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Christmas Shopping: Part 3 – Men

I cannot tell you how hard I find shopping for men. The men in my life either don't want anything, or do that thing of buying what they want/need as soon as they want/need it (my husband is a particular offender. My son will probably be the same once he gets old enough not delighted by wooden trains and Matchbox cars). There are rules about this kind of thing, people - especially in the run-up to Christmas. This said, I have rustled up a few ideas....…


The Valentine’s Line-up

As much as I love flowers, chocolates and professions of love, like Alex, I’m not a mad keen fan of Valentine’s – I prefer a more spontaneous gesture of affection. And yet, and yet… I do find it hard to resist a present. Particularly if it’s pink, pretty or gorgeously scented.…


It’s a wrap

One of the best things about the many good things about Christmas is receiving a beautifully wrapped gift. Yes, what’s inside is important, but what’s on the outside can be equally as enchanting. Here’s our pick of some of the best wrapping papers out there (and some beautifully wrapped presents for your inspiration)….…


10% off Crafty Wrens’ brilliant craft kits for kids

Don’t you just love school holidays? Those long days punctuated by rain and the dulcet tones of someone shouting ‘I’m bored’ and expecting you to do something about it. Nope me neither. In my day inspiration could be gained from Why Don’t You? (I think I’m showing my age there) these days, well I have no idea what keeps children entertained these days – things they shouldn’t be looking at on the internet probably. So to keep them away from all that web weirdness, how about getting all Kirstie Allsopp and doing some craft?…


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I’m going to steal a line Alex has just emailed me on the subject of motherhood: anyone lucky to be a mother knows that you have already won The Prize. (Ditto anyone who has – or has had – a mother). But nobody would say no to a little token of appreciation, surely? Here’s a little round-up of the best presents out there (although a homemade card totally works for us, btw.)…