Holiday Shopping Tips and Gift Ideas

Holiday shopping isn’t easy. From September onwards we are assailed by advertising and media images of perfect families with designer Christmas trees, gifts spilling out from under the pine boughs. It’s easy to be lured into buying things you really can’t afford as well as give you nightmares as you dread the arrival of your Read More…

What is Stir Up Sunday?

What is Stir Up Sunday? Stir Up Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent in the Christian calendar, which this year falls on November 20th. It’s also traditionally the day that Brits make their Christmas pudding, an integral part of our Christmas celebrations. Stir Up Sunday History ‘’Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the Read More…

Remembrance Day

Today – Remembrance Day – is an important day. As well as remembering the sacrifice of those who died in wars that seem a long time ago, today we remember sacrifices in more recent wars and operations still going on today. The freedom we live in – a freedom that is often taken for granted Read More…

Eat Well Every Day With Made In The Office

Made In the Office by Rachel Maylor is a new book that helps you eat well every day, even when you are at the office or working with limited kitchen equipment. Written to help people make fresh and delicious food on site for their workday breakfast, lunch and snacks, Made in the Office is perfect for anyone who Read More…

The Benefits of Shopping Locally

Shopping locally is a wonderful way to support your local community, reduce waste and benefit the environment. It can also help you save money. Here are even more reasons why I love shopping in my local community. Benefits of Shopping Locally Convenience My nearest local shop is less than two miles away. That’s walking distance in good Read More…