Nov 21

GUAVA AND GOLD: PERFECT CHRISTMAS STOCKING-FILLER reviewed by Mary Cooper – splish splosh

  Last week I went for a walk. Halfway through it started to spot with rain, by the end it was bouncing off the paths. We splashed through streams, jumped over newly forming rivers and tried not to slip on the carpet of sodden leaves. With my unsuitable trainers acting as sponges, I couldn’t have …

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Nov 21

Michael Rowan learns about Things That Art, a book by Lochlann Jain

  William Hogarth and Salvador Dali are two of my favourite artists. I like them because of their attention to detail and the way they challenge the viewer to look again, to see more and of course to think about what it is that we are seeing. I can now add Lochlann Jain to my …

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Nov 20

Travel thoughts: Christmas markets

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I lived in France for ten years where the Christmas hype started much later and was much more low key. So for me, the Christmas markets signify the beginning of the festive period. Being cocooned by the closeness of the beautifully decorated stalls, almost suffocated by the homely aroma of vin chaud and heartened by …

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Nov 20

Festive Cocktail Guide Vol. 3 ft Black Cow Vodka 

  Here’s one for the vodka fans, presenting Black Cow Vodka; the only vodka in the world to be made entirely from grass-grazed cows milk. The result is a definitive and distinctive smooth, creamy vodka. Turns out Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is a product of dairy farmer Jason Barber who along with Paul Archard …

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Nov 20

Michael Rowan says ‘chin chin’ as he tries to master his Christmas Shopping challenges with the help of the Master of Malt 

  I make no apologies for admitting that when it comes to the spirits of Christmas, I quite often make a bee line for Master of Malt, who have been named On line Retailer of the Year at Icons of Gin for the second year in a row, just one of several awards. Master of …

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Nov 19

Are you ready for a Tiny Adventure? Tiny Castles by Dixe Wills

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When I was a child my parents had a copy of the AA Book of the Road. A big beige book covered with a black plastic protective jacket. Oh, what treasures it held. When we went out on journeys the book went with us, and I would sit on the back seat poring over the …

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Nov 19

Frost Loves Gola Shoes

It can be hard to be a mother and be fashionable sometimes. The school run is a rush and sleep deprivation makes everything one hundred times harder. Despite the snark mums sometimes have towards them, it is much easier to be fashionable if you have a uniform. Mine is standard: trainers, jeans and a T …

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Nov 18

Babyblooms personalised Teddy Bears bring good cheer: by Natalie Jayne Peeke

At Christmas, well, any time really, the Frost Magazine team LOVE personalised gifts. So Babyblooms personalised teddy bears seemed well worth a look. Let’s face it, what could be better than teddy bears bearing the name of a new baby? It’s such a  unique, special, and thoughtful gift, but also something to cuddle too, in due …

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