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Christmas Recipes: Apricot Mince Pies

Looking for Christmas food ideas? Then you’re in luck, this delicious Christmas recipe of Apricot mince pies developed by Moyra Fraser for Bonne Maman is just what you need to get in the festive mood.  Ingredients 100g (3 ½ oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cubed, plus extra for greasing 200g (7 oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting …

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A Wine Guide to Winter Hibernation

It snowed over the weekend confirming that winter is really here, as if we didn’t know. Temperatures dropped long before the snow started so most people are hibernating this time of year. In truth, my hibernation started a bit early, around the second week in November which meant less time spent out doors, lounging in cosy PJs, lighting fires and …

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The Best Beauty Gifts this Christmas

I know, I know, my Christmas beauty gift guide is a little late but worry not beauty addicts, it’s finally here! Plus I’ve been giving sneak peeks on Instagram so my followers should have an inkling of what’s coming, but I still have a few surprises up my sleeve. As usual in the world of beauty, there are so many …

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Recipe: Homemade Mince Pies

Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise. For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour 140g/5oz butter, cut into cubes Pinch of …

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The 12 Drinks of Christmas

Those who know me will tell you, I’m obsessed with wine. Red wine to be specific so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), who are the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications to bring you this post on the ’12 drinks of Christmas’, which is a helping hand for …

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Christmas 2016: Cool Gifts For Him

Still struggling to find the perfect gift for the man in your life? Here’s a helping hand with some cool gifts that will put the usual slippers and bathrobes to shame. Happy shopping … Celestron Travel Scope 70mm Refractor Telescope £59.99 (Maplin )     Heated Massaging Car Seat – £24.99 (Maplin)     Speeder Bike Multirotor – £199.99 (Maplin) …

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Christmas 2016: Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! This ultimate beauty gift guide is made up of everything a beauty addict wishes for this time of year, and we’ve done all the hard work for you so happy shopping … W7 Big Bang Cracker – £12.99 Dermabrush Advanced Cleansing System – £29.99   Sleek Makeup Secretly Spellbound Glitz and Glam Kit – …

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Molton Brown Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine Limited Edition Collection

Fragrance experts Molton Brown have a new festive limited edition collection called Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine and it smells amazing! The collection is inspired by the sweeping, pristine artic landscape of Laponia in the Northernmost Sweden. I’ve never been to the Northernmost Sweden but I do like the smell of it. I’ve been using the collection which is …

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The Ultimate Personalised Christmas Giftguide

Nothing says you care like a personalised gift tailored to the person you are gifting and this year, there’s lots of it to go around. From fragrances to jewellery to alcohol, there are a lot of ways to show you care this Christmas. Personalised Fragrance   Starting with engraved fragrance bottles from Boots and The Perfume shop. You’ll be allowed …

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The gift of clear skin this Christmas: Dermalogica Skin Heroes.

Now, you didn’t think Christmas would go by without Dermalogica having some healthy skin treats for us did you? I’m truly excited about these Dermalogica Skin Heroes gift sets! Think three of your favourite Dermalogica products in one gift set just for you or to give to a loved one. Need I say more? Dermalogica has six limited edition sets …

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