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I’m all Christmassy already and I’m not even sorry


  Look, I know it’s only November and I know Christmas is still over a month away but damnit, I don’t care. Christmas lasts for only a few days so I intend to throw everything and the kitchen sink at it and extend my enjoyment of the season. I intend to be completely unapologetical about it.   Which is why…

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Christmas lunch at the Faulkner


Every year a girlfriend of mine organises a whopping large group of us to get together for a Christmas lunch, where we raise a glass to celebrate friendship, the holidays, and loved ones who are no longer with us. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a sad affair. It’s very festive and it’s about celebrating friends and family, past and present…

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Christmas Beer Tasting


  Ho ho ho y’all! If there’s anything screams “Noel” more than Christmas beer, mince pies, piggies in blankets and cheese I don’t really want to know about it. Needless to say the Christmas beer tasting session I hosted in Chester Beer and Wine yesterday ticked all of my festive boxes.   It was all “ho, ho, ho” and not…

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When Santa met the skeletons – Chester Winter Watch Parade


There’s pretty much nothing that says Christmas like snow fairies, a giant Santa and some skeletons, wicked Vikings and witches.   Wait. What?     So every year Chester put its best foot forward and throws together a parade which welcomes Christmas into the city. With its origins in medieval parades marking the turn of the year, it’s like a…

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Six things I’m looking forward to this Christmas


It’s December and that means one thing: I can unashamedly be excited about Christmas now. I don’t like the festive season stuffed down my throat for months on end but once we go past the first advent and hit December it’s all system go and BRING IT ON PLEASE.   What am I most looking forward to this Christmas? I’m…

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Christmas Market in Chester


  There’s not many things that get me into the festive spirit more than a Christmas market. I’m gonna just outright say it: this year’s Christmas market is a 100 % better than the feeble attempt a few years back. There’s more stalls, more selection, better quality, and what’s best they have a Real Ale Bar as well!   A…

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5 Christmas presents I almost gave my husband


Are you stuck for some festive ideas? I know I am. Usually at this time of the year I am trying to hunt down the most thoughtful presents known to man, because every year hubby gets me a present that makes me cry out of sheer happiness. Case and point: last year he got me a vinyl record that had…

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Winter Warmers at erj boutique


  No denying it now. The holidays are a-coming. And yesterday they were in full swing in erj, an independent women’s fashion boutique on the high street of Hoole.   There was mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas tunes and late night shopping. I had all the love for this totally adorable sparkling stripy top from Masai Clothing Company and that…

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