Royal mail letter to Santa | The top ten toys of 2016


  SANTA AND ROYAL MAIL REVEALS WHAT CHILDREN REALLY WANT THIS CHRISTMAS! With just over five weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top ten most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa. Father Christmas’s team of Royal Mail elves, who have managed Santa’s mailbag for 53 years, have carried out the most authoritative survey of
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Win your very own REAL Christmas tree!

**THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED**   We love a real tree and we love going to choose one. It’s our favourite lead-up-to-Christmas activity and all the joy that goes with it. At our local forest, Birches valley there are stalls to buy your decorations from, food and hot chocolate and even a stall selling mulled wine. Mmmmmm! Choosing the right tree Choosing your Christmas
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Raspberry gin recipe | Damson Gin recipe | blackberry sherry recipe | Christmas drinks recipe

Christmas drinkies! Perfect (and easy) recipes for delicious festive tipples!

I’ve just bottled up the most wonderful three flavoured tipples for gifts (and for us for Christmas drinkies, that is, if they last until then!)  Perfect (and easy) recipes for delicious festive tipples! Making your own flavoured Gin and Sherry is so easy, and when I say easy, I mean ridiculously easy. You only need three key ingredients and a bit of spare time! 
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Alice Through the Looking Glass | Win Alice through the looking glass DVD | Alice in wonderland

Take a step through the magical mirror!

In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass the all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. This wonderful movie reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices
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Firework chocolate crackle

This chocolate treat is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for bonfire night (my little girl says it looks like fireworks!)  You’ll need:  •Bar of milk chocolate  •Handful of almonds •Handful of mini marshmallows  •Packet of yoghurt coated raisins (or regular raisins)  •Rainbow sprinkles  How to: Melt the chocolate  Add all of the ingredients and stir Lay out on a baking tray or
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