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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
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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
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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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Free Father
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Free Father’s Day Gift Tags To Print

Father’s Day is approaching and being the lovely people that we are we thought we would provide you with free printable labels so you can spend more money on the father in your life’s gift rather than the tag. Sorry, what’s that? What’s the catch? None! Well you do have to provide the paper and […]

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Royal Wedding Bingo
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Royal Wedding Bingo – Just For Fun

Got to love a wedding even if we are not all invited! Royal Wedding Bingo We have started to get a touch of wedding fever in the office with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle approaching, so we thought we would have a little bit of fun and you can join in with […]

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High Street v Online Shopping, Who Will Win?
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High Street v Online Shopping, Who Will Win?

Hang on a minute, don’t dismiss this as a blog piece that is going to be totally biased towards online shopping just because you are reading it on my online gift shop website. So, as you know, online shopping pays for school books for my four children, it pays for the food we eat and […]

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Mrs CT’s Mother’s Day Wish List – It’s much cheaper than Mrs M’s!

So I have been reading about Mrs Middleton’s Mother’s Day wish list that she shared in her column with Baby London.  Oh how I wish I could hope for just one present from that list!  You see mother’s day is a bit of a pot luck day for me.  One year my son’s, all four […]

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