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Christmas shopping list

I initially started to think about what I would be having for dinner this week and then I remembered it’s Christmas week, I didn’t think anyone would be inspired by my Christmas diet of ham sandwiches, roast goose and leftovers.  96 more words


The Christmas Truce - RSC at Stratford

Does Phil Porter’s play create an over-sentimentalised view of war?   Certainly it’s the First World War as family entertainment, the RSC’s Christmas show aimed at families and recommended for children over the age of nine.   717 more words


Does the Sainsbury's Christmas advert exploit the war to make a profit?

Christmas 1914: the day Christmas stopped war and my great-granddad defied his generals to play football with the Germans. It was also the only day my Great-Granddad would speak about in the entire duration of the worst war the world has ever seen. 875 more words

Christmas campaigns 2014

Ever since John Lewis set the standard for Christmas ads we’ve seen a whole new level of creativity for the season. Here are some of our favourites from this year, some of them are a given, but we’ve thrown a wild card in there too. 686 more words


Christmas ads

So, it’s that time of year again, the Christmas Ad – for at least the last month we have been bombarded with everything from luxury champagne to toilet rolls that are guaranteed to make our Christmas the ‘best one ever’. 177 more words

Christmas Ads

Welcome to the run up to Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year, what makes it worse is that every year is that it gets earlier and earlier…

This is the first year that I am not cooking – after 10 years of ‘being dad’ my father is cooking for the whole family, rather than the whole family descending on us…  that would explain the journey to… 358 more words

Fortnum And Mason


Unlike the scarcity of shelving for cook books, and paucity of pan hooks, a lack of space in a kitchen for wine never seems to pose a real issue in my home. 224 more words