Hideous novelty Christmas socks, hideous novelty Christmas tie, hideous novelty Christmas jumper….Oooooh, you’re really spoiling us, Ambassador. Not. Can we have an amnesty on all of it this year, please? There are so many tatty novelty Christmas gifts given out every year, and very little of it has actually been requested by the recipient. A […]
Hectic, sometimes, this time of year… But it’s always good to take a moment to stop worrying about your own ...
Aaahh, party time is upon us! And it’s time for a lovely slutty eyecatching red lipstick for a total bargain price. ...
Treat time! Today I’ve decided to go with a real festive treat and it tastes just like Christmas in a glass. It’s Morrisons M Signature Pedro Ximenez sherry. Yes, it’s a sherry, but it’s nothing like any other sherry you’ll have tasted. This stuff is magic. Confession: I deliberately held off writing about this stuff […]
While we’re usually happy to talk about parties, celebrations, presents, and food and drink in December, we’re often a bit less open about the other side of this time of year. For example: money worries, nasty relatives, depression and SAD, and a general feeling of being rushed and overwhelmed. So I’m setting out to make […]
Okay, I’m caving in – here are some rather nice one-day shopping offers for Monday. Just don’t ask me to call it Cyber Monday, because that’s a step too far…if you didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s just ‘Monday’ today. With some nice sales and offers. Lots of deals around including: AllBeauty up to 72% off fragrance […]
This week’s little Treat Under a Tenner is Sweet Freedom’s Choc Shot. This is a liquid product that you’ll find on the hot chocolate shelf of an increasing number of shops. It’s more versatile than that, though. This is billed as ‘liquid chocolate’ but I think it would be more accurately described as a semi-sweet […]
Hot news you won’t want to miss about the best champagne deal in the UK today, plus some excellent value-for-money festive wine tips from expert Laura Jewell. Now let me get right to the point, I don’t pop my cork for every wine deal I see, so hey moderate spender….spend a lot less on wine […]
Today’s interview is with the lovely Mr John Whaite, winner of the third series of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. He took some time out from his busy schedule today to have an exclusive chat with us and share some of his tips for Christmas food and entertaining, including ideas for cooks on […]
The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 catwalk was something special. The stunning collection, called The Bloomsbury Girls, was inspired by the artists and writers of the turn-of-the-century Bloomsbury set, including their artwork and their homes. It was luxury all the way, with a riot of soft, warm/rich colours and a diverse range of prints and […]