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Say “Bah, humbug” to Christmas stress

Whether it’s buying the right present or cooking dinner for the family, there are lots of pressures at Christmas.  But as comedians Jenny Eclair and Dom Joly reveal in their exclusive blogs for us, it doesn’t always have to end in disaster. They talk about their experiences and offer advice on how to get through … Read More
Jenny Eclair and Dom Joly

Countdown to Christmas dinner

Does the thought of preparing Christmas dinner bring you out in a cold sweat? Worry no more – actress and cookbook author Fay Ripley’s Christmas hour-by-hour timeline will keep your festive cooking on track…   Fay’s latest book ‘What’s for Dinner?’ is out now Read More
Fay Ripley Christmas dinner timeline

The world’s easiest ice-cream recipe

Take the nonsense out of fussy Christmas desserts that take hours to make – here is a quick and simple idea that all the family will love. Lucy and Claire from Crumbs show you how to make ice-cream in a bag. Huh? Sounds odd, but trust us. This is a great way to kill 10 … Read More
Ice-cream in a bag

Festive fun for kids

Christmas is the season to be jolly. But with lots to prepare, and never enough time, keeping everyone happy isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we challenged three mums to create fun, no-nonsense activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas – leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Learn how to do potato … Read More
Potato printing

Festive fun for kids – potato printing

Christmas is the season to be jolly. But with lots to prepare, and never enough time, keeping everyone happy isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we challenged three mums to create fun, no-nonsense activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas – leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Potato Printing Annie Spratt is … Read More
Potato printing

Festive fun for kids – Christmas wreath

Christmas is the season to be jolly. But with lots to prepare, and never enough time, keeping everyone happy isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we challenged three mums to create fun, no-nonsense activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas – leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Christmas Wreath Maggy Woodley is … Read More
Christmas wreath

Festive fun for kids – gingerbread play dough

Christmas is the season to be jolly. But with lots to prepare, and never enough time, keeping everyone happy isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we challenged three mums to create fun, no-nonsense activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas – leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Gingerbread play dough Cerys Parker … Read More
Gingerbread play dough

A snack for Santa

Sarah Trivuncic from baking blog Maison Cupcake has teamed up with her five-year-old son Ted to demonstrate that making almond brownies is child’s play. They show you a fun and easy way to keep your kids entertained over the Christmas holidays. But don’t forget to make sure you leave some for Santa to enjoy with … Read More
Brownies