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Christmas Countdown: Lakeland

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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selection of Christmas items from Lakeland

Shhh… Don’t tell Justin, but a stop off at the Lakeland shop in Windemere is THE highlight of every trip we make to the Lakes. I’m always a little excited when we pull into their car park and catch a glimpse of their huge glass-fronted entrance. They stock every cooking tool, utensil, gadget and kitchen accessory you could ever need – and a quite a few you never knew you needed!

Needless to say, our Lakeland Christmas choice features cooking, baking and other food-related items…

  1. Hemisphere cake pans – from £3.29
  2. Reindeer biscuit tin – £4.99
  3. Traditional panforte with board – £13.99
  4. Christmas berries pudding basin – £8.99
  5. Mini pudding steamer – £6.99
  6. Chocolate Christmas puddings – £5.99
  7. Fairy tale village mould – £11.99

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Christmas Countdown: John Lewis

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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Selection of Christmas items from John Lewis

John Lewis has done it again – they’ve come up with yet another tear-jerker of a Christmas ad – it’s my favourite once more this year! They have a HUGE array of Christmas bits & bobs – it was hard to chose our favourites – but here’s what we’ve narrowed it down to…

  1. Tree Hessian-effect gift bag, large: £3.50
  2. Alessi nativity Christmas baubles, set of 5: £39.20
  3. Figgy pudding double oven glove: £15
  4. Carol singer tea-light lantern: £20
  5. Caspari holly sheep napkins, pack of 20: £3.75
  6. Kids Company happy Christmas tree bag: £8
  7. House by John Lewis ball in glass bauble, yellow: £4

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Christmas Countdown: House of Fraser

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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selection of Christmas items from House of Fraser

House of Fraser is a real High Street stalwart – the company’s been around since 1849! I (and lots of other people probably) still refer to the Manchester branch as “Kendal’s” and the Birmingham one as “Rackham’s” as they were once family-owned, independent department stores. There are lots of these old companies around the country which now come under the House of Fraser umbrella… even Harrods!

Anyway, that’s enough of a history lesson for one day; here’s our little selection of HoF Christmas goodies!

  1. Wedgwood neo-classical bauble: £25
  2. 5 kraft hand-drawn Christmas gift tags: £1.50
  3. Woodland Charm wooden tree: £10
  4. Novelty reindeer mug: £5
  5. Frosty boiled wool large penguin table piece: £9