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Nov 22

Unwrapped: My Kind of Christmas Dinner

I really don’t like mentioning the C word – not until at least December anyway – but there’s always going to be an exception. And the Christmas Dinner will always be my exception. Last year I stumbled upon this fabulous event for young people leaving care. I didn’t give them a thought before – did …

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Nov 18

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

If you’re planning on staying in this weekend why not gather some friends round, take out your cocktail shaker and try our simple Christmas cocktail ideas inspired by cocktail classics. Chocolat Luxe Gold Made with: Baileys Chocolat Luxe Inspired by: The White Russian Perfect for: After Dinner. We love this indulgent and silky dark chocolate …

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Nov 10

Toy State Reveals Fantastic Toddler Toys | Christmas Ideas

Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator of highly-stylized licenced “lights and sound” and radio-controlled vehicles has a fantastic selection of Christmas toys suitable for toddlers. Designed to cope with tough toddler play and encourage co-ordination and imaginative play. We reviewed the following: Hot Wheels Extreme Action Sharkruiser– All the excitement of Hot Wheels™ with lights …

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Nov 05

Classic Fruit Cake

It is time if you are so inclined to start preparing for Christmas and making your Christmas cake and Christmas pudding. There are a number of great Christmas bakes from around the world such as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen or simply Stollen in Germany, the familiar dome shape of Panettone from Italy or the French Bûche de Noël or …

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Oct 10

My Murgh Makhani – National Curry Week

We are if you are unaware in a celebratory culinary alignment of epic proportions it is National Curry Week, Seafood Week, Chocolate Week and National Porridge Day. “Go on”, I hear you cry, “You’ve had all year have you come up with a recipe combining all of these?” Well no. We had porridge for breakfast, …

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Oct 04

Chichester’s triple threat… Review: The Norman Conquests

The Norman Conquests Chichester Festival Theatre Until 28 October Box office: 01243 781312 www.cft.org.uk Three interconnecting plays, Alan Ayckbourn’s cleverly conceived trilogy gets the red carpet treatment in this excellent revival. While seeing all three provides the complete story, Ayckbourn wrote each play as a standalone, so you don’t lose out if you’re only in …

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Sep 17

No Rhyme Or Reason: Searcy’s At The Gherkin Plays Host To New Opus Art-Curated Exhibition…

No Rhyme Or Reason: At Searcys, The Gherkin 11 September – 10 November 2017 An exhibition curated by Opus Art in collaboration with G X Gallery Featuring works by Martin Foot, Eddie Hara, Claudia Meyer, Wu Mingzhong, Sheng Qi and Mitchell Schorr At Searcys | The Gherkin Visits by appointment only. Imagery: Shane Finn at …

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Sep 17

Sorry I Can’t… I Have To Ride My Unicorn

Cute and innocent, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of… let’s face it, we all love unicorns.  Just listen to Google, they’ll tell you that the search for ‘unicorn’ has grown significantly since over the past few years. But this is no ordinary (ordinary?) unicorn… The Unicorn 74cm x 46cm x15cm Over 20,000 Swarovski …

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