Advent thought For The Day: 9

December 9th: A Load of Baubles Most of us have a very casual attitude towards Christmas baubles. We buy them in tubs, boxes or individually, according to our colour scheme or whim. We think very little, if at all, about how they were made, where they come from and what skills were employed in their […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 8

December 8th: Deck The Halls This weekend many of us will be putting up our Christmas tree. Those that could not bear to wait took advantage of December 1st falling on a Saturday and had theirs up and decorated last weekend. I confess to being one of them. My excuse is that it’s an artificial […]

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All the Fun of the Fair

For the last three days I have been trawling Europe’s trade fairs searching for the next big thing in the world of Christmas. I hate to disappoint, but there is no such thing as ‘the next big thing’ when it comes to our favourite celebration of the year. It’s traditional, and that’s exactly how it […]

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