It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Amazon. The convenience of quickly ordering something on my phone and it arriving the next day is too much, so I order virtually everything I can via the app. Everything from nappies to books, spices to dog food, clothes for the kids and everything for our home. I have times when I have an Amazon delivery almost every day and I consider the delivery guy a close friend! So it isn’t surprising I do the majority of my Christmas shopping on Amazon. There was one year I left my Christmas shopping to the last minute and ordered literally everything in one go via Amazon. I sat on the sofa for about 2 hours with Christmas songs playing, a few glasses of mulled wine and Christmas candles all around and it was delightful! It was the best Christmas shopping experience ever and I felt very proud of myself for avoiding the manic chaos of the shops! Everything arrived in the next 2 days and was wrapped and under the tree that evening. I felt … [Read more...] about The Travel Hack’s Christmas Gift Guide – 10 gorgeous Christmas gifts you can buy on Amazon for every type of traveller
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PUBLISHED: 11:44 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 16 November 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis The new Kettle Chips Truffled Cheese and Champagne flavour Picture: Archant Archant Our food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out this year’s Christmas crisps and snacks. Are you a crisp purist or do you like to go a bit ‘out-there’ with flavours?Because if you fall under the latter category you’re certainly in for a proper treat this festive season with a record number of novelty savoury snacks recently launched and vying for your attention – from the absolutely luxurious, to the downright bonkers.Locally Norwich-based Kettle Chips has gone down the gourmet route, launching a limited edition Truffled Cheese and Champagne flavour made with real truffle, real cheese and (more importantly) real Champagne!We’ve tried them and they’re cracking. First you get the tingly, almost salt and vinegary tang of the Champagne, then … [Read more...] about What are the craziest crisp flavours this Christmas?
The Gazette 2018 Holiday Fun GuideTHANKSGIVING EVENTSNov. 13: Catholic Charities Stuff the Bird Event — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marian House Complex, 14 W. Bijou St. Donations of frozen turkeys and gift cards accepted during event and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays by Nov. 17.FOOD AND DRINKNov. 14: Simple Plant-Sourced Holiday Dishes Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., Epicentral Coworking, 415 N. Tejon St., $25. Registration available online.Nov. 17: A Foolproof Thanksgiving Cooking Class — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.Nov. 18: Thanksgiving in Three Hours Cooking Class — 2-6 p.m., Chef's Table, 28 W. Monument St., Suite 502, $85. Registration available online.Nov. 19: Get Stuffed - Stuffing and Sides Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., $45. Registration: 308-2992.Nov. 21-22: Free Holiday Rides — … [Read more...] about Santa, Christmas carols, light displays and more 2018 holiday fun around Colorado Springs
The Gazette 2018 Holiday Fun GuideTHANKSGIVING EVENTSCHARITYThrough Nov. 6: Bountiful Bags - Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors — Donations of fixings accepted 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Silver Key, 1605 S. Murray Blvd. and Cheyenne Place, 945 Tenderfoot Hill Road; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at MorningStar at Bear Creek, 2540 Lower Gold Camp Road, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily at ViewPointe, 555 Rockrimmon Blvd.; 24-hour drop off at Province, 2960 Tutt Blvd. For a list of items needed, call 884-2300; make financial donations online, indicate Bountiful Bags in notes field.FOOD AND DRINKNov. 7 and 14: No More Green-Bean Casserole, Thanksgiving Cooking Class — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Boz Catering, 6628 Delmonico Drive, $55 or $135 for both classes. Registration: 559-8109.Nov. 8: Dave's Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert – Ever Cooking Class — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., $45. Registration: 308-2992.Nov. 14: Simple … [Read more...] about Santa, Christmas Carols, light displays and more holiday fun
PUBLISHED: 15:16 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 29 October 2018 Lynne Mortimer It's okay, mate, I'm not coming after you this year. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto This content is subject to copyright. This year, Lynne won’t be cooking Christmas dinner - oh joy, oh bliss I couldn’t help it. It just slipped out...No, nothing arrestable. It was the C-word, Christmas. Already the supermarket shelves have moved the Hallowe’en bumpf up one end of the aisle and brought in the tree chocolates. John Lewis is twinkling with fairy lights and, in a knee-jerk reaction, I have collected all the food-ordering brochures.M&S are offering a three-game roast with pheasant, partridge and pigeon. I don’t think I could go through with it, not with all those wood pigeons in my garden staring at me mournfully through the patio doors. New for this season is a handmade Tudor pie... with the modern addition of cranberries. Does anyone in 2018 still … [Read more...] about Don’t talk to me about Christmas