Christmas Gifts Guides !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Part 9!

Thule introduces Thule Subterra, a sleek luggage line for the active business traveller  www.thule.com FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM Thule Subterra is a complete line of high-quality, sleek and contemporary […]

Thule introduces Thule Subterra, a sleek luggage line for the active business traveller

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Thule Subterra is a complete line of high-quality, sleek and contemporary travel bags and luggage, ranging from checked and carry-on luggage to laptop bags and sleeves. With a focus on smart design and ease of use for the active business traveler, Thule Subterra ensures you arrive effortlessly, in style, so you can get the most out of your travel experience.

The Thule Subterra line stands for smart solutions, convenient versatility, high-quality materials and an urban styling.

Smart solutions

For the experienced traveler, innovative and intelligently designed luggage is the key to staying efficient on the go, which is why the Thule Subterra collection features smart solutions like the space-saving compression board found in the Thule Subterra Carry-On 55cm/22″ and clever compartments found throughout each of the backpacks.

Convenient versatility


While all of the bags within the Thule Subterra luggage collection include convenient features, several of the bags have multipurpose designs built in, like the innovative 2-in-1 solution that allows you to pack either one large checked piece of luggage or two smaller carry-ons.

High-quality materials

From the Thule brand’s high-quality reputation and rigorous testing standards for all of their luggage and bags, to the use of luxurious, but durable nylon fabrics, the Thule Subterra line is able to stand up to years of abuse and absorb the impact of travel

Outdoor/Urban styling

The Thule Subterra collection combines durability and ruggedness, with the urban styling and design that Thule’s products are known for.

For more information about Thule’s products, please visit: www.thule.com

About Thule

The Thule brand was established in Sweden 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for – safely, easily and in style. Thule offers among other things roof racks, bike carriers, roof boxes, computer/camera/ sports bags, and child related products like child bike seats, joggers, and multifunctional strollers. The Thule brand sets new standards within its categories, with products sold in 139 countries worldwide. Thule is the largest brand in Thule Group. For more information, please visit www.thule.com

The AlcoSense Excel -­ a life saving device for Christmas

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This Christmas, watch your alcohol intake as it’s very easy to drink too much as festive parties rev up to the big day. Then you get behind the wheel next morning and inadvertently drive with alcohol still in your system. Alcohol will slow your reaction time, inhibit judgement, reduce concentration and affect eye, foot and hand co-ordination ­increasing the likelihood of an accident – that’s why 1 in 5 drink drive accidents happen the morning after!

A personal breathalyser helps you to easily tell when alcohol has cleared your system the next day. It could be a life-saver for you, your passengers and other road users.

In fact, you’re nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than at any other time by the police. Police tested nearly 90,000 drivers on the UK’s roads in December 2016 accounting for 20% of all tests carried out across the year. And 7% (nearly 6,000 drivers) tested positive (or refused to take the test*)

The AlcoSense Excel is beautifully designed and very easy to use but most importantly is extremely accurate. It uses a smaller version of the identical fuel cell sensor used in several UK, US and European police breathalysers giving it unrivalled accuracy for its £99.99 price tag.

The way it works is this. The Alcosense Excel senses the volume of breath exhaled during the test and takes a reading after 1.2 litres of air – ensuring the most accurate and consistent sample is always taken. Easy-to-read on-screen prompts coach you on how to, and when to, stop blowing. If you make a mistake, it tells you that too. And if you’re using your breathalyser in low light, such as a dark Winter morning, there is a light to ensure you put the blow tube into the machine correctly.

To improve accuracy even further, readings are fine-tuned according to temperature so even if there is the biggest snowfall for 30 years, the Excel will compensate to ensure the correct reading.

And if you are driving between Christmas and New Year visiting relatives abroad this year, the Excel can be set to any UK or worldwide limit­, including the new lower Scottish limit.

With detailed, clear readings in traffic light colours, the Excel will clearly alert you not to drive if you are close to or over the limit.

After 12 months it will need to be re-calibrated professionally by AlcoSense, just like taking your car in for a service. It will remind you about this after 11 months of use. It’ll be back to you within 5 working days having had a check using a police spec breath alcohol simulator, so you know it’s perfectly accurate.

AlcoSense breathalysers are supported by Brake, the well-respected road safety charity – and are manufactured under ISO13485 conditions, the benchmark in medical device quality systems.

  

The Book of Everyone! Create a one-of-a-kind, 50-page personalised book about anyone you choose, in seconds.

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Because everyone deserves a book with their name on the cover.
At The Book of Everyone, we use our bottomless trove of wondrous and useless facts and the work of some of the most creative, talented artists and illustrators around to create a one-of-a-kind, 50-page personalised book about anyone you choose, in seconds. 

It’s free to try, easy to use and it makes the perfect, unique gift.
The idea for The Book of Everyone took shape a few years ago when Steve Hanson (one of our founders) told the story of how he had gone out and bought all the newspapers and magazines, covering a variety of topics, on the day that his son Saul was born as a memento and keep sake for him to enjoy when he was older. This sparked the idea of creating a technology platform that could produce a beautiful journey through the world you were born into covering a wide scope of topics. We were very much aware of the digital beast that was rendering the physical world obsolete devouring its way through CD’s, books and video games. It was important to us that the technology we developed created something tangible that could be held with both hands. The Book of Everyone grew from a love of printed media. There’s something about the visceral act of turning a page that can’t be matched by scrolling through pixels. A book has the hit on the senses that imparts a connection with readers that no kindle, however practical, can match.
The building of the databases behind the platform has been monumental task that’s taken over 2 years of research and writing, requiring a healthy dose of insanity and obsession. We’ve all got stacks of trivia books in our bathrooms with little post-it notes sticking out of them, and whether we like it or not, we know how many vehicles are left on the moon (six) and the fact that in the Koran, Jesus is mentioned 5 times more than Mohammed. And yes, we’ve bored a few people at dinner parties with . However, during this titanic labour of love we’ve been fortunate enough to work with a bunch of incredibly talented writers and artists from all over the world and a couple of wizards who created the algorithms that drive the personalisation engine in the platform.
In addition to the intuitive personalisation of the technology platform, we felt it was important that customers can add their own flourishes and photos. The result is a book with a high emotional value, made in a minutes. It sounds cheesy but someone posted on Facebook a photo of his girlfriend shedding a tear on seeing the book he’d made for her. He’s spent 8 minutes making it (which I’m sure he didn’t mention). There are not many gifts out there that can do that.
 

Celebrate one of British rock’s greatest legends and introduce some Rock Chic into your home this season.
We can be heroes, just for one day…

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The National Theatre prides itself on celebrating theatre and culture, and who better to commemorate than one of the most innovative artists of our time?
Ziggy was never afraid to push the boundaries, so do the same this Christmas by giving a Bowie fan their perfect gift under the tree this year.

Stormtrooper Twist

Sure to take pride of place in any home this festive season is the all new dazzling twin pack of the finest gin, gloriously presented in these Star Wars inspired stormtrooper glass bottles.

Modelled on the authentic stormtrooper helmet of Shepperton Studios, home to the very first Star Wars film of 1976, it’s time to give your bar cart the geeky little upgrade its been waiting for. Made of the finest glass available this set is sure to add the wow factor to any dinner party, leaving your guests eyes green with envy. But never fear once the gin is gone these glass bottles can be used again and again, to store other liqueurs and spirits or just as household ornament, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Superbly crafted by the award winning team at Bimber Distillery, each spirit is jam packed with specialist botanicals for a truly sensational flavour. This includes; a London Dry Gin, combining juniper berries and peppery spices offers dry yet earthy notes with a gentle citrus finish. Alternatively try the Sloe Gin, a fruity zing of fresh berries and a kick of peppery spices as sweet meets sour. So for any gin connoisseur and Star Wars boffin it’s the perfect combination. But if gin isn’t your thing, do you know someone that does? After all what better way to spread Christmas cheer!

The Stormtrooper Gin is available to pre order from FireBox for £49.99. (Available from 13.11.18).

FESTIVE FLAVOURS AT GREGGS

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Get in to the festive spirit with our delicious lunchtime bites along with a range of tasty treats perfect to fill you with Christmas cheer.

For allergen information please visit www.greggs.co.uk/nutrition which is updated as products launch.

Available now

Sweet Mince Pies

From 50p each / 6 for £1.75 (1 pack) / 12 for £3 (2 packs)

279 calories each

This Christmas classic is always a favourite. Tuck into a
deliciously crumbly shortcrust pastry, filled with sweet
mincemeat made from vine fruits, Bramley apple and
candied orange and lemon peel.

Available from Thursday 8 November

cid:image010.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Festive Bake

From £1.50

450 calories

This iconic Greggs favourite is back! Enjoy succulent pieces of chicken breast, sage & onion stuffing and sweetcure bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce. All encased in golden puff pastry with a crunchy crumb topping.

cid:image012.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Turkey, Bacon & Cranberry Roll

From £1.00

302 calories

Try this combination of festive flavours to spread Christmas
cheer – seasoned turkey breast mince with pieces of
sweetcure bacon and sweetened dried cranberries,
wrapped in golden puff pastry.

cid:image014.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Pigs in Blankets (selected shops only)

From £2.00

339 calories

Is it even Christmas without these festive favourites?
Tuck into a tub of succulent pork sausages wrapped
in smoked streaky bacon.

cid:image016.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Christmas Lunch Sandwich

From £2.70

495 calories

Sliced turkey breast with pork, sage & onion stuffing, sweetcure bacon, fresh salad leaves with a cranberry and port sauce and mayonnaise on malted bread. A Christmas classic!

cid:image018.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Pigs Under Blanket Baguette

From £3.00

573 calories

A twist on the classic pigs in blankets, this festive feast of a baguette is filled with succulent pork sausages, sweetcure bacon, pork, sage and onion stuffing with a Cranberry and port sauce.

cid:image020.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Mature Cheddar Cheese and Chutney Toastie

From £2.85

457 calories (V)

Tuck into sliced Mature Cheddar cheese with caramelised onion and ale chutney on white bread topped with Béchamel sauce, grated Cheddar and Edam cheese.

cid:image022.jpg@01D47116.88F3DF50Christmas Lunch Soup

From £1.90

144 calories (Balanced Choice, Gluten Free, 1 of your 5
a day)

Warm up at lunch time with this Christmas soup made with
smoked bacon, chicken, turkey, sage & onion stuffing, pork
sausage, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Choc Cherry Muffin

From £1.00

358 calories

Indulge in festive flavours with this cherry flavour chocolate muffin filled with Belgian white chocolate chunks, cherry pieces and a cherry flavour centre.

Snowy Road (Gluten free by recipe)

From £1.00

85 calories a piece

Dream of a winter wonderland by tucking in to this sweet treat of marshmallows with puffed rice, diced candied orange peel, sweetened dried cranberries and orange flavoured biscuit pieces in a vanilla flavoured coating.

Gold Caramel Mini 1Mini Christmas Caramel Shortbreads
From £1.50

109 calories a piece

Shortbread topped with caramel sauce, Belgian Milk
Chocolate and finished with a gold coloured decoration to
add sparkle to your displays at Christmas.

Salted Caramel Latte

From £2.20

240 calories (12oz), 263 calories (16oz)

A latte guaranteed to warm you up on winter days. Made with freshly ground Fairtrade coffee, milk with a salted caramel flavour syrup. This festive delight is topped with cream and a delicious shortbread crumb.

Mint Mocha

From £2.20

363 calories (12oz)

Tickle your festive taste buds with this mint mocha. A tasty mix of freshly ground Fairtrade coffee, milk and hot chocolate flavoured drink, with mint flavoured syrup and given a Christmas sparkle topped with cream and sugar sprinkles.

Mint Hot Chocolate

From £2.20

348 calories (12oz)

A hot chocolate flavoured drink with milk, mint flavoured syrup, topped with cream and sugar sprinkles, adding to the festive cheer.

Available from Monday19 November

Christmas Pudding Biscuit
From 85p
293 calories

Returning to the sweet range for Christmas 2018 is our
Christmas Pudding Biscuit; a chocolate flavour biscuit
covered with Belgian milk chocolate and white chocolate
with a sugar holly decoration.

Christmas Tree Biscuit

From 85p

173 calories

Add some sparkle to tea time with this tasty ginger biscuit, covered in Belgian Milk chocolate and decorated with sugar ball sprinkles and a sugar paste star.

Christmas Cake Slice

From £1.00

374 calories

A rich fruit cake with ground almonds topped with almond marzipan, apricot jam and white icing.

Christmas Ring Bun

From 80p each or 4 for £2.75 (1 pack)

216 calories

Try this lip-smacking combination of a vanilla flavour fairy bun decorated with fondant icing and hand finished with sugar sprinkles and a festive novelty plastic ring.

(Toys/decorations are non-edible, unsuitable for children under 36 months due to choking hazard).

Americans Will See Pink This November With
Debut Of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé

Rosé fans will be joining Beaujolais Nouveau-lovers in eager anticipation of Thursday, November 15, 2018 when Beaujolais Nouveau Day also becomes Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé Day for the first time in the US.

On this day, the third Thursday of November when French law allows the release of the “first wine of the harvest,” Les Vins Georges Duboeuf (the family owned-and-operated winery that popularized Beaujolais Nouveau across the globe) is launching a “new” Nouveau.

According to Franck Duboeuf, who manages the winery with his legendary father Georges, the Nouveau Rosé is made from Gamay grapes carefully selected from the best vineyards in AOC Beaujolais. These same growers supply the winery with the grapes for their classic Beaujolais Nouveau. Some of them have worked with Georges Duboeuf since the winery’s first Nouveau release in 1983.

“We are excited to send a Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé to the US for the first time,” Franck says.

Gamay grape skins are nearly black, while the flesh and juice are white, so these same grapes can produce either a red or a rosé wine. Like the classic Beaujolais Nouveau, the Rosé is being made by Duboeuf’s Chief Winemakers, Emeric Gaucher and Denis Lapalu, The winemakers explained that they look for grapes fit for rosé — those with a slightly high acidity to retain a fresh mouthfeel.

“Rosé’s lighter, fresh profile is similar to the description of Beaujolais Nouveau, so it’s no surprise that the Gamay grape would be a natural to produce high quality Rosé,” explains Dennis Kreps, co-owner of Quintessential (the exclusive US importer of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf), with his father, Stephen D. Kreps. “The exploding popularity of Rosés from France and other countries has gone well beyond ‘summer sipping’ into year-round enjoyment,” Dennis says. “Given that Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé will be released at the same time as the classic Beaujolais Nouveau, it’s just in time for holiday gift-giving and entertaining.”

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé 2018 will feature the same vivid abstract oil painting on its label as the classic Beaujolais Nouveau 2018, created by Nashville, TN native Chloe Meyer. She won the annual Georges Duboeuf Artist’s Label Competition to find exciting new art for the wine’s label, voted by consumers on social media.

Available nationwide on November 15, 2018, the Rosé will have a suggested retail price of $13.99.

AN ENCHANTING NEW CHRISTMAS BOOK JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

It’s flu season and Santa’s reindeer have come down with noses redder than Rudolph’s. With temperatures all on the rise, the reindeer all have been sidelined for Santa’s Christmas Eve ride.

Now what?

Why flying polar bears, of course!!

In Stanley Wiklinski’s debut children’s book, “The Christmas That Almost Never Was,” beautifully illustrated by Gary A. Lippincott, a horrendous, howling, and devastating blizzard strikes Santaville in the blackness of early morning, so severe that it blows away the doors to the stable, where Santa shelters his reindeer.

Exposed to a raging storm, the reindeer come down with the flu and cannot fly. Santa, years before, came upon a group of young Polar bears who could leap high in the air. He finds them. With the help and encouragement of the villagers of Santaville, and the reindeer, the Polar bears fly, saving Christmas, and Santa keeps his promise to all good children everywhere on Christmas Eve, bringing them the gifts of their dreams.

Wiklinski’s inspiration is simple. “I wrote the book to encourage children to dream. To dream is to hope. Nothing ever becomes reality without being first a dream. Bundled within those dreams are love, laughter, imagination and the strength we need to go on in hard times.”

STANLEY E. WIKLINSKI has an MFA from the Yale University, School of Drama. Following graduation, he acted on Broadway, as well as for regional theater and television. He is also a retired United States Navy Reserve Commander. Stanley lives in New Jersey with Barbara, his wife of 56 years. Together they have four children and five grandsons. The Christmas That Almost Never Was is written for children but meant to be enjoyed by their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone who wants to delight in a child’s imagination.

…Everywhere A Quack Quack (And A Hoot Or Two)
Wooden Whistle Animal Calls from Muddy Puddles

Owl Hoot & Duck Call
£7.00 each

These wooden Duck and Owl whistles from Muddy Puddles are an essential accessory to accompany little explorers on the lookout for wildlife.

Each wooden whistle imitates the authentic quack of the Mallard Duck and call of the Tawny Owl.

Let imaginations run wild as your little explorers search high and low for ducks and owls responding to their calls.

Your little ones are sure to have a hoot!

www.muddypuddles.com

 

Ways To Lay

If you’re looking for a poster that’s a bit different then the norm this 50 Ways to Lay Scratch It Poster could be just the thing you’re looking for.

This fun and funky poster has 50 sections to scratch off, each with the name of a different sex position, some familiar, some perhaps less familiar. Choose from such classics as ‘The Standing Wheel Barrow’, ‘Crouching Tiger’ and ‘The Ascent to Desire’. Simply scratch off the special coating to reveal an illustration of the position. Can you complete all 50 positions? Once you’ve done each position, scratch to reveal the next.

Fun for couples, you could scratch off a different section each day, or if you’re feeling particularly active and amorous, you could scratch them all off in one go and try them all! Measuring 59 x 42 cm in size this for sure novelty poster could make the perfect edition to a bedroom wall.

As the festive season rolls round this quirky poster could even make a great Christmas gift, Valentine’s gift or a birthday present for your partner.

The Thumbs Up! 50 Ways To Lay Scratch It Poster is available to buy online for £12.99 from Find Me A Gift.

Natural Teeth Whitening Kits & Activated Charcoal Whitening Powder! www.biancosmile.com

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(To enter the competition just email the name of the web address for Bianco Teeth Whitening to bianco@intouchrugby.com winner will be randomly selected in 2 weeks)

Bianco Smile is Australia’s leading Teeth Whitening Company. We make 100% Natural Teeth Whitening Kits, that guarantee results.

Calling theatre lovers, bookworms and aspiring playwrights!

Are you looking for a perfect gift for young and old?

The new and exciting book subscriptions from the National Theatre Bookshop are a brilliant gifts for friends and family for Christmas, but also perfectly acceptable to buy for yourself!

With a choice of themes, including plays, new fiction and children’s picture books, there is certain to be something for everyone capturing imaginations and expanding horizons.

If you love picking up a real book, the National Theatre Bookshop subscriptions will guarantee delight, with a surprise book delivery every month over either a 6 or 12 month period.

Each delivery will be packaged in bespoke signature wrapping, exclusively designed by the NT.

PLAY IN THE POST

A new script each month, that excites, inspires and promises to get the creative juices flowing.

Chosen by booksellers who love theatre and great writing.

Hot off the press, texts will be a mixture of cutting-edge writing, prescient revivals, and instant classics.

They may be from established favourites, inspired new translations, or writing from emerging talent.

NEW PAPERBACK FICTION

A new fiction title, including books which span genres, periods and imaginations.

Books will include unputdownable page-turners, new voices that have to be discovered and the selected unexpected choice that may not be found in a high street bookshop.

The best choice for a curious reader!

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Beautiful illustrations, creative plots and cheeky rhymes will get little ones excited about reading and storytelling.

Inspiring imaginations and young minds, books are certain to be appreciated for many years.

Play in the Post
New Paperback Fiction
Children’s Picture Books

6 months – £65 (UK delivery)
12 months – £125 (UK delivery)

National Theatre Bookshop – shop.nationaltheatre.org.uk
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Thirsti

Thirsti, a personal hydration monitor that tracks exactly what you drink throughout the day to help keep properly hydrated.

It works by placing a smart ‘puck’ into any water bottle, which uses patented pressure-sensing technology to measure exactly how much you have drunk. This is digitally connected to an app to give readings of your real-time consumption, progress towards your goals, and alerts to when you need to drink more.

The product was featured on Dragon’s Den in 2017 and is being considered to track patient dehydration in hospitals as it’s more effective than currently-used means.

It would make a great present to anyone health-conscious, with hydration particularly important over Christmas as this has been shown to help with weight loss, which is on many people’s minds! It currently stocks at £29.99 on Amazon.

RREPP
RREPP RREPP RREPP Sports Balls That Shine A Light On Corporate Social Responsibility


Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just what big business should be incorporating into their business models. It should also extend well beyond into Smaller Enterprises, Trades, Local Businesses, Universities, Schools and Sporting Clubs. And big budgets are in no way a prerequisite for getting involved and making a difference.

Ethical purchasing is one of the easiest ways for any organisation to start making a positive impact. As most people know who receive our newsletters, RREPP for a number of years has been waving the Fairtrade banner in regards to sports ball production. Of the 10’s of thousands of sports ball producers world wide in countries such as China, India, Vietnam, Pakistan and others, we work with one of only four Fairtrade certified manufacturers in existence.

What most of us do not realise is that the vast majority of sports balls globally are made under exploitive conditions. And yes child labour continues to remain a major issue in this industry. It is just hidden away as an unspoken truth, and ‘white washed’ under the glitz of clever marketing and convincing ‘feel good’ branding initiatives. No one ever talks about their supply chains and the people making their products, because it never aligns the image wishing to be portrayed !

No one talks about the working conditions of sports ball stitchers, wages, gender equality, safety, the ability of workers to put food on the table or send their kids to school. The basic necessities that we all take for granted.

RREPP over the past 5 years has put these things at the forefront of our business model and we are now producing the Fairest, most ethically made, highest quality sports balls in the whole of Australia bar none. As well as giving back to the communities we support via every purchase made.

We understand that changing suppliers is never easy. Yet supporting a business like RREPP that supports ethical trade which then helps empower entire communities, will take your purchasing power as a School or University or Sporting Club to a whole new level. Plus it is something that your own local communities will be able to embrace and be proud of. And all of this simply achieved through your regular sports ball purchasing policies.

RREPP is now putting together our second ordering cycle for Schools and Sporting Clubs throughout Australia, for delivery in time for pre season training in 2019. The deadline for putting in an order is 15th NOVEMBER. And no matter how big or small your order is, we will be offering a 20% DISCOUNT off our regular retail prices to EVERYONE who wants to get involved. Check out our range of Fairtrade Certified Match Balls HERE . We have you covered across 6 different sporting codes.

And we are not just selling you a sports ball, we are selling you JUSTICE, and what you will be buying into is someone else’s FREEDOM. All packaged up into a humble Sports Ball that your players will feel proud to be playing with. So why not meet with your decision makers NOW and consider making the SWAP to Fairtrade in 2019 – coz the planet’s watching !

Steven Gerrard Documentary Biopic

MAKE US DREAM

Live satellite broadcast to cinemas nationwide on Thursday 15th November followed by global launch on Amazon Prime Video

From Asif Kapadia, the Oscar & BAFTA winning producer of Amy, Supersonic and Senna, comes another cinematic documentary portrait of an iconic figure who defined a generation. MAKE US DREAM is the definitive account of the life and times of the legendary Steven Gerrard.

The documentary will be satellite broadcast to cinemas nationwide on the evening of Thursday 15th November, followed by a live on-stage interview with Steven Gerrard himself. It will then stream on Prime Video globally shortly after the theatrical release.

ABOUT THE FILM

Born on the 30th May 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside, Steven Gerrard joined the Liverpool FC Academy at age 8. He left 26 years later, having won two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup and, in what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling matches of all-time, one UEFA Champions League. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year a record eight times.

MAKE US DREAM takes a close-up look at the man behind the legend – taking in the highs of Istanbul, the inner conflict of staying loyal to his boyhood club and the turmoil of coming agonisingly close to the trophy that has always eluded him: The Premier League Trophy.

A cinematic emotional rollercoaster, MAKE US DREAM brings a fresh perspective on one of the most famous personalities in world sport. After experiencing Gerrard’s story through his own eyes, you’ll never think about elite football in the same way again.

MAKE US DREAM was produced by Box to Box Films, with distribution handled by Lorton Distribution, and will be available on Prime Video following the cinema release. Adidas are also the official sponsor and partner of the film release.

Director, Sam Blair, says: “MAKE US DREAM is an ambitious, cinematic film that reaches beyond sport. It tells a story that is both deeply personal and reflective of a wider story of our times. I’m very happy to be working with Amazon to give it a platform both in cinemas and Prime Video to reach as wide an audience as possible.”

Adidas, the official sponsor and partner of the film release says: “Steven is an icon in football and we’re immensely proud to have supported him throughout his career. MAKE US DREAM is a showcase one of the best and most creative English players in recent memory so it’s a great moment for us to celebrate with him, particularly at the premieres in Liverpool and London”.

Bring some sparkle and glitz to your Christmas with this stunning door wreath from Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

Fill your house with eternal glamour with emerald green, gold, silver and pink baubles!

Perfect for those who love festivity and style.

Thule introduces Thule Subterra, a sleek luggage line for the active business traveller

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Thule Subterra is a complete line of high-quality, sleek and contemporary travel bags and luggage, ranging from checked and carry-on luggage to laptop bags and sleeves. With a focus on smart design and ease of use for the active business traveler, Thule Subterra ensures you arrive effortlessly, in style, so you can get the most out of your travel experience.

The Thule Subterra line stands for smart solutions, convenient versatility, high-quality materials and an urban styling.

Smart solutions

For the experienced traveler, innovative and intelligently designed luggage is the key to staying efficient on the go, which is why the Thule Subterra collection features smart solutions like the space-saving compression board found in the Thule Subterra Carry-On 55cm/22″ and clever compartments found throughout each of the backpacks.

Convenient versatility


While all of the bags within the Thule Subterra luggage collection include convenient features, several of the bags have multipurpose designs built in, like the innovative 2-in-1 solution that allows you to pack either one large checked piece of luggage or two smaller carry-ons.

High-quality materials

From the Thule brand’s high-quality reputation and rigorous testing standards for all of their luggage and bags, to the use of luxurious, but durable nylon fabrics, the Thule Subterra line is able to stand up to years of abuse and absorb the impact of travel

Outdoor/Urban styling

The Thule Subterra collection combines durability and ruggedness, with the urban styling and design that Thule’s products are known for.

For more information about Thule’s products, please visit: www.thule.com

About Thule

The Thule brand was established in Sweden 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for – safely, easily and in style. Thule offers among other things roof racks, bike carriers, roof boxes, computer/camera/ sports bags, and child related products like child bike seats, joggers, and multifunctional strollers. The Thule brand sets new standards within its categories, with products sold in 139 countries worldwide. Thule is the largest brand in Thule Group. For more information, please visit www.thule.com

Have a merry Sherry Christmas!

Sherry lovers and discoverers rejoice, ‘tis the season to enjoy the infinite varieties of sherry wines from Jerez in southern Spain.

The white wine has dusted off its image and is at the top of the of the sophisticated wine lovers’ drinks list. Its versatility and range means there is a sherry for every Christmas occasion. Perfect as an aperitif chilled or over ice, a wonderful match to many Christmas foods and glorious as a digestif with the Christmas pud or cake, make it your festive favourite this season.

Sherry is born and aged in an area commonly known as the ‘Sherry Triangle’ marked by the cities of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. As most of the land in the sherry region was once covered by ocean, the majority of the soil is white. Known as albariza, it is rich in flint and calcium carbonate from the fossils of marine animals.

Some of our favourites:

Cream sherry is a sweet, velvety wine with a dark appearance. It’s the perfect way to start the festivities served on the rocks with an orange slice or to end the evening slightly chilled with cheese and figs for a delicious digestif.

Fino sherry is a dry white wine with hints of almonds and wild herbs and is a great partner for salmon, Spanish olives, cured meats and the Christmas ham. Why not try adding a splash of fino to your gin and tonic for an additional burst of flavour?

Manzanilla has distinctive floral notes and it is a wonderful complement to Christmas seafood and fish.

Sherry is a denomination of origin from Spain, that guarantees the origin and quality. Look for the distinctive ‘Vinos de Jerez’ or ‘Sherry Wine’ logo on the label to make sure you’re choosing sherry from the world’s finest wine growing region with a tradition of more than 3,000 years.

So what are you waiting for, become a sherry aficionado amongst your friends this Christmas. Follow London’s sherry trail and have a bottle chilled in the fridge ready to serve at your next gathering.

Hem’s Pop-Up Shop in Coal Drops Yard is now open to the public until the end of the year.

The store embraces the heritage features of the space, fusing a raw industrial feel with Hem’s signature, design-led style. Central within the store is the playful bespoke pink sales counter designed and built by London design studio Soft Baroque in their in-house developed technique ‘Puffy Bricks’. The counter sits in front of a site-specific orange BAUX acoustic panel wall.

Hem’s London Pop-Up will host weekly programming from design talks to workshops. The full schedule will be available next week and tickets will be available via Eventbrite.

Hem’s Pop-Up at Coal Drops Yard – photographer credit Heiko Prigge

THE ADDICTIVE PHONE ACCESSORY THAT’S GOT EVERYONE TALKING
Introducing the all-new PopGrip with changeable PopTops from PopSockets

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A PopSockets PopGrip is a small, customisable, and highly functional phone accessory that easily sticks to the back of your phone, or phone case, making everyday phone activities that little bit easier.

As an evolution of the original model, the all-new PopSockets PopGrip takes the functionality of its predecessor but allows users the luxury to swap and change the face – making sure there’s a PopTop to match any occasion.

With an already huge organic userbase among Hollywood celebrities and artists; including Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Gigi Hadid and Emma Roberts, the introduction of the new PopSockets PopGrip with changeable PopTops is now set to take over as the hottest new phone accessory.

The latest craze from PopSockets is the newly announced premium line adorned with crystals from Swarovski®. This coveted collection comes in four shimmering Swarovski crystal colors including black, silver, gold and red variation – adding that dazzling sparkle to your everyday handset. The new must-have accessory costs £49.90 and is available from https://popsockets.co.uk/.

Use it as a grip – avoid dropping your phone by using the extending socket to give you additional grip, for when you’re one-hand texting or just using your device on the move

Use it as a stand – tired of propping your phone up against something to watch your favourite programmes? Extend the Pop Grip to prop up your device and watch shows without interruption

Use it as a mount – there are two different mounts available; a moveable and adjustable mount that a PopGrip slots into, or a flat surface mount that allows you to stick your device to any surface

Use it to express yourself – the all-new PopGrip allows you to swap, pop and collect new PopTops, giving you a new and fashionable design for every occasion.

Simple, fashionable, practical, affordable, and most importantly compatible with all mobile devices, PopSockets PopGrip and PopTop ranges start from just £9.99 on popsockets.co.uk.

Created in 2010 by David Barnett, 2018’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and launching in the US in 2014, PopSockets has now sold over 40 million products to date in over 40 countries. This year, PopSockets was also highlighted as the second fastest growing company in the US by INC magazine.

The PopSockets brand continues to evolve, brining customers new and innovative ways to express themselves through their smartphones. The range includes all-new PopWallets and the limited edition Swarovski festive range – all available from popsockets.co.uk.

Whether you have a PopSockets Grip for practicality, or just want to express yourself that little bit further, there’s something for everyone.

  

Diamonds and Dom Pérignon: Searcys Host Christmas Brunch Like No Other

This December, Searcys at The Gherkin will see in the festive season with four very special diamond brunches. The ultimate London day out, guests will sip on Dom Pérignon Champagne as they indulge in a stunning four-course brunch, overlooking the city from the top floor of one of London’s most iconic landmarks. What’s more, one lucky guest from each of the four Sunday brunches will walk away with a genuine diamond worth £1,000 certified by Embee Jewels of London.

Taking place on 2, 9, 16 and 23 December, the events will be held in the Iris Bar. Located on the top level 40 of The Gherkin, the 360º bar displays panoramic views across the city below. Bringing a whole new level to the millennial pastime, this will be a brunch offering like no other. At the bottom of every glass of Dom Pérignon Vintage Blanc 2009 lies a sparkling stone, one of which is a real, full-cut brilliant diamond. Once guests have finished their Champagne, Diamond Inspectors from The Embee Diamond Reception will be on hand to inspect the stones one by one and reveal the real diamond.

The four-course brunch menu itself, which is on offer in the Iris bar every Sunday in December, will be no less magnificent. Pastries and artisan breads, butters and preserves are followed by a choice of smorgasbords such as homemade ricotta, heritage tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seedsor smoked salmon, super-seeded bread, pesto, spring onion, soured cream. Hearty winter mains steal the show, with dishes such as bavette steak, red wine sauce with fried eggsatisfying even the most discerning diner. In keeping with the luxury of the occasion, traditional eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royalewill be topped with sustainable, organic Kasperskian caviar from the Swiss Rhône. No less decadent, desserts include freshly-made waffles with fruit compoteor a chocolate ganache tart with malt ice-cream and Guinness gel.

Tickets are available at £120 per person on https://searcysatthegherkin.co.uk/events/diamond-brunch

If you are looking for an extra special Christmas Diary this year then look no further. From Transport to Poetry Diaries there is something for everyone!

Made in Chelsea’s Lonan O’Herlihy

shares his ultimate home HIIT workout

Learn the secrets of the PT’s workout regime

Lonan O’Herlihy, @theposhpt and Made in Chelsea star, combines his favourite moves into a workout that can be done anywhere, anytime
The innovative workout shows how any household object can be used as a weight, O’Herlihy’s training session features Sony’s newest wireless speaker – the SRS-XB501G – to help his followers work up a sweat whilst listening to the bassy beats
Workout includes toe taps, one-arm push-ups and Russian twists

For a workout in the comfort of your own home, Lonan O’Herlihy has unveiled his latest HIIT workout using household items as handy equipment including Sony’s new speaker as a portable weight. With its combination of bassy sound and portability, it compliments his workout blend of speed, endurance and strength.

The 20-minute workout will get any pulse racing. To try the workout,

The high-intensity session includes eight high-octane exercises, which can be tailored in length of time and weight to work up a sweat:

One arm push-ups
Knee push-ups
One arm kettlebell swings
Squat with shoulder press
In-and-out squat jumps
Rear raised leg lunges
Russian Twists
Toe taps

The workout makes full use of the product’s key features, including; handle for easy use, EXTRA BASS™ sounds and line lights to bring the beat to life and keep the pace going, durability which means he can incorporate it into any exercise, splash proof capabilities and the Google Assistant feature which allows him to switch up the playlist with his voice – leaving him to continue the workout.

Lonan O’Herlihy comments: “The beauty of a HIIT workout is that it doesn’t take up too much time, and you can do it with minimal equipment. I wanted to provide a workout that really focused on both of these aspects. Using Sony’s XB501G portable speaker was a great way to showcase how easy it is to use items in your home as weights, rather than having to buy something specifically for a workout.”

Lonan’s tips for an effective HIIT workout:

Keep your HIIT to a maximum of 30-minutes, after that you’ll start to lose your form leaving you prone to injury.
Pick the right kit for you – the joys of HIIT are that you can work out your intensity, so don’t worry about investing in all the kit right away.
Always warm up and cool down for at least five minutes before and after your HIIT workouts. It’s important to not just stop after HIIT as that can leave you feeling lightheaded, so cool down gently afterwards.
Keep the intensity high throughout – Music is a great way to keep your energy levels up and give you a beat to work to, pick bassy music for the best results and turn it up!
Make it fun! The Sony XB501G speaker also has line lights which flash in time with the music, making it even easier, and more fun, to stick to the beat and work through your session.

The SRS-XB501G portable party speaker comes in black or blue, is priced at approximately £300 and is available now.

LOVIMALS

Take your pet with you, wherever you go

The perfect accessory and a thoughtful gift for animal lovers, customers simply upload an image of their pet (dog, cat, furry, non-furry, scaly, winged companion) to lovimals.com and a design team will create a unique, hand-drawn portrait to match. Lovimals then works with the highest quality California based manufacturers to print a bespoke accessory, which is then shipped directly to your door.

TWG Tea Heralds the Christmas Season in Grand Style

Tea lovers have every reason to celebrate this festive season as TWG Tea brings warmth and celebratory joy with its stunning 2018 Christmas Collection.

Hosting the largest collection of whole leaf teas in the world with over 800 varieties of single estate harvests and exclusive tea blends for every taste and every occasion, TWG Tea offers something for everyone this Christmas, from its limited-edition Night of Noel™ Tea Set to its Red Christmas Tea.

Encased in a gift box embellished with delicate gold embossing and elegant ruby red sleeve, TWG Tea’s Night of Noel Tea Set features an enchanting duo of Night of Noel Tea and It’s So Good™ Tea. Packaged in a tin adorned with festive imagery of snowy sleigh rides, the Night of Noel Tea brings good tidings in a rich and joyous black tea blended with wild forest berries, tender caramel, and enlivened by a scattering of nutty silver needles. Reminiscent of a perfect slice of warm pie on a cold winter’s afternoon, It’s So Good Tea rekindles love and faithfulness in a cup of malty black tea blended with tart blossoms and melting berries.

TWG Tea’s signature Red Christmas Caviar Tin Tea also joins the festive collection as the luxurious treat for a cozy winter evening. This rooibos theine-free red tea is a festival of holiday spices with a wonderful assembly of rich flavours, to reminisce and celebrate all year long.

Following the successful launch of TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in Leicester Square and Knightsbridge earlier this year, Christmas shopping will never be the same again with expert tea connoisseurs on hand to help select the perfect gift for family and loves ones.

The Night of Noel Tea Set (100g of tea per tea tin) and the Red Christmas Caviar Tin Tea (100g) retail at £55 and £15 respectively.

TWG Tea Christmas collection will be available for a limited period at all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in London from 25 November 2018.

We Are Tea’s Super Teas, Protect and Soothe – the perfect duo to see you through the festive season.

All of We Are Tea’s Super Teas have been developed with a nutritionist to do good for your body. These functional teas take a refreshingly no-nonsense approach to health and wellbeing with each tea serving a purpose.

Protect
Protect is all about staving off unwanted bugs and nasties – it’s packed with protective ingredients such as echinacea, rose hips and elderflower to keep you fighting fit for the Christmas party season.

Soothe
Soothe, is the perfect partner to Protect. Its blend of fennel, chamomile and lemon verbena helps your digestive system, making it the ideal helping hand to digest the extra large portions that we all struggle to resist over Christmas.
What’s more the Super Teas also do good for the planet. All of We Are Tea’s tea bags are made from Soilon and sealed with ultrasound making them completely biodegradable. We Are Tea’s Super Tea collection is available online, as well as in Morrisons, Ocado and Holland & Barratt RRP £3.49.

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the tech geek or wannabe DJ in your family?

How about some new music tech, freshly launched from Native Instruments, a brand used by the like of Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.

Whether it’s ‘for the music lover,’ ‘for the gadget geek’ or ‘for teens’ that you are working to, we have 3 brand new products in mind to inspire your readers’ Christmas shopping this year. All of which, are suitable for beginners:

KOMPLETE KONTROL A25 keyboard: Combining streamlined designs with intelligent workflows, this keyboard makes it easy for music makers to create, perform, and capture ideas straight from their keyboard. Equipped with the best-in-class semi-weighted keybed and 25 keys to unlock your musical creativity. Priced at £119
MASCHINE MIKRO: The third generation of the flexible beat making companion, this bite-sized box gets you from creative spark to fire beat faster than ever. So when inspiration knocks, your beats will too. Includes the perfect package for music lovers starting on their production journey. Priced at £199.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 DJ decks: A portable 2 channel DJ system. A good DJ controller is equally at home in the club and in the studio. This one’s also built for the beach, the bus, the airport, and just about anywhere else you can take your backpack. This comes with the new TRAKTOR PRO 3 software, which includes the Elastique 3 time-stretching engine for audio improvements and the Mixer FC one-knob effect and filter controls. Priced at £239.

Stocklists include: Native Instruments Online and Amazon