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A Parent's Guide to Surviving (Another) World Book Day
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A Parent's Guide to Surviving (Another) World Book Day

The need for kids costumes - it’s never-ending isn’t it. First off, there’s Halloween. A three to four-week full family meltdown trying to let your five and eight year olds pick what they want to dress up as for half an hour of trick or treating. Then, since they can’t possibly be seen dead in the same costumes twice, you’re left to come up with another idea for the the school …

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10 Perfect Date Ideas in Ayrshire
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10 Perfect Date Ideas in Ayrshire

No matter how long you’ve been a couple, planning the perfect date for you and your other half is a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, spice up a weekend together or spend a blissful child-free night! Plus, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner the pressure is definitely on to deliver something special. From restaurants and bars to great scenery and history hot spot …

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Burns Night Recipe: Microwave Dumpling Cake
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Burns Night Recipe: Microwave Dumpling Cake

Rabbie Burns night is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to an excuse to indulge in a ridiculous amount of mashed tatties, haggis, homemade shortbread… and maybe a wee dram too! This year why not take your Burns Supper to another level with a homemade Clootie Dumpling cake? If you’re a sucker for tradition you could spend hours cooking it the good …

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Valentine's Gift Guide
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Valentine's Gift Guide

Our bank balances haven’t even recovered from Christmas yet - how can it be time to think about buying MORE presents already?! Well, although Valentine’s Day is normally one of those holidays that creeps up on us at the last minute, surely the love of your life is worth treating properly, right? This year we’ve got a great range of gift ideas that your boyfriend, wife, bae, partner in …

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How to Beat The Post-Christmas Blues
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How to Beat The Post-Christmas Blues

via GIPHY Shortest horror story ever - CHRISTMAS IS OVER. Seriously though, how on earth are we going to deal with going back to work and things like 6.30am alarms, waiting more than 5 minutes between snacks and normal songs playing on the office radio again. We’re so not ready for this. If, like us, you’re sending out a post-Christmas SOS to help you get back into the 9 to 5 swing of thing …

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Christmas Dinner: Tips & Time Savers
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Christmas Dinner: Tips & Time Savers

No one wants to have to miss Christmas morning breakfast to slave over home-made gravy, or duck out of a round of charades to baste the turkey. When it comes to Christmas dinner (and keeping your sanity) preparation really is key. No-one’s expecting military precision in the kitchen, but being organised with your timings and maybe cooking one or two bits a couple of days before could save you …

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How to Make THE BEST Hot Chocolate
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How to Make THE BEST Hot Chocolate

At this time of year nothing beats cosying up on the couch with fresh pjs, a good Christmas movie and an overflowing mug of luxurious hot chocolate! Although, finding a really good hot chocolate that isn’t too watery, too thick, too chocolatey or too bland can be a bit of a mission. Our personal favourite is Jamie Oliver’s recipe, no contest. It does call for a few different ingredie …

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The Christmas Jumper Edit
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The Christmas Jumper Edit

So Christmas is fast approaching and there’s already decorations up everywhere this weekend - that means we can start wearing Christmas jumpers every day, right?? We’ve received a HUGE selection of new mens and womens styles this year and we can’t wait to show you them! For the gals we’ve got lots of gorgeous soft knit jumpers and tunics with sparkling sequins and fluffy festive chara …

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Decorating for Christmas on a Budget
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Decorating for Christmas on a Budget

Why oh why do we always let it get to the last week of November to remember we threw out our half-working lights and tattered baubles during this year’s Spring cleaning sesh. With less than a month to go ‘til the big day, splashing out a small fortune on new decorations isn’t ideal when there’s still some gifts and the turkey dinner to pay for. If this sounds like you then don’t stress. With …

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