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Crispy Chocolate Christmas Cakes

As the festive season gets into full swing tomorrow, I have put together a simple recipe for you to try this weekend to get into the Christmas spirit and have some fun. It is so wonderfully yummy and simple it's perfect to try with the little ones, so pop on some Christmas songs, a festive apron and start baking... Ingredients: Lots of chocolate, cornflakes and Christmas cake decorations. We started by getting all of our ingredients out together - we chose metallic gold cases to add a bit of sparkle to our crispy cakes. We then broke the chocolate into...

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November 30th 2012

 

Books in Bed The Snow Child

Set in the harsh landscape of Alaska in 1920, this story grows around Jack and Mabel - a couple stuggling, haunted by the baby they lost years before.Mabel, like snow is melting and crumbling from loneliness and the ache in her heart. One day a little blonde girl appears mysteriously from the woods, running through the trees a replacement for the snow child they built the night before. The little girl is from the woodland, she runs through the wilderness with a red fox by her side - seemingly alone. Inspired by a one hundred year old Russian fairytale and...

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November 20th 2012

 

The Season of Softness

As Winter is upon us, the season of softness - why not indulge in cosy textures soft bed linen and turn you home into an escape from the cold. We have put together a few of our favourite shades for this season… Be inspired and heap your bed with cushions and throws…our favourite for this season is layers of knitted cable knit with faux fur textures. Grey is the perfect accent colour for Winter, style with soft bed linen in a natural colour for a cosy look to curl up in. Layer a base of faux fur with milky cream...

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November 16th 2012

 

Inspired Style: November

Inspired Style…November Here is a roundup of the things we love this month from colours to food and fragrances.... All that glitters ain’t just gold; we love bronze, brass and mercurial silvers too! The key to the metallic trend is to mix shades together for a vintage inspired look. Style tea light holders with antique silver accessories to bring a warm glow to the home, and team trinkets and treasures together for a beautiful look for your dressing table. For Christmas, give your home the Midas touch and add sparkles and rich golds throughout. Blending two of the Orient's most...

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November 9th 2012

 

Kids trend: Dinosaurs

Every Christmas there is always a new fad, trend, gadget or toy that is on every Christmas list. Think back to the ones which were top of your list – I remember being desperate for a Furby only to be tired of looking after it by New Year’s Eve. Then there are the classic characters and toys which appear on children’s letters to Father Christmas year after year. Of these timeless favourites - the playful dinosaur is one of our favourites…it is also a big trend for kids this season. Encourage kids’ creativity and imagination with fun dinosaur crafts to...

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November 1st 2012