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An Organised Christmas Countdown
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An Organised Christmas Countdown – Week 2

Can you believe it?  Only 2 weeks left till Christmas so you can guess what we are going to be doing this week, gift wrapping! Now you will fall into one of two categories here, the love its, or the loathe its. The love its You are the type to have read our wrap it […]

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An Organised Christmas Countdown
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An Organised Christmas Countdown – week 3

Food Shop Week.  We do like our fanciful names for our weeks don’t we! Hopefully you have been really good and done your tasks set in food’n’cards week so your freezer was cleared from the random bits filling it and have started to refill with your batch cooking.  Now is time to do the Christmas […]

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An Organised Christmas Countdown week 4
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An Organised Christmas Countdown week 4

There are six main types of Christmas decorator. The Theme’er Their house is colour co ordinated and so are all their decorations.  Everything is set within two or three colours including the Christmas cushions and table cloth.  They always have a table centre piece to match their tree or, so often in their case, trees […]

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An Organised Christmas Countdown – Week 5

With five weeks to go many of us are fully engrossed into our Christmas shopping by now, others are in denial and hiding from the whole thing till December but whatever happens you need to know your rights and keep your shopping organised. Start Organised and Save Money Go get an envelope or a small […]

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9 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Your Christmas Shopping Early
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9 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Your Christmas Shopping Early

Do you sit there and moan whenever people start talking about Christmas in the beginning of November?  Christmas is in December and that is where it should stay?  It’s only the marketing that makes us start on at us about Christmas in November?  Right? Wrong!  It is very different to putting up your Christmas decorations […]

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An Organised Christmas Countdown – Week 6

Wait for it, wait for it – Food’n’Cards Week (do you think we need to work on our titles?) This week you have a few more tasks, the more you do now the less manic December is going to feel.  Sorry, you will thank me for it later. You may have noticed the Christmas cards […]

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An Organised Christmas Countdown – Week 7

Now all our Halloween sugar levels are off the scale and our eyes are still blinking from the bright fireworks it is time to really knuckle down to the Christmas preparations. This week is – Notebook Week (we really go all out on the naming of our weeks!) First choose a notebook.  It can be […]

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An Organised Christmas
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An Organised Christmas – Countdown Week 8

I am sure your HoHoHo is buried deep right now and you are just relieved to have got through half term and have absolutely no desire to even think about Christmas.  Usually if I mention the C word around now everyone whinges and says not before Halloween, but we are going to get you all […]

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5 Top Tips To Avoid Online Shopping Mistakes
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5 Top Tips To Avoid Online Shopping Mistakes

There is a level of skill involved in shopping on the internet.  It is so easy to get carried away, sitting in your pj’s, flicking through the websites until you suddenly find something that you just have to have.  Or perhaps you are in such a rush, looking for that gift that you need by […]

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The Cement Works
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The Cement Works – we chat to Emma, the founder

After gifting myself to a The Cement Works concrete candle for the summer and then a bowl to photograph jewellery in, well that was my excuse for the bowl and is I’m sticking to it, I finally plucked up the courage to ask Emma, the founder of The Cement Works if she would consider stocking […]

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