Newsletter 17th September 2017

The Latest News from the Christmas Countdown Planning Blog
Hi Reader
This weekend marked the 100 days until Christmas 2017 milestone. From here the days get shorter, the nights darker, the weather colder, time will fly and before you know it you’ll be serving the turkey and Christmas Pudding.Each week in the run-up to Christmas I’ll continue to bring you planning tips, special offers, and competitions.

Have you seen my new Jamie Oliver Gift Guide?

I have just finished a brand new gift guide for all fans of Jamie Oliver. I will be adding to this from time to time but would love to know what you think of the first version.
Click here to read my Jamie Oliver Gift Guide

Bestselling Toys and Games in the UK for weekending Saturday 16th September 2017

Lego Advent Calendar
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.

Ice-skating at Somerset House

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason
Just a quick post to highlight that tickets for Ice Skating at Somerset House this Christmas have gone on sale today (Sept 14 2017) Find out more here.

Check out our useful Christmas planning guides.


We have developed month-by-month Christmas planning to-do lists that you can print out and keep handy to help with your Christmas planning.

Christmas Cookery

I have collected together my favourite and most trusted Christmas Recipes. These include my tops tips for a perfect Turkey and how to practice cooking Christmas lunch in the run up to Christmas.

This week’s special offers:


Gourmet Society: 3 months Gourmet Society trial for £1 – ending December 31st.
iQual Tech: Get an extra 10% off at checkout with voucher code GET10OFF. (See my review of their Bluetooth speakers.)
HobbyCraft: 15% off your first order when you sign up to the Hobbycraft Club. Get 15% off your first purchase when you sign up to Hobbycraft online craft club, it’s completely free plus you’ll get exclusive offers, invitations to club events & entered into competitions for exciting prizes! -Valid until 31/1/2018
QD Stores: Save £5 Off £50 Spend on Furniture Accessories, House Accessories – valid until 31/10/2017
Macdonald Hotels: Autumn Breaks from £59 at Macdonald Hotels
Enjoy the widest choice and the warmest welcome at Macdonald Hotels. Autumn Breaks from £59. – Valid until 18/11/2017They also have a LEGOLAND® Windsor Family Breaks
From £229.00 per family stay until 30/10/2017
Sykes Cottages: Save up to 15% in September and October.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines: Save up to 40% on you next Fred. Olsen cruise. The Caribbean, South America, Canaries, Norway, Baltic, the Med. Book now & save up to 40% on your next cruise.
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The Christmas Blogger

For the rest of the year I have another blog which is dedicated to Family Friendly weekends, holidays and family pastimes.
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