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Sweet Smell Of Success For Perfume Direct Perfumedirect.com has extended its range of products beyond fragrances – moving into skincare, hair, make-up and beauty products. New products have been introduced […]

Sweet Smell Of Success For Perfume Direct

Perfumedirect.com has extended its range of products beyond fragrances – moving into skincare, hair, make-up and beauty products.

New products have been introduced to its new look website, that features its gorgeous new branding and easier to use shopping experience. It also now offers a mobile app.

As well as all of the top brand perfumes, which can be purchased with huge discounts off the recommended retail price, it now offers products such as the Cloud 9 Waving Wand, Clinique moisturisers and Bed Head shampoo. It has beauty brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Arden and Lancome. There are also scented candles available in the popular fragrances.

The extension of its product offering comes on the back of a big increase in sales, as more consumers shop online and become aware of the discounts available on top selling perfumes and aftershaves via the site.

Jonny Webber from perfumedirect.com says: “We’ve seen a 260% rise in sales this year, as shoppers move more of their purchasing online. We’ve also worked hard to improve our online store, brand and delivery capabilities so that our customers get the best choice, discounts and service.

“Some customers will also be missing out on Duty Free shopping this year as they opt for a staycation rather than travelling through airports, which has instead seen them coming to us to still get their favourite brands and signature scents at a reduced price compared to many high street stores.

“We have introduced flexible payment options so people can also spread payments over four instalments or buy now and pay later, and discounts for students and NHS staff too. We just aim to make buying with us as pleasurable as possible and now people can come to us for more than just perfumes and aftershaves, adding hair and beauty products to their baskets.”

Top Buys This Summer At Perfume Direct

CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE HYDRATING SUPERCHARGED CONCENTRATE SKINCARE SET, £34.99 (RRP 37.00)

THIERRY MUGLER ALIEN SCENTED CANDLE (180G), £36.99 (RRP £39.00)

YVES SAINT LAURENT VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS GIFT SET WITH MAKEUP REMOVER & INSTANT MOISTURE GLOW, £25.99 (RRP £28.00)

CLOUD 9 WAVING WAND, £89.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £110.00)

CHLOE NOMADE EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME GIFT SET SPRAY (50ML) WITH BODY LOTION £65.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £79.00), CHLOE NOMADE EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME, £62.99 (RRP £70.00)

THIERRY MUGLER ALIEN MAN EAU DE TOILETTE MEN’S REFILLABLE GIFT SET (50ML) WITH SHOWER GEL, £45.99 (RRP £52.00)

MARC JACOBS DAISY SET, £74.99 (RRP £96.99), MARC JACOBS DAISY EAU SO FRESH, £42.99 (RRP £65) and DAISY DREAM, £43.99 (RRP £57)

DIOR MISS DIOR ABSOLUTELY BLOOMING EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY, £91.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £112.00)

YSL BLACK OPIUM EAU DE TOILETTE WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY (90ML), £70.99 (RRP £82.50)

TOM FORD LOST CHERRY, £283.99 (RRP £315), TOM FORD F**KING FABULOUS EAU DE PARFUM UNISEX PERFUME SPRAY, £195.99 (RRP £218.00) and TOM FORD VELVET ORCHID EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY, £113.99

TOM FORD NEROLI PORTOFINO EAU DE PARFUM UNISEX PERFUME GIFT SET SPRAY (50ML) WITH BODY LOTION & BODY SPRAY, £238.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £305.99)

ACQUA DI PARMA PEONIA NOBILE EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME GIFT SET SPRAY (100ML) WITH SHOWER GEL & BODY CREAM, £73.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £135.00)

ACQUA DI PARMA COLONIA ESSENZA MEN’S EAU DE COLOGNE SPRAY (100ML), £65.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £100.00)

SPICEBOMB EAU DE TOILETTE MEN’S AFTERSHAVE GIFT SET SPRAY (50ML) WITH AFTERSHAVE BALM AND SHAVING CREAM, £63.99 & FREE SHIPPING (RRP £69.00)

DOUBLE DUTCH LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION

GIN & TONIC CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Tired of flimsy paper crowns, plastic toys and the same tired jokes? This Christmas spruce up your dinner table with a luxurious set of limited-edition festive crackers from Double Dutch Drinks. Sure to impress your guests and add the perfect touch to your Christmas table, Double Dutch Gin & Tonic Crackers (RRP £27.65 for six) come complete with a 150ml can of Double Dutch tonic water in a variety of delectable flavours, and a double shot (50ml) of gin from six of your favourite distilleries – just the tonic for this year’s festivities.

With a variety of six unique crackers, pairings range from a floral and delicate match of Whitley Neill Parma Violet Gin with Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water; a fragrant combo of The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur with Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon, or a duo of Edinburgh Gin’s Raspberry Gin Liqueur with Double Dutch Cranberry & Ginger Tonic Water.

Classic gin and tonic lovers won’t be left disappointed with a timeless pairing of Sipsmith London Dry Gin with Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water, while those after a festive tipple with a fruity twist can raise a glass of Warner’s Rhubarb Gin with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil, or enjoy the festive flavours of Amber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin with Double Dutch Cranberry & Ginger Tonic.

Available to purchase online for at-home delivery from doubledutchdrinks.com/shop from the 25th October Double Dutch’s Gin & Tonic Crackers make the perfect gift for gin and tonic lovers and are ideal for elevating your Christmas table – adults only, of course!

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The Harry Potter Range of Powersquad are Pretty Magical

You’ve spent hours on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and now your phone is dead. There’s no spell for this one, unfortunately!

Just pull out your Harry Potter range of Powersquad Powerbanks and you’ll be juiced up for infinite Death Eater blasting sessions. Or marathoning all eight of the films back to back. Whichever cute little character you go for, your Powersquad member is fully charged with magic straight out of the box, so there’s no need to hang around waiting for your first hit of battery boost.

The 2500mAh capacity powerbank will recharge your mobile devices in spell-bounding speed.

The Powersquad Harry Potter, Hermione and Voldemort cost £14.99 each from Firebox.com

Visit Powersquad to see their full range.

Gym Ready with Men’s Health Lab

The Men’s Health Lab gym ready set is the ideal gift for gym goers, fitness fanatics and those needing a little support to starting a good health routine.

The 200ml body wash is uplifting and energising with peppermint fragrance, alongside aloe vera for its nourishing and moisturising properties. The 125ml body spray is ideal straight after the shower with light and refreshing tones to keep users feeling full of energy.

The set comes with a set of sports earphones which feature an in-ear design and ear hooks, ensuring a snug fit whilst exercising to keep the music flowing. It comes with two additional ear tips so users can always find the perfect fit.

The Men’s Health Lab Gym Ready Earphones & Body Gift Set costs £20 from Superdrug

Geomag Confetti Inspires Colourful Creations.

Geomag Classic is an inventive system of simple construction made of 58 mm magnetic rods and steel spheres. A huge number of shapes, geometric figures and models of every kind can be constructed. Geomag stimulates creativity and logical reasoning. The variety of the shapes and their transformations make it possible to create different structures continuously.

The wonderful Geomag Confetti set is the perfect introduction into the world of construction and creativity. With 83 pieces you’ll only need a few parts to create some awesome magnetic constructions. Full of vibrant colour the magnetic rods and non-magnetic and safe steel spheres come together to create a hundred of patterns, structures, and shapes.

The set is fun and educational, the inventive system of simple construction is made of 58mm magnetic rods and steel spheres. Stimulating creativity and logical reasoning and featuring all the components of STEM, (acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the set is great for the whole family.

You only need to add imagination to the set and you are well on your way to create a unique masterpiece. Geomag magnetic kits are the perfect way to express your creativity. There is virtually no limit to the creations that you can make.

The Geomag Classis 356 Confetti costs £50 from Amazon

The Dyson 360 Heurist™ robot vacuum has powerful suction to clean your home. Its intelligent vision system helps it to navigate, so the robot always knows where it is in the room. Time-of-flight sensors measure distances to help build a map of your home and continually check its position. The full-width brush bar means, wherever it goes, it cleans. And because it connects to the Dyson Link app, it gives you control from anywhere.

Price: £799.99

Availability: Dyson.co.uk

Have A Very Merry Christmas

It’s sure to be a jolly holiday, with the Winebuyers Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this Christmas will be like no other, as we come together with our nearest and dearest following a year of separation and uncertainty. If you’re looking for an extra-special gift this festive season, Winebuyers have all your present ideas sorted.

From party-perfect Prosecco, to gin-credible gift inspiration, the toughest decision this Christmas will be whether to buy one for yourself as well.

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Gusbourne Rosé 2016 With Gift Box, £49.00
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
ABV: 12%

We all love a bit of sparkle at Christmas and this multi-award winning Gusbourne Rosé 2016 will not go unnoticed. Set to impress in a beautifully presented rose gold gift box, this delicate pink English sparkling exudes aromas of cherry, wild strawberry and cranberry, combined with more developed notes of brioche and fresh pastry.

The palate shows bright red fruits with a crisp freshness and creamy, rounded texture on the finish. Produced in the Kent countryside by one of England’s finest wine producers – their wines have been served at Buckingham Palace – this is a noteworthy present for that someone special.

Etsu Gin Gift Pack with Glass, £52.97
ABV: 43%

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with the Etsu Gin Gift Pack. Crafted using a secret Asian recipe which features several Asian botanicals, including the peel of the exotic citrus fruit yuzu, this unique Japanese gin is the ideal present for gin lovers seeking something new and exciting to try. Produced in the Asahikawa distillery in Hokkaido, it is floral and vegetal on the nose with notes of citrus and yuzu. On the palate, it’s fresh and well-balanced, with hints of green tea and juniper berries that give way to flavours of sansho pepper and yuzu.

Complete with a gin glass, Etsu stands for ‘pleasure’ in Japanese and the Etsu Gin Gift Pack will definitely be a pleasure to unwrap and drink on Christmas Day.

Katkoot Prosecco Asolo Superiore DOCG Brut, £130.00
Grapes: Glera
ABV: 11%

Loved by fashion leaders and celebrities all over the world, Katkoot Prosecco is designed for someone who is passionate about their bubbles. It is a truly exceptional Italian sparkling wine that unites the worlds of art and viticulture from two founding brothers, artist Giovanni Leonard Bassan and Francesco Vittorio Bassan, an experienced sommelier.

Each bottle features a luxuriously handmade copper base uniquely produced in a small atelier in Morocco. Designed to be reused after consumption, you’ll be left with a beautiful piece of art long after the bottle ends.

As for the Prosecco itself, it will please even the most discerning of taste buds with an exquisite bouquet of fruity aromas, a lively palate and a pleasantly dry finish.

Cambridge Distillery – Cambridge Distillery Tasting Set, £99.99

Everyone has at least one gin lover in their life and this beautifully packaged tasting experience of 12 5cl Cambridge Distillery gins will have their gin needs covered for the entire festive season. Created using the freshest botanicals, flavours include Lemon Verbena, Truffle and even a Breakfast gin (Lady Grey and Marmalade). With a glass included, simply add tonic and ice and you’re ready to go.

Champagne Gosset – Grande Reserve Bottle + Gift Box, £58.92

Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
ABV: 12.5%

Needing no introduction, Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve ticks all the boxes to make sure your celebrations go off with a bang on Christmas Day. Bright and golden in colour, the nose is dominated by freshness and fruity aromas of peach and Mirabelle plum. On the palate, it is crisp with a steely acidity that is balanced by apple and tight citrus fruit flavors with a lovely toasty finish. Oozing elegance and grandeur, Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve is a divine companion to a Christmas canape or to sip throughout your dinner.

Coravin Model Three Wine Preservation System, £199.00

Don’t let your favourite wine go to waste this Christmas, as the newly released Coravin Model Three enables you to pour a glass without opening the bottle. Perfect for a wine enthusiast, this is the ultimate in wine preservation technology.

Using a fine hollow needle which is inserted through the cork, simply pour into the glass of your choice, and put the bottle back on the shelf unaffected for weeks, months or even years. A dream come true for connoisseurs of fine and hard to come by wines.

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Winebuyers is an online wine club with a simple mission: To bring wine and spirits into the 21st century, connecting vineyards, distilleries and specialist merchants directly to consumers worldwide.

If you would like any further information on the wines listed above from Winebuyers, please visit www.winebuyers.com

Puzzle Crazy…. Look At This Little Christmas Scene… Ginger Bread Houses??? Lets get in the mood… do it all again!

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Puzzle Crazy are a small puzzle company that makes high quality family jigsaw puzzles using the finest european puzzle pieces. We can turn any of your pictures into puzzle gifts for friends and family any time of the year.

 

Puzzle Crazy…. Look At This Little Christmas Scene… Ginger Bread Houses??? Lets get in the mood… do it all again!

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Puzzle Crazy are a small puzzle company that makes high quality family jigsaw puzzles using the finest european puzzle pieces. We can turn any of your pictures into puzzle gifts for friends and family any time of the year.

 

Countdown to Christmas with PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars

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Begin the countdown to Christmas with an exciting PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar! Behind every door is a gift, from figures and animals to vehicles and accessories, providing children with 24-days’ worth of entertainment during the lead up to the big day. Once all the surprises have been discovered, the box folds open into a backdrop to complete the scene.
With four new advent calendars to choose from, whether your child likes Ice Father Christmas, Farming, or Pirates, PLAYMOBIL has a calendar that will bring a smile to all faces this Christmas.

Something for everyone!

70188 Advent Calendar – Christmas Toy Store An advent calendar designed especially on the magic of Christmas, this gift is set inside includes a festive toy shop filled with Christmas joy. As parents search for the perfect gift. Children can visit Father Christmas in his grotto and receive a little gift if they have been nice of course.

70189 Advent Calendar – Farm The perfect setting for all fans of life on the farm, the Playmobil Farm advent calendar offers little ones the chance to look after the little critters across the Christmas period. With lots of feed and vegetables to harvest, the animals will not go hungry this winter. Includes Cows with a velvety feel to stroke, Pigs, chickens, rabbits and cats there is everything for little animal fans.

70322 Pirate Cove Treasure Hunt for the advent – Adventures are afoot on the high seas this Christmas! Young buccaneers can count down to the big day in this Piratey scene. These dastardly pirates are not after a stocking this year, but the gold hidden on the remote island. It will not be an easy feat as it’s guarded by a cannon and a host of creatures including scorpions, monkeys, snakes and a giant squid!

70187 Advent Calendar ‘Battle for the Magic Stone’ An advent calendar full of everything needed for the ultimate adventure in the kingdom of Novelmore. The Burnham raiders are mounting an attack on the Novelmore knight’s stronghold. Well-fortified with a host of weapons and a secret hideaway this Is one battle that will become a legend!

Priced at RRP £19.99, the advent calendars are suitable for ages 4-10 and can be purchased online or from all good toy stockists. For further information or to view the whole range, please visit: www.playmobil.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-GB-Site/en_GB/Search-Show?q=advents&sz=10

About PLAYMOBIL
PLAYMOBIL is an iconic German toy company owned by Geobra Brandstätter. Horst Brandstätter and his chief model-maker, Hans Beck, started creating toys in 1974, launching PLAYMOBIL’s first Knights, Native Americans and Construction ranges. The brand has grown to become one of the biggest toy companies in the world, with 3 billion PLAYMOBIL figures populating children’s bedrooms worldwide. www.playmobil.co.uk

A couple of tasty Christmas treats from OGGS… www.loveoggs.com

OGGS® Mince Pies

Handmade mince pies from plant-based brand OGGS® without any eggs or butter making them perfect for vegans, flexitarians and anyone who loves a mince pie! These festive fancies are kind to the planet, animals and people and come in completely sustainable packaging.

Supplier: Sainsbury’s in store and online

Price: £2.50 for a pack of 4

OGGS® Chocolate Celebration Cake

A great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake or mince pies is this Chocolate Celebration Cake from OGGS. This vegan friendly chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with chocolate fudge frosting and finished with chocolate curls, edible stars and festive gold shimmer.

Supplier: Waitrose in store and online

Price: RRP £8.00

   

Where the Tour Buses Don’t Go: Chicago’s Hidden Sites of the Mysterious, Macabre, Ghostly & Glamorous Kindle Edition
by Gerry Lekas

On Amazon >> www.amazon.co.uk/Gerry-Lekas/e/B08BWS9C33

This isn’t your average travel book—
and these aren’t your average tourist destinations!

Take a wild ride through hidden Windy City history—often dark, sometimes inexplicable, and occasionally glamorous. Meet the gangsters, ghosts, serial killers and celebrities that only Chicago could produce.

This journey into eclectic Chicago lore includes: 19 spine-tingling creepy sites (Resurrection Mary, Lonely Ghost of Lake Forest, St. Rita’s and so many more); all things Al Capone (seven notable Scarface sites and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre); other Outfit bigshot hangouts, graves and hit locations; Monsters of the Midway like Holmes, Gacy, Speck and more; murder and mayhem featuring 12 killers; and literally dozens of celebrity homes and hangouts from downtown to the suburbs and beyond!

Cocktail Candies – the perfect Christmas gift for sophisticated sweet lovers

Introducing the Cocktail Candies gift box, a delicious range of gummies in grown-up flavours: the ideal Christmas present for loved ones with a sweet tooth.

Ask Mummy & Daddy, the gourmet confectionary company based in South West London, has launched the Cocktail Candies gift box containing five packets of delicious gummies in cocktail flavours.

Each box contains five 55g bags of the following: prosecco bears®, gin & tonic gummies, pina colada gummies, mojito gummies and amaretto cherries. The gummies contain natural flavours and colours, are non-alcoholic and contain no gluten or palm oil.

“We came up with the concept of cocktail candies after setting out to create sweets with a unique taste that you can’t buy anywhere else. It has taken a while to make something that is natural with no E numbers and we’re delighted with the results, ” says Ask Mummy & Daddy founder Kane Dowell.

Prosecco bears® are as the name would suggest, Prosecco flavoured, while mojito gummies are lemon and mint flavoured, pina colada are pineapple and coconut flavour, amaretto cherries are cherry flavour and Gin & Tonic taste just like a G&T.

The 55g bags retail at £3.49 and the gift box containing all five flavours costs £18.95 (plus £3.95 P&P in the UK). The boxes measure 24.5cm x 20.5cm x 3cm and are available from the Ask Mummy & Daddy website.

The Cocktail Candies box is available now. To ensure they arrive in time for Christmas, orders should be made by 21st December.

Christmas Gifting Ideas from Dualit

Under £100

With many of us exploring home baking, honing barista skills and creating more in the kitchen, iconic British manufacturer, Dualit has a host of gift ideas to help friends and family with their newfound passions.

Combining reliability, performance and sleek designs, together with exceptional quality, Dualit has selected its most popular products to guarantee smiles this Christmas – and each one under £100.

Dualit EcoPress – £12.49

The ideal gift for those who love their pod coffee, but are concerned about the environmental impact. The Dualit EcoPress is a handy gadget which prepares used aluminium coffee capsules ready for kerbside recycling, avoiding landfill. Dualit’s EcoPress is compatible with all brands of aluminium coffee capsules*.

Dualit Bread Board – £19.96

Dualit’s bread board is beautifully made from FSC® Certified Beech and offers a sturdy base to slice a fresh loaf. Functional and durable, the bread board can be used to serve platters of toast, after-dinner cheese and biscuits, or to hold a sharing platter at your table.

Dualit Cordless Milk Frother – £59.99

Ideal for those who love frothy coffee and hot chocolates, the cordless Milk Frother produces hot milk, hot frothed milk or cold frothed milk in just two minutes. It’s perfect for making a latté, cappuccino, hot chocolate, milkshakes or simply livening up an instant coffee. It also features a non-stick interior and patented removable whisk for easy cleaning.

Dualit Hand Mixer – £70

The perfect present for home bakers, the Dualit Hand Mixer comes in either a Canvas White or Chrome finish. With four variable speed settings, the Hand Mixer includes dough hooks, flat beaters and a balloon whisk. A retractable cord and integral plug storage make the mixer compact, whilst replaceable parts ensure it is made and engineered to last.

Dualit Domus Kettle – £89.99 – available in white or grey

Give the gift of tea and coffee with the stylish Dualit Domus Kettle. Its rapid boil and Sure Pour™ spout make boiling water a pleasure, and the easy-grip silicone handle is heatproof for ease of use. The hinged lid also has a large handle with wide mouth for hassle-free opening and filling.

Dualit Domus 2-Slot Toaster – £89.99 – available in white or grey

For those who love their breakfast, the Domus Toaster makes a wonderful gift, especially when teamed with the matching kettle! The slots hold large slices of bread, including toast-style loaves, meaning golden brown toast right up to the edges.

NEW Dualit Handheld Coffee Grinder – £99.99

For the true coffee lover! Grinding beans for immediate brewing is the best way to make a great tasting coffee. With Dualit’s new Handheld Grinder users can grind just the right amount of beans for each drink. 40 grind settings provide complete control, from super fine for a strong espresso, to coarse for a cafetière coffee.

NEW Dualit Barista Kit – £99.99

Consisting of four essential elements, the new Barista Kit features a Tamper, Milk Frothing Jug, Thermometer and Knock Box. Available as a set in slick matte black, and also sold separately, each element works together to help create the best cup of coffee at home.

All available from Dualit, www.dualit.com

The Cat® S42 is a rugged workhouse phone – designed for reliability in extreme situations like hospitals, construction sites or for first responders. Its industry-leading rugged capabilities include the ability to submerge it in hot water and scrub it with soap – ideal of environments where strict hygiene is a must.

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MvVO ART Presents AD ART SHOW 2020

Virtual Opening with Bravo’s Project Runway Judge Brandon Maxwell

Art Displayed on the Monumental Screens at the Oculus Westfield WTC

And Online

Third Annual Art Show Featuring Artworks by Artists from Advertising

September 1 to September 30, 2020, 23/7

Winner to be Honored with Specialty Clio Award

With Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal

MvVO ART presents AD ART SHOW 2020, September 1 to 30, 2020, at the Oculus in the Westfield World Trade Center in New York and online on the Artsy gallery platform. MvVO ART, the creator of AD ART SHOW, with the ongoing support of presenting sponsor NBCUniversal and in partnership with Westfield World Trade Center, will open this all-digital, month-long, contemporary art show with a virtual opening by Bravo’s Project Runway Judge, Brandon Maxwell on September 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST on the MvVO ART website.

During this virtual opening and tour of the show, the 2020 winning artist will be announced and will receive a creative immersion day at NBCUniversal, expert art curation consultations, and a specialty Clio Award.

AD ART SHOW, now in its third year, features artwork by the artists of advertising—artists following in the footsteps of Warhol, Haring, Rockwell, Magritte and many famous names in Art who worked in advertising and related fields.

This innovative all-digital show displays artworks by 135 talented contemporary artists on the monumental screens of the Oculus. The art is for sale on the MvVO ART Artsy gallery as of September 1, 2020 via MvVOART.com

“Nothing, not even a pandemic, stops the creative spirit of our artists. The resilience of our artists—and of New Yorkers—is evident in our determination to go forward and bring the pleasure of discovering new artists, both in person and online, during these challenging times.” Maria van Vlodrop, MvVO ART- AD ART SHOW Founder & CEO, also named top ten cultural shaper in the pandemic and beyond in Adweek’s 100 creative list, commented.

“At NBCUniversal, creativity is central to our DNA,” said Josh Feldman, Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing & Advertising Creative, NBCUniversal. “We’re thrilled to once again be a part of the AD ART SHOW, which highlights both the artists of advertising and demonstrates the power of creativity in a whole new way.”

The location in the Westfield World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan is emblematic of the revitalization of the neighborhood and of New York’s role as world leader in the arts.

The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center is thrilled to welcome MvVO ART- AD ART SHOW back to our expansive digital screens,” said Danielle Hascoe, General Manager at the Westfield World Trade Center. “The opportunity for our shoppers to view this collection throughout the center adds to the rich experience we strive to offer to our visitors.”

While most of New York’s famous arts institutions are closed or slowly reopening, AD ART SHOW at the Oculus offers art lovers a spacious and FREE art destination. Visitors will also receive a free coffee and sweet to go from Eataly situated inside the Oculus on the third floor. The free coupon can be downloaded on the MvVO ART website and you can ask for it at Eataly at the Oculus, all as of September 1.

Visiting hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm & Sunday, 12am-6pm (September 1-30/Free entrance)

MvVO ART is closely working with NBCUniversal as presenting sponsor and in partnership with Westfield. Other sponsors and partners include: The Clio Awards, 600 & Rising, Artnet, Artsy, Artful Circle, The One Club for Creativity, WPP, GroupM, Zenith, Morzy and MRY, SVA (the School for Visual Art), The Downtown Alliance, NYCxDESIGN, Franklin Furnace, Lawlor Media Group, the Gradient, To Practice_Practice, Gameday Creative, Corea Creative, VRWAIBAIO and Eataly.

The MvVO ART team includes: Maria Van Vlodrop Founder & CEO; Isaac Aden, Chief Curator, Roger Allen Bentley, Chief Creative and a team of Art, Advertising and marketing professionals. For more information about the MvVO ART team: https://www.mvvoart.com/our-team.

CBD: your skincare ‘secret weapon’ to treat and prevent eczema

13th – 19th September is National Eczema Awareness Week; a time dedicated to raising awareness of better ways to manage eczema, depending on an individual’s triggers and lifestyles.

CBD, though better-known for relieving symptoms such as stress, anxiety, pain and trouble sleeping, possesses properties that can be effective preventative treatments for eczema sufferers.

CBD specialist Molecule Health offers a wide range of natural skincare products that can help relieve the symptoms of Eczema. Solutions that can be used before the irritation and inflammation become more noticeable, CBD can help treat internal triggers such as stress, along with external triggers such as dry skin.

Molecule’s Eczema Hero Products:

Kiskanu’s stress-relieving Day Drops (£100, 1000 mg)

Kiskanu’s regenerative Skin Rub (£40.45, 250 mg)

Shea Brand’s multifunctional Pain Reliever Balm (£45.00, 50 mg)

art shop www.inkanddrop.com

A huge range of different prints across many styles all available online at prices ranging from £13 – £45 that are super popular at Christmas.

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers 2020

Everyday Essentials for Little Explorers

This season think sustainably and gift loved ones with adorable gifts kids will love but that are also kinder to our planet. Frugi have some beautiful, sustainable essentials for children that are made using Pet recycled plastic (see here to see how they are made) and all clothes are made using GOTS Certified organic cotton.

Please note, when receiving a package from Frugi, you’ll also notice that it comes in attractive packaging that’s made from recycled paper materials. No plastic bags or wrappers.

Thanks for considering Frugi. Sam x

Frugi Accessories for Children up to 10 years

National Trust range

Frugi’s partnership with National Trust offers a limited edition unisex back-pack, lunch bag, pencil case and water-bottle for little explorers who love nature.
The National Trust Pack A Snack Lunch Bag The National Trust Crafty Pencil Case The National Trust Splish Splash Steel Bottle

Adventurers Backpacks

For kids 6+, these sturdy backpacks are made from recycled material. Features reflective print details, elasticated side pockets which are the perfect fit for the Splish Splash Water Bottle, zipped front pocket and hanging loop. Details include lovely Frugi zip. Fits an A4 folder. £25

Dragon Hedgehog

Star whale

Little Adventurers Backpack

For younger explorers under 6, these smaller, lighter backpacks are made from recycled materials and features a reflective print, hanging loop, front zipped pocket, lovely Frugi zips. Fits a splish Splash water bottle. £18

Sunflower Puffling Away Loch Blue Nessie Unicorn Puddles

All backpacks come with matching lunch bags, pencil cases. swim bags, and water bottles.

Lunch bags £15 Pencil cases £8

Swashbuckler Swim bags £15

Water-Bottles

Small £10 Large £14 Buddy Bottle £18 (hot & cold)

The above accessories are available on www.welovefrugi.com.

A couple of tasty Christmas treats from OGGS… www.loveoggs.com

OGGS® Mince Pies

Handmade mince pies from plant-based brand OGGS® without any eggs or butter making them perfect for vegans, flexitarians and anyone who loves a mince pie! These festive fancies are kind to the planet, animals and people and come in completely sustainable packaging.

Supplier: Sainsbury’s in store and online

Price: £2.50 for a pack of 4

OGGS® Chocolate Celebration Cake

A great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake or mince pies is this Chocolate Celebration Cake from OGGS. This vegan friendly chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with chocolate fudge frosting and finished with chocolate curls, edible stars and festive gold shimmer.

Supplier: Waitrose in store and online

Price: RRP £8.00

   

Macknade Hamper – from £55
A hamper is the perfect gift to send (and receive) at Christmas and leading independent food brand Macknade has created a wonderful selection to choose from, which are all available for nationwide delivery.
Whether you are looking for the ideal selection of Christmas cheeses for your boxing day cheese board or want to send a gift to a loved one showcasing the best that Kent has to offer, Macknade has a hamper or gift box just for you.
You can even choose to take the stress out of Christmas dinner itself by ordering the Christmas Feast Hamper… sparing you the need to do the big Christmas food shop and instead having it delivered directly to your door!

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OGGS® Mince Pies
Whether you’re vegan or not, these mince pies from OGGS® will tick all your boxes! These festive fancies are kind to the planet, animals and people. Each one handmade without any eggs or butter making them completely vegan-friendly. To top it off they come in sustainable packaging too! Available in Sainsbury’s from the beginning of September priced at £2.50 for a pack of 4.

www.loveoggs.com

Fallen Brewing Beer Selection
Fallen Brewing is situated in the old Kippen Railway Station with views towards The Trossachs and The South West Highlands. The range is made using only pure, soft Scottish mountain water and the best hops and malts from around the world. It includes the aptly named Local Motive, Chew and much-loved Platform C. Now with an eye-catching new look with larger can sizes and a refreshed design, the range will look and feel different but fans can still enjoy the same great tasting beers. The new-look range offers a rainbow kaleidoscope of colour, making it easier to identify each variety.
Shop online.

A Sobersauce Craft Beer Discovery Pack – great tasting non-alcoholic and alcohol-free beers
Sobersauce is an innovative new player on the craft beer scene, curating collections of seriously great tasting non-alcohol and alcohol-free beers. The Sobersauce Discovery Pack at just £19.99 (includes delivery) for 8 beers. This is perfect for everyone, not just people who choose not to drink at all. Whether you’re interested in trying new flavours or reducing your alcohol intake, perhaps you’re bored with the usual soft drink choices and want something with lower calories, lower fat and great taste, then Sobersauce is a great choice for you.
www.sobersauce.co.uk

Christmas from Bethlehem…….. www.bethlehembaubles.com

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Ideal as gifts or for your own celebrations, these beautiful Christmas baubles are each individually hand-blown in the glass workshops of Hebron, a centre for glass blowing for over 2000 years, then hand-painted and finished in Bethlehem. The 2020 collection this year offers three choices, Silver, Blue and Habibi.

www.bethlehembaubles.com

In alliance with Bethlehem Free Trade Artisans over 40 local artisans, men and women, take some 6 months to create the year’s collection and benefit directly from their work. Each unique bauble is made from recycled glass and with the dated ribbon and different annual designs they could easily become a Christmas family tradition.

Priced at £13 each plus p&p they arrive with certified origin, the packaging is recyclable and the presentation box has a pre-printed space for a forwarding name and address if bought as a gift.

Bethlehembaubles.com or from selected gift shops nationwide.

Go Go Bird
Zing is soaring high with the launch of the new Go Go Bird! This thrilling and intelligent flying bird is the perfect mix of traditional R/C and today’s trending drone toys. Go Go Bird looks and flies just like a real bird- providing the most dynamic remote-control aerial experience you can have!

Integrating a lightweight body design, infra-red sensing and a wireless remote control, the Go Go Bird brings the tech toys category to new heights! With a six-axis sensor inside, the Go Go Bird can achieve a smart take-off by hand to then fly through its environment! PLUS: thanks to its integrated obstacle-avoiding technology the Go Go Bird will automatically turn around once six feet away from the wall for self-protection.

With flying distances of up to 100 feet in the air, you can challenge your friends to a race, perform aerial tricks, or see who can land in the most unique places using its intuitive remote control. The Go Go Bird is available in green and red and comes with one remote and two rechargeable batteries.
For ages 8+
Available: Now
US: $39.99
US Retailer: Amazon, Zing.store, Target (October 2020)

Ethical bears from Steiff

Famed for inventing the original teddy bear,

German bear maker Steiff has designed

Two Limited Edition consciously crafted bears

made from natural materials like bamboo, hemp and pineapple fibres

Sustainable teddy bears www.steiffteddybears.co.uk

Basko (left)

Bamboo cellulose and cotton coat

Felt paw pads

Wooden eyes

Hand-embroidered nose

Stuffed with chemical-free environmentally friendly wood shavings

Uncoated brass medal

Limited edition of 2020 pieces world-wide

29 cm

£179 from www.steiffteddybears.co.uk

Hansel (centre and right)

Hemp plush coat

Pineapple plant and fibre residue soles and paws

Bio-compound boot button eyes

Stuffed chemical-free environmentally friendly wood shavings

Uncoated brass medal

Limited edition of 1000 pieces worldwide

36 cm

£275 from www.steiffteddybears.co.uk

Both bears have a white label with the famous Steiff gold plated button in the ear and come with a certificate of authenticity.
www.steiffteddybears.co.uk

About Steiff

· Iconic German toy manufacturer Steiff created the world’s first teddy bear in 1902. It’s now a heritage brand collected by toy and bear enthusiasts worldwide.

· Steiff toys and keepsakes are collector’s pieces and often gifted to mark special occasions like births, birthdays christenings and Christmas.

· Steiff’s original antique bears sell for thousands at auction.

· All authentic Steiff pieces still have the famous button in the ear, and limited editions come with a certificate of authenticity.

· Visit www.steiffteddybears.co.uk to find out more at the UK’s largest stockist of Steiff bears and collectibles.

SHOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM THIS CHRISTMAS WITH LE CREUSET

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a glass of festive tipple and stockings hanging over the mantlepiece…Christmas is time to get cosy and show your loved ones how much you care. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve found the perfect gift, selected and wrapped with love.

This festive season, whether your loved one is a novice cook, foodie fanatic or a wine connoisseur, Le Creuset has a gift at every price point to make their Christmas truly special.

THE ‘GET THE FAMILY TOGETHER COOK’ WILL LOVE…

From hearty casseroles to a Christmas Day roast with all the trimmings, whether your family and friends are together or apart this festive season Le Creuset has all the essentials for those who adore cooking up a feast

Silicone Cool Tool, £15.00 – Perfect for protecting kitchen counters or tables safe from heat and spills, this effective surface protector comes in a range of vibrant colours, making it a practical and elegant gift for those who love serving food for the whole family.

Salt & Pepper Mills in Deep Teal, £32.00 each – Bringing together style, function and glorious colour, these Le Creuset grinders will give any kitchen table an instant style update – a thoughtful gift for food lovers looking to season up their festive season.

Cast Iron 26cm Grillit, £125.00 – What aspiring home chef can resist the lure of a perfectly seared steak? This 26cm grill pan seals food quickly, locking in all important moisture and flavour to make easy work of meat, fish and vegetables. For your more health-conscious loved ones this is a beautiful marriage of delicious flavour and healthy choices as fat simply drains away and collects below the ribs.

Toughened Non-Stick 26cm Shallow Casserole, £140.00 – Featuring Le Creuset’s NEW best-ever non-stick coating inside, now 4 x stronger*, the Toughened Non-Stick Shallow Casserole is durable and can withstand the use of metal utensils. Its 2.7l capacity and heat-resistant glass lid make for a great everyday cooking option that can be easily transferred from hob to oven to table when loved ones get together.

*Independently laboratory tested for metal utensil abrasion resistance

3-ply Stainless Steel 35cm Rectangular Roaster, £195.00 – Perfect for a Sunday lunch, this stylish 3-ply Stainless Steel roaster gives great results whether your loved one has a passion for roasting, baking, poaching, or bain-marie cooking. The generous size makes it ideal for cooking up a feast and as it’s versatile enough to move from the oven to the hob; this could be the key to making the perfect gravy with the meat juices from a hearty family roast.

Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster, £215.00 – Whether it’s a hearty winter lasagne or a delicious warming crumble, nothing says I love you more than cooking for someone. This versatile roaster with a rectangular shape retains heat for easy cooking and browning, making it easier than ever before to create heartwarming dishes that can be transferred from oven to table with style.

Cast Iron Round Casserole 24cm in NEW Deep Teal, £240.00 – An iconic kitchen classic, the Cast Iron Round Casserole is on every cook’s wish list. In new opulent Deep Teal, this casserole not only looks stunning but it is perfectly designed for winter warmers such as stews, roasts, and soups, making it a one-stop pot for memorable meals and a truly special gift for someone you love.

THE ‘BAKE OFF SHOW STOPPER’ WILL LOVE…

Whether whipping up quick cupcakes or spending hours on elaborate three-tiered creations, baking is a relaxing and creative way to treat yourself and the ones you love. Whether they’re Mary Berry or still more of a maybe, Le Creuset’s range of tins and tools will give your resident baker the chance to experiment all year round.

Silicone Medium Spatula in Volcanic, £17.00 – This medium-sized spatula in iconic Volcanic is brilliant for all sorts of everyday uses, and is a useful addition any baking lover’s product arsenal – the flexible silicone head of can reach into every corner and angle of their bakeware, bringing precise, thorough results.

Silicone Spoon Spatula, £19.00 – The deep design of this spoon spatula makes it practical and versatile and is ideal for scooping and portioning generous helpings – a perfect gift for the baking enthusiast who likes to make a statement with their tasty creations.

Stoneware Petite Casserole, £20.00 – A versatile piece of stoneware, this mini casserole dish is a creative solution for baking individual sweet treats. Available in a wide array of colours, it’s an adorable gift for anyone who loves to create bakes that both look and taste great.

Springform 24cm Round Cake Tin, £31.00 – A classic for a reason, this round springform pan is perfect for baking both traditional cakes and new, experimental creations. Its high-quality non-stick coating releases food easily, avoiding cake catastrophes and making a great gift for a new baker looking to up their game.

12 Cup Muffin Tray, £31.00 – This hardworking muffin tray’s twelve deep cups are ideal for making muffins, cupcakes, brioches, mini quiches and a whole host of other sweet and savoury starters and desserts. A gift for those bakers who like to create delicious treats by the dozen!

Chef’s Apron in Black, £45.00 – For the baker who enjoys themselves far too much to think about the mess, this stylish apron is great for protecting from spills and splashes. In a chic black design and crafted from 100% canvas cotton it’s fully machine washable and a must for any kitchen.

THE ’BUDDING SOMMELIER’ WILL LOVE…

A deep rich red by the fire… a crisp glass of Champagne on Christmas morning…for wine lovers there’s simply nothing better than their favourite tipple. This Christmas, treat them to Le Creuset’s range of wine gadgets to make them feel like a true professional, and make their wine tasting experience even more enjoyable.

WA137 Wine Pump, starts from £22.00 – Any wine lover understands the importance of removing air from the bottle after opening, to preserve and prolong those delicious tastes and aromas – a gift to delight a wine enthusiast, this high quality wine pump lets them save their wine for several days.

WT110 Waiter’s Corkscrew with Wooden Handle, £32.00 – A firm favourite amongst experts and professionals alike this stylish waiter’s corkscrew has a patented two-stage system that will leave your resident family wine buff feeling like a true sommelier.

WA126 Cooler Sleeve, £22.00 – Whether serving a crisp white or something sprightly and bubbly, this cooler sleeve will take any sized bottle from room temperature to perfectly chilled in just 20 minutes and keeps it cooler for longer. In a range of colours, this is the dream gift for the wine drinker who never compromises on the perfect drinking conditions.

WA163 Aerator, £32.00 – A multi-talented wine stopper that cleverly combines three functions in one. Acting as an aerator, spout and closure, wine is gently aired as it is poured, allowing beautiful aromas to unfold with smooth and mess-free pouring. The closure function then carefully seals the bottle, so your wine-loving loved one can pour the perfect glass like a pro, saving the rest to treat themselves on another day.

LM 250 Lever Model, £90.00 – With its unrivalled performance, this rigorously tested and much admired model is a masterful piece of engineering that takes opening a bottle of wine to new heights. A 21st century redesign of the original Herbert Allen lever corkscrew, this truly is a festive gift any wine lover will treasure for a lifetime.

THOSE WHO’S KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME WILL LOVE…

Cooking and sharing food is a sign of love, and so is a simple cup of coffee and a chat around the kitchen table, or a cup of tea handed over as you run out the door. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and this Christmas Le Creuset has the perfect way to show just how much you care.

Stoneware Grand Mug, £17.50 – Perfectly sized for a satisfying cup of hot chocolate or coffee, this stoneware stunner is crafted by artisans using specialist clays and bright, beautiful glazes – all fired at the highest temperatures. A gift for anyone who loves a good brew.

Travel Mug, £25.00 – An idea companion for a solo stroll or a beverage on the move, this insulated travel mug is crafted from a double layer of stainless steel and is vacuum sealed to keep your drink warmer or cooler for longer. Available in a range of gorgeous Le Creuset colours, this is a gift for the conscious foodie looking to reduce waste and keep their kitchen style with them on the go.

Stoneware Rainbow Set of 6 Mugs, £85.00 – A bold gift that makes a statement, this set invites the colours of the rainbow into any kitchen. Crafted from the highest quality stoneware the set of 6 comprises of Cerise, Volcanic, Soleil, Palm, Teal and Ultra Violet mugs.

Stainless Steel Traditional Kettle, £120.00 – With its iconic silhouette, this kettle boasts fast and efficient heating and comes complete with a helpful whistle to let you know when your water is ready. It’s a perfect gift for those who admire traditional kitchen style, and is just made for cosy afternoon chats around the kitchen table.

Toughened Non-Stick 26cm Deep Frying Pan, £125.00 – Le Creuset’s NEW best-ever non-stick coating is now 4 x stronger*, making this generously-sized pan a versatile cooking companion that’s a great gift for both novice cooks and accomplished chefs alike. A joy to use and easy to clean, too!

Stoneware set of 6 Rainbow Side Plates, £75.00 – To brighten anyone’s Christmas and add a pop of colour to any table, this charming set of Stoneware plates in a vibrant palette of Cerise, Volcanic, Soleil, Palm, Teal & Ultra Violet is a great gift for someone that loves to stand out from the crowd.

3-ply Stainless Steel 24cm non-stick Chef’s Pan, £159.00 – For an ambitious cook, the chef’s pan can help achieve professional results from home – it’s ideal for sautéing vegetables, searing meat, simmering stews, and so much more. A truly legendary piece of cookware that has a place in any foodie’s kitchen.

NAUGHTY OR NICE? WHO DOESN’T LOVE A FESTIVE FAMILY GAME?

With the most magical time of the year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be spreading some festive cheer. So, who’s ready for a little competition?

Family games are a fab way to bring the whole family together to avoid that after dinner dip – not mentioning research suggesting it’s good for your wellbeing too. Whether your guests are in the mood for trying their luck with a few board games or masterminds at general knowledge, whatever the age, who doesn’t love a game or two to get adrenaline pumping (and working off those Christmas cookies!).

The UK’s leading family-friendly retailer, The Works, has handpicked a selection of the best family-fun games that can be played in groups big or small. So, if you’re hosting Christmas this year and looking for an activity to keep guests entertained or on the hunt for something to keep little ones occupied, consider this your go-to guide to the most wholesome of festive entertainment!

Harry Potter Board Game – Race to the Triwizzard Cup

Do you have a family of muggles? Bring everyone together into the world of wizardry with the Harry Potter board game. From dodging the dragons to playing your next spell card, this is the ultimate board game to keep the whole family busy for hours!

£15

Logo Best of Christmas

For those with a competitive streak and a brain for trivia, Best of Christmas is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Featuring all your favourite pictures, themes and pot luck cards, there’s a huge variety of questions for all in this quiz game.

£10

50 Magic Tricks Box Set

Exclusive to The Works: Do you have a little magician in the making? The 50 Magic Tricks Box Set is the perfect magic kit for kids…or even adults! Providing hours of endless mystical fun, a magic show will certainly be on the cards as your evening entertainment this year!

£7

50 Card Game Box Set

Exclusive to The Works: Containing 50 (yes, we said 50!) popular card games, this box set is sure to bring the whole family together and provide endless hours of fun on Christmas day.

£7

EastEnders Monopoly

Exclusive to The Works:

The classic Monopoly game with an East End twist. Whether you’re buying your favourite character or the Queen Vic pub, this edition will definitely be a hit on the big day!

£25

Articulate Christmas

This fast-talking description game is perfect for your family member who just can’t stop talking – and even better, it’s a special Christmas edition! One thing’s for sure, you won’t be short of laughs while playing this firm-favourite board game on Christmas Day!

£10

Logo Board Game 2nd Edition

Dust off your competitive instinct, gather round the table and put your logo knowledge to the test! This is one game sure to shake things up before that after-dinner lull hits.

£20

Play Your Cards Right Game Tin

Bring this much-loved game show back to your living room with Play Your Cards Right. Containing hundreds of general knowledge questions to get minds going, it will provide hours of enjoyment for both family and friends on Christmas games night!

£8

Blankety Blank Game Tin

Based on the retro and popular comedy TV game show, this is one game guaranteed to keep Christmas cheer alive!

Enjoy filling in the blanks from witty, silly phrases and seeing if you can match your answers with your competition!

£8

Bullseye Bullys Quiz Book

Fancy yourself as the ultimate quizzer? The Bullseye Bullys Quiz Book has over 250 pages of quizzes, featuring Bully himself. With hours of entertainment to be had, it’s a classic for Christmas day!

Gift the Power of Nature this Christmas

Looking for on trend, life changing Christmas gifts with a difference for your loved ones?

Do you want to help your friends and family cope with any emotional issues they may have in life, in a totally safe and natural way? Let the power of flowers help them. Flowers have an innate wisdom and therapeutic properties and we can all benefit from them in the form of flower essences. The Perfect Christmas gifts!
Flower essences address all sorts of issues, from self-esteem to creating clear boundaries, from helping you sleep to feeling safe, from feeling like you deserve to be heard to letting you know you are loved ….and everything in between.
They don’t smell but contain the vibration of the flowering part of a plant and are usually taken as drops under the tongue. With energy medicine on the rise, they are set to become a sought-after alternative therapy. Flower essences offer a wonderful way to heal and grow because they act as catalysts for change at a deep emotional level.
The UK’s leading maker of flower essences, Saskia’s Flower Essences has a great selection of fantastic products that make perfect Christmas gifts:

A boxed set of 8 key combination essences (£64) is a fantastic gift for the entire family and will help you deal with everything that 2021 might throw at you.

Rose Beauty Mist is a delightfully luxurious, slowly and lovingly distilled face mist made from highly scented roses grown in Somerset. It has the added energy of Wild Rose and Potentilla flower essences to make you and your skin feel alive and beautiful inside and out.

Saskia’s combination essences are perfect for stocking fillers:

– Sexy and Gorgeous (£10) This award winning combination is great to take before you go out or when you want to spend special time with someone else. For feeling confident, attractive and sure of your inner beauty.
– Focus,Energise,Create (£10) is fabulous for giving a good kick up the arse when there is resistance to coursework, revision, household chores – anything really that needs focus and clarity and re-energising .

– Strength and Support (£10) is the perfect solution to fight off the winter blues

– Breath Deep, Seek Peace (£10) This combination won Best Sleep Better Product in the Beauty Shortlist awards in 2020. Great for taking after a long tiring day when you want to stop worrying, relax and unwind. It is very good for adding to baths as well as drops under the tongue.

– For those with small children and friends who get over-excited on Christmas Eve (or any other night for that matter) and find it difficult to go to sleep before Santa comes, The Night Before Christmas ‘Magic Drops’ (£3.50) are the perfect solution.
Flower Essences are completely safe for all the family to use even if you are taking other medication, whilst pregnant, breastfeeding and are very effective with children whose patterns are a lot less stuck than those of adults.
For more information and gift ideas please visit: www.saskiasfloweressences.com

Tailor-made…
Jigsaw Infrared – bespoke, hidden heating solutions


Jigsaw Infrared, UK designers and manufacturers of infrared heating panels, offer a number of bespoke creatively concealed heating options when you don’t want your essential services to take centre stage in your interior!

Jigsaw Infrared heating panels are sleek, stylish, unobtrusive and highly efficient – a bit like having your own piece of the sun in the room (without the potentially harmful UV rays).
The clever thing about infrared heating is that, like the sun, it heats the people and objects in the room as it touches them – rather than heating the air.
Jigsaw Infrared heaters are incredibly smart – they are at least half the cost to run versus other heating systems and are also very efficient and emission-free, meaning they’re a whole lot better for the planet.
They are easy to install and maintenance-free – so no annual service contracts!

As well as the standard glass and aluminium options available, Jigsaw Infrared offer a number of customisable products that provide ‘hidden heating’ solutions…

Jigsaw Infrared ECO Aluminium heating panels offer a cost-effective, value-for-money infrared heating solution – the sleek, low-profile, frameless panels can be wall or ceiling mounted and can be slotted into suspended ceilings.
The standard product is finished in white and provides an unobtrusive, minimalist infrared heating panel with a host of uses – the 400W and 800W models are produced in sizes compatible with standard ceiling tiles so can easily be mounted into suspended ceiling making them almost undetectable – except for the great heat output they offer!

Custom block colour aluminium panels…
As well as the standard white version, ECO Aluminium infrared heating panels can be produced in any RAL colour to order.

Aluminium infrared heating panels in RAL colours from Jigsaw Infrared

Custom printed aluminium panels…
The Premium Infrared Heater range is available with an added extra – bespoke images making them look like regular works of art. The panels are custom-printed and can then be framed in a wide choice of materials and colours to complement the image and the space in which they are to be installed.

Custom printed infrared heating panel from Jigsaw Infrared

Multi-functioning Mirror…
Jigsaw Infrared Glass Heating Panels are available with a mirror finish making them ideal for reception areas and to create more light and space in interiors.
The Glass range is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and RAL colours and can be custom-matched to a client’s specification.

Mirror Infrared Heating Panel from Jigsaw Infrared

Sirius Mirror Infrared Heating Panel (square corners) – 1000W – £745.00

Mirror Infrared Heating Panel from Jigsaw Infrared

Sirius Mirror Infrared Heating Panel (radius corners) – 1000W – £825.00

Automatically sunshine…

Infrared Heating Control Hub from Jigsaw Infrared
PIR Detector from Jigsaw Infrared

Jigsaw Infrared also offer a range of smart technology to keep control of your infrared heating – all the heaters are individually controlled but can also be linked to a SmartHub for centralised control.

The Passive Infrared Detector is a new addition to the thermostat control system. All you need to do is walk in to the space and the PIR sensor detects the motion of the person and switches the ceiling heater on (if the room temperature needs heat). Once the person leaves the space the heater will turn off again.

This is an efficient way of keeping the room temperature to a moderate level, 16/17º and then boosting the heating the room to the desired temperature of 19/20º once someone is in the room.
This is proven to save a minimum of 25% and the benefit of Infrared Heating is that the heaters are warm within five minutes.

More about Jigsaw Infrared Heating Panels…

Simple installation – Jigsaw Infrared heating panels are easy to install and can be simply plugged into an existing electricity supply.
With their minimalist design, they are also incredibly thin (just a few centimetres) so don’t take up valuable space – and can even be ceiling mounted which actually increases the heating coverage of the panels.

No cold spots – with convection heating, the warm air rises and ends up near the ceiling whilst the cold air hovers at floor level. Infrared heating creates less temperature differences thus creating a more consistent temperature across the room.

Infrared heating is also better for allergy sufferers – conventional convection heating circulates the air – and therefore the dust – whereas infrared heating heats the objects (and people) in the room causing less disturbance to the air.
Infrared heating panels aimed at damp walls can also help to dry them out thus reducing the chance of mould developing.

Advantages of infrared heating panels:-

• Efficient – Up to twice as efficient as other heating systems
• Eco – Almost zero energy wastage, emission-free and 100% recyclable
• Easy to install – No unsightly pipes
• Space-saving – wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted
• Instant heat – Infrared heating acts very quickly
• Condensation free – Avoid mould and damp in your home or office
• Zero maintenance – Minimal parts.
• Manufactured in the UK, 5-year warranty and CE certified
• Healthy – Better for allergy sufferers, noise and odour free
• Flexible – Solo use for difficult to heat rooms or as a whole heating system
• Smart – variable thermostats, PIR room sensors and option to zone small areas for optimum control

Made in Britain logo

To find out more about Jigsaw Infrared heating panels visit
www.jigsawinfrared.com

Jigsaw Infrared is a member of the Infrared Heating Trade Association – www.irhta.org.uk

HONOR adds new outdoor smartwatch and high performance laptop to its all-scenario smart life ecosystem

Option 2: Introducing new outdoor smartwatch and high performance laptop, HONOR brings all-scenario smart life strategy to the next level

Option 3: HONOR Launches new outdoor smartwatch and high performance laptop, aims to expand the smart life for the global youth

[4 September 2020 – Berlin, Germany] Global technology brand HONOR today announced a suite of smart life products with expanded capabilities and upgraded features at the 2020 IFA Technology Conference. Under the theme of “Expand Your Smart Life”, HONOR highlighted how it is committed to empower young people and expand the way they approach fitness, creativity, productivity and everyday entertainment. The upgraded line-up of products offers “Urban Exploration” for the HONOR Watch GS Pro, “Fashionable Fitness” for the HONOR Watch ES, and “Creative Productivity” for the HONOR MagicBook Pro. In addition, HONOR announced processor upgrades for the HONOR MagicBook 14 & 15, HONOR Pad 6 and three HONOR Choice products.

HONOR Watch GS Pro: A Rugged Outdoor Smartwatch Made for Adventure Lovers

The HONOR Watch GS Pro is a rugged smartwatch that helps urban adventurers to boost their performance and explore the great outdoors. Equipped with an extraordinary 25-day battery life, the smartwatch is one of the longest-lasting smartwatches currently available in the wearables market. It is built to withstand challenging environments, meeting up to 14 MIL-STD-810G tests. Supported by high-precision built-in dual satellite positioning systems, the HONOR Watch GS Pro is equipped with route back function and route deviation alert to help users explore their potential without worries. In addition, the HONOR Watch GS Pro supports more than 100 workout modes and workout data recording including mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, indoor and outdoor running and free training. It also comes with intuitive health features to monitor users’ wellbeing.

The HONOR Watch GS Pro will be available on HONOR Watch GS Pro UK from 8th September at an MSRP of £249.99. Every purchase will receive a free pair of HONOR Magic Earbuds.

HONOR Watch ES: Your Personal Virtual Coach On-the-Go

The HONOR Watch ES caters to fashion-forward fitness enthusiasts who aspire to lead healthier lives. With a stylish 1.64-inch AMOLED display, 95 workout modes, 12 animated workout courses with specific scenarios such as fat burn and abs workout and a range of stunning health and fitness tracking capabilities, the HONOR Watch ES helps users manage their physical and mental wellbeing while sporting a trendy look, without the premium price tag.

The HONOR Watch ES will be available on HONOR Watch ES UK from 8th September at an MSRP of £99.99. For every purchase, customers will be able to choose between a free HONOR Band 5 or a pair of HONOR Sport Bluetooth Earphones.

HONOR MagicBook Pro: A Powerhouse to Unleash Your Creativity

The HONOR MagicBook Pro, pre-installed the Microsoft Windows 10, helps creative professionals enhance their productivity and boosts their creativity. Boasting a state-of-the-art AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor with integrated Radeon™ Graphics and 6 cores and 12 threads, the HONOR MagicBook Pro delivers smooth performance even when handling complex tasks. With an ultra-fast 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage drive and 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, the HONOR MagicBook Pro guarantees blistering data speeds when reading and transferring files.[1] Furthermore, it features a stunning 16.1 inch FullView display with 100% sRGB color gamut, making it perfect for viewing photos, movies and browsing the web as well as for professional applications that demand greater color accuracy and consistent image brightness. With a smaller footprint, measuring at 369 mm x 234 mm x 16.9 mm, its compact and lightweight design makes the HONOR MagicBook Pro perfect for today’s flexible working demands, allowing users to enjoy games, movies and work on the go.

HONOR also announced its collaboration with Red Bull as the Official Mobile Services and PC Partner of Red Bull Basement 2020. HONOR MagicBook Pro aims to help students innovate at university today and disrupt the world tomorrow.

The HONOR MagicBook Pro (16+512GB) will be available on HONOR MagicBook Pro UK from 8th September at an MSRP of £849.99. Every purchase will receive a free HONOR MagicWatch 2 42mm sports.

Designed for day-to-day tasks to take users from work to play, the AMD refresh of the HONOR MagicBook 14 and 15 enhances computing experience with Ryzen 5 4500U processors, along with a stunning minimalist design and a FullView display, all packed into in a slim and lightweight body. The latest additions to the HONOR MagicBook Series embody the brand’s relentless pursuit of bringing the highest quality and finest craftsmanship of products to inspire its global users.

The HONOR MagicBook 14 (8+512GB) empowered by AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor will be available on HONOR MagicBook 14 UK from 21st September at an MSRP of £669.99. Every purchase will receive a free HONOR backpack and mouse.

HONOR also introduced HONOR Pad 6 and three HONOR Choice products including Percussion Massage Gun EVO, usmile Sonic Electric Toothbrush P1001, and Antibacterial Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, to build a comprehensive smart life for global youth. Featuring a 10.1” Full HD display and symmetrical 1620 high-amplitude dual speakers, the HONOR Pad 6 promises users a truly immersive audio-visual experience. Weighing at just 460g and with a slim body that is only 7.55mm thick, coupled with enhanced connectivity through Wi-Fi and LTE options, the HONOR Pad 6 is the perfect daily companion for carrying around on-the-go whether travelling, commuting or relaxing at home.

HONOR’s newly launches won 2020 IFA Product Technical Innovation Award (IFA-PTIA). Jointly presented by IDG and GIC, supported by IFA, the IFA-PTIA award outstanding products that are pioneers in the development of the consumer electronics industry. The HONOR Watch GS Pro and HONOR MagicBook Pro have been named as the Outdoor Innovation Wearable Gold Award and High-performance Innovative Laptop Gold Award respectively.

“HONOR insists on bringing unrivalled products at unbeatable value to global user, and we’re happy to see overwhelming responses from them. HONOR Router 3 was recommended by Tech Advisor as one of the best budget routers, while HONOR PC and wearables business achieved 287.9% and 235% year-over-year growth respectively in shipment in H1 2020. As young people around the world adapt to a new way of living, working and playing, HONOR is committed to provide innovative technology and inspiring products to empower young people and expand their smart life.” said George Zhao, President of HONOR Global.

For more product information, please visit hihonor.com/unitedkingdom.

Launch Offers on hihonor.com in the UK

Product
Sales Date
RRP
Promotion Offer

HONOR Watch GS Pro
Pre-order from 8th September
£249.99
Free HONOR Magic Earbuds with every purchase

HONOR Watch ES
Pre-order from 8th September
£99.99
Free HONOR Band 5 or HONOR Sport Bluetooth Earphones with every purchase

HONOR MagicBook Pro (16+512GB)
Pre-order from 8th September
£849.99
Free HONOR MagicWatch 2 42mm sports with every purchase

HONOR MagicBook 14

(AMD Ryzen 5 4500U/8+512GB)
Pre-order from 21st September
£669.99
Free HONOR backpack and mouse with every purchase

HONOR MagicBook 15

(AMD Ryzen 5 4600U/8+512GB)
Pre-order from 21st September
£669.99
Free HONOR backpack and mouse with every purchase

Thinking of Christmas! Pakha Jewels… Handmade One of a Kind Custom Jewelry created in the California Desert.. www.pakhajewels.com

Handmade One of a Kind Custom Jewelry created in the California Desert.. Vintage and Modern Pieces recreated in Delicious hues and textures for Gift Sets and Gift Selfs!

All pieces can be color coordinated for your event theme and colors. Custom Gift set packaging also available.

   

Wolf Spirit Distillery to launch Puncher’s Chance™ Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

International sports and entertainment announcer Bruce Buffer – also known as the “Voice of Mixed Martial Arts” – is backing the brand. Initial shipments have been delivered and retail shelves will be stocked this month; in Kentucky, Liquor Barn is debuting an exclusive single-barrel, cask strength Puncher’s Chance™.

Gold Rush

The Puncher’s Chance signature twist on a Whiskey Sour. A
hint of almond elevates this drink to whole ‘nother weight
class.
INGREDIENTS:

› 1.5 oz. Puncher’s Chance Bourbon
› 0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
› 0.5 oz. Liber & Co. Orgeat
› 0.5 oz. Monin Honey Syrup
› 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Procedure:
Add ingredients 1-4 to mixing glass with ice. Shake well
and strain into an iced Rocks Glass. Top 2-3 Dashes of
Angostura Bitters.
GARNISH:
Orange Peel, Maraschino Cherry
VESSEL:
Rocks Glass

 

IMO Mobile Q4 Pro www.imomobile.co.uk . In My Opinion

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IMO mobile is a dynamic brand for mobile devices and wireless CPEs. IMO stands for “In My Opinion”.

IMO specialise in affordable smartphones.

As it’s now more important than ever to stay connected with loved ones and also many people starting to feel the financial strain following the pandemic IMO are set to take the mobile phone market place by storm. Their brand new IMO Q4 Pro which launched in May comes with 5.45” HD display, dual rear camera, IMO face unlock, Android 9 Go, 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth, not to mention a 16GB memory with the capability of up to 64GB via MicroSD card, and is available from Tesco Mobile for just £60.

Available to buy now at : www.tescomobile.com/shop/pay-as-you-go/imo/q4-pro

IMO mobile is a new and dynamic sub-brand of Verve Connect, a company with extensive experience in creating exceptional mobile devices and wireless CPEs. The expertise gathered over many years has been channeled into creating the IMO mobile brand, and the launch of its devices into the UK market. IMO’s leadership team is made up from a group of vastly experienced industry professionals who know what UK consumers want, so our simple philosophy is to bring these devices into the marketplace. IMO stands for “In My Opinion” so feel free to tell people about our products and brand. IMO…”Be Different”. At IMO we encourage our customers to “Be Different”. Our aim is to offer the coolest looking and best value smartphones without any compromise in quality or functionality. The UK consumer is always at the forefront of our minds when developing our products and propositions. These are both defined in the UK, enabling everyone to own a top quality smartphone that does everything you expect, without breaking the bank. IMO…”Be Different”.

  

Glasses Direct, the UK’s leading online prescription glasses retailer, unveils the launch of its handmade, limited edition Italian-inspired eyewear collection, Scout Made in Italy.

Perfect if you’re on the lookout for a new pair of prescription, blue light-blocking work glasses or on-trend summer accessory. Glasses The new nine-piece collection for both men and women features traditional shapes which have been reinvented in a timeless and catwalk-inspired colour palette of nudes, pastels and blue (keeping in mind the pantone of the year). Made from natural cotton-based acetates and polished metals.

For her:

Emily Gribble is available for content, comments and interviews. She can discuss top selling collections and styles and the latest trends in the eyewear industry, from catwalk and celebrity influences, to ‘hot right now’ brands, and seasonal fashion trends including shapes, materials, colours and technology. Emily also has a wealth of experience in choosing the perfect style of frames for different face shapes. Emily is a buying professional with over 10 years of experience in buying and product development within fashion and luxury retail sectors.

Glasses Direct enables customers to shop and try on glasses in the comfort of their home – which is key at a time like this. Founded in 2004, it’s the UK’s most trusted online glasses retailer and recently celebrated 100,000 reviews on Trustpilot.

Luxury designer fashion masks (non-medical) made by VON SORELLA. Made exclusively using rare Italian couture textiles. These masks are breathable, fashionable, and durable! Be more confident while wearing these sophisticated fashion masks. To order, go to www.vonsorella.com.

VON SORELLA® Official Website
VON SORELLA® is a fashion label committed to using the finest European textiles awhile blending sophistication and modern edge.
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SUNBEAM PIE MAGIC RRP$79 Available at Binglee.com.au
Get the family apron’d up and ready to cook up their very own delicious, homemade pies from the comfort of home. The Pie Magic can create four pies and it’s non-stick plates make for an easy clean with a damp cloth.

BREVILLE THE NO MESS WAFFLE MAKER RRP$149 Available at Binglee.com.au
The Waffle maker has elevated the subtle art of waffle making by directly addressing its only trouble spot: batter splatter. The circular moat catches and cooks excess batter,so there won’t be a mess to clean up. Browning control lets you choose from light and fluffy to crispy. All that’s left to do is to top your waffle with your favourite fresh fruit.

NINJA AIR FRYER MAX XL RRP $199 Available at Binglee.com.au
Enjoy a guilt free pub fish & chips, thanks to the Ninja’s air frying technology that delivers 75% less fat than traditional frying methods. You can cook and crisp up to 1Kg of chips using little to no oil in a family sized 4-quart basket, so the whole family can feast in minutes.

BREVILLE LIGHT AND FLUFFY RRP$89 Available at Binglee.com.au
An omelette is a fast, easy and healthy meal that can be as simple or gourmet as you want to make it. Whisk two eggs with bacon, tomato, feta and spring onion and pour into the two deep cooking pockets of the Light & Fluffy to create a delicious brekky. With no need to flip the omelette in the Light & Fluffy, so it’s easy enough for the kids to master.

Breville The Smart Scoop Icecream Maker RRP$429 Available at Binglee.com.au
The first ice cream maker to automatically sense the hardness of the mixture based on your selection, it keeps your frozen flavours at perfect temperature up to 3 hours. It has 12 hardness settings including sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream and will let you know when the mixture is ready to add in your favourite fruits or choc chips.

Breville The Barista Stainless Steel RRP$899 Available at Binglee.com.au
With its intuitive interface, three second heat up time and precise espresso extraction, you can create cafe quality coffee in the comfort of yout home.

NUTRIBULLET Pro1000 RRP$169 Available at Binglee.com.au
You can create your favourite cafe smoothie from the comfort of your own home in under 60 seconds with this compact powerhouse.

WESTINGHOUSE THREE POT SLOW COOKER RRP$129 Available at Binglee.com.au
This three pot slow cooker allows you to cook your pub favourite roast and veggies all at the same time. With Independent variable control settings for each pot you can customize each dish based on your cooking requirements.

Las Paletas was started in 2012 by Jason Sandell and Diana Chavarro

All our Ice Cream and lollies are 100% natural and made with real Dairy / Fruit and chocolate.
Our fruit is supplied by local farmers afterall we are a local company.

We cater weddings: https://laspaletas.co.za/wedding-ideas/
From small weddings of 50 guests all the way through to large weddings of 600 people
We have catered over 150 weddings over the last 7 years and know what you expect from a service provider.

We Cater Corporate events: https://laspaletas.co.za/corporate-events/

From 100 staff all the way through to 2000 staff members.

We wholesale to Deli’s across Cape Town: https://laspaletas.co.za/wholesalers/

Home Delivery: https://laspaletas.co.za/shop-online/

We deliver across the greater Cape Town area. All deliveries are done within 2 – 4 days.

Voted the very best Ice Cream on a stick in 2017 / 2018 and again in 2019 by the SA Dairy Council

Bespoke Ice Cream: We can manufacture bespoke Ice Cream for other brands in Cape Town. These are normally done for Alcohol brands

Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the world-famous Rubik’s Cube, Marvin’s Magic has joined forces with Rubik’s to create a stunning box of magic tricks.

Marvin’s Magic have partnered with Rubik’s to celebrate the 40th anniversary of world-famous Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s Amazing Box of Magic Tricks contains themed magic props and instructions for 40 tricks that are ideal the whole family.

The set comes in a giant Rubik’s box and contains exclusive tricks and illusions, each with the unique Rubik’s touch. Kids and fans will be able to mystify their friends and family when they mysteriously predict which colours a spectator will choose, shrink, and transform the special cubes and even magically perform an ‘instant solve’ in world record time.

The amazing set has enough tricks and props for hours of fun, allowing budding illusionists to learn a wide range of magic skills that will astonish friends and family. With so many fun, simple and colourful tricks from Marvin’s Magic the set will inspire a lifelong love of magic.

The set is a great gift for all skill levels and can be mastered in minutes. No prior magic experience is needed. Great for beginners and budding magicians.

Rubik’s Amazing Box of Magic Tricks costs from £24.99 from Amazon For ages 8+

Captains’ Series, Part Two: Martin Johnson & Free Delivery on orders over £15!

Introducing The Captains’ Series
Part 2: Martin Johnson


The 100th and final minute of the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final is a moment that will forever be etched in the memories of English rugby union fans. With the scores tied at 17-a-piece in extra time a begloved Matt Dawson popped the ball back to Johnny Wilkinson just outside the 22. The fly-half would grasp the ball before lining up to add the final three points of his tournament leading tally of 113, the ball spiralling off his boot and plum between the posts, a moment that would cement his own status as one of the sports greats.

What has perhaps been lost over time is the impact that one other player had on that Webb Ellis Trophy clinching move, the captain that day, Martin Johnson.

In this six part series from Win or Lose we will look at some of the most inspirational captains in sport. Find out more and read part two of our series, focused on one of the greatest rugby captains of all time, Martin Johnson.

Organix Christmas Selection Box (RRP £3)

The perfect snack box for little ones to keep them happy & satisfied throughout the Christmas period.

Little ones can feast on a variety of snacks found in the Selection Packs, including:

– Organix Mini Gingerbread Men biscuits

– Organix Alphabet biscuits

– Organix Apple & Raspberry Soft Oaty Bars

– Organix Apple & Orange Soft Oaty Bars

– Organix organic strawberry & Apple Gummies (1 x 12g)

The Selection packs come with Organix’s No Junk Promise, a stamp of reassurance to parents that all foods are organic, with no added salt and no artificial colours or flavours.

The selection packs will be available from 2nd November and will be available to buy at the following stockists:

Organix Online Shop, Boots, Ocado, Love Food, Amazon

Organix Advent Calendar

For those that don’t want to give their children chocolate every day in the run up to Christmas, the Organix Advent Calendar is filled with organic, healthier yummy snacks to keep them happy & satisfied.

Behind the doors of the advent calendars are:

Organix Jammie Monsters Biscuits – deliciously tasty biscuits made with 100% fruit filling

Organix Mini Oaty Bites Raspberry & Apple – soft, scrummy and deliciously fruity, they are packed full of juicy raisins and wholegrain oats

Organix Mini Oaty Bites Apple & Orange – soft, scrummy and deliciously fruity, they are packed full of juicy raisins and wholegrain oats

RRP: £8.99

Stockists: Organix Online Shop, Boots, Ocado, Amazon and Love Food

The advent calendar is suitable for little ones aged 18 months+.

BORA Professional 3.0:

The ultimate solution for your kitchen

Raubling. Following on from BORA Professional, the first product to lay the foundations for the BORA principle back in 2007, and the enhanced product version BORA Professional 2.0 in 2017, BORA, a manufacturer of innovative cooktop extractors, has now revealed the third version of the Professional series: BORA Professional 3.0. Pioneering design language meets the highest standards with regard to materials and technology.

The standardised design of all BORA Professional control knobs creates a harmonious and highly sophisticated appearance. The design highlight of the BORA Professional 3.0 is the subtle, stainless steel control knob with a black glass front and sensitive touch-operated surface with a high-definition, white LED display. The removable stainless steel ring and optimised LED display not only visually enhance the knob but also enlarge the touch-operated area. All functions are easily, conveniently and intuitively activated by twisting the knob and tapping the central touch-operated surface.

BORA Professional 3.0 is a modular system that can be customised to meet customer requirements and needs. It comes with a wide range of cooktops, from surface induction and gas through to the Tepan stainless steel grill, all of which are freely combinable with the extraction system. The Tepan stainless steel grill offers top performance thanks to the unique and precise temperature control. The temperature can be precisely set to the desired degree and rapid heating to 250 degrees in under five minutes saves time and energy. Thanks to their impressive depth of 54 cm, the cooktops and cooking zones can be used to the maximum and provide ample space for cooking with even very large pots, pans and roasters.

The cover flap opens and closes automatically when the extractor is used. When switched off, the elegant system is fully closed. The extractor control function has also been clearly optimised and aligned with professionals’ needs through the automatic detection of and adjustment to the respective cooktop. This means that the extractor power level automatically adjusts to the cooktop usage; the cooktop extractor and cooktops communicate with each other. Thanks to the quiet fan, the extractor Press release September 2020 remains barely audible even at high power levels. The parts that come into contact with cooking vapours can be easily removed through the accessible, wide inlet opening and are fully dishwasher safe.

About the company:

Since 2007, BORA Lüftungstechnik GmbH, headquartered in Raubling, Upper Bavaria, has successfully developed and sold cooktop extractor systems that draw vapours downwards thanks to the use of patented technology. The innovative BORA Professional, BORA Classic, BORA X Pure, BORA Pure and BORA Basic product ranges are sold in 60 countries worldwide.

BORA founder Willi Bruckbauer has a vision: the end of the extractor hood. The patent he developed has multiple advantages: the premium-quality systems are more effective than conventional hoods, extremely quiet, energy efficient and easy to clean. They enable maximum design freedom for kitchens and a clear view.

The company received its first award within the scope of the innovation contest “365 Orte im Land der Ideen” (365 Places in the Land of Ideas) back in 2009, followed by the German Entrepreneurs’ Award, Red Dot Awards, Plus X Awards, German Design Awards, Iconic Awards, German Brand Award, Good Design Awards, iF Design Awards and others.

For further information, please visit www.bora.com.

Zepp Unveils Zepp E, A New Stylish Line-Up of Wearables
Designed with Wellness in Mind uk.zepp.com

▪ New wellness-focused devices will harness AI and cutting-edge technology to guide users on their journey to better living
▪ Zepp E boasts a 3D curved bezel-less design, always-on display, 11 sports modes, multiple health metrics and 5 ATM[1] water resistance
▪ Refreshed line-up of wearables will target professionals who seek a fusion of style and practicality

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Zepp, a professional-grade brand for the digital management of users’ wellbeing, today unveiled a refreshed line-up of wearables, kicking off with the Zepp E series. With wellbeing at the top of everyone’s agenda in 2020, the all-new Zepp E series harnesses the power of AI and cutting-edge technology to convert vital health statistics into actionable insights, helping users to more effectively monitor their physical and mental wellbeing.

The inspiration behind Zepp’s upgraded line-up stems back to its successful history in using sensors to empower humans to go further. Ten years ago, Zepp created waves in the North American exercise market by using a unique wearable sensor device to monitor and analyse exercise data, enabling athletes to double their training results. Fast forward to 2020 and Zepp is being reimagined with a premium new look and feel. Targeting busy professionals who seek a blend of style and practicality, Zepp E combines high-end design with superior health and fitness tracking capabilities.

Achieve Your Wellness Goals with Multiple Health Metrics, Sleep and Stress Monitoring
Zepp E spotlights a number of functions to enable users to better keep tabs on their wellbeing including sleep monitoring, and blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2[2]) monitoring. State of the art sleep tracking measures users’ sleep stages, including light sleep, deep sleep, Rapid Eye Movement (REM)[3] and awake time, even monitoring 20-minute naps[4] during the day, providing users with an overall sleep score to help them measure the quality of their sleep and breathing. The smartwatch also supports 24/7 stress monitoring thanks to a built-in heart rate sensor, which can measure users’ stress levels through an OTA upgrade[5], helping them to keep their mental well-being in check.

Premium Design Featuring Pure Black 3D Glass Display and Ultra Slim Metal Body
Equipped with a vivid and eye-catching color AMOLED screen, Zepp E comes in two striking watch face shapes – Zepp E Circle and Zepp E Square. The pure black 3D curved bezel-less glass display is seamlessly crafted into a seamless shape with smooth and sleek lines from every angle, achieving an exquisite, incredibly stylish look and feel. The 3D glass and polished stainless-steel back are perfectly fused together, making the watch ultra-slim. With dozens of
watch faces[6] and multiple watch strap designs and colours to choose from, including metal, leather and fluoroelastomer[7], there’s something to suit every style and taste. At just 9mm thin, the Zepp E series is exceptionally comfortable and lightweight to wear day and night and can last up to 7 days[8] on a single full charge.

Record Your Exercise and Track Your Progress With 11 Sports Modes
The Zepp E series supports 11 sports modes including walking, indoor and outdoor running, cycling, pool swimming, climbing and even skiing. With water resistance in depths of up to 5ATM, users can also track their performance underwater. For more adventurous fitness fans, Zepp E also comes equipped with SpO2 monitoring, an important indicator of health, especially in high-altitude and low-oxygen environments or while performing high-intensity sports such as marathons or rigorous workouts at the gym.

See How Your Exercise Is Affecting Your Body State with Personal Activity Intelligence
Zepp E’s range of professional workout modes help users to track and improve their performance when exercising, while the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI[9]) health assessment platform turns sophisticated information on a users’ heart rate and daily activity levels into a single metric, providing an easy-to-understand score to help guide users on the state of their physical condition. To further encourage people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, Zepp E allows users to set daily activity goals, including steps taken and calories burned. It also offers all-round fitness tracking features, such as reminders to stand up after long periods of inactivity.

24/7 Life Companion on Your Wrist
In addition to its health and fitness tracking capabilities, Zepp E is a smart life companion, allowing users to set timers, alarm clocks and even check the weather forecast, as well as receiving notifications when new calls or text messages come in on their smartphone. For those who rely on music to get them through a workout, Bluetooth Music Control allows users to play, pause or skip tracks from their watch during exercise, without having to pull their phone out of their pocket.

The Zepp E is now available in the UK starting from £209. For detailed product specifications and more information, visit https://www.zepp.com/us/zepp-e

UK, Pre-order now, price from £209.00 at uk.zepp.com

About Zepp
As a professional-grade brand for the digital management of users’ well-being, Zepp leverages its leading AI algorithmic system to bring digital health solutions to people around the globe. From traditional health and exercise monitoring to analysis and early health-status warnings, Zepp is committed to helping users improve their quality of life. Zepp believes in the use of technology to better manage our well-being and help everyone enjoy a more fulfilling life. Therefore, Zepp’s mission is to “continuously develop new technologies and use accurate data-analysis capabilities to help people manage their own health.”

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Publishes 29th October 2020 | Hardback | £9.99 | For children aged 9-11 | IBSN 9781526619273 | #TinselBook

This year, Bloomsbury are thrilled to be publishing THE Christmas book of the year. This tale of friendship, sleigh rides and two formidable girls is the perfect children’s Christmas gift for this year – a gloriously funny, festive adventure that will delight even the biggest Grinch.

How did the world come to believe Santa Claus is a man? It’s all just a big misunderstanding! Funny, feminist and with a huge heart, this is the gloriously Christmassy untold story of Ms Claus.

Sibéal’s books have been published in 13 languages internationally and she has sold over 255,000 copies in the UK alone. In Tinsel, Sibéal brings her trademark fabulous fashion and laughter-filled adventures that’s perfect for family reading (and gifting!) at Christmas.

I’m attaching a press release all about the book here for you, and can happily put a review copy in the post to you if you’d be interested in receiving.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts and thanks,

Emily

Early Praise for Tinsel

‘Very sparkly storytelling and a lovely portrayal of friendship’ – Hilary McKay

‘I absolutely ADORED it! A really funny, clever, brilliant play on all the Christmas tropes. It just has to be made into a movie!’ – Emma Carroll

‘I highly recommend reading this book if you want to feel full of funny festive joy!’ – Harriet Muncaster

‘Joyful and hilarious, this book is full of characters I adored and dialogue that made me laugh out loud. I loved every moment of it!’ – Stephanie Burgis

Spice up Your Holiday Gift Giving with

The Mulling Spices Gift Tin from Zen of Slow Cooking®


Looking for a standout hostess gift? A great, grown-up stocking stuffer? A central focus for your libation-themed gift basket? Zen of Slow Cooking’s new Mulling Spices gift tin is a unique way to add some punch to holiday gift-giving—literally.

The pleasing tin includes five handcrafted spice blend sachets, plus a recipe book for creating delicious seasonal beverages like mulled cider, spiced whiskey sours and punch.

Zen’s whole spice infusion is crafted in small batches from whole star anise, cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon, adding festive flavor to hot and cold beverages with and without spirits.

Like all of Zen’s spice blends, Mulling Spices are made of high-quality, non-irradiated spices that are preservative free without sugar.

The Mulling Spices Gift Tin can be purchased for $15 at TheZenofSlowCooking.com.

Behind Every Great Zen Blend…

The Zen of Slow Cooking was created by two busy moms, Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay of the U.K. Barnhart turned to slow cooking as a way to spend more time with her three children, including one with special needs. She partnered with McKay to develop a line of slow cooker/multi-cooker spice blends that are sold online and in stores nationwide.

Zen is a woman owned company and a Certified B Corporation—a designation for-profit companies that are committed to using business as a force for good. Every Zen purchase helps provide employment for adults with developmental disabilities.

THE ROLLING STONES OPEN ‘WORLD EXCLUSIVE’ FLAGSHIP STORE IN LONDON ON CARNABY STREET

The rock ‘n’ roll legends that are the Rolling Stones open their world-first flagship store, ‘RS No. 9 Carnaby’ tomorrow on 9th September at 9 Carnaby Street in London’s Soho.

The new store, created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, features all of the hallmarks of the iconic band and includes exclusive new fashion label ‘RS No. 9 Carnaby’.

The band’s continuing album and single releases will be at the heart of the shop’s pulse. Music will be available to buy including the Goats Head Soup album and Scarlet single along with an exclusive 500 copies of the Goats Head Soup 2020 album in the Stones Red colour.

The store’s windows feature a world first soundwave installation – taken from the opening to the 1966 hit track ‘Paint It Black’. The audio of the beginning of the iconic song is visualised as a soundwave and reinterpreted into a striking red metal sculpture.

Jointly curated by the Rolling Stones and Bravado, the shop fit follows the brand colours of red and black. The glass floor features many of the bands lyrics, and the fitting rooms are adorned with iconic album artwork; Exile on Main Street (1972) and Some Girls (1978).

Inside, there is an exclusive and curated mix of collections and collaborations for fans of all ages. The store will also introduce ‘Stones Red,’ the official colour from Pantone which is seen in the design elements of the store as well as an exclusive apparel and accessories collection.

Sound, vision, and lighting are key store components. Five, 90 inch portrait screens display a film made exclusively for the store showing footage across the rich history of the band. Speakers from high end British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins will play tracks from the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.

Exclusive store collaborations include Chateau Baccarat, from French luxury brand Baccarat, a collection of crystal wine glasses, champagne flutes, tumblers, wine decanter, and a beer glass engraved with the Tongue and Lips of the Rolling Stones. Other exclusives include The Soloist chairs and scarves and from premium Swedish raincoat brand Stutterheim there is a handcrafted high quality rubberised cotton raincoat which features the Rolling Stones logo. More exciting collabs will be announced soon.

One for superfans are the 10 limited edition signed and numbered framed artworks by John Pasche, the original creator of the iconic Rolling Stones logo, which was first used on the Sticky Fingers LP in 1971.

The store also features a bespoke T-shirt customisation station – choose from an array of exclusive designs on the touch screen menu to create something unique.

The Rolling Stones said:

“Soho has always encapsulated Rock ’n’ Roll so Carnaby Street was the perfect spot for our own store. We are confident this exciting project that our friends at Bravado have created will be an unrivalled experience for everyone to come to London and enjoy.”

Mat Vlasic, CEO, Bravado said:

“With this innovative partnership, the Rolling Stones add yet another cultural touchpoint to their rich legacy. RS No. 9 Carnaby is the result of years of planning and decades of building one of the world’s most recognized brands. It creates a destination where fans can connect and immerse themselves in the music, style and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic and beloved bands.”

Graeter’s:
A family favorite for now 150 years, Graeter’s premium ice cream is the LAST family-owned, authentic small batch ie cream makers still dedicated to the French Pot process. Artisans pour and swirl only the best ingredients into each spinning 2.5 gallon French Pt freezer. The resulting ice cream is so dense and rich, and chocolate chips are so big, that every pint has to be hand packed.

The No-Bake Cookie Co.
This company is a small batch cookie company specializing in artisan no-bake cookies and KETO no-bake cookies. They’re the nostalgic treats we all loved as kids, only better!

Gift givers who are aiming to send the taste of every flavor of No-Bake Cookie will find the company’s Variety Gift Tin ideal as it includes all 4 flavors of our indulgent no-bakes for a total of 12 yummy cookies. All packed in our reusable tin. Perfect for holiday gift giving.

Southern Recipe Small Batch Holiday Flavored Pork Rinds:
Cranberry Jalapeno and Apple Cinnamon pork rinds? These special, one of a kind holiday flavors of our traditional pork rinds are the festive yet bold crunch fans have been waiting for, updated from the snacks you remember your dad and grandpa munching on. Small batch, carefully crafted and expertly seasoned pork rinds bring your snacking experience into the 21st century with more than just exciting crunch … it’s an exciting bold flavor. Don’t you deserve a protein-packed snack worthy of your bold life?

Life Snapshot’s technology platform helps families organize and securely store personal asset and final wishes information so their loved ones can easily find it while dealing with overwhelming grief. No frantic searching. No missing information. No lingering questions.

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Snapshot Report contains asset information such as banking, trust accounts, 401K, properties, vehicles – as well as key contacts and beneficiaries all consolidated into a single-report. No Account Numbers or Social Security Numbers Required. Valued at $10,000

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I Crave Cars Automotive-Themed Gifts for Men

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I Crave Cars (www.icravecars.com) has a great selection of automotive-themed gifts for men! Some of their favorites include: This hot rod t shirt: www.icravecars.com/collections/clothing/products/hot-rod-1932-roadster-high-boy-t-shirt This LOVE tools t shirt for the garage mechanic: www.icravecars.com/collections/clothing/products/love-tools-mechanic-t-shirt This off-roading t shirt: www.icravecars.com/collections/clothing/products/mountains-off-roading-t-shirts-hoodies This engine patent t shirt: www.icravecars.com/collections/clothing/products/chevy-big-block-engine-patent-shirts This hot rod mug: www.icravecars.com/collections/mugs/products/hot-rod-coffee-mug This ghostbusters coffee mug: www.icravecars.com/collections/mugs/products/ghostbusters-1959-cadillac-coffee-mug Any many more!

For Example > Check Out their Great JEEP T SHIRTS for MOUNTAIN OFF ROADING + HOODIES

www.icravecars.com/collections/clothing/products/mountains-off-roading-t-shirts-hoodies. 

This great men’s off roading t-shirt is available from I Crave Cars in white, heather blue, and heather red. I Crave Cars has an awesome selection of automotive-themed t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, posters, and car stickers for the car lover in your life. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for car lovers, they have something for everyone, no matter what kind of car your special someone is into. From muscle cars, classic cars, race cars, hot rods, or off road vehicles, they have whatever you’re looking for. And, since they design their own merchandise, you won’t find their products anywhere else. Plus, they have a great selection of man cave antiques, including vintage signs, collectible toys, vintage oil cans, and much more.

 

Colloidal Silver is the ultimate immune support supplement.

The liquid mineral has been safeguarding human health worldwide for over 2,400 years. Even Hippocrates- the father of medicine journals about silver’s supportive healing benefits. Now more than ever today, silver continues to surge in popularity as people pursue highly effective natural ways to support their immune system.

For over 26 years, Natural Path Silver Wings continues to manufacture the safe, pure, natural, pharmaceutical grade atomic colloidal silver. It’s tested for purity and efficacy at qualified independent laboratories and are backed by clinical, laboratory, and university research.

Silver Wings colloidal silver is simply stronger, more effective immune support because it’s made from naturally occurring elemental silver which has a true amber color—just the way nature intended. Here’s the best part – it’s absolutely safe and because of its higher 500 PPM, it’s 50x stronger than other brands that have only10 PPM making Silver Wings also much more economical!

Silver Wings non-GMO, pharmaceutical grade atomic colloidal silver is not electrically processed unlike many of its competitors and comes in unmatched 50, 150, 250 and 500 PPM strengths in convenient liquid spray or dropper bottles which have virtually no taste making it perfect for the whole family and pets too.

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RAMER SPONGES…Stocking fillers for under £10 Ramer Sponges’ TWO festive colours are back for Christmas >> www.ramersponges.com

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Gifts include:

Limited Edition Super Soft Body Sponge in Cranberry and Holly (£2.99/£4.99 RRP) – bath time favourites for all ages available until 24thDecember 2020. Live link will be available to order from end October.
Luxury Drench Sponge (£5.75 RRP) – mimics the feel of a natural sea sponge, delivering a luxury bathing experience for the eco-warrior
Invigorating Body Sponge (£2.99/£4.99 RRP) – perfect treat for hard-working mums and comes in two new colours
Softening Wet Shave Towel (£6.99 RRP) – new addition to Dad’s shaving routine
Performance Sports Towel (£9.99 RRP) – great companion for the active sporty type
Cleansing Shammy for Sensitive Skin (£4.99 RRP) – wet wipe replacement for the savvy beauty queen
Ultra-Soft Baby Sponge (£2.99 RRP) – super soft bath time buddy for those precious little ones

All available to purchase through www.ramersponges.com

Made from a magic material, all Ramer Sponges harden as they dry, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria, and will instantly soften when soaked in warm water, ready to re-use. Super-soft, non-scratchy, hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin, Ramer Sponges are machine washable at 40o C, durable and long-lasting.

Stocking fillers for under £10
Ramer Sponges’ TWO festive colours are back for Christmas

Back by popular demand, Cranberry and Holly colours in our small and large Super Soft Body Sponge range £2.99/£4.99 RRP – bath time favourites for all ages available until 24th December 2020
Luxury Drench Sponge £5.75 RRP – mimics the feel of a natural sea sponge, delivering a luxury bathing experience for the eco-warrior
New colours: Invigorating Body Sponge £2.99/£4.99 RRP – perfect treat for hard-working mums
Softening Wet Shave Towel £6.99 RRP – new addition to Dad’s shaving routine
Performance Sports Towel £9.99 RRP – great companion for the active / sporty type
Cleansing Shammy for Sensitive Skin £4.99 RRP – wet wipe replacement for the savvy beauty queen
Ultra Soft Baby Sponge £2.99 RRP – super soft bath time buddy for those precious little ones

Made from a magic material, all Ramer Sponges harden as they dry, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria, and will instantly soften when soaked in warm water, ready to re-use. Super-soft, non-scratchy, hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin, Ramer Sponges are machine washable at 40o C, durable and long-lasting.

Ramer Sponges, the UK’s leading maker of super-absorbent sponges, is spreading Christmas spirit this year as it announces the return of its limited edition colours for the popular super-soft body sponges.

Gift givers can choose from the limited edition Cranberry and Holly Body Sponges in addition to other feel-good gifts for under £10. With Ramer’s range of super-absorbent and super soft sponge products, you’re sure to find the ideal stocking fillers and Christmas gifts.

For all ages
If kind, caring and gentle spring to mind when you think of your gift recipient, then the same words can be used for Ramer’s Super Soft Body Sponge. A firm family favourite that has been loved for generations, the Ramer Super Soft Body Sponge makes for a perfect gift.

Available in special festive Cranberry and Holly colours for a limited time only, the Ramer Super Soft Body Sponge (£4.99 RRP) gently cleanses the skin to leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. Available in seven other colours and in a smaller size (£2.99 RRP), this handy sponge will be a hit with everyone.

For the eco-warrior
Know someone who is passionate about the environment and only uses sustainable skincare products? Ramer Sponges’ Luxury Drench Sponge would make the perfect stocking filler for the eco-warrior in your life.

An ethical alternative to a natural sea sponge, the Ramer Luxury Drench Sponge (£5.75 RRP) has been specifically designed to mimic the texture and feel of the plant-like animal. As its name suggests, the sponge can hold an incredible amount of water, drenching your skin and providing a luxury bathing experience without raiding Mother Nature’s beauty cupboard.

For Mum
Mums are fantastic, aren’t they? From daily school runs to keeping everyone in check, mums provide us with unconditional love all year round. Christmas is the perfect occasion to show just how much you appreciate her.

The Ramer Invigorating Body Sponge (£4.99 RRP) is the perfect treat for your mum’s skin, particularly if she is an early riser. Providing a refreshing and invigorating start to the day, the Ramer Invigorating Body Sponge lightly exfoliates the skin, cleaning the pores and leaving the skin feeling clean, bright, energised, and revitalised. The customer favourite is now available in two new colours, a bright Tangerine and a colourful Teal.

For Dad
Help your dad stay bang-on trend this Christmas by gifting him a Ramer Sponges’ Softening Wet Shave Towel (£6.99 RRP).

The first of its kind. It has been specifically designed to deliver a barber shop experience at home, softening the beard and opening up the pores to help achieve the closest shave. The Softening Wet Shave Towel is super soft, kind to skin, hypoallergenic and helps to avoid razor burn. The innovative skincare accessory can also be used post shave to wipe away excess shaving foam and help to close skin pores, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and bristle-free.

For the sporty one
Need to find a gift for someone who is in the gym 24/7, never leaves the swimming pool or can always be found on their bike? Ramer Sponges has the perfect stocking filler for all types of sporting enthusiasts.

The Ramer Performance Sports Towel (£9.99 RRP) is the ideal companion for a wide range of sporting activities. Highly absorbent, cleansing and refreshing, the Sports Towel is great for use during and after exercise and comes in a handy canister. Whether you’re cycling, swimming, running, hiking or simply working out in the gym, the Ramer Performance Sports Towel ensures to keep you feeling clean and refreshed.

For the beauty queen
It’s not uncommon to experience break-outs and nasty blackheads every once in a while. To tackle temperamental skin, it’s important to keep the face clean and free of blocked pores.

The Ramer Cleansing Shammy for Sensitive Skin (£4.99 RRP) removes all traces of make-up to gently cleanse the skin and is perfect for applying cleansers and lotions. A fantastic alternative to wet-wipes, this handy little shammy boasts an ultra-soft, smooth surface and is completely hypoallergenic. The re-usable beauty tool will leave the skin feeling fresh, glowing, deeply cleansed and radiant.

For Baby
Christmas is the perfect time to spoil babies and toddlers. Ramer Sponges has the ideal gift to make bath time fun for babies and easier for parents.

The award-winning Ultra Soft Baby Sponge (£2.99 RRP) has been specially developed with a super-fine texture to be kind to baby’s delicate skin. Tried and Tested by parents and platinum winner in the Loved By Parents Awards 2019, the sponge is ideal for toddlers too. The Ultra Soft Baby Sponges are available in handy twin packs which sport a brand-new aquamarine theme for 2020. The contrasting colours are perfect for top to tail hygiene.

All Ramer Sponges harden as they dry, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria, and will instantly soften when soaked in warm water, ready to re-use. Super-soft, non-scratchy, hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin, Ramer Sponges are machine washable at 40o C, durable and long-lasting.

Visit www.ramersponges.com where your perfect stocking fillers await.#

     

We have finally found a prevention to our hangovers!

www.yetiandthefox.com

Yeti & The Fox replenishes you’re glutathione levels, helping your body to stay healthy by participating directly in the neutralization of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds.  Glutathione also works to maintain exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their active forms. This powerful antioxidant is the core ingredient of Yeti & The Fox. So, when you wake up after a few cocktails, your body will be replenished and ready to take on the day as if nothing happened.

www.yetiandthefox.com.

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Balade en Provence is a range of hand-made certified organic, ethically sourced, vegan and zero-waste solid beauty bars made using a cold process that uses100% compostable packaging printed with vegetable ink.

www.baladeenprovence.com

Made in Opio, a small village in the stunning region of Provence, France, Balade en Provence means ‘a walk in Provence’ and the philosophy of the is to promote “bienveillance.”

“Bienveillance” is a French term that can best be defined as “generosity or a desire to do good.”
At Balade en Provence, we believe that all actions, big and small, have an impact. Therefore, we strive to do what is “good” when developing our products, interacting with customers, working in our community and managing environmental waste.

Their hope is that our actions inspire others to spread bienveillance as well.

THE MISSION – #MoveToSolid

Balade en Provence is on a mission for people to give up their liquid products and move to solid. Most liquid products contain more than 80% water, chemical preservatives, and plastic packaging. Balade en Provence makes products that are rich, natural, and ecological alternatives to these.

Balade en products are certified organic with BIO Earth Durable
which is dedicated to ecological & organically sourced products.
They care about animals. The products are approved by the
Vegan Society & cruelty free.
Balade en Provence take waste seriously. All bars are packed in 100% compostable & recyclable packaging.
They work with those struggling with mental illness who have suffered emotional trauma (loss, divorce) to package the products, gradually helping them transition back into their life.
Their bars are artisanal & contain premium ethically sourced, natural ingredients such as shea butter, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, & coconut oil.

THE PROCESS

Adopting a traditional French Artisan process, each product is blended with natural oils and butter, which is delicately blended before the bars are left to rest for 30 days on wooden shelves allowing the oils to blend. The cold process preserves the natural nutrients and properties of the ingredients to give your skin a rich and beautiful product.

Balade en Provence solid beauty bars are available from www.baladeenprovence.com , Hollandandbarrett.com and
John Bell and Croyden

THE PRODUCTS

HAIR

Delicate Lavender Solid Shampoo For Fine Hair £6.19 40g
A 100% natural Delicate Solid Shampoo Bar which is formulated to fortify and hydrate thin hair. This shampoo bar is enriched with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, rapeseed oil, and shea butter and infused with a soft lavender fragrance that leaves you feeling instantly calm with each wash.

High Shine Solid Shampoo – For All Hair Types £6.19 40g/£8.49 80g
This high-Shine Solid Shampoo features a blend of shea butter and natural oils for a smooth, glossy finish. This shampoo bar is enriched with 100% natural citrus, coconut, and grapeseed oils and infused with an invigorating citrus scent.

Invigorating Solid Shampoo For Men – £6.19 40g
Wake up your hair with this citrus-infused, certified organic solid shampoo enriched with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, rapeseed oil, and shea butter. This sulphate-free, solid shampoo bar is 99.6% natural and formulated especially for men to hydrate the scalp and leave hair feeling stronger and looking shinier.

Enriched Solid Shampoo – All Hair Types £6.19 40g/£8.49 80g
This enriched Solid Shampoo features a blend of clay, shea butter, and natural oils to cleanse, smooth, and soften your hair. This shampoo bar is enriched with coconut and grapeseed oils and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent.

FACE

Solid Face Cleanser £12.90 80g
This gentle facial cleansing bar cleans, hydrates and soothes the skin leaving your face feeling great and looking radiant. Enriched with French green clay to remove makeup and impurities, rosehip oil to lock in moisture and aloe vera to calm redness and breakouts this is the perfect cleanser for morning and evening use

Solid Night Cream £19.90 40g
Formulated with all-natural ingredients, this handmade bar is a nourishing evening moisturizer. Certified organic and enriched with cacao butter and apricot kernel oil to hydrate dry skin while you sleep.

Soothing Shave Bar – For Men £6.19 40g
Created for men to provide a close shave and soothing experience. These bars are enriched with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and shea butter to moisturize and protect the skin. This certified organic, vegan shave bar is the natural and ecological alternative to your usual shaving foam or gel.

BODY
Super-Rich Orange Soap Bar – Orange Blossom £6.99 80g
The signature Super-Rich Body Bar is a gentle and nourishing daily cleanser. This moisturizing soap bar is enriched with a blend of coconut oil and shea butter and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent that transports you to the beautiful fields of Provence.

Extra Caring Hand Soap Bar – Orange Blossom £6.19 40g
Formulated with the most precious oils and butter, this handmade, cold process bar is a super-gentle hand cleanser. Enriched with coconut oil, shea butter and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent to transport you to the fields of Provence.

Extra – Kind Shave Bar for Women £6.19 40g
The extra-kind Shave Bar is enriched with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and shea butter to moisturise and protect your skin while you shave. This extra-kind shaving bar is certified organic, vegan and infused with a delicate orange blossom scent. Our shave bar is the natural and ecological alternative to your usual shaving foam or gel.

ALL IN ONE
All-In-One Soap Bar – For Men £8.49 80g
Formulated especially for men, our all-in-1 bar is a 100% natural shampoo, facial and body cleanser, and shave bar that does it all. This bar is certified organic, enriched with coconut oil and shea butter and infused with an invigorating citrus scent for the ultimate shower and grooming experience.

Bébé Pur Body Bar – Fragrance Free £8.49 80g
Formulated for babies, pregnant women, and those with sensitive skin, the Bébé Pur Body Bar is a 100% natural & fragrance-free cleanser for the face, hair, & body. Enriched with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, colza oil, clay, and shea butter to soothe, moisturize, and protect the skin, hair, & scalp.

Antibacterial workout towel with five unique and functional features assists in a clean and efficient exercise routine.

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The Towell+ Silver is the newest version of the flagship product from STRYVE, a company dedicated to reimagining workout essentials and trusted in environmentally conscious and high quality products that are good for active athletes or casual exercisers.

STRYVE is a company that goes the extra distance in innovation to tweak and test until the best version of something simple has been created.

The Towell+ Silver, an updated version of The Towell, the flagship product from STRYVE, fits the mold of pushing the boundaries for what is possible in essential workout accessories. In today’s social landscape cleanliness can never be overstated.

The Towell+ Silver uses naturally occurring silver salts that have antimicrobial properties. Using these salts to create the Silvershield means the Towell+ Silver is the most hygienic gym towel on the market and can be used over and over again without worry about bacteria and fungi growth that cause unpleasant odors and a compromised exercise routine.

In addition to the Silvershield technology the Towell+ Silver also boasts two distinctly different sides to define which side is for wiping sweat and which side is to be used to wipe workout equipment. One last hygienic feature is a magnet that keeps the Towell+ Silver safely attached to workout equipment instead of flailing on the dirty ground. STYRVE intends for their products to assist all levels of workout enthusiasts in the most convenient exercise experiences.

The Towell+ Silver is a thought out and applicable size that ensures it will cover the entire surface of workout benches. It also comes with a high quality and hidden stitched inner pocket to keep a cell phone close and protected while in the middle of a workout routine.

The Rise of the Wellness Staycation

Since the global pandemic has showcased the importance of mental and physical health, wellness staycation bookings have boomed, and domestic holidays are becoming the wellbeing break of choice. With this newfound awareness for immunity and fitness, and the frequently changing travel corridors, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has already seen bookings for UK retreats increase by 18% on the same point last year. Whether it’s a healthy break to de-stress or an active holiday to boost our physical wellbeing, wellness staycations are proving to be the perfect opportunity to kickstart, or maintain a healthy lifestyle and boost our immunity, all from the comfort of our own country.

Giving your mind and body time to rejuvenate and recharge is essential in our current climate, and booking yourself a wellness holiday on home turf enables you to eat well, drink well, exercise, and indulge in immunity boosting treatments without the worries of travelling abroad. As you take time away from home to prioritise exercise, sleep, and nutrition, you’ll benefit from lower stress levels, improved resilience to stress, and boosted immunity, all of which are crucial to our recovery as a country. The UK offers some spectacular destinations, from the idyllic Yorkshire countryside to the popular British coastline, so you don’t need to travel far to boost your mental and physical health, with incredible spa, fitness, and wellness breaks right on your doorstep.

Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel, says “The demand for wellness tourism has been rapidly growing since we launched Health and Fitness Travel in 2010, and with a huge demand for UK summer wellness and fitness staycations this year, and so many forward bookings for next Summer, we are now increasing our UK wellness retreats for 2021. The current pandemic has merely proven how crucial good mental and physical health is, and staycations are now the ideal opportunity to maintain wellbeing, begin a fitness journey and boost immunity, to help in the fight against future viruses.”

Although staycations appear to be the favourable option right now, the gradual relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, and our progression towards normality, will bring with it an increase in overseas travel. Island breaks and private villas are set to become the popular choices, with plenty of space for social distancing and privacy making them the ideal Covid-friendly holiday destination. European breaks are also lined up to be a post-Covid holiday hub, with just a short flight from home to the sunshine making them the more appealing option. But, whilst we manage the uncertainty of the current situation, staycations can offer nutritional guidance, workouts, and natural therapies for a quick, stress-free escape from the mayhem.

Discover the Best Wellness, Fitness and Spa Breaks in the UK:

For Luxury Wellness and Fitness – Grantley Hall

Immerse yourself in energising workouts and restoring spa treatments on a luxury break in the rolling hills of Yorkshire. The state-of-the-art gym caters for all your fitness needs, with an underwater treadmill, cryotherapy chamber and 3D body scanners to give you the ultimate body reboot. The Three Grace’s Spa puts luxury and comfort as the number one priority, and combined with the exciting activities and nourishing meals, you can have your perfect wellness, fitness, and spa holiday right here in the UK.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Grantley Hall from £1475pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return transfers.

For Detox and Spa – Glass House Retreat

Rid your body of toxins and stress with a detox retreat in the UK that combines interchangeable diet plans, refreshing spa treatments and goal evaluations to give you the relaxing holiday you deserve. You can give your body the attention and TLC it needs through nutritious meals specified to your requirements and preferences, and complimentary use of the extensive gym facilities. This luxury break gives you the chance to rest and recuperate, providing you with the tools to make a long-term positive change.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Glass House from £1,450pp or £1,815 for single occupancy. Price includes full board and a detox programme.

For Affordable Women’s Only Fitness – GI Jane Bootcamp

Kickstart your healthy living journey on a bootcamp retreat that pushes your mental and physical limits in the wildlands and hedgerows of the English countryside. With a mix of balanced healthy meals, iron man drills and assault courses, you will form a feisty female army to help each other through the week of hard work and fitness challenges. Strengthen your mind and body on this women-only break that will put you through your paces for an escape you will never forget.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Gi Jane Bootcamp from £995pp. Price includes full board and a bootcamp programme.

TEA-RIFFIC MUGS

Whether drinking your morning coffee, evening tea or something in between,
the Title Mugs from Houses of Parliament Shop are sure to brighten up your daily brews!

Exclusively designed for the House of Commons, these mugs really will make you feel like a true parliamentarian!

…Why not try the matching coasters too?

Titles Mugs – £9.95 each
Titles Coasters – £2.95 each
Houses of Parliament Shop – shop.parliament.uk

This comedic transformational travel adventure takes you on a wild ride around the globe in search of greater meaning and purpose. It’s sex, drugs & spirituality; an unconventional path from dark to light, and a modern version of personal evolution, as entertaining as it is enlightening. Are you ready to unlock the truth of who you really are?

Ignite your inner adventurer and delve into the unknown on this journey of transformation. The Inside Hustle shakes off the ordinary for the extraordinary, delivering thought-provoking wisdom for the now moment with fierce authenticity, honesty and humour. 
Living through 9/11 in New York, Joanna Walden experienced a moment of clarity, which propelled her to search for something greater than her 9-5 existence. Leaving her high-flying career on Madison Avenue behind her, she hikes the Camino de Santiago through Spain beginning the comedy of errors in her search for both purpose and a greater truth. Journeying around the globe, Joanna climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, imbibes plant medicine, consults energy healers and shamans, determined to solve the problem of herself. After the death of her father, she swaps her Brazilian boyfriend for a Brazilian girlfriend, eventually finding answers right on her doorstep back home in New Zealand. It’s sex, drugs & spirituality; an unconventional path from dark to light, and a modern version of personal evolution. This transformational travel adventure takes you on a wild ride, as entertaining as it is enlightening. Are you ready to unlock the truth of who you really are?

Perosnalised signed copies available from www.joannawalden.com/ or available on Amazon globally as eBook and paperback!

Unique Gifts From Kikkerland

Crab Multi-tool £16.99 from IWOOT This clever little crab wants to lend a helping claw. Made with a durable beechwood shell, this versatile crab multi-tool features a variety of useful stainless-steel appendages including: a mini scissor, flat head screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, rope saw and a mini knife.

The Seed Garden Kit £8.75 from Fred Aldous For the green fingered, Keep your seed collection in order! Includes 20 seed bags, 20 seed markers and a marker pen.

Monkey Stainless Tea Infuser & Drip Tray £9.50 from John Lewis A monkey-shaped tea infuser made of durable stainless steel. Place a tea bag inside and let the monkey hang around in your cup until your brew is just right. It’s dishwasher safe and so easy to clean and includes a matching drip tray.

Storm Glass Tube With Beechwood Base £20 from Waterstones An invention of the captain of Darwin’s HMS Beagle, this updated barometer responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. Crystals within the sealed glass chamber cluster or disperse with changes in air pressure or temperature. Solid beechwood base.

Pebble Power Bank £15 from Trouva With a stone-like finish and comfortable grip, this Pebble Bank is a lovely natural-looking alternative to other power bank accessories. With a full charge ready to go, and a high universal capacity of 2600mAH

Copper Shovel Bottle Opener £10 from John Lewis This shovel-shaped opener makes light work of opening bottles. An attractive piece for any home bar, it has a copper-plated finish.

Magnetic Hourglass £16.99 from IWOOT Creates awesome stalagmite formations before your very eyes. The 1-minute timer is mesmerising.

Mxykikker Wind Up Critter £33 from Trouva MxyKikker is a wind up critter with long legs that allow it to clamber over obstacles. MxyKikker does some fancy climbing, and it walks upside-down if needed.

Emergency Sewing Kit £9 from Trouva. Packed compactly with all the essentials to repair your garments, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’ll fix it! So whether you’re just about to go to that big meeting, party with your crush – or even walking down the aisle, you’ll be doing it in complete style!

The Cat Yoga Magnets £13 from Amazon This set of 5 Kikkerland magnets feature hand-painted cats in various yoga poses. They are the perfect gift for any Yogi Cat lover.

UK’s first face mask subscription service to keep fashion lovers safe and stylish

Jo Jo Creative Designs launches the UK’s first fashion face coverings subscription service with new fashion face masks delivered monthly

FASHION lovers everywhere can stay stylish and safe with the UK’s first premium face mask subscription service launched by Jo Jo Creative Designs. The Essex-based business has created a simple and stress-free service, perfect for people on the go, who want to enhance their outfits with their masks. All of the brand’s specially designed breathable and washable face coverings are made to fit on any face comfortably with options for women, men and children.

Jo Jo Creative Designs’ unique fashion mask subscription service allows the fashion-forward to keep looks fresh and fun a great-value monthly cost. With masks fast becoming the necessary accessory, these unisex luxury face coverings revolutionise the way people are choosing to dress during the pandemic – instead of picking clothes and throwing on a mask, people are choosing a Jo Jo mask and then matching their outfit to show it off to best effect.

Joanna Spilman, co-founder of Jo Jo Creative Designs said: “Life is slowly getting back to normal with face masks here to stay for the foreseeable future, so we wanted to offer comfortable, stylish and safe unique face coverings that can be worn on public transport, in the office and on nights out. By having a subscription delivered to your door, we are giving customers varied, fun and chic options every month to keep up with on-trend fashions and abide by the rules at the same time.”

Joanne Reeves, co-founder of Jo Jo Creative Designs, added: “Going back to work and the daily routine is hard enough after the last few months, but our face coverings allow customers to complete their look, with options to suit all fashionistas. Our hassle-free subscription service gives customers the chance to stay up to date with the latest trends and are an economical way of adding to your wardrobe. It is not just about shoes and handbags anymore; Jo Jo masks are the finishing touch that can make any outfit.”

The UK’s only face fashion mask subscription service can be found on: www.jojocreativedesigns.co.uk

Christmas Gift Ideas and Winter Interiors from Armadillo Sun

Known for their unique indoor/outdoor bean-bag furniture, Armadillo products are not just for the summer months! As we start to head indoors for the Autumn/Winter, here is a selection of gift ideas from Armadillo Sun perfectly suited to Christmas and the winter months:

Luxury Faux Fur Beanbag Chair (£255) and Lounger (£285)

Lie back and relax in a luxury faux fur bean bag chair or lounger, which will bring warmth and texture to any room in your home. Available in two colourways: Cream and Alaska Fox, they make the perfect addition to your living room, home cinema or bedroom. Children will love snuggling up with their favourite book, whilst adults can snuggle by the fireplace with a mulled wine! Handmade in the UK, in a smooth medium faux fur fabric that feels oh so cosy. Chair is 100cm x 120cm Lounger is 100cm x 145cm.

iPad, Tablet & eReader Bean Bag Stand £28.50

This beanbag stand design allows you to adjust your tablet, iPad, smartphone or Kindle to the ideal angle, wherever you may be. Read a book, browse the internet, stream a movie, read a recipe or book. It’s an ideal gift for those cosy afternoons snuggled on the sofa with a good film, leaving your hands free to enjoy a cup of tea! Handmade in the UK using our unique fabric, which copes with daily wear and tear. Used in the marine industry, it won’t fade and is water and stain resistant. Practical, yet stylish!

Luxury Woollen Throws £59.99

A fabulously soft lambswool throw will add a smart look to your bedroom, draped on the end of the bed, or dressed on your sofa ready to use on cold evenings. The throws come in classic shades of teal, pumpkin, grey, navy and duck egg, in a variety of weaves. Handmade in the UK, 183cm x 150cm.

Nuzzy Luvs


New interactive pet range, Nuzzy Luvs™ brings a range of responses of sound and movement combinations to offer a collection of cute plush characters which fit in the palm of a child’s hand. With eight styles to collect, including a unicorn, giraffe, and monkey, Nuzzy Luvs respond to one another and their ‘owners’, letting you know when they feel happy, frightened, tired or simply wanting attention.
£14.99

McFarlane Action Figures
Sculpted and painted to portray the exact likeness of each character and each figure is paired with game and screen-accurate accessories that are relevant to the character in their world. With 22 moving parts you can choose to play or display.
12+
RRP £19.99-£22.99
All good toy stores

Dragon Ball – Limit Breakers
Re-create epic battles from Dragon Ball Super at a massive scale with these 33cm figures .Each figure comes with 5 points of articulation. Choose between Broly from the TV series or Brolyfrom the movie!
For ages 4+
£19.99
Smyths, Argos, Amazon, Very, Tesco

Dragon Ball – Evolve Action Figures
Fans of mega-hit, Dragon Ball – one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time – can create their very own piece of Super Saiyan action with Bandai’s extensive range of action figures. There are 3 new 12.5 cm action figures to add to the collection, Golden Freeza, Goku Ultra Instinct and Jiren. These highly detailed articulated figures boast 15 points of articulation.
£9.99.
4+
Smyths, Argos, Amazon, Very, Tesco

Cocomelon – Musical Check Up Case
The ‘Doctor Check-up’ song plays once the Musical Check-up Case is opened and includes Doctor Accy’s accessories for fun role-play.
£19.99
18 months +
Smyths and all good toy stores

Cocomelon – Yellow School Bus
The Yellow School Bus features a removeable JJ figure and room for other friends, and once the front of the bus is pressed, it plays the ‘Wheels on the Bus’ song.
£19.99
Smyths and all good toy stores
18 months +

Cocomelon – Bedtime JJ Doll
This bath time bundle is set to bring giggles. Press the faucet to hear ”Bath Song” and press the lever on base of Tub to make ‘bubbles’ raise up & down (bubbles like in video) when squirters/figures are inside this tub. The soap dispenser squirts real soap and there’s even a Cocomelon sponge
£29.99
Smyths and all good toy stores
18 months +

Harumika – Single Torso
The award-winning fashion toy Harumika gets a fresh new-look. The fashion design Arts & Crafts kits include mannequin torsos, fabric, and accessories to inspire creativity and appeal to budding fashionistas. Starter Sets are an affordable option for adding to any fashion collection and include four styles inspired by French fashion-house, NelliRod. Safe and easy to use –no use of sewing, scissors or glue! All materials and accessories are re-usable so the possibilities are endless!
£12.99
Smyths 6+

Harumika – Double Torso
Be the king/queen of the catwalk! No gluing, no sewing, no scissors. This set includes two mannequin toros for maximum design freedom. Choose between 4 styles, Frozen Fruits, Cosmic Kawaii, Yummy All Over and Asian Dream. £19.99
Smyths 6+

Harumika – Bridal Gown
Design your own wedding and bridesmaid dresses!•Includes a selection of satin and lace fabrics to create different designs for your very special day.•No gluing, no sewing, no scissors!•Includes 2 dress forms for you and your friend!•Arrange the fabric using the mannequin torso. Tuck the loose ends of fabrics into the torso slits using the stick and pins so that it stays in place.
£24.99
Smyths 6+

Miraculous – Fashion Dolls
Superhero, Miraculous – currently the no. 1 TV show on kids’ channel POP – gets a makeover for 2020. Small dolls include Ladybug and Marinette figures with their own accessories, while an assortment of Fashion dolls include Ladybug, Cat Noir, Rena Rouge and Queen Bee. The new Ladybug Feature doll stands at 27cm and features lights and sounds effects along with a special outfit with wings and accessories. With 14 points of articulation, the Marinette Superhero Secret Fashion doll comes complete with accessories to transform her in to her Ladybug alter-ego. A new plush collection includes favourite Kwami characters Tikki, Plagg, Trixx, and Pollen.

Nat Geo – Crystal Garden
Take your child on an educational adventure filled with excitement and discovery with these STEM educational kits from Bandai. Blending science experiment with art project, kids colour trees then watch as crystals grow in as little as 6 hours§Use the pens to decorate the tree. Place the tree in the plastic tray before pouring the crystal growing liquid. Watch your crystal tree as it grows!§Genuine rose quartz crystal
£9.99

Nat Geo – Dig Kits
Take your child on an educational adventure filled with excitement and discovery with these STEM educational kits from Bandai. ourney into the prehistoric era and uncover GENUINE dinosaur fossils with the Dino Dig Kit. If creepy-crawlies are more your thing, learn all about bugs and insects and excavate three REAL bug specimens from the Bug Dig Kit. The Shark Dig Kit will keep marine biologists busy digging for three GENUINE shark teeth. And the Gemstone Dig Kit gets kids uncovering dazzling amethyst, quartz, and tiger’s eye gemstones to add to their rock collections! Other exciting kits include Geodes, Build Your Own Volcano and Ultimate Play Sand. Ages 8+ £9.99

Timber Tots – Magic Tree
Branch out to the Timber Tots Treehouse (RRP: £39.99) for action-packed animal antics. Two character figures are included for little ones to get started with a raft of activities. Jump in the lift to reach the upper level, play on the swing, head to the garage to wash the car or take a nap in the secret bush. The Treehouse closes for practical storage and transportation and a carry handle allows children to take their favourite playset wherever they go.

PAC-MAN Tamagotchi Nano (RRP £14.99) and PAC-MAN Tamagotchi Deluxe (RRP £19.99)
May 2020 sees the 40th anniversary of gaming classic PAC-MAN! First appearing on the scene on 22nd May 1980, PAC-MAN rose to fame as an arcade star before shifting to games consoles, mobile devices and even Google Maps. Nowadays, you’ll find him appearing in games like ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’, sitting side-by-side with some of gaming’s most iconic stars.
Celebrating PAC-MAN’S big birthday, two world-famous brands Tamagotchi and Bandai Namco’s PAC-MAN have joined forces to create the brand new PAC-MAN Tamagotchi – the perfect gift for retro-loving dads this Father’s Day!
In this new and exciting variant of the Tamagotchi Nano, you can now raise and nurture your Tamagotchi character with the help of PAC-MAN, who helps save the Tamagotchi character from the ghosts and bugs. For added PAC-MAN fun, play the PAC Game.
There are two different PAC-MAN Tamagotchi to choose from – PAC-MAN Tamagotchi Nano in yellow or black or PAC-MAN Tamagotchi Deluxe, which includes a yellow PAC-MAN case to protect your black or yellow PAC-MAN Tamagotchi.
Suitable for age 8+ | Available from Amazon and Game.

Sea Monkeys – Magiquarium
Glow in the Dark tank •Includes eggs, food, water purifier, instructions and feeding spoon. •Magnifying lid•For ages 6+ £11.99

AlcoSense Xmas Gifts

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This Christmas, watch your alcohol intake as it’s easy to drink too much at this time of year – only to get behind the wheel the next morning and drive with alcohol in your system. One in five drink drive convictions happen ‘the morning after’ and some of us have been drinking a bit more recently whilst stuck at home during lockdown! Alcohol slows your reaction time, affects judgement, reduces concentration and inhibits co-ordination – increasing the likelihood of an accident.

The Three Wise Men: AlcoSense Excel, AlcoSense Pro and AlcoSense Ultra

The three wise men of AlcoSense fuel-cell breathalysers could guide you this Christmas. The AlcoSense Excel (£99.99), AlcoSense Pro (£149.99) and AlcoSense Ultra (£249.99) are extremely accurate, helping you to know when alcohol has cleared your system. One of these could be a life-saver for you, your passengers or other road users and pedestrians. Available from Amazon.co.uk, Halfords and alcosense.co.uk

AlcoSense Elite 3

Alternatively, the NEW AlcoSense Elite 3 breathalyser (£69.99) features semi-conductor sensor technology for unrivalled accuracy at this price. Designed in the UK and easy to use, it fits in the palm of your hand and gives your alcohol reading in seconds. Simply turn it on and insert a blow tube. Then blow through the device for approximately six seconds until it beeps. A few seconds later your blood alcohol content will be shown.

Available from Halfords, Amazon and alcosense.co.uk

Aubrey Allen, five times winner of Restaurant Magazine’s Chef’s Favourite Butcher award, is bringing its high welfare British meat and delicious, artisan cheeses to homes across the UK. The family owned butchers is launching a range of carefully curated meat and cheese boxes in time for Christmas gifts and celebrations.

The boxes start at £30 for the Cheese Box, £70 for the Steak Box with gift cards also available for the lucky recipients to select the boxes themselves. The online service will also offer a selection of boxes inspired by well known chefs. The Brasserie Blanc box includes cuts selected by long standing Aubrey Allen client, Raymond Blanc.

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR AT CARLUCCIO’S

Christmas with family and friends will be cherished more than ever this year, and
Carluccio’s much-loved Christmas range is back to bring joy to your home. Driven by
a genuine passion for artisan Italian produce, Carluccio’s still sources, as it did 20
years ago, the very best products from the length and breadth of Italy. It is this passion
that continues to drive Carluccio’s – to this day they never use a middleman, but deal
directly with specialist producers to bring you, quite simply, the very best of Italy.
This year, Carluccio’s Christmas collection tells the story of its unique suppliers and
their dedication to their craft; from family bakeries in Veneto, to farmers in the hills of
Piemonte and clementine growers in Calabria. As well as those hero products that are
a must-have at Christmas, Carluccio’s bring you its extensive range of award-winning
panettones; from the most traditional to prosecco cream-filled, and limoncello and
spritzed-spiked varieties, as well as delicious gluten-free option.
All Carluccio’s products are available for purchase in-store from 19th October, or can
be ordered nationwide from Carluccio’s online shop at www.carluccios.com.
PANETTONE
Fresh from Italy, you can’t get more authentic than a Carluccio’s panettone at
Christmas time. Made from September through to December by specialist producers,
these treats are only found in-store at Christmas. Just as it is in Italy.
PANETTONE TRADIZIONALE 1kg, £18.95. This multiple award-winning part-bread,
part-cake is made with plump sultanas, candied peel, natural yeast (from a starter
dating back over 100 years) and is finished with a hazelnut glaze. A chocolate version
(1kg, £19.95) with milk and dark chocolate pieces taking the place of dried fruit and
candied peel is also available.
PANETTONE ALLO SPRITZ 950g, £19.95 Enjoy the Italian Aperitivo staple in a
panettone. Piped with a sweet and aromatic spritz filling with classic orange notes and
covered in dark chocolate, this is the ultimate in Christmas indulgence.
PANETTONE AL LIMONCELLO 950g, £19.95 A fresh limoncello cream sings in this
homage to everyone’s favourite Italian liqueur. Paired beautifully with candied lemon
peel and white chocolate this is a really indulgent treat to refresh those taste buds.
PANETTONE AL PROSECCO 900g, £19.95 When panettone and prosecco meet,
what’s not to like? This sweet festive bread made in Veneto is filled with a creamy
custard mixed with local prosecco.
GLUTEN-FREE PANETTONE 500g, £14.95 So that everyone can enjoy the taste of
Christmas, this candied cedro and sultana filled sweet bread is made with natural
yeast and rice flour.
GIFT BOXES
FORTISSIMO, £32.95 Ensuring any dish packs a punch, this gift set is perfect for any
chilli lover with chilli pasta, chilli oil, a zesty chilli pesto, spicy nduja and chilli seeds to
grow your own. This will certainly spice up someone’s life.
PASTA E SAPORI, £32.95 You can’t go wrong with Italian pasta. This guaranteed
crowd-pleaser comes with trofie, bucatini al bronzo and pappardelle, with a selection
of wild boar ragu, pesto and clam sauce for the perfect way to experiment.
PROSECCO E GIANDUIOTTI, £30 Piemontese melt in the mouth Gianduiotti (165g)
paired with a bottle of sparkling Prosecco (750ml) for an indulgent celebration.
IL TERZETTO, £17.95 The truffle trio – White Truffle Oil, Truffle Honey & Tritato di
Funghi – the perfect gift for any truffle enthusiast!
CONFECTIONERY
CLEMENTE IN CAMICIA 300g, £17.95 The box is filled with segments of 20-day
syrup soaked candied clementines that are covered in rich, dark, indulgent chocolate
to create a pop of flavour once bitten into.
LIMONCELLO CHOCOLATES 150g, £9.95 Pleasing to look at and to tuck into, you’ll
be delighted to bite into a dark chocolate shell, only to discover a fresh white chocolate
Limoncello cream inside.
STELLINE DI CIOCCOLATO 550g, £12.95 Milk chocolate stars filled with a soft,
indulgent hazelnut filling that melt in your mouth. Scatter on your Christmas table as
decoration.
REGIONAL CAKES AND BISCUITS
PANDORO 750g, £17.95 The cousin to panettone, this sweet Italian bread comes in
a festive-inspired star shape from Veneto. This joyous buttery delight is also available
in a miniature version (£3.50, 80g).
PANFORTE BIANCO DI SIENA 300g, £10.95 Packed with fruits, nuts and spices,
this rich Tuscan cake is sure to satisfy your appetite for a taste of Italy.
RICCIARELLI 200g, £9.95 An Italian delicacy that is a staple amongst many Italian
households at Christmas. Made with ground almonds, egg and candied peel
incorporated into a dough, these dreamy bites will help to forget any troubles from the
year.
BACI DI DAMA 875g, £24.95 Two hazelnut and butter Italian biscuits are joined by a
chocolate ‘kiss’ of dark chocolate filling. The baci are made by hand in a bakery in
Piemonte.

You better BRIE-lieve it!

The Cheese Advent Calendar is BACK for Christmas 2020

21st October 2020, The original (and best) Cheese Advent Calendar from So Wrong It’s Nom is set to hit stores in November for the fourth year running, and it’s GRATER and smaller than ever before, with five delicious new cheeses and reduced plastic packaging!

In response to feedback from cheese lovers on the 2019 design, So Wrong It’s Nom’s ‘Big Cheese’ Annem Hobson has produced a more compact calendar for 2020, with 81% less plastic but no less cheese.

The Calendar contains 24 individually wrapped portions of delicious cheese, encased in a fully recyclable, fridge-door-friendly cardboard calendar.

The Cheese Calendar has proven to be a must have for the holiday season. Since its debut Christmas launch in 2017, over 700,000 Cheese Advent Calendars have been sold in 14 countries in addition to making Amazon’s top 10 best selling Christmas gifts in 2019.

Cheese Queen Annem Hobson says:

“Since I first made a handmade prototype, the Cheese Advent Calendar has reached goals I could only dream of! From outselling chocolate at major retailers, to continuing to retail in more and more countries each year. The response from fans – many of whom have followed since day one – has been phenomenal. I’m thrilled to launch a new and improved version of the Cheese Advent Calendar based on feedback from the loyal cheese-loving community!”

This season’s mouth-watering selection includes five NEW cheeses including vintage, aged, PDO (protected designation of origin), Double Gloucester and even Sage Derby from the Ilchester cheese range:

Applewood – A real English treasure, Applewood is made in the West Country from British cheddar and has a delicate smoky flavour and a lovely smooth texture, all finished with a dusting of paprika for good measure.

Applewood Vintage PDO Aged for 12 months – This delicious cheese is made from traditional hand-turned farmhouse Cheddar. It has a predominant smoky flavour with an exquisitely smooth, rich creaminess that melts in the mouth. Creamy yellow in colour, finished with a sprinkling of paprika.

Ilchester Derby with Sage – Derby is one of England’s oldest and most famous cheeses. Finely chopped sage was added to this wonderful cheese as early as the 17th century, as it was thought to carry health benefits.

Ilchester Mature Cheddar – Ilchester’s Cheddar comes from the West Country, close to where Cheddar originated in the Mendip Hills. Take a bite and let the creaminess melt into your mouth, with its earthy tangy notes.

Ilchester Vintage PDO Cheddar – Carefully matured, this cheddar is made in the West Country near the Mendip Hills. With a drier texture to standard cheddar due to the maturing process, there are sometimes crunchy calcium crystals.

Ilchester Double Gloucester – This is a hard cheese with a savoury, mellow flavour. You may know it as the famous cheese that is rolled down Coopers Hill annually in May for the UK’s most extreme cheese race!

Ilchester Red Leicester – Smooth and nutty! Add a splash of colour to your cheese board with this traditional English cheese, based on a classic Cheddar recipe.

Ilchester Aged Red Leicester – This traditional English cheese has been carefully matured for a minimum of 9 months giving it a distinguishable smooth, tangy and nutty taste.

Mexicana – This cheese combines a fiery mix of bell, jalapeño and chilli peppers, carefully blended with traditional British Cheddar and a secret mix of Mexican spices.

A unique alternative to the standard chocolate advent calendars, the Cheese Advent Calendar is due to retail at RRP £8 and will be available from Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Booths, and Amazon UK from early November 2020.

COWRIES TO CRYPTO: THE HISTORY OF MONEY, CURRENCY AND WEALTH 
by Jame DiBiasio

Money really does make the world go round. But what is it? This piece of paper in my pocket? A number in my bank statement – or a message sent from my mobile phone? COWRIES TO CRYPTO is a playful romp through world history that explains why money is all of that, and more. Beautifully narrated through a series of witty illustrations, this extraordinary book documents money’s progress from one civilisation to another. It’s the story of innovation, of belief, of culture…and of power, war, and exploitation. Money is the blood flowing through the veins of society, and COWRIES TO CRYPTO’s globe-hopping, time traveller’s tale reveals why – and what is coming next

About the illustrator

Based in Hong Kong, Harry Harrison is a freelance cartoonist perhaps best known for his daily political satire in the South China Morning Post. However, his work has also been featured in international publications such as IFR, The Guardian, Time Magazine, the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review, occasionally picking up awards along the way. He is a proud member of the UK’s Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.

About the Publisher

In 1996, OANDA became the first organisation to share exchange rate data free of charge on the internet, launching an FX trading platform that helped pioneer the development of internet-based currency trading five years later. Today, OANDA provides online multi-asset trading, payments, money transfers and currency data to corporates and consumers alike, demonstrating an unrivalled expertise in foreign exchange. Regulated by seven major authorities and with offices in the world’s most active financial markets, the firm remains dedicated to transforming the business of foreign exchange. For more information, please visit www.oanda.com

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Cute Gifts for Pet Lovers

Cat Yoga Magnets £12.50 from Paper Tiger -The purr-fect gift for the Yogi Cat Lover! Keep your space in order and organised with these playful and handy magnets.

The Kitty Phone Clip £10 from Trouva -Attach this irresistible cat toy to your phone and get your cat to look up for the purrfect photo! Fits all phones.

Dog Birthday Kit £9.99 from Firebox – Celebrate your pooches’ birthday! Items in the tin include a Dog Treat Recipe Book, Bone-Shaped Cookie Cutter, Birthday Hat, “Happy Birthday!” Banner & Confetti.

Welcome To The Family Dog Care Kit £11.30 from Fred Adlous – Welcome your new furry friend to the gang, the kit has all you need for your new dog, includes an identification charm, dog whistle/clicker, collar light and a care guide.

Cat Butt Magnets £16.50 from Trouva -Cats are cute, yes! Cat butts with a flicked tail are adorable? We think so! These magnets will 6 different Cat breeds from Gret, Tabby to Calico will brighten and enlighten your magnetic board or fridge.

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Pure Bee Pollen – Take your health and stamina to the next level with our Pure Raw Bee Pollen! What is bee pollen, anyway?

Bee pollen is small granules of plant pollen collected by the bees as the fly from blossom to blossom. Leaving the hive with a small amount of honey on their legs, the plant pollen collects on their legs as they land on each blossom and is carried with them back to the hive.

Bee pollen is a complete food. The human body requires 22 basic elements and bee pollen contains them all. Some elements you may recognize, such as B vitamins, free amino acids, folic acid, enzymes and antioxidants. Scientific studies have found that a person could live on a diet of bee pollen and water alone.

Benefits of Bee Pollen include increased energy levels, builds up immunity, improves metabolism, treats allergies, aids in weight loss, and supports cardiovascular health.

Red Pepper Honey – Try this honey for a taste of sweet with a little heat! If you haven’t tried red pepper honey, now is the time to treat your taste buds to our raw wildflower honey with a kick of arbol chili peppers. Drizzle over pizza, BBQ ribs, fruit and cheese plates, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and hot cornbread.

Our red pepper infused honey is hand-crafted one small batch at a time.. We use red arbol chili peppers which are slightly sweet and dried to a fruity, leathery perfection. They are infused in a bath of our raw golden, wildflower honey for two weeks allowing the heat and chili flavor to extract in what will sure to be your favorite new topping for everything.

Impress your family and friends with this elegant addition to any culinary creation. Try cream cheese wontons with a spicy honey drizzle, gussy up a gruyere grilled cheese, mix with fresh lime juice and tequila for a refreshingly simple margarita, heat things up in a cup of Mexican hot cocoa and add intrigue to a scoop of chocolate cherry cordial ice cream with a heavy pour of this nutritious and delicious new addition to your cooking repertoire.

Makes a great gift for your favorite foodie!

Getting the Home ready for Christmas

There’s no denying it – Christmas is coming and it does take a bit of planning. With a positive hat on that we will all be able to enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends, it makes sense to start thinking about how your home will cope with the extra guests and celebrations. From ensuring your guest room is as welcoming as it can be, to making sure there’s enough table space for Christmas dinner, The Painted Furniture Company are on hand to help.

Pictured Above Island Breeze Bedroom Furniture Collection. Bedside £265. Gentleman’s Chest £929. Wardrobes £939. Bed Frame from £579. Blanket Chest £445.

Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Impress your guests with a beautiful guest bedroom to retire to after all of the festivities. Try adding extra cushions, blankets and throws for added comfort and you could even clear out a drawer or two so they have somewhere for their belongings. Underbed storage is great for this and also provides a handy place to hide presents. For the ultimate treat, add fresh flowers to the room and a tea tray to make them feel really at home.

If you are short on space in your guest bedroom, The Painted Furniture Company’s collection of low wardrobes could be just the solution. Adam Browne, MD at the company explains, ‘Our low wardrobes have been designed for spaces that don’t have the headroom required for a conventional height wardrobe. They measure from as little as 120cm in height and are available in a variety of widths, which means they’re ideal for the attic or eaves bedroom, or where space is a limiting factor. You can choose from one, two or three doors, or we can build furniture specifically to suit the dimensions of your room.’

Additional Flexible Kitchen Storage

Make the Christmas Lunch prep less stressful by ensuring your kitchen has plentiful amounts of storage, freeing up worktop space. A new freestanding dresser or sideboard could be just the thing and offers a flexible solution as Adam says, ‘Our range of sideboards and dressers is probably the widest of any piece in our collections, they are all available as two, three or four door versions, with drawers or without and in a huge range of colour and wood top options. Add a dresser top in your preferred style to create a full storage solution and add lights and glass shelves for a really contemporary take on the traditional. Each of our sideboards and dressers is built to order just for you and each is designed to be at once beautiful and practical.’

Dressers from The Painted Furniture Company can be painted in any colour desired and look great in a festive red as shown above. Perfect for dressing with holly and candles for the big day too!

Dining Room Solutions

The Painted Furniture Company offer a beautiful range of dining tables and chairs, perfect for a festive Christmas Lunch setting. Available in a choice of contemporary colours, many of the tables come in an extendable version, ideal for seating extra guests on the big day. The selection of chairs come with a choice of either a solid oak seat, coloured to match the table, or upholstered in any Clarke & Clarke Fabric.

Built to last a lifetime, each table is hand crafted using the very finest materials. Millbrook (shown top from: £1179) features solid Oak top sections, carefully selected from the finest grades and finished by hand to ensure the perfect application of the stain, lacquer or oiled finish chosen. The Island Breeze set (shown below, Dining Table – £849, Bench – from £269 and Chairs – £229) is a simple elegant design with a top surface of solid grade one American Oak, with all of its natural beauty and grain patterns on show. Both come in round and rectangular styles and as each is made to order in the UK, special sizes can be accommodated to ensure you get the exact size needed.

Treat your TV

With the Christmas Dinner done, it’s time to enjoy some relaxation and retire to the living room for a good old Christmas movie. Set the scene with a beautiful TV Cabinet to ensure everyone’s viewing enjoyment. The Painted Furniture Company have a great selection of designs in both modern and traditional styles, in sizes to suit any space. There’s a choice of shelving, cupboards and glazing options to suit any requirements so whatever your media set up, they’ll be something to suit. Bespoke options also available.

With Christmas just a few months away, this year, our Alzheimer’s Society online shop is stocked full of wonderful gifts to send your loved ones this Christmas.

From unique jewellery, scented candles and family friendly stocking fillers, you can make a difference to people living with dementia this year. with 100% of profits donated to supporting people with dementia when they need it most.

Includes a stunning jewellery collection made with real Forget-Me-Not flowers set in resin – a trend that’s become hugely popular over lockdown thanks to Instagram and TikTok.

Product details

1.Merry Christmas boxed candle with sweet, spiced, winder scent, RRP £9.88

2.Porcelain coaster with Inspirational family quote, RRP £5.99

3.Elf hat festive headband, RRP £3.99

4.Forget-me-not silver teardrop pendant, RRP £29.99

5. Forget me not teardrop pendent also comes gold plated, RRP £44.99

6.Alzheimer’s Society dark blue tote bag with pink design, RRP £5.99

7.Emma Bridgewater floral 2021 calendar, RRP £11.99 – also in a garden design, RRP £8.99

8.Forget-me-not silver heart earrings, RRP £29.99 – also comes gold plated, RRP £39.99

9.Forget-me-not silver teardrop stud earrings, RRP £24.99

10.Forget-me-not silver bead bracelet, RRP £39.99

11.Elfie Selfie photo kit containing 30 Elf themed props for your selfies this Christmas, RRP £4.99

12.200 brain boosting puzzles all contained within a reusable bamboo coffee cup with lid and sleeve, RRP £10

13.After Dinner Chocolate Box Quiz RRP £10

14.Forget-me-not heart gemstone bracelet, RRP £34.99

YALE’S YULETIDE SECURITY GIFTS

Indoor Wifi Camera

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All In One Camera

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Security experts Yale look at the top home security gift ideas, which will not only put smiles on your families’ faces but also keep them safe this festive season.

It’s never an easy task to try to find that perfect gift for your loved one, and when Christmas rolls by knowing what to get them can feel like a huge task. There’s nothing better than buying a gift that is a bit different and yet you know will be used over and over again. Sometimes it’s the practical gifts that are appreciated the most.

We’ve rounded up some of the key home security must-haves from Yale, to suit all budgets for Christmas 2020.

For Pet Lovers

While external CCTV systems have become standard for many homes across the UK, standalone smart indoor cameras that can show you what’s going on in the home, all from your smartphone. These smart indoor cameras are now becoming more popular. Smaller and less obtrusive than a full CCTV system, considerably cheaper and easy to set up and install, we can see why smart indoor cameras are becoming much more prevalent.

The Yale Indoor Camera range, has a selection of smart and compact looking cameras, which can be moved around the home. Ideal for watching unwanted visitors, or if you have friends or family who have a pet, this is the perfect gift for helping them keeping an eye on that mischievous furry friend while they’re at the shops, out at work or even from just another room when working from home!

For DIY Dad

Can’t find the perfect gift for your DIY dad? The Yale All-in-One Security Camera has got it all; security light, camera with-quality footage, motion detection, and two-way talk and a loud siren. This compact and discreet unit is ideal for that security-conscious DIY dad.

Easy to set up and install, the All-in-One Camera can be used to keep an eye on the front door while you wait for that all-important parcel or fitted in the back garden, watching out for unwanted intruders, and all viewed and controlled through the Yale View App on your smartphone.

For Bike Fanatics

With the popularity of cycling growing, more people are starting to dust off their old bikes or splash out on a new one. Looking for something for your cycling enthusiast friend, a Yale Bike Lock can help keep their pride and joy safe and secure.

Bike locks can come in many shapes and sizes, with a number of different options available depending what security is needed. Ultra-heavy-duty models, such as Yale’s new Maximum Security Defendor Chain and Lock, are perfect for keeping a bike locked and secure in a garage or out-building. If the recipient is a fitness fan and enjoys long rides, the Yale Cable Lock featuring a self-coiling cable and lightweight design is easy to carry and will keep their bike secure whilst away from home. The look of a bike is very important for many cyclists and to ensure protection against any scratches caused by a lock, the Yale U Bike Locks are designed with a rubber protective layer, so their pride and joy is kept pristine.

For Gardeners

Our gardens are often a sanctuary from everyday stresses, a place to escape to all year round. For many keen gardeners their tools and equipment are items which they’ve collected over time and can be costly, so it’s important to keep these safely locked away.

Help keep your gardening enthusiast friend or family member’s tools all locked safely away with a selection of shed security products. The Yale High Security padlocks and hasps offer a level of protection ideal for keeping tools and garden equipment locked up, securing ladders and keeping gates locked shut. And as an additional level of security, the Yale Shed & Garage Alarm is simple to set up, with a motion detector alarm. The alarm can be either free standing or can be mounted on the shed wall – a practical piece of kit to protect against any unwanted visitors!

Check out the range of products available from www.yalehome.co.uk and find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Gluten Free Pineapple and Coconut Trifle

Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

· 250g gluten free Madeira cake

· Edible gold leaf (optional)

For the coconut custard layer:

· 1 tin full-fat coconut milk (400g)

· 4 egg yolks (as fresh as possible)

· 50g caster sugar

· 40g cornflour

· 2 gelatine leaves

For the caramelised gold pineapple layer:

· 1 435g can Del Monte® Gold Pineapple Chunks (drained)

· 75ml pineapple juice (from the pineapple can)

· 2tbsp lime juice

· Zest of one lime

· 200g caster sugar

· 2tbsp dairy free margarine

For the meringue layer:

· 4 egg whites (as fresh as possible and room temp)

· 200g caster sugar

· 100ml water

· 1/2tsp cream of tartar

Method

1. Firstly, we’ll create the sponge layer in our trifle dish. Slice your gluten free Madeira sponge cake into thin finger shapes. Take your 2.5l trifle bowl and fill the bottom with your gluten free Madeira sponge fingers. That’s your first layer done!

2. For your coconut custard, start by pouring your coconut milk into a small saucepan and simmering until all the chunks have melted.

3. Take your gelatine leaves and soak them in a bowl and set aside. We’ll need these later.

4. While that’s warming, grab a glass bowl and add in your egg yolks, caster sugar and cornflour. Whisk this all together until nice and smooth. Add your now warmed coconut milk. Whisk again until smooth.

5. Now take your glass bowl and place it on top of a large saucepan of gently simmering hot water. Make sure your bowl doesn’t touch the water! Keep whisking your mixture until it thickens to look like custard.

6. Keep whisking again until you’re left with a nice, smooth consistency. This will take about 15 mins.

7. Remove from the heat and place onto a tea towel. Add your gelatine leaves and whisk in until smooth. Immediately cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge.

8. Next up, the caramelised Gold pineapple. Start by melting your dairy free margarine and caster sugar in a large saucepan until the sugar is totally liquid. Then, add your drained Del Monte® Gold pineapple and juice. Keep on mixing at this point, as the caramel will get really sticky!

9. Add your lime juice and zest. Increase the heat a little so that all the lumpy, sticky bits of caramel melt again. You should be left with pineapple in a nice, clear consistent drizzle.

10. Ok – back to your trifle dish! Add your caramelised Del Monte® Gold pineapple on top of the sponge layer and pour the drizzle all over so the sponge can absorb it. Now for the final layer – the Italian meringue!

11. Start by melting caster sugar and water in a small saucepan on a low heat whilst constantly stirring. Keep this nice and warm while you do the next bit.

12. In a standing mixer, add your egg whites and cream of tartar and mix at a medium speed for 2 minutes. It should be nice and frothy with no lumps from the cream of tartar.

13. After two minutes, pour in your melted sugar and water mixture into your standing mixer while it’s mixing. Turn it up to a higher speed for 2-3 minutes. You should be left with soft, fluffy meringue that doesn’t drip when you spoon it.

14. Back to your trifle dish for the last time! Add your fresh raspberries around the edge of your dish, on top of your pineapple layer. Then add your now cooled custard. Give it a stir if it’s become a little set.

15. Then, add your meringue layer on top. You can optionally blowtorch the top for a nice finish and/or add edible gold leaf – it’s up to you! The hot water and sugar mixture will cook the meringue so there’s no need to do anything else to it.

16. Enjoy!

This recipe has been created by London-based gluten free recipe creator and vlogger, Gluten Free Cuppa Tea

Wolfpack Games offers a complimentary piece of the puzzle for home schooling.

www.wolfpack.games

Wolfpack Games offer a fun way to help make the learning environment more enjoyable. With a solid foundation of evidence that interactive learning through game play is far more engaging when needing to teach (small groups (especially 1 on 1) with children on related topics rather than pure book learning.

Their evidence has come from having run school workshops and holiday programs where their games and puzzles have been used in improving education and understanding around 3 core areas of focus: Spatial Awareness, Lateral Thinking and Strategic Planning.

For parents having to home school, the key benefit is that there are a range of options which meet both a broad price point and also offer anywhere from a single (difficult) challenge, to several which have 50-100 challenges so parents can set a new challenge every day.

Visit their website and see the range. Click on the following link to see how they aid spatial learning: wolfpack.games/about-us/spatial/

All the products are made from sustainable wood and lead free paint and are very tactile and engaging.

 


Joe & Seph’s would love to send you their new Christmas 2020 range!

We have a wealth of delights from the family business this year (in their 10th anniversary year!) all handmade in North London:
Official James Bond 007 Dry Martini Popcorn (RRP £4)
Gourmet, Vegan & Tipsy Advent Calendars (all RRP £25)
A Salted Caramel Christmas Cracker Box
Dozens more Christmas Gifts – including Prosecco Popcorn Baubles, Beautiful Kilner Jars of your choice of popcorn, Luxury Popcorn Hampers and Popcorn Subscription Bundles
Unusual flavours like Eggnog, Toffee Apple, Brandy Butter, Mince Pie, Ginger Bread, Gin & Tonic, Espresso Martini, even savoury flavours like Marmite, Cheese on Toast, Camembert and Curry all make for terrific stocking fillers/Secret Santa gifts
More info below and in the press releases attached, full set of images here, just let me know if you’d like to try any/all!! 🙂

A little flavour of the North Pole has arrived in an industrious corner of North London, the Joe & Seph’s (www.joeandsephs.co.uk) family of confectionery creatives have dreamed up some seriously indulgent and utterly charming popcorn-based gifts, decorations and mouth-watering treats to keep Christmas 2020 delicious. Joe & Seph’s consistently keep their loyal following spoiled for choice with their extensive range of gourmet, handmade popcorn and caramel sauces. This festive season sees their elves pack selection boxes chockfull of festive favourites including Salted Caramel, Toffee Apple & Cinnamon and Prosecco Popcorn.

Popcorn lovers can count down to the big day with a daily fix from the Joe & Seph’s Classic Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, featuring a new festive design and more unique flavours than ever before; brand new for this year is the world’s first Vegan Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar and the Tipsy Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, for a taste of all your favourite festive tipples (all RRP £25). Making popcorn this year’s must-have Christmas staple, friends, family and colleagues can be well and truly indulged with the new range of gift tins, stockings, baubles and mini gift boxes.

Christmas is the perfect time to indulge and this year, the family behind Joe & Seph’s: Joseph, Jackie, Paul and Adam Sopher, have created their essential Christmas list of decadent treats. Kick-starting the countdown to Christmas is the return of Joe & Seph’s much-awaited, larger than ever, Classic Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar. Opening up like a giant storybook, it depicts a snowy scene of Joe’s Popcorn Kitchens crafting festive gifts, with each stage of the special, handmade process beautifully illustrated. This year’s calendar features 19 unique flavours behind the 24 windows; from the most popular gourmet flavours, festive favourites and several marvellous exclusives including Brandy Butter, Apple & Custard and Gingerbread popcorn, as well as an extra large, special treat behind Door 24!

This year also sees the launch of the world’s first Vegan Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar; behind 24 festive cubbyholes discover eight unique, vegan flavours, including Joe & Seph’s legendary Vegan Salted Caramel and Vegan Toffee Apple & Cinnamon, as well as some exclusive, new Vegan flavours, including Vegan Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Black Peppercorn.

For the cocktail aficionado in the family, there’s the brand new Tipsy Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar. Discover 12 flavours of award-winning, alcoholic gourmet popcorn, including Joe & Seph’s most popular flavours, Espresso Martini, Gin & Tonic, Prosecco and Caramel Macchiato & Whisky.

Find the perfect Secret Santa gift with award-winning classic Gourmet Popcorn pouches (£4), available in festive flavours such as Brandy Butter, Mince Pie and Mint Chocolate and the newest Christmas addition, Eggnog – air-popped popcorn coated in smooth caramel with fresh double cream, 4% Jamaican Rum and warming nutmeg.

Launching for 2020’s festivities are the new Vegan Salted Caramel and Vegan Coconut & Cacao Festive Mini Gift Boxes (£4), which are perfect as stocking fillers, and even double as delicious edible baubles, as well as the Vegan Salted Caramel Festive Cracker Gift Box (£6) and Chocolate Popcorn Stars (£3.50), the latest in the popcorn bites family – think rich caramel popcorn, dunked into a solid chocolate star (a chocoholic’s fave!).

Festive bakers can indulge in the Brandy Butter Caramel Sauce (£5.99), made with fresh butter and double cream and infused with 5% French Brandy – try drizzling over Christmas pudding or Mince Pies for the ultimate festive indulgence! The Chocolate Lover’s Popcorn Selection Box (£6) is filled with Joe & Seph’s rich Dark Chocolate Popcorn Bites and a trio of Chocolate Popcorn. Featuring 12 gourmet popcorn mini packs from six of the bestselling flavours, including Salted Caramel, Toffee Apple & Cinnamon and Orange Chocolate, the Ultimate Popcorn Selection Box (£8) is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Also returning to the gifting range this year are the Giant Popcorn Cracker (£17.50), Gourmet Hampers to suit the whole family (from £30.00), customisable Kilner Jars (£10) and Popcorn Gift Tins (starting from £15).

Joe & Seph’s Christmas range will be available in-store at Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, QVC, Harrods, Ocado and Boots. You can find the full Christmas range online at joeandsephs.co.uk, where last minute shoppers can also purchase vouchers for the Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Subscription Service, sign up to gift 8 exclusive and classic flavours every month!

Wolfin Woods

Skin & Body Care for Gentlemen

www.wolfinwoods.com

“Wolfin Woods was started by my father and me to provide the best quality grooming products to the modern gentleman. Our proprietary blends are formulated with carefully chosen oils and toher ingredients that have, for generaions, been known to enhance one’s skin, one’s mood, and one’s thinking. Some of our key oils date back millennia, having been used by warriors to inspire bravery – to protect against infection & illness – to enhance focus – and to bring luck and good fortune. We believe in using natural, pure, honest ingredients that work. We eschew harsh chemicals, artificuially scented or diluted oils & extracts, and harmful alcohols: we aim to provide only the best for our customers. We provide these products for the modern man… for the Gentleman in all of us. Give them a try – our produtcs speak for themselves!” Matthew Snow – Co-Founder & C.O.O.

* The debut children’s book from master storyteller Maggie O’Farrell *

WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO

Written by Maggie O’Farrell
Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

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Walker Books | 5 November 2020
Hardback | £14.99 | Ages 5+
#SnowAngels

Praise for Maggie O’Farrell’s writing…
‘A rare talent to enthral’ Sunday Times
‘A masterful gift for storytelling’ Observer

In Maggie O’Farrell’s debut picture book for children, the best-selling and multi-award-winning author weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day. Drawing on Maggie’s Sunday Times Number One memoir I Am, I Am, I Am – as well as her latest highly acclaimed novel Hamnet, currently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction – Where Snow Angels Go grew from a bedtime story Maggie told her own children and has a strong sense of family at its heart. Publishing as a lead title for Walker this winter with beautiful and haunting illustrations painted by the internationally acclaimed artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, Where Snow Angels Go is set to become a timeless classic loved by generations to come.

Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight – a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom… a snow angel. He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems… Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life, after all. There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know. Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?

Maggie O’Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times Number One bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and eight novels for adults: AFTER YOU’D GONE, MY LOVER’S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and HAMNET, which is currently shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize. WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO is her first book for children. She lives in Edinburgh. Find her online at maggieofarrell.com

Daniela Terrazzini studied Fine Art in Milan and moved to London to study Photography at The London College of Printing. She is now an illustrator of both detailed paintings and graphic surface patterns. She has illustrated The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller and The Seeing Stitch by Jane Yolan. Follow her on Twitter as @DJTerrazzini and Instagram as @danielajterrazzini.

About Walker Books
Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators, and literary franchises including Anthony Horowitz, Angie Thomas, Cassandra Clare, Lucy Cousins, Anthony Browne, Patrick Ness, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, and Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford. Walker Books is part of the vibrant international Walker Books Group that includes Walker Books Australia; Candlewick Press in America and its new division, Walker Books US; and Walker Productions.

Top Ten Toys & Games of 2020 for the Whole Family.

Rubik’s Amazing Box of Tricks £24.99 from Marvin’s Magic – Amazing Magic Tricks For Kids Marvin’s Magic proudly presents an exclusive magic set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the world famous Rubik’s Cube! Includes 40 superb tricks ideal for 8 years old +. Rubiks Box of 40 Amazing Magic Tricks including: Instant solve, Mind reading puzzle cube, Jumping cubes and many more.

Geomag Eco Classic Colour 42 piece. £27 from The Entertainer – Enjoy a greener playtime with the 42 Piece Eco Classic Colour set from Geomag. Your favourite magnetic construction set just got environmentally friendly! Made from recycled plastic and using eco-friendly manufacturing methods, you can enjoy the same fun with less impact on the earth. This set has 42 pieces inside, which all come in amazing bright colours. You’ll find a mix of rods, side pieces and magnetic balls. What will you engineer with yours?

DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run – Modular Magnetic Building £39.99 from 2Tech.co.uk – Build. Rebuild. Combine – Easily connect multiple structures together. The structure becomes a complex and impressive multi-level design. MagnetCubes gives you far more freedom to build a near infinite variety of miniature roller coasters and structures instantly.

Kikkerland Unicornhole £28 from Amazon – For all unicorn lovers out there, here’s a new play on and old game! Fashioned after the classic corn-hole/bag toss game. Game includes wooden board and horns. Makes a great gift for all ages.Perfect for the office or lunchroom. Can be played solo, or against a partner. Get your horn through the hole!

The Emoji Game £7.99 from John Lewis – Emotions are sure to run high in this riotous family card game! Be the first to collect a full set of emotions but beware, the devious action cards may hamper your progress in this hilarious family card game!

Geomag Classic Panels 35 Pieces. £14.99 from Smyths – Explore the world of the magical invisible forces of magnetism. Create an unlimited number of structures using the magnetic bars and steel spheres Use the 100% recycled plastic panels to make structures more sturdy and stable Great STEM product which is guaranteed to stimulate all levels of scientific insights.

Rubik’s Puzzles £8 from IWOOT – 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube, the world’s bestselling toy, being sold internationally. In this deck of large-format cards 80’s nostalgia meets mind-bending puzzles!With beginner, medium and difficult levels, are you ready to put your brain to the test?

Kikkerland Fox & Geese £29 from Amazon – Fox and Geese is unique in that it is a game of odds with unequal pieces and different moves for each player. Will fate favour the fox or will luck run with the geese? Play the best of 2-5 games to see who really comes out victorious.

Marvin’s Magic Treasured Tricks – Wooden Set £29.99 from Marvin’s Magic – Introducing a wonderful wooden magic set that is perfect for any budding magician. Presented in a durable wooden box for easy storage and includes the Incredible escaping coloured blocks, the vanishing rabbit illusion, the amazing rising cards and much much more!

Kikkerland Goat Yoga Game £22.99 from IWOOT – In this hilarious party game, players perform real yoga poses while completing ridiculous challenges with an inflatable goat. From balancing the goat on your head to batting it in the air, to bleating the tune to a song…your game night is sure to be filled with belly laughs.

Zerowater – The Best Water Filter

Zerowater reduces 99.6% of all total dissolved solids in your drinking water. It delivers the purest tasting water in minutes. Zerowater removes much more from tap water than other leading filter brands in the UK. Zerowater removes 97% of lead, 96% of mercury, 95% of chlorine and even 97% of asbestos which is often displaced from old and ageing water pipes.

In-fact Zerowater is so powerful that on average it removes 95% of all metals compared to 68% from Brita. Zerowater even removes 68% of all inorganics, whilst 33% is removed from Brita. The full list can be found here.

Zerowater gets better results due to a 5-stage filter, most filters only have 2-stage. Zerowater patented technology ensures that you can save money on buying bottled water and ensure your tap water is pure. The 12-Cup Zerowater comes with a free TDS Reader (Total Dissolved Solids). Some areas of the UK have reading more than 300. When water is filtered through the Zerowater filter it will score 0, Meaning you can enjoy great tasting pure water at home.

The Zerowater 12-Cup Filter costs £39.99 from Zerowater.co.uk

Forget scented candles,
find calm with Life Spark CBD this Christmas
The difference starts with the taste!

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September 2020: This year has been a year like no other and sales of CBD[i] have soared. For sufferers of stress, anxiety, sleep problems or pain from sports injuries or health issues, Life Spark CBD’s totally organic, eco packaged products start from just £14.95.
Life Spark CBD is the fast growing online retailer for one of the only fully organic CBD oils in the UK, and just a handful to offer Zero THC products. Many people prefer no THC, the part of the cannabis plant that is psychoactive. Life Spark CBD is also specially purified preserving the goodness while removing the waxes and chlorophyll which crucially makes the product more palatable.

For orders made before 29 November 2020 Life Spark CBD is offering 20% off.

The Lewes based retailer, created by Amy Burgess and Joanna Szala focuses solely on CBD. Life Spark CBD offers three core products – CBD Oils – 500mg to 3000mg, CBD Soft Gels (from £29.95) and CBD Body Salve (from £36.95). Every product is provided with clear instructions for use so that customers achieve optimal benefit.

Amy Burgess, Director of Life Spark CBD said: “There are many CBD products on the market and an increasing number of people turning to CBD to help with a range of concerns. Our CBD Oil difference starts with the taste. It is genuinely pleasant, unlike many other CBD products. This is important because if you like the taste the chances are you will take the product correctly which will improve its efficacy. It tastes good because Life Spark CBD is terpene rich and have had all the waxes and chlorophyll removed, and is mixed with M CT from coconuts – and totally organic.
“Our CBD Body Salve is a great gift for those suffering from joint pain or sports injuries. Many athletes are regularly using CBD to help manage muscular pain and speed muscle recovery.”
“If you are shopping for a Christmas gift for someone already using, considering or could benefit from CBD, give Life Spark CBD with confidence. It is one of the world’s best Organically Grown, Zero THC (the part that gets one high), Broad Spectrum CBD products, delivered in eco packaging from our fully sustainable business.”

NATURAL AROMA INDULGENCE THIS CHRISTMAS FROM PURESSENTIEL
Loved by the French, Puressentiel launches four limited edition Christmas gift sets

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Loved by the French for 15 years, Puressentiel, makers of the very best, evidence backed essential oils has created four limited edition Christmas aroma gift sets – a must have festive present. Each, indulgent, gift set includes full sized products that are 100% natural with essential oils that are proven to help keep our health and wellbeing at its very best across the areas of fitness, relaxation, sleep, skincare, respiratory and air purification.

Puressentiel Time to Unwind Gift Set

Does exactly what it says, and helps those of us looking to unwind, giving you a helping hand with rest, relaxation and managing stress. With lavender at its heart, this exclusive gift set includes Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray (75ml), Puressentiel Rest & Relax Massage Oil (100 ml) and a handy Puressentiel Stress Roll-on (5ml).

The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray combines 12 essential oils including lavender and roman camomile to send you off calmly into the land of slumber. The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Massage Oil is a nourishing and softening oil that combines six essential oils and 2 plant oils to ease everyday tension and restore calm and encourage peaceful sleep. The Puressentiel Stress Roll-on packs a powerful punch with 12 essential oils to release tension and promote a feeling of calmness. Price: £20 (a saving of £18+ compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Winter Wellness Gift Set

We all need a helping hand with winter ailments, and this exclusive gift set includes the very best winter health essentials, set to you through the season. Each gift set includes Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray (75ml), Puressentiel Resp ok Air Spray (20ml) and Puressentiel Antibacterial Gel (80ml).

The Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray combines an impressive 41 essential oils which help cleanse the air in our homes, fighting indoor air pollutants and viruses. The NEW Puressentiel Resp Ok Air Spray combines 19 essential oils and can be used as soon as winter aliments make an appearance. This great product helps soothe the airways naturally and without having to pop a medicine. Puressentiel Antibacterial Gel is a health and wellbeing product must with 3 essential oils to help cleanse the hands. It is also kind to the skin as it contains aloe vera, so you don’t need to worry about getting sore, cracked skin. Price: £20 a saving of nearly £5 compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Fitness Wonders Gift Set

This exclusive gift set is perfect for those who love to exercise, be it in front of the laptop, in the park or in the gym. Contains Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller (75ml), Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Gel (60ml) and a Puressentiel Energy Stick 1ml (which is exclusively for this gift set).

Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller and the Gel combine 14 special essential oils, providing immediate relief from muscle and joint pain and helps relax and soothe muscles. The roller ball action also provides massage properties with a fast, soothing effect and is brilliant at reaching hard to reach areas. Also included is the Puressentiel New Energy Stick which combines four essential oils – Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cineole Rosemary and Ceylon Cinnamon – which all help to boost flagging energy levels. Price: £20 (a saving of £12 compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Beauty Sleep Gift Set


Everybody loves a good night’s sleep and the feeling of being fresh faced. This exclusive gift set will do just that, with products set to ensure relaxation and leaving you refreshed and sun kissed; Puressentiel Beautiful Skin Elixir Face Care Oil (30 ml) and Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray (75ml).

The Beautiful Skin Elixir Face care Oil combines four special, essential oils (Immortelle, Geranium, True Lavender and Ylang Ylang) and four plant oils (Rose hip, Borage, Evening Primrose, Sesame) to leave the face feeling instantly refreshed, replenished and revitalised. The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray combines 12 essential oils including lavender and roman camomile – known for their relaxation properties and ensuring a good night’s sleep. Price: £20 (a saving of £32compared to buying the products individually).

CEO Shares Time-Tested Tips for Building a Successful Business

San Diego, CA, September 22, 2020 — Whether you’re building a business from scratch or looking for ways to increase productivity or profits, you can make changes that will make a difference now using the strategies outlined in Enforcer to Entrepreneur: Achieving Hockey Stick Growth in Life, Business, and Sports from former hockey pro turned CEO Jerry Rollins.

“I know there’s a process for everything. Nothing in business is mysterious or elusive and — as I discovered during my hockey career — most everything can be learned,” he writes.

Rollins’ journey to CEO didn’t begin with an Ivy League education. He was a high school dropout who spent four years as a professional hockey player. When he put away his sticks for the last time, he had to build a new career from scratch, cutting his business teeth as an entry level salesman, all the while emulating mentors and building a marketable knowledge base. He eventually rose to positions (in various companies) that included VP of sales, president and CEO. What he discovered was that he didn’t need to re-invent the wheel: successful business formulas already exist; it’s just a matter of identifying them and applying them.

Between the covers of Enforcer to Entrepreneur, he shares real stories about real companies that faced real challenges, with key concepts that have withstood the test of time, including systems used by the business elite to secure capital, avoid negative cash flow and overcome other occupational pitfalls.

Rollins also draws parallels between winning sports teams and successful companies, particularly when it comes to identifying winning talent, building great teams and developing effective playbooks — strategies to which he devotes entire chapters and outlines in detailed, easy-to-follow language.

He even addresses owners and CEOs who have met their financial goals and find themselves asking, Now what?, with candid tips to help them define success, work toward purpose and move from success to significance.

By studying extraordinary people to learn how they became the best in their fields, along with recording every stage of his own progress — including the mistakes — Rollins has created a playbook of proven strategies to help others on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Author Jerry Rollins is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Sage Executive Group, a Southern California based peer advisory group that helps CEOs, founders and executives achieve all around success by positively impacting their businesses, families and communities. The Group’s core philosophy in working with the region’s top executives is emphasizing strong values, encouraging business leaders to put people before profits, and learning to effectively balance business demands and responsibilities to family, community and health. Sage was born out of Rollins’ vision to provide a reliable platform for decision-makers to come together and connect with like-minded professionals to collaborate, learn and solve the most pressing issues.

His desire to coach and be coached began during his time as a professional hockey player for the World Hockey Association. Many of the values he cultivated as a professional athlete — focus, determination, perseverance and teamwork — carried over into his business career and helped him thrive in a highly competitive, results driven industry and gave him the motivation to achieve specific goals.

Over the past 30 years, he has served as the CEO and Advisory Board member of multiple organizations and helped execute rapid market turnarounds, build top performance sales teams, accelerate revenues and implement highly successful exit strategies for founders.

When not coaching executives, he enjoy readings — typically two to three books a week. He also loves cooking dinner for his wife and keeping fit by walking six miles every day.

For more information, please visit www.jerryrollins.com. Or connect with the author on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.rollins.3 or http://www.instagram.com/jr_sageone.

Enforcer to Entrepreneur: Achieving Hockey Stick Growth in Life, Business, and Sports

Release Date: October 1, 2020

Publisher: Merack Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-949635-51-5 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-949635-53-9 (Casebound)
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

Sweet Holiday Romance Will Have Readers Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy

Nashville, TN, September 21, 2020—When quilt shop owner Sophie Davis sorts through a box of books that had been donated to her church, she’s surprised to find a former marine’s journal. Sophie can’t help but peruse the entries, finding herself drawn to the stranger on the pages. As the daughter of a veteran and a seamstress who sews Quilts of Valor, she feels a deep connection to the former soldier who wrote the emotional entries, and she longs to heal his heart.

The man who wrote the journal, former Marine Cole Aaron, battled to find peace after returning to civilian life, and his journal was the conduit toward a truce with his past. Always needing to protect others, Cole now fights fires and is embracing his new life in Pine Hill, Kentucky. When Sophie shows up at the fire hall with his journal, he fears digging up the demons from his past and tells her to trash it.

Their paths continue to intertwine, with both Sophie and Cole volunteering for their community. But it’s hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. After all he’s been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future — one touched by joy?

Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy is the latest sweet romance from Hallmark Publishing author Janice Lynn. A sequel to her first story, Wrapped Up in Christmas, her new installment can also stand alone and is the perfect small-town Christmas romance to warm readers’ hearts during the holiday season.

Janice Lynn is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She strives to write characters who evoke strong emotions and make readers want to go along on their journeys.

Her first sweet romance, Wrapped Up in Christmas, was a bestseller on Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Amazon (hit #13 overall in paid fiction in Kindle) and ibooks (hit number #1 paid ebook fiction); was Hallmark Publishing’s first release to hit the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists; and was a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award. Janice also writes contemporary Medical Romances for Harlequin, and her books have won numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Quill for Best Short contemporary Romance and for Best First Book, Romantic Times Magazine’s American Title, and the Holt Medallion Award of Merit.

Janice lives in Tennessee with her Prince Charming, their seven kids, her vivid imagination, an adorable Maltese named Halo who’s the true princess of the house and a bunch of unnamed dust bunnies who took up permanent residence after Janice started her writing career. In addition to writing romance, Janice is a nurse practitioner, a quilter, an exercise queen, a military mama and a member of and an avid supporter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Just kidding on the exercise queen.

For more information, please visit www.janicelynn.com. You can also connect with the author on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/janicemarielynn;

https://twitter.com/janicemarielynn; or https://www.instagram.com/janice.lynn.author/.

Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Release Date: October 27, 2020

ISBN-10: 1952210038

ISBN-13: 978-1952210037

Available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Walmart.com

CHEDDAR GORGE CAVE CLOSURES
THE CHEDDAR GORGE CHEESE COMPANY PLEDGE TO KEEP SOMERSET ALIVE AND STRONG!

As the renowned and beloved caves of the Cheddar Gorge are set to close their doors indefinitely due to coronavirus, neighbouring business The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company urge Britons around the country to keep Somerset alive by supporting local businesses.

Through the pandemic and for the last 17 years, the family run-business has continued to produce and deliver artisanal, handmade cheddar cheese to cheese lovers across the country, including its top selling ‘Cave Matured Cheddar’ stored and matured deep in the Cheddar Gorge caves.

Located at the bottom of the gorge itself in the heart of Cheddar, Somerset, owners Katherine and John Spencer use traditional cheddaring methods to produce what is currently, the only cheddar cheese made in Cheddar and so could be said to be the only authentic cheddar cheese in the world. Happily. even after the closure to the public The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company will continue to mature it’s cheese in the Cheddar caves.

‘Keeping local tradition and craftsmanship alive is part of what makes Somerset so special. Whilst we are extremely sad to see the caves close, we will continue to produce and deliver our cheddar cheeses; promoting age old, local traditions across the nation’ comments John Spencer.

Whilst the Cheddar Gorge caves may be closing, Somerset and The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company stay open, and pledge to keep Somerset going.

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company’s produce is available to purchase at their shop in Cheddar Gorge, online at https://www.cheddaronline.co.uk or in specialist cheese shops across the country. For much more information about their story, their products and awards visit https://www.cheddaronline.co.uk

For daily updates & cheese inspiration, follow The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company on social media: Twitter @CheddarCheeseCo, Instagram @cheddargorgecheeseco and Facebook @cheddargorgecheesecompany.

The Clarence Hamper from Paxton & Whitfield

All British Cheese! The Clarence (£200.00)

An all-British selection of artisan cheese with perfectly paired accompaniments and cheese homewares. Featuring over 3KG of cheese! Cheese lovers will delight in the large-sized British cheeses – from the classic Paxton & Whitfield Stilton, to the contemporary raw milk, Brie-style Baron Bigod. Presented in a large Paxton & Whitfield wooden hamper box.

The hamper box contains: Cheddar Truckle PDO* (1.8kg), Stilton Jar PDO* (500g), Baron Bigod (1kg), an Acacia Wood Board Set, a Paxton & Whitfield Stilton Scoop, Paxton’s Biscuits For Cheese (250g), Quince and Apple Confit (120g), Apricot and Orange Confit (120g), Côte De Duras White Wine (750ml) and Côte De Duras Red Wine (750ml).

* PDO – Protected Designation of Origin, for products that are produced, processed and prepared within a particular geographical area, and with features and characteristics that must be due to that area.

Wrapped up inside Article 50 >>> THE BREXIT BISCUIT….. PICK A SIDE… BREAK THE DIVIDE !!!!! www.thebrexitbiscuit.co.uk !

These snappable all butter shortbreads are designed to be shared by Remainers and Brexiteers alike, on one side is the UK flag and the other is the EU flag…so pick a side, reunite with family, friends and colleagues alike.
The Brexit Biscuits are 14 delicious all butter shortbread biscuits baked in the heart of Lancashire to traditional methods and using the finest ingredients lies a classic British indulgence.

Wrapped up inside Article 50, the a one-of-a-kind tin has been decorated with leading characters of the Brexit story as you’ve never seen them before; including Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Jean-Claude Junker and Nigel Farage, they’re a delicious limited edition Brexit biscuit.

This is the perfect gift for relatives with different opinions, or as a great gift to diffuse any awkward Brexit conversations around the dinner table this Christmas.
RRP – £12.95 with free P&P in the UK
Stockist >> www.thebrexitbiscuit.co.uk

One box contains 14 Delicious, Snappable All Butter Shortbreads – 200g
Stockist – www.thebrexitbiscuit.co.uk
Following three years of endless Brexit debate, Political Confectioneries was founded with an aim to bring a smile to our divided nation by combining two classic British institutions – biscuits and satire. Established by four friends who were divided by Brexit and became united by Biscuits, the Brexit Biscuit brings politically-themed light-hearted humour to the great British biscuit tradition.
Whilst launching a product during the onset of Covid-19 has proved challenging, we’re willing to risk it for a biscuit! Sit back and reminisce on the past three years, laugh, cry and scream all over again with a cup of tea and a Brexit Biccy.
Baked in the heart of Lancashire to traditional methods and using the finest ingredients lies a classic British indulgence.

Wrapped up inside Article 50, a delicious Limited Edition Brexit Biscuit.

 

JINS… Stylish and fun prescription glasses and sunglasses. Fashionable Eyewear… www.jins.com

The latest offerings from JINS….

$0 Polarized Lens Upgrades ($120 regular retail) – Polarized Sunglasses
As more people are getting reacquainted with the outdoors, JINS is helping people as much as possible enjoy the outdoors further with UV protection.
You can pick any eyeglasses frame from their website and add Polarized lenses (Gray or Brown colored tint), to make them into Polarized Sunglasses as prescription or non-prescription. They have over 600 frame styles. Polarized Sunglasses filter the strong light that bounces off of horizontal surfaces in general. Their benefits include: helps with glare from the water if doing water activities such as fishing or kayaking, and lastly, they help with glare from headlights and light reflecting off of wet surfaces on the road while driving.

$0 Blue Light Lens Upgrades ($60 regular retail) – Computer Glasses
We understand more people are on their screens more than ever. Especially with distance remote learning, or working from home.

Not all glasses are created equal, but with JINS bringing multi-functional eyewear to the forefront — they’re pioneering blue light glasses to ultimately help more people. Long hours of blue light exposure may cause eye fatigue, and may affect sleep quality. With their blue light lenses called JINS SCREEN, it helps reduce digital eye strain, as proven in the clinical study conducted by Keio University. JINS has already sold roughly over 12 million pairs of JINS SCREEN in the US and Japan.

JINS is offering for a limited time $0 JINS SCREEN blue light standard lenses (regular $60 retail). Customers can customize any pair of glasses and make them into computer glasses from their website here: jins.com/us/collections/eyeglasses.html

Stylish and fun prescription glasses and sunglasses. Eyewear tarting at $40 and made in 30 minutes. All prices include free lenses, along with these features: thin lenses, anti-glare, UV cut, and aspheric (less distortion). Tag us and include #JINSeyewear

JINS specializes in crafting high-quality eyewear designed in Japan. On a mission to reinvent the eyewear shopping experience, JINS features a unique service bringing glasses to you in 30-minutes, while offering a variety of lens options including JINS SCREEN.

Every one of our glasses include premium quality aspheric and impact-resistant lenses with a UV cut and anti-glare coatings. We provide high index (thin) lenses free of charge, regardless of your prescription. In addition, use your vision insurance in-store and check your out-of-network benefits for reimbursement. Stop by and find any of our stores at: jins.com/us/locations

 

JINS. Crafting high-quality eyewear designed in Japan. #JINSeyewear

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JINS specializes in crafting high-quality eyewear designed in Japan. On a mission to reinvent the eyewear shopping experience, JINS features a unique service bringing glasses to you in 30-minutes, while offering a variety of lens options including JINS SCREEN.

Every one of their glasses include premium quality aspheric and impact-resistant lenses with a UV cut and anti-glare coatings. They provide high index (thin) lenses free of charge, regardless of your prescription. In addition, use your vision insurance in-store and check your out-of-network benefits for reimbursement. Stop by and find any of our stores at: jins.com/us/locations

JINS ships only within the U.S.

Many people may need new opticals or sunglasses for the holiday season, and that sure doesn’t excuse the Rugby/Sports lovers.

JINS are a Japanese eyewear brand and a leader in crafting stylish, high-quality, and innovative eyewear. Their glasses start at $60 with free high index lenses up to 1.74 with UV filter and anti glare coatings.

They currently have a sitewide promo of upgrading to polarized lenses for free (~$120 retail). This is absolutely fitting for those who love to spend time outdoors, at the beach, playing on the field, etc. Polarized lenses help reduce glare, increase vision clarity, and decrease color distortion.

Magnetic Clip On Sunglasses and Glasses into One

JINS have new arrivals of their magnetic clip on sunglasses called JINS Switch that are perfect for Fall Fashion. We’ve all been there. The frustration of switching between your glasses and sunglasses. JINS Switch merges both with ease: a magnetic clip on sunglass plate easily snaps on to your eyeglasses.

What’s all included in the price you see listed:
• Prescription or non-prescription glasses
• High index lenses with additional lens upgrades available
o We also have a $0 Blue Light Lenses special going on right now (regular $60). I’ve included more details below.
• Magnetic clip on sunglass plate
• Cleaning Cloth
• Case

Here are JINS Switch New Arrivals we recommend:

1. JINS Switch 187 $180.00

2. JINS Switch 196 $200.00

3. JINS Switch 188 $180.00

$0 Blue Light Lens Upgrades ($60 regular retail) – Computer Glasses
JINS also understand more people are on their screens more than ever. Especially in the Fall with back to school and distance learning, or working from home.

They’re offering for a limited time $0 JINS SCREEN blue light standard lenses (regular $60 retail). Customers can pick any frame and add that lens option for free. Here are a couple we recommend for adding blue light lenses to, and make into computer glasses:

1. MMF-18S-095 $120.00

2. MMF-17S-245 $120.00

3. MRF-17S-U162 $80.00

Try On Over 1,800 Virtual Glasses Styles
What’s great as well is customers can experience trying glasses online virtually from the comfort of their own home. Using Virtual Try On, they can choose from one of the largest virtual eyewear inventory online of over 1,800 styles, all true to size.

Take Virtual Try On for a spin: jins.com/us/virtual-try-on

 

Back to the Roots… Perfect for any athlete with no time or trying to eat the best possible foods! & Its A Really Great Stocking Stuffer ! www.backtotheroots.com

Back to the Roots… Perfect for any athlete with no time or trying to eat the best possible foods!

With Back to the Roots, the indoor gardening company loved by best-selling cookbook author, celebrity and Mom, Ayesha Curry, now Mom, Dad or anyone in the family can grow their own food right in the comfort of their home all year round (anyone need a digital detox?)! Grow your own veggies and herbs from the kitchen windowsill (or any window!) – full-grown and ready in no-time to garnish homemade family dinners! All products are part of the charitable #GrowOneGiveOne program.

Favorites include the Microgreens (100% Organic & Non-GMO, Zero-Waste: Made of 100% compostable & recyclable materials!), Ayesha’s Curry’s kitchen Herb Garden, Mushrooms that grow in just 10 days, gorgeous Lavender, the best-selling Water Garden 2.0 and ALL NEW ORGANIC 100% USA GROWN SEEDS – THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFERS!!

   

Introducing >> Vegky Mushroom Jerky… 100% plant based! www.vegky.com

Vegky have a jerky snack that is at the forefront of the plant based food revolution! Plant based is the new trend and the new “cool”.

It’s made from the stem of shiitake mushrooms, so it has that fibrous texture that makes it TASTES LIKE MEAT but it’s high in fiber!

Their Vegky Mushroom Jerky is 100% plant based and unlike others our jerky is minimally processed.

This is vegan and made from sustainably grown non-GMO mushrooms and does not contain any saturated fats. The meaty texture will leave you wondering if this is really a mushroom.
It comes in resealable bag so you can snack on a few pieces in between meals to curb your hunger and save the rest for another few days.

Here are some of the health benefits of shiitake mushrooms: blog.freshcapmushrooms.com/learn/health-benefits-of-shiitake/

This gift basket includes 5 packages, one of each flavor: original, spicy, pepper, curry and wasabi. We sell one packs on our website and on Amazon prime for $6.99 with free shipping.
5 Packs retail on Amazon, Ebay, ETSY, Walmart, www.Vegky.com and some other vegan websites for $29.99 with free shipping.
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No Precedent
by John Uttley

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There wasn’t a lightning strike at the church in Evesham where the funeral took place, which Bob regards as sufficient evidence that his theology is sound.’ The northern grammar school pals Bob Swarbrick and Richard Shackleton are back, now facing the era of Brexit, Momentum and Donald Trump. The trials and renewals of Where’s Sailor Jack? behind them, they find themselves in a world whose faith and politics have moved beyond their sphere of influence and feel increasingly cut off from their roots. Bob, now settled with Wendy, must reconcile old memories and new children while Richard must save his family from themselves. Along the way, they are adopted by the lascivious Lucy Fishwick and her predatory daughter Maddie, whose lives are as mad and chaotic as the radio play Lucy is trying to write and, indeed, the world itself. But despite the coming plague, it doesn’t look like Armageddon. There is to be an apocalypse, but one of personal dimensions. We don’t all go together when we go!

“A wonderful, standalone story that can also be enjoyed as
a follow-up to John Uttley’s first novel, Where’s Sailor
Jack? this time told by Bob and Wendy themselves. I laughed, I cried, I considered moving
north. Poignant, funny, thoughtful and raw, No Precedent gives voice to the babel that is
modern culture, as experienced by a group of very different families who all nonetheless love
each other to pieces.” – Stephen Carver, Author & Critic

The northern grammar school pals Bob Swarbrick and Richard Shackleton are back, now facing
the era of Brexit, Momentum, Coronavirus and Donald Trump. For the first time in their lives,
Bob and Richard struggle to see the meaning of it all.
The trials and renewals of Where’s Sailor Jack? (John Uttley’s debut novel released in 2015)
behind them, they find themselves in a world whose faith and politics have moved beyond their
sphere of influence and feel increasingly cut off from their roots.
Bob, now settled with Wendy, must reconcile old memories and new children while Richard
must save his family from themselves. Along the way, they are adopted by the lascivious Lucy
Fishwick and her predatory daughter Maddie, whose lives are as mad and chaotic as the radio
play Lucy is trying to write and, indeed, the world itself.
But despite the coming plague, it doesn’t look like Armageddon. There is to be an apocalypse,
but one of personal dimensions. We don’t all go together when we go!
No Precedent gives some clue as to why Brexit happened and why the red wall fell, not that
either protagonist wanted the former, nor would have wanted the latter if Harold Wilson were
still prime minister. John Uttley knows the towns of the north, the county boroughs as he still
calls them, and writes with nostalgia and reflexion on times gone by and times yet to come.