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How to host an effortless Drinks party

The planning and preparation required to create the perfect, memorable Christmas is off the scale. And that’s just for Christmas Day! If you have invited family or friends for a drinks party over the festive period then it’s a whole new level of entertaining. The key to a perfect cocktail party is to be well prepared so that you can actually relax and enjoy it yourself. Here are our top tips to make your drinks party a roaring success with minimum stress.  You’ll find advice on which wines and fizz to drink over the festive period in our Perfect Christmas...

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How to Create the perfect Christmas Cheeseboard

A great cheeseboard is a festive must. Loaded with a selection of delicious cheeses in contrasting colours, shapes and textures as well as a selection of seasonal fruits and nuts, this essential platter will see you right through from Christmas until New Year. It is perfect for entertaining large numbers of people or for any unexpected guests for whom you need to provide nibbles. A fabulous festive cheeseboard offers a visual feast with maximum pleasure and minimum washing up. Now that really is a Christmas present! Every cheeseboard needs a hero so it’s time to go big (unless you...

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Cracking Christmas Board Games

There’s generally a universal groan when someone bright and chirpy suggests a Christmas board game right after you have eaten a whole turkey on Christmas evening. This  forced pseudo-spontaneous fun can turn a relaxing Christmas night into a horror of arguments, tempers and childlike sulks.  So to help instil harmony & goodwill into your festivities, we have pulled together a roundup of our favourite Christmas board games.  We’ve included some vintage oldies and some great new games to be played whilst munching Roses and sipping one our gin cocktails! Telestrations Telestrations is a cross between Chinese whispers and Pictionary....

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6 of the best Family Friendly Festivals for Summer 2017

We LOVE a festival. Here is a round up of 6 of the best family friendly festivals in the UK this summer. Camp Bestival : 27-30 July 2017 Camp Bestival is clearly named as it is the Best family festival to visit especially if your family are festival virgins. There are hundreds of child-friendly pursuits on offer including bouncy castles, go-carts and fairgrounds and as well as a ton of arts and crafts. Whilst most of the festival is dedicated to little people there is also loads on offer for the adults. 2017 sees Madness, Brian Wilson presenting Pet Sounds, Holly Johnson...

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House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion At Chatsworth

Chatsworth House, based in Derbyshire, is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house contains an important collection of paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts and is set in 105 acres of expansive parkland with stunning gardens designed by Capability Brown. As well as the house and the extensive gardens and grounds, there is a working farmyard and children’s playground for the young ones. Chatsworth’s ‘House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion Curated by American Vogue’s international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles, this...

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We’re All About Microadventures

Adventure is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. It’s about enthusiasm, ambition, open-mindedness and curiosity – Alastair Humphreys If you haven’t heard of a Microadventure before, this philosophy helps you appreciate life, the beauty around you whilst building fun memories. Microadventures are about grasping life by the horns and really and truly squeezing every drop of experience from it. But in bite size chunks (it was made for Morello 🍒). These adventures are not six months in the planning or about you scrambling for sponsorship for your 100km charity walk. They are just...

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Beautiful Bluebells

Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk in the countryside. To find a list of beautiful bluebell woods near you, check out www.nationaltrust.co.uk Remember to stick to designated paths in Bluebell woods as these are fragile flowers and we need to preserve them for future generations. Life is for living so peel your family off the sofa, lock away the iPads and experience natural, squelchy days out on tap. For only £111 for family membership (which is only just over £9 a month – a snip if you even visit once...

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