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10 fun New Year’s Eve traditions

My Scottish heritage tends to come to the fore every New Year’s eve, as I spend the day feverishly cleaning everything in sight. I’ve...   Read More


Top 5 summer holiday reads

I love to read. How I love to read. But this year it seems there’s been hardly any time for my beloved books. Between...   Read More


All together now: it’s carolling time

Nothing puts the festive in the festive season like the sound of Christmas carols. They’re everywhere at this time of year, from shopping centres...   Read More


A brief history of Christmas trees

Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert may be credited with making Christmas trees popular in Britain, but the tradition actually dates back millennia. The evergreen...   Read More


Christmas: It really is a 12-day celebration

‘‘On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.’’ SHHH! Don’t tell the retailers, but...   Read More


Funny, crazy, embarrassing things said and done on Christmas Day

In the lead up to Christmas we asked our readers to share something funny, crazy or embarrassing that’s happened on Christmas Day. We received...   Read More


The Christmas poem that has made memories for generations

SOME of my fondest childhood memories revolve around books — especially those read to me at Christmas. My grandparents gave me a copy of...   Read More


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

THE most famous letter to the editor of an English language newspaper was written by a child. Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to...   Read More


Hand-crafted gifts for a perfect Christmas

It can be difficult to find exactly the right gift for a friend, especially when you’re looking for something unusual. That’s where R.E.S. Designs...   Read More


Party on in Piyamas

Remember those cute little shortie pyjamas you wore as a kids? They were so pretty, so colourful, so comfy and so very cool on...   Read More