forget, and end up...Read More
With the holiday season so nearly upon us, our thoughts are now beginning to turn to the New Year too and what it will entail. It’s the perfect time to forget the past, right those wrongs and look positively to the future. There’s something about counting down to midnight on New Years Eve, surrounded by...Read More
The final week before Christmas can be a stressful time; there’s those last-minute gifts still to buy, mountains of wrapping to be done, final decoration to be hung and groceries to be brought. But the festive period is the perfect time to experiment a little and to help you get into the festive spirit we’ve...Read More
Christmas has always been a nostalgic time of year for me, and no doubt for many others too. It’s a time for festive cheer, family, close friends, gift buying and receiving, homemade decorations, good food and making memories that will last. It is this last point that perhaps helps in making this such a nostalgic...Read More
With Christmas comes friends, family, gifts, and of course, the party season. For many of us, it is perhaps our busiest time of the year with festive social gatherings, work Christmas parties and New Year celebrations to end. December is a wonderful blend of cosy cashmere jumpers with leggings and thick socks on Sundays, following...Read More
The countdown to Christmas is imminent with the 1st of December now lurking just around the corner. The shops are starting to fill to the brim with shoppers out for the perfect gift, our trees are going up (if not up already) and our diaries are chocka-block with dates for xmas tipples and work dinners....Read More
This year has been a trying twelve months for so many, so with this in mind we’ve put together a list of alternative films for you to watch over the festive season. Step aside Macaulay Culkin and delve into a world that’s more than A Miracle on 34th Street – these documentaries talk about everything...Read More
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