It’s ‘Thank You’ letter time again. And that’s the perfect excuse to invest in some stylish new note cards. There are some gorgeous designs around at the moment, that don’t cost a bomb, and that will serve you well all year. My favourites are  Polaroid notelets, £6.55 for 20, above, which each have a different arty pic in the style of a Polaroid photo on the front. I also love Cath Kidston’s…

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Traipsing into town and battling my way through the sale crowds is the last thing I feel like doing today, so I thought I’d take a look online to see what bargains you can nab from the comfort of your living room (although they’re available instore, too). Here’s my roundup of the best… enjoy! Dunelm Mill (www.dunelm-mill.com) have reduced all their cushions – their classy embroidered tulip design is now £8.99 (reduced…

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I just had to share with you this mega cute Chirstmas cake – made by my mum – who was inspired by this blog to try a more adventurous design this year. She got the inspiration from Good Food’s Rocky Robin cake (find it at http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/889664/rocky-robin-cake if you want to have a go yourself). The ‘official’ pic of how the cake should look is below. But while Good Food’s robins are small  and…

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Just three days to Christmas and let’s be honest – time is precious right now. Yes, handmade stuff looks amazing and costs just pennies, but no-one has the time to be faffing around making jam by hand or baking biscuits to use as Christmas tree decorations. That moment has passed. But if you’re still stuck for a couple of presents, or your tree is a bit bare, here are a couple of…

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STOP PRESS! Everyone loved last week’s  ‘Last Minute Dot Coms’ blog entry so much, I’ve got an update for you… www.dotcomgiftshop.com inform me that not only can you still order something from their site until noon tomorrow (Thursday 22nd); but they’ll upgrade your postage to next day delivery. So, you’ll only pay the normal P&P fee of £3.95, but you’ll get a next-day service, worth £7.95. My choice? Some wrapping paper or…

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