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Thursday 17th March 2016 by Kelly Skipper

Everything you ever needed to know about Easter Eggs

Its almost Easter and whilst I rub my hands with glee in anticipation of a good ol chocolate-fest, it made me realise that I have  absolutely no idea why we give Easter eggs and where the tradition comes from.  With my Sherlock hat on and magnifying glass at the ready, I unearthed lots of  interesting and quirky facts about Easter eggs that I never even knew and wanted to share them with you:

The history of the Easter Egg
Although Easter is a religious holiday, the custom of giving Easter eggs, are likely linked to pagan traditions.The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and has been associated with pagan...


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Thursday 17th December 2015 by Kelly Skipper

There are already a host of Christmas parties in full swing, but we have been contacted by several friends and family asking for useful last minute tips when preparing for their Christmas party and whether its an office do or family get-together we have some ace tips to share, but sssshhhhh dont tell everyone!

The Perfect False Eyelash application
The instructions on false eyelash strips make it sound oh so easy, but there is much more of an art to applying these suckers:

1. If you need to trim your eyelash strip to fit, then please remember to do it from the outside edge and don't cut through the lashes, always cut them at the vein. If you...


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Tuesday 13th October 2015 by Kelly Skipper

Whilst Easter is all about the egg, Autumn and Halloween is all about the pumpkin and with Halloween almost upon us, we thought a few handy tips to impress your mates, colleagues or school teacher before you embark on a spot of trick-or-treating, may be just the ticket and .... as you will find out there is a lot more to the pumpkin than meets the eye.

      

Firstly, these large orange beauties are a fruit and not a vegetable and are actually a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and courgettes. They are native to Central America and Mexico, but now grow on six continents. 


   

Each pumpkin has...


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Friday 21st August 2015 by Charlotte Maxwell

Weddings can be the most memorable day of anyone’s life, but sometimes for all the wrong reasons.  Nerves and stress levels can often get the better of  any bride  and with so much time and effort that has gone into the preparation  we thought it might be useful to provide some handy hints on what you can do on the big day to help make it as stress-free and calm as possible.

A good hearty breakfast – Firstly set enough time aside for a good brekkie.  We recommend oats with fruit (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) as the protein in the oats will give you that much needed energy.  Eggs are also good (Scrambled, boiled or poached) but try steer clear of...


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Tuesday 19th May 2015 by Charlotte Maxwell

Summer is finally here and the whiff of sun tan lotion, lazying on a beach and a dip in the pool is almost within reach….but there is dreaded bikini shopping to do before you even so much as set foot near your lilo or sunbed. The one moment when it suddenly dawns on you that you had indeed been “comfort eating” to keep warm in the colder months and the stark reality that you no longer fit into last years bikini hits home like a sledgehammer; but rather than try and squeeze into an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini, why not try and get fit and lose some weight.  Forget the gym or expensive pilates and yoga classes, research has...


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