30 days of Christmas movies

It is exactly one month until Christmas! One month until, well, until who knows what… all bets are off for what to expect. So, in anticipation of a season that’s gonna need a little help with holiday cheer, I’m suggesting a month of holiday movies, watched alone with a mug of hot chocolate, with your lockdown family on the couch…
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The best Christmas ads of all time

Everyone knows the season is upon us when Christmas carols, jingling bells and scenes of family holiday bliss decorate the commercial space on television. This year, 2020, things feel a little different. The usual pictures of families together, around a big Christmas dinner, are less frequent. Expectations for our usual Christmas are carefully guarded as no one knows what the…
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The 27 most fashionable TV shows

As the news of second lockdowns sweep the globe, I thought I’d try and be the deliverer of good news today. Work with me here. I’m not announcing a solution for anything other than good old junk food for the soul, and brain. If you’re looking to tune out of what’s happening around us and tune into pre-pandemic days, back…
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Why The Great British Bake Off will save us all…

With a blanket over my legs, a cup of tea in hand, the fire on to the left of me and the TV to my right, I picked up the remote and switched onto my recording of the kickoff of the 2020 season of The Great British Bake Off. In truth, I don’t need the fuzzy blanket now, this show…
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The Great Whitchurch Scarecrow Trail 2020

It’s my first autumn living in a tiny village in Hampshire. In years past, my autumns in London were always a magical time. The leaves in Hyde Park would fall lightly and softly like snow, all reds, browns and yellows, gathering at your feet as you strolled. The people in outdoor cafes would sport thicker sweaters and tie on chunky…
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