• Archive for December, 2014

    Sale goods with a spring vibe

    by  • December 30, 2014 • Living • 0 Comments

    While I love a good sale, I often feel restricted by the glut of Christmassy offers.

    Being the collector that I am, I have all the Christmas accoutrements that I need. So I was ever so pleased to stumble upon (and thusly pass along to you) some amazing bargains that are far from the red-and-greenery of the festive season.
    These bright beauties should serve you well into spring 2015 and beyond…Springlike sale bargainsclockwise from top left: Forest tray, WAS £19.95 / NOW £10, Howkapow | Pols Potten Orange birdcage lantern, WAS £95/ NOW £47, Heal’s | Crewel Stripes cushion cover, WAS £34 / NOW £14.95, West Elm | Living by Christiane Lemieux Set of 3 fabric storage trays, WAS £40 / NOW £20, House of Fraser | Jieldé Yellow Signal two-arm desk lamp, WAS £260 / NOW £182, Liberty

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    Merry Christmas week

    by  • December 22, 2014 • Living • 0 Comments

    If, like me, you are ticking off a list of neglected tasks, here are a few ways we can try and make your week merrier and a bit brighter:

    Forgotten a Christmas card for a loved one? Go from zero to hero with this easy Christmas card make videocard-2

    Need a stylish very-last-minute gift without the fuss of hitting the high street or waiting for a delivery? Get them a subscription to one of our amazing titlesSubs

    Need to preoccupy the kids while you get on with the turkey? Give them their own little bird to preparebird

    Need to spruce up your hallway? Have a look at 10 inspiring Christmassy ideasHallways

    And finally, put your feet up, get cosy with the perfect throw from our Top 10 and have a Happy Christmas!Throw

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    Spare yourself the Secret Santa dread

    by  • December 19, 2014 • Living • 0 Comments

    Only when preceeded by the word ‘secret’ does the word ‘Santa’ strike fear and loathing into my heart.

    You know the Secret Santa stress… pulling that name out of the bag all the while praying it’s not that difficult colleague (FYI – on my team, that difficult colleague is me) and wondering what in the world will be a fitting gift at £5.

    Well I am thrilled to come to the rescue should you need any last-minute inspiration. All of these are the standard £5 or less and I (speaking as the difficult colleague) would take any one of them…Secret Santa gifts at £5 or less1 – for the Christmas arborist: Grow your own Christmas tree, £5 – Habitat
    2 – for the chic chef: Mini baking dish, £3.99 – Butlers
    3 – for the star cyclist: Star saddle cover, £3 – HEMA
    4 – for the tea fanatic: Vinterfint mugs (4-pack), £4 – IKEA
    5 – for the office goofball: Slingshot, £5 – Hedgehog

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