Parties

Wedding gift list etiquette

In times gone by, non-cohabiting newlyweds were often the happy recipients of gifts that provided everything they needed for their new home. Life was simple. Gift lists were for the truly wealthy. Yet in recent times many couples already have a home before they get married and a toaster isn’t their ideal wedding gift. So

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Classic outdoor family games

It’s very easy to spend a lot of time indoors with your children. Letting them play with toys or gadgets while you work, tidy or see what the rest of the world is doing via your smart phone. As a kid growing up in Australia I spent a lot of time playing outside. We rode

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Alternative Easter ideas

If your house is anything like mine, on Easter Sunday your cupboards will become full of eggs, chicks and bunnies all made from the same thing. Yep, that would be chocolate. Much as I love the stuff, I do (sometimes) feel (a little) guilty at digging into the kids’ stash of Easter goodies. Yet, at

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How to throw an Easter egg hunt

Easter Sunday falls on 5h April in 2015, and since it’s never a bad time to think about Chocolate we’ve put our heads together to come up with hot tips on how to throw an Easter Egg Hunt that will make your little bunnies the envy of the burrow, whatever their age. Set the Date and Time

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Throw a New Years Eve party without breaking the bank

Cheap ways to throw a New Years Eve party New Years Eve is the most anticipated night out of the year.  If you’re hosting a party the pressure is on to make it a night to remember and if you’re on a tight budget after Christmas, this can seem like a real challenge.  But don’t

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Real versus fake Christmas tree

Within the next few days, families up and down the country will be observing the centuries old tradition of putting a festively decorated Christmas tree in the home. But will you be dragging yours out of the loft or digging it up out of a field? The real versus fake Christmas tree debate rears its head

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