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Tag: Christmas

Gift from the heart.

Ding dong, ding dong… it’s that time of year again! I had to do a quick check, but it’s actually been 4 years since I put together a round up of Christmas gifting ideas for the blog.   Which is crazy, because it’s something I absolutely looove doing, but I think in recent years the relentless rate of consumerism during the festive season has really worn me down. Do I really need to be promoting yet more consumption at this

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Are you ready to get festive? I’m not normally one to start throwing the tinsel and fairy lights around with abandon much before the start of December, but I think this year might just call for it!   I’ve already seen plenty of trees decked out in all their glory – both on my Instagram feed and IRL in the front windows of nearby houses as I’ve been out on my Government-mandated (not so daily) walks to combat the cabin

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Northern Tidings.

It’s supposed to be the ‘happiest time of the year’, but the festive season has – justifiably so, really – come in for a lot of criticism over the past few years for it’s negative effect on collective mental health, as well as the environment.  I’ve spent my own fair share of years bemoaning christmas festivities but I’ve made peace with the season in recent times, developing my own traditions and setting personal boundaries that allow me to enjoy the

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No time like the present.

It’s beginning to look a lot like..  that time of year again!   I’ve written before about the pressures of the holiday season to find the perfect gift for all the important – and sometimes not so important – people in our life, and often end up spending money we can’t really spare but, ’tis the season and all that.   My close friends and I long ago gave up the tradition of gift giving this time of year, and

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Sweets for my sweet.

Aside from all the roasties, mulled wine and mince pies, Christmas is the time to indulge in all the sweet treats, right? Which, if you’re avoiding dairy like me, can often be a little bit of a minefield! But this year something magical has happened. 2017 really has been the year dairy-free and vegan diets began to hit the mainstream, and there has been a wealth of new animal-friendly brands popping up all over the place, and existing ones beginning

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Thinking of you.

While many focus on the present-giving side of the festive season, the art of crafting thoughtful and considered Christmas cards is often forgotten. It’s so easy to throw a cheery ‘Merry Christmas’ to friends and co-workers, fire off a quick text message, or email a one-liner to those you’re not seeing over the holidays and feel as if your work is done. The process of actually sitting down to pen a personalised greetings card to your nearest and dearest at

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