Blogmas – How I Wrap My Christmas Gifts 2017

Blogmas - How I Wrap My Christmas Gifts 2017

I’ve already touched on how I decorate my Christmas tree so today its the turn of how I wrap my Christmas gifts. I’m a bit pedantic when it comes to Christmas gift wrapping and always try and stick to a theme. This year the theme is Scandi style meets American classic – simple but very very […]

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Blogmas -A Guide To Christmas Etiquette

Blogmas - A Guide To Christmas Etiquette

The hullabaloo and general noise surrounding Christmas often makes it difficult for us to see the bigger picture. Feelings are easily hurt, stress levels are through the roof and alcohol is plentiful. I thought I would write a little five-point guide to a few things to bear in mind over Christmas week and beyond. Sometimes a […]

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Blogmas – How I Decorate My Christmas Tree

Blogmas - How I Decorate My Christmas Tree

The ritual of putting up the Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the year. I’ve already talked at length about the proper way to decorate the tree (festive tunes and wine feature heavily) so without further ado here’s the big reveal… The Great Tree Debate…Real v Fake I can appreciate a real Christmas tree, really […]

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Blogmas – My Top Five Christmas Movies

My Top Five Christmas Movies

So it’s pretty much a given that decorating the tree requires wine and Christmas songs (check out my top ten festive tunes). Wrapping presents, on the other hand, requires a stash of Christmas movies and a humongous tub of Quality Street to go with the wine which is non-negotiable (and probably the reason the tenth Christmas […]

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Blogmas – The Scent Of Christmas

The Scent Of Christmas

Of all the senses, the sense of smell has the power to evoke feelings and memories like no other. Christmas is always going to be a nostalgia-heavy time of year. It’s an annual ritual that for good or bad is bound up with the memories and feelings that we gather as we go through life. […]

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Blogmas – Five Beautiful Christmas Gifts For Girls

Blogmas - Top Christmas Gifts For Girls

Unlike the male of the species, I find buying Christmas gifts for girls to be an utter joy. Speaking for myself, I always have my eye on something, from the fantasy (check out my fantasy Christmas wish list) to the practical so I feel like I’m pretty easy to buy for (although Mr.R would probably […]

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Blogmas – My Unashamedly Glitzy & Glam Door Wreath

Blogmas - My Glitzy and Glam Door Wreath

Ahh, the door wreath. Is there a more welcoming sight than a front door adorned with a garland of winter foliage, pine cones and red ribbons? A door wreath proclaims to the world that yes, Christmas has indeed arrived in your household and seems to add a certain assurance of a warm and hospitable greeting. […]

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Blogmas – Christmas Cocktails With The Duke & Fly

spider and fly cocktails

I love a cocktail at Christmas. Actually, I love a cocktail full stop but Christmas is a convenient excuse so let’s go with it. I’m pretty good at whipping up a cocktail…no false modesty here. Working behind the bar for almost four years you pick up a trick or two but, (as I’m no longer […]

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BLOGMAS – My Top Ten Festive Tunes

My Top Ten Festive Tunes To Decorate The Tree To

I have terrible taste in music. Actually, that’s not strictly true, I have very fine taste in music….I mean who doesn’t love a bit of Neil Sedaka in the car? Mr.R is on a mission to turn Luna into a Carl Cox fan before I can corrupt her with Abba but I digress. Christmas is […]

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