Christmas loveliness to get you in the mood

Wed, Nov 28, 2012

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Throw away your list, wipe the sweat from your brow, pull up a chair and grab a cuppa.


Well I’ve got Christmas sorted for you.



1  The perfect Christmas cards, courtesy of the lovely folks at Orchard cards.

We got to choose a selection and they popped the two advent calendar cards in as an extra treat.

Aren’t they gorgeous?  I especially love the wintery cow.  Sadly he reminds me a little of myself in the mornings, except I do not have the ability to lick my own nose.

I know.  I’m a loser.

What I really love is the fact that they have a huge selection of really stunning charity cards available, as well as greetings for every occasion.  They’re well worth a look.
2 The perfect after dinner chocolate treat in the shape of this yummy Christmas Wreath from Hotel Chocolat.

Cute right?  I’m saving the biggy for Christmas Day when we’re all ready for a cuppa and a relax around 5pm.  The littly I’m planning on sharing with my bezzies when we have our Christmas meal out on the 22nd.  They have lots of other Christmas goodies too and the prices are very reasonable, so look no further for those secret santa gifts, I mean, who would’t want a chocolate chilli penguin?

3  And I’ll be washing it down with Tea India‘s yummy Masala Chai.

Seriously, this is Christmas in a mug.

The smell is wonderful and I find it weirdly calming.  I’m a big tea drinker as anyone who follows me on facebook will probably know from my numerous check-ins at Browns, so when Tea India asked if I’d like to try their product I was actually kind of unsure.  You see, I LOVE Yorkshire tea.  It’s so so good.  So I was almost certain that Tea India wouldn’t quite make the grain, but I was wrong.  The black tea is very very nice, but the Masala Chai is to die for.  Cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, star anise, cloves and black pepper all make for a warm spicy brew that I know I’ll be buying again, along with some of the other flavours.

At the moment it’s a little hard to get hold of, but look out for it in a Tesco or a Booths near you as it’s going to get bigger and bigger.

4 If you’re looking for a really fabulous charity to support this Christmas, then you can’t go far wrong with the  Joseph Salmon Trust.  I walked 84 miles for them 2 years ago and it was one of the best experiences of my life.  The work they do is so important and the more money they make the more likely it is that the vital service they provide to grieving parents can spread across the UK.

They have a very cute range of Christmas Cards available and a raffle you can enter by contacting Neil Salmon on their Joseph Salmon Trust facebook page.

5 Oh and last but not least, here is a Christmas picture of a very young Santa.

Ok, I lied, it’s Miss E.  But it’s cute so it’s allowed.

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3 Responses to “Christmas loveliness to get you in the mood”

  1. Barbara Bruce Says:

    Enjoyed reading your blog! I will send the Salmon link to my step daughter who has a friend who just unexpectadly lost her teen aged daughter. beyond sad.

    I am a fellow tea drinker and will share your thoughts.I am also an Orchard fan, my American family gets those, too!

    For now I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, and hope to see you on FB again!



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