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Great Gifts for GrandParents

If this year’s John Lewis ad is making you feel guilty about your parents being alone, first, invite them for Christmas and then treat them to one of our great gifts for when they need to return to an empty house. They should thank you for it! Of course this will never replace time spent with your loved ones but ...

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Cheap elf on the Shelf Ideas, Gifts and Merriment

I love the elf on the shelf trend, I don’t care if it makes parents spend more money on Christmas, I personally think it helps make the whole month magical and can remind parents of the magic too. I first started Elf on the Shelf when Poppy and Mitch were 10 and 6. My cousin had some wonderful ideas and ...

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Recipe: Christmas Stollen Bread Pudding

Serves: 2 Cooking time:  50 – 60 minutes Ingredients 300g Christmas stolen 200ml single cream 150ml milk 50g Amaretti biscuits 1 lemon icing sugar    Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the stollen into roughly 2cm chunks and place into a baking dish. Combine 150ml single cream, 150ml milk and one egg, and whisk well. Then pour over the stollen chunks. Crumble the amaretti and ...

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Recipe: Old Speckled Hen Baked Gammon

There is nothing that captures the warmth of winter than a cooked ham.  Enjoy warm or slice for thick chunky sandwiches. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 6 hours Serves: 6 – 8 Ingredients: 3kg to 3.5kg piece unsmoked gammon 2 onions, quartered 3 carrots, roughly chopped 1 celery, roughly chopped 2 tsp whole cloves 3 bay leaves 1 tsp ...

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Stewart Variable Propagator Review

Our Stewart Variable Propagator review is complimentary as it allows plants to be started any time of the year without the need for a greenhouse. Generously sized we can’t wait to give our annuals a head start. Right now we’re using it for year round mediterranean herbs. A bit of basil, a touch of coriander and a little bit of thyme. ...

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How Have Your Consumer Rights Changed with New Law?

Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October so how have your consumer rights changed? Eight pieces of legislation streamlined into one Making the law simpler for businesses and consumers Consumers downloading music or buying ebooks are today being given new legal rights. Responding to the surge in the number of consumers buying digital content, the Consumer Rights ...

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European Court of Justice rules on airline delay compensation

  The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that airline passengers can claim compensation for delays caused by technical faults. In October 2014 the Supreme Court ruled that consumers had six years to claim compensation for delays and upheld the ruling that technical difficulties are not ‘extraordinary circumstances’ for the purposes of a compensation claim. The Dutch airline KLM ...

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Half of British Parents Dread Taking Their Children to Their Grandparents’ Homes

A new study from the UK’s leading money-saving brand has revealed the top locations that British parents dread taking their children, with events such as weddings, christenings and even grandparents homes topping the list. According to the poll, 61% of parents admit that their children’s mood sometimes plays a deciding factor in whether or not they will go out. According ...

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Top Tips to Avoid Writers Block

If you write for a living then writer’s block is something to be avoided at all costs. Yet with the pressure of constantly creating ideas sometimes the well can dry up. Luckily, the productivity website Stop Procrastinating conducted a survey with 2000 writers to find out what techniques they use to beat writer’s block. The 25 techniques they writers came ...

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The True Cost of Cheap Botox

We caught up with the best Botox clinic in Hull to discuss the true cost of cheap Botox. Eve Bird is the owner of Botastic and constantly despairs at clients who ask for cheap Botox without any thought to the consequences this could pose for their face. Botox is a trade name for a prescription drug boticilin but is often ...

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