“Eat Well For less” is back on our screens with series 4, helping the nation to see the error of their shopping habits. In series 3 they visited the Taylor family that had kitchen cupboards chock full of food but still managed to wrack up a shopping bill of around £320 per week, over three times the … More Time to declutter your wardrobe
By now you’ve probably had a load of “New Year, New You” emails. All telling you how this year is going to be YOUR year to do something amazing. All you need to do is make a resolution……and stick to it. And about now you’ve probably decided that sticking to it is not an option. … More Sticking to resolutions is hard
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Crossword Puzzle Day This is your opportunity to start sharpening your pencil and get sharpening your brain. To celebrate Crossword Puzzle Day, try solving a crossword or creating a crossword puzzle of your own. Varieties include acrostic, arroword, and skeleton crosswords, as well as straight and cryptic crossword. Elizabeth Kingsley The first double-crostic puzzle was published … More Crossword Puzzle Day 21st December
What’s your favorite color? Mine’s red. And now it’s time to find out what colour other people like as December 18th is Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day. Want to take part? Just answer the phone and say “(Insert your Name) the Elf, what’s your favorite color.” Don’t forget to use #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay on social … More Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
In Germany it’s traditional for children to leave their shoes outside their bedroom doors on the 5th December. If they have been good “Nikolaus” will visit during the night to fill their shoes with sweeties. But if they have been bad, then a knight called Ruprecht visits instead. Knecht Ruprecht carries a long staff and wears … More Have you been good?
Approximately 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK every year with 87 per cent of people choosing to serve traditional roast turkey at Christmas. Turkeys were first introduced to Britain from America over 500 years ago. Henry VIII was the first British King to enjoy turkey in the 16th century, although it was Edward VII who made eating turkey … More Turkey with all the trimmings
London’s West End lights up for Christmas. Back in 1948, Regent Street started being lined with Christmas trees throughout the festive period. The following year part of the street was lit for Christmas. The first full Christmas light display of the street started in 1954, although there were no Christmas lights from 1972 to 1977 due to a lack … More Christmas lights
This time of year brings to mind those people that are most important. It’s a time when we send festive greetings to those who are dear to us. By how did the tradition of sending cards start? In 1843, Sir John Henry Cole was too busy to write personal holiday greetings, so he hired a … More Sending festive greetings to those who are dear to us.
Christmas in Bruges is a short story by Meadow Taylor Curl up with a good book this winter. Unlike a number of short stories,this one has a satisfying narrative arc. Good opening, middle and an ending that keeps you guessing where it’s going to conclude. Worth reading. It is available from Amazon. Plot Inspired by … More Curl up with Christmas in Bruges