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Costa Coffee Christmas 2021 Design

Costa Coffee Christmas 2021 Design

This years Costa Coffee cup Christmas cup design featured a ginger bread character with some snow drops falling. It's a nice simple design but perhaps not so Christmasy as previous year designs. Here are the designs from previous years. [dmg_masonry_gallery...

Is December 31st a Bank Holiday

Is New Years Eve a Bank Holiday? December 31st is known as New Years Eve. It is not a Bank Holiday and is therefore treated as a working day when it falls on a weekday. Many businesses however close for the days between December 25th and the first working day in...

Is Christmas Eve a Bank Holiday?

Lots of people are asking if Christmas Eve is a Bank Holiday. The answer is no, it isn't. In the UK many companies let their staff finish early on Christmas Eve. Shops, pubs and restaurants of course stay open as long as they can for last minute business. There are...

Is Boxing Day a Bank Holiday?

We've seen lots of people asking if Boxing Day is a Bank Holiday this year. Well yes it always is a Bank Holiday in the UK. When December 26th falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the Boxing Day holiday shifts to the following Monday. What is Boxing Day? Boxing Day is the...

Tunis Cake A Great British Christmas Tradition

Tunis Cake A Great British Christmas Tradition

Update December 21st 2021 I had to pop into Tesco today and spotted they had their own Tunis Cake this year. I couldn't resist buying one, so thought I'd post some pictures here. Tesco Christmas 2021 Tunis Cake Tunis cake purchased from Tesco - Christmas 2021 - after...

Stanley Tucci: Taste, My Life Through Food

Stanley Tucci: Taste, My Life Through Food

I don't often get a chance to watch Saturday Kitchen, but as I had my Covid booster jab yesterday I didn't feel like doing much else. The guest today was Stanley Tucci who was talking about food, and dipping into several sections and recipes from his new book. I'd...

Boots Christmas Catalogue 2021

Boots Christmas Catalogue 2021

If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been collecting the cover of Boots (and a few others) Christmas Catalogues for several years. It is therefore great to see a traditional paper based catalogue from Boots again this year, especially after so...

Organic Skincare Review using Samantha Lily

Organic Skincare Review using Samantha Lily

Samantha Lily is a small business dedicated to bringing you organic skincare from Essex!  This small business has been created by Samantha West following the birth of her daughter, Lily, hence the name. Samantha has made her own beauty products since she was...

Christmas at Kew 2021

Christmas at Kew 2021

Explore a botanical world filled with seasonal cheer at Kew Gardens this winter Wednesday 17 November 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022 4pm – 10pm (advance booking only) New installations feature innovative video design and scenescapes inspired by Kew collectionsHighlights...






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