Arts & crafts

alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Maybe you can’t face a traditional Christmas Day with the family. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent and want to get out and about. Maybe you just want to work off that huge Christmas dinner. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one and Christmas doesn’t seem quite the same. There are many reasons why families like to

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Donation frustration

Donation Frustration

In the current economic climate, many of us are still struggling with meeting the financial demands for even the basics in life. There is always something to pay out in the household, things to buy for the kids, and cut backs are inevitable. However, many people still feel very passionate about charities and still kindly

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The ten day no tv challenge

The ten day no TV challenge

Could you live without TV in your home for 10 days? The practical answer is of course, Yes. No-one ever died from boredom before the TV was invented. But really – would you consider it? And how do you think it would play out if you did? Is there any benefit? The thinking behind the

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The history of Christmas trees

The history of Christmas trees

Ever wondered about the history of Christmas trees? What compels us to drag a perfectly happy evergreen into our homes and decorate it each Christmas? These cheery trees adorn most houses over the Christmas period, bringing light and happiness into our homes in the depths of winter, and providing Santa with the perfect place to

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Hobbies to try out this Winter

Hobbies to try out this Winter

As the nights draw in and the colder weather creeps up on us, we tend to spend more and more time in the home. But rather than wasting that time slouched in front of the television, why not take up a new hobby? If you’ve ever thought about learning a new skill or broadening your

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Money saving tips for Christmas

Money saving tips for Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year … and it can knock a massive hole in your finances. Not exactly a merry and sparkly prospect. So how can you save money during the festive period? Here are our Top Ten money saving tips for christmas! Ditch the Gift Tags The annual battle with the fiddly bits

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