The countdown to Christmas has begun! This year our favourite cities and market towns are going all out to delight and dazzle in the lead up to the big day. With so much action, let us be your guide to the festive fun. From the best Christmas markets and pantomimes to light switch-ons and family events, we have the essential dates covered.
The latest trend to be sweeping the region is wreath making workshops. Popping up in florists and historic houses, it’s a great opportunity to get creative. Find our top picks on page 38. If you’ve still not booked your Christmas party, we’ve got plenty of inspiration on page 28.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for loved ones, take a peek at our ultimate gift guide full of great ideas from local independent retailers.
There were so many Christmas events that we couldn’t fit them all in this issue, so keep checking www.eastlife.co.uk
In addition to an adorable pictorial of local “People and Their Pets” (page 49), which features in-depth “tails” about three particularly top dogs, we also have an article on “9 Ways Animals Help Heal Us” in Health & Wellness (page 36), “5 Stylish Pet-Proof Solutions” to protect your pad against our dear animals’ antics in Home Design (page 40), and more! Whether you’re a pet parent or not, and whether you fancy felines or prefer puppies, there’s plenty of cuteness and interesting info to go ’round.
In addition to an adorable pictorial of local “People and Their Pets” (page 33), which features in-depth “tails” about three particularly top dogs, we also have an article on “9 Ways Animals Help Heal Us” in Health & Wellness (page 24), “5 Stylish Pet-Proof Solutions” to protect your pad against our dear animals’ antics in Home Design (page 28), and more! Whether you’re a pet parent or not, and whether you fancy felines or prefer puppies, there’s plenty of cuteness and interesting info to go ’round.
We love this time of year and especially the magic of picking the perfect gift for those we love. Here is our guide filled with the most fabulous gifts for young and old and everyone in between.
Here's to an amazing, love-filled Christmas with your nearest and dearest.
Happy gifting ;)
Love the KIDsize Living Team X
We have personalized photo frames, personalized gifts for kids, personalized wedding gifts and personalized gifts for her in store. Check out the personalized gift ideas on the website where you will get number of exclusive items which can be rolled out as someone’s personal wish on someone’s special day.
Chocolates for Chocoholics are a well established family business that a specialises in supplying premium quality chocolates with prices starting at just 15p. You can order our chocolates on our website, over the phone or via one of our Chocoholics Distributors. Our Distributors can also arrange Chocolate Experiences in your own home or as fundraising events. Contact us on 01189 321043.
With all the preparation that goes into Christmas food its easy to end up with more food than you need by Boxing Day. We have combined a few simple meal ideas which can easily be adapted with the ingredients you have left over. Visit https://emporiumcookshop.co.uk
CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia. This issue we look at 60+ products to step up your party makeup, our Christmas Gift guide, 10 makeup hacks every girl should know, and our 10 page feature - Face First; look your best without going under the knife.
Christmas is coming with the Jingle Bell’s song played at every corner of the capital. In the early morning, I walk to the post office, holding some handmade cards filled with sweet wishes for my loved ones. Christmas is always the best time to spread love and I feel like a young child waiting for it.
People wait in long lines at the post office. I join the line, waiting for my turn to send some postcards abroad. In front of me are two cute boys nestling behind their mother. The younger one, about 9 years old, is telling his brother “Santa Claus will give gifts to me because I am nicer than you. You haven’t prepared gifts for dad, not to mention that your letter doesn’t have a stamp on it.”
The little boy loses his train of thought, holding his letter higher to see where the stamp is. He keeps it for a while that I see his lovely writing “To my bearded dad”. Perhaps, the stamp has been lost somewhere on the way here or his mother forgot to stick it on his letter. “Hey boy, it’s for you”, I put my hand in my pocket, found a stamp and gave it to the boy. The two boys looked at me and hesitantly took it after their mother nodded to them. They expressed their gratitude and smiled happily, knowing that their letters would be delivered to their beloved dad.
Leaving the post office, I still hope that their father could come home to celebrated Christmas with his family. After all, the most valued Christmas gifts are sharing moments with friends and family.
Travellive would like to express our gratitude to our partners and readers for being a part of our journeys. We wish you a merry Christmas!
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