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The Night Sky Almanac 2021

This richly illustrated, pocket-sized almanac is the perfect gift for seasoned and amateur astronomers alike. Written by expert astronomers and approved by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, this month-by-month guide ensures you’ll never miss a night sky event wherever you are in the world next year.

The Billingham Hadley Range of Camera Bags in Navy Canvas

Cradley Heath, UK – 17th September 2020: Billingham have released a brand-new Navy Canvas to their collection. The new addition will be made up of the classic Billingham three-layer, waterproof canvas ensuring high quality and long-lasting protection.

Available in a range of bags and maintaining the same price, this beautiful Navy Canvas with Chocolate Leather will be available in:

Airline Stowaway
Hadley Digital
Hadley Small Pro
Hadley Pro 2020
Hadley One
Thomas Briefcase

Since 1973, Billingham has strived to produce top quality photographic bags and the Navy Canvas will continue to be testament to this.

Cinco Jotas unveils NEW Christmas 2020
collection inspired by surrealist art

World-famous gourmet heritage brand marries food with art in its premium, limited-edition 100% jamón ibérico Christmas collection, available at and selected stores

L-R: Tito Merello Vilar’s ‘Cinco Jotas Garden of Eden’ design; Celebration Gift Set; Discovery Gift Box; Tangram Box.

For the design-conscious, luxury connoisseur in your life, Cinco Jotas has collaborated with contemporary Spanish artist Tito Merello Vilar to launch an exclusive gift range for Christmas that will excite even those for whom gift shopping proves the most challenging for family and friends.

Made with true craftsmanship, Spain’s national treasure – Cinco Jotas’ acorn-fed 100% jamón ibérico – is favoured by some of the world’s top chefs and restaurants. It was served to Hollywood’s VIPs at the 2019 Oscars by Chef Wolfgang Puck, it is José Pizarro’s ibérico ham of choice, featuring in all his acclaimed London restaurants and cookbooks, it graces the menu at Nieves Barragan’s Michelin-starred Sabor as well as 47 other Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, and it is also an official partner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Cinco Jotas’ elaborate Christmas collection, with gifts ranging in price from £75 to £4,000, features several limited-edition items, designed in collaboration with Spanish digital artist Tito Merello Vilar.

Having risen to fame on Instagram, where he now has over 200,000 followers, Vilar is known for his vibrant digital illustrations, created on iPad Pro, which make beautiful use of textures, shadows, and intertwining patterns. Inspired by the Spanish Surrealist art movement, Vilar has created the Cinco Jotas Garden of Eden, depicting magical scenes of celebration. In these dreamlike illustrations, there are flying pigs – 100% ibérico, of course, a glamorous lady adorned in a gown created from slices of ham, a guest arriving by hot air balloon, an oak tree with leaves that have turned into ibérico ham slices, and Cinco Jotas Master Carvers slicing ham for their fantasy guests.

NEW art-themed gift collection designed in collaboration with Tito Merello Vilar:

Cinco Jotas offers the NEW Celebration Gift Set (RRP: £645) – an exquisitely-packaged luxury set featuring an original Cinco Jotas Garden of Eden design, including an entire (bone-in) acorn-fed 100% ibérico ham, a half ibérico loin and a Spanish carving knife. Available from 1 November at and selected gourmet specialists.

NEW Cinco Jotas Tangram Box (RRP: £149) is a colourful gift box themed around one of the oldest Chinese board games: tangram, a seven-piece puzzle with which players create beautiful shapes. The pieces can also be used as small plates on which to serve Cinco Jotas jamón, and a vibrant tangram pattern designed by Vilar adorns the lid, making it a beautiful decorative item which can be displayed on a coffee table or a mantlepiece. The set contains 2 x 80 g sliced acorn-fed 100% ibérico ham packs, 2 x 80 g sliced acorn-fed 100% ibérico loin packs, 2 x 80 g sliced acorn-fed 100% ibérico presa packs, a wooden tangram board with seven small pieces, a set of six tongs made from bamboo and two napkins. Available from 1 November at and selected gourmet specialists.

NEW Cinco Jotas Shoulder Ham Gift Set (RRP: £255) is a limited edition gift box featuring Vilar’s charming and whimsical design of a Cinco Jotas hot air balloon with a flying ibérico pig, including a succulent bone-in acorn-fed 100% ibérico shoulder ham. Available from 1 November at and selected gourmet specialists.

Stylish and luxurious Cinco Jotas collectors’ items to splash out on:

NEW All-In Cinco Jotas Shoulder Ham Gift Pack (RRP: £299) is a beautiful and classic design; a reusable travel case perfect in which to keep treasured items at home, containing 16 x 80 g packs of traditionally-carved Cinco Jotas ibérico shoulder ham. Available from 1 November at and selected gourmet specialists

The Limited Edition Grand Tour Cinco Jotas Trunk (RRP: £4,000) is a beautifully-designed luxury case in which you can keep your most valued belongings, and reuse for either travel or decorative purposes. A limited run of 40 pieces has been produced, with ham specially selected by the Cinco Jotas Cellar Master for its superior quality. Contains a 9 kg bone-in acorn-fed 100% ibérico Ham, a luxury Zwilling carving kit, a Lodivi folding ham stand, Cinco Jotas apron and a set of six leather tags with which to personalise the trunk. Available from 1 November exclusively at

The All-In Cinco Jotas Ham Gift Pack (RRP: £695) contains a whole ham carved by hand in a beautiful, exclusive and practical gift pack that resembles a tool kit, perfect in which to keep belongings at home. The set contains 26 x 80 g packs of hand-carved Cinco Jotas acorn-fed 100% ibérico ham, 2 x 100 g diced jamón, and 2 x 300 g ibérico ham bones ideal for soups and stews. Available from 1 November at and selected gourmet specialists.

Or why not choose a stocking filler from the classic Cinco Jotas Christmas collection?

The Cinco Jotas Discovery Gift Box (RRP: £75) contains jamón classics (2 x 70 g sliced 100% ibérico ham), ready to enjoy.

The Cinco Jotas Original Gift Box (RRP: £95) contains 4 x 70 g packs of ibérico ham, front leg, loin and presa.

The Cinco Jotas Cañas Selection (RRP: £139) is an original gift pack including a selection of three packs of the very best acorn-fed 100% ibérico cañas.

All available at and selected gourmet specialists (unless otherwise stated).

CUBID CBD is a premium CBD brand with a unique assortment of skincare, CBD Oils and body products.

Our CBD-infused Re:vive Stay Active Gel would be a perfect gift for your sporty audience. This gel is incredible for anyone suffering with any muscular aches and pains – especially from DOMS!

They also have their botanical tasting Peppermint CBD Oil Drops which would be the perfect wellness gift for someone looking to introduce CBD into their routine. Their CBD Oil is special because it contains 66% CBD which is a significantly high concentration of CBD compared to most others on the market.

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Cute Gifts for Pet Lovers

Cat Yoga Magnets £12.50 from Paper Tiger -The purr-fect gift for the Yogi Cat Lover! Keep your space in order and organised with these playful and handy magnets.

The Kitty Phone Clip £10 from Trouva -Attach this irresistible cat toy to your phone and get your cat to look up for the purrfect photo! Fits all phones.

Dog Birthday Kit £9.99 from Firebox – Celebrate your pooches’ birthday! Items in the tin include a Dog Treat Recipe Book, Bone-Shaped Cookie Cutter, Birthday Hat, “Happy Birthday!” Banner & Confetti.

Welcome To The Family Dog Care Kit £11.30 from Fred Adlous – Welcome your new furry friend to the gang, the kit has all you need for your new dog, includes an identification charm, dog whistle/clicker, collar light and a care guide.

Cat Butt Magnets £16.50 from Trouva -Cats are cute, yes! Cat butts with a flicked tail are adorable? We think so! These magnets will 6 different Cat breeds from Gret, Tabby to Calico will brighten and enlighten your magnetic board or fridge.

by Jame DiBiasio

Money really does make the world go round. But what is it? This piece of paper in my pocket? A number in my bank statement – or a message sent from my mobile phone? COWRIES TO CRYPTO is a playful romp through world history that explains why money is all of that, and more. Beautifully narrated through a series of witty illustrations, this extraordinary book documents money’s progress from one civilisation to another. It’s the story of innovation, of belief, of culture…and of power, war, and exploitation. Money is the blood flowing through the veins of society, and COWRIES TO CRYPTO’s globe-hopping, time traveller’s tale reveals why – and what is coming next

About the illustrator

Based in Hong Kong, Harry Harrison is a freelance cartoonist perhaps best known for his daily political satire in the South China Morning Post. However, his work has also been featured in international publications such as IFR, The Guardian, Time Magazine, the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review, occasionally picking up awards along the way. He is a proud member of the UK’s Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.

About the Publisher

In 1996, OANDA became the first organisation to share exchange rate data free of charge on the internet, launching an FX trading platform that helped pioneer the development of internet-based currency trading five years later. Today, OANDA provides online multi-asset trading, payments, money transfers and currency data to corporates and consumers alike, demonstrating an unrivalled expertise in foreign exchange. Regulated by seven major authorities and with offices in the world’s most active financial markets, the firm remains dedicated to transforming the business of foreign exchange. For more information, please visit

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Brighton Wool & Honey Co.

An organic honey farm in northeast Ohio specializing in raw, organically raised honey and all-natural health and home products. Any one of their products makes excellent gifts to everyone on your list especially athletes interested in staying as healthy as possible!

Pure Bee Pollen – Take your health and stamina to the next level with our Pure Raw Bee Pollen! What is bee pollen, anyway?

Bee pollen is small granules of plant pollen collected by the bees as the fly from blossom to blossom. Leaving the hive with a small amount of honey on their legs, the plant pollen collects on their legs as they land on each blossom and is carried with them back to the hive.

Bee pollen is a complete food. The human body requires 22 basic elements and bee pollen contains them all. Some elements you may recognize, such as B vitamins, free amino acids, folic acid, enzymes and antioxidants. Scientific studies have found that a person could live on a diet of bee pollen and water alone.

Benefits of Bee Pollen include increased energy levels, builds up immunity, improves metabolism, treats allergies, aids in weight loss, and supports cardiovascular health.

Red Pepper Honey – Try this honey for a taste of sweet with a little heat! If you haven’t tried red pepper honey, now is the time to treat your taste buds to our raw wildflower honey with a kick of arbol chili peppers. Drizzle over pizza, BBQ ribs, fruit and cheese plates, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and hot cornbread.

Our red pepper infused honey is hand-crafted one small batch at a time.. We use red arbol chili peppers which are slightly sweet and dried to a fruity, leathery perfection. They are infused in a bath of our raw golden, wildflower honey for two weeks allowing the heat and chili flavor to extract in what will sure to be your favorite new topping for everything.

Impress your family and friends with this elegant addition to any culinary creation. Try cream cheese wontons with a spicy honey drizzle, gussy up a gruyere grilled cheese, mix with fresh lime juice and tequila for a refreshingly simple margarita, heat things up in a cup of Mexican hot cocoa and add intrigue to a scoop of chocolate cherry cordial ice cream with a heavy pour of this nutritious and delicious new addition to your cooking repertoire.

Makes a great gift for your favorite foodie!

They also offer Sea Salted Honey,Lavender Infused Creamed Honey, Raw Wildflower Honey, Organic Elderberry Syrup Kits, All Natural Lavender Laundry Soap, Felted Wool Dryer Balls, Beeswax Food Wraps, All Natural Goat’s Milk Bar Soap and many gift sets, all of which are very highly rated!

Getting the Home ready for Christmas

There’s no denying it – Christmas is coming and it does take a bit of planning. With a positive hat on that we will all be able to enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends, it makes sense to start thinking about how your home will cope with the extra guests and celebrations. From ensuring your guest room is as welcoming as it can be, to making sure there’s enough table space for Christmas dinner, The Painted Furniture Company are on hand to help.

Pictured Above Island Breeze Bedroom Furniture Collection. Bedside £265. Gentleman’s Chest £929. Wardrobes £939. Bed Frame from £579. Blanket Chest £445.

MyFace, a Portuguese furniture brand that aims to create outdoor luxury pieces with a high-level design inspired by technology and innovation.

Myface is a brand that transcends furniture and becomes not only an integral part of life but a fundamental one.

Fable Swing & Nero Bar Chair

Thermometer Magnet London Icons on Union Jack – Big Ben/Tower Bridge/Royal Guard/Telephone Box/Red Bus/Black Taxi/Durable Acrylic

British UK Collectible Souvenir
My London Souvenirs
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FORM AND FUNCTION! Fun London scene on a Union Jack background! We’re looking at everything from a Royal Guard to a Route Master double decker bus to collectible, memorable Big Ben! This durable acrylic London Thermometer Magnet souvenir is highly detailed and the thermometer works in all kinds of weather. Instantly recognizable as a one-of-a-kind London souvenir! Adheres to all magnetic surfaces!
HOT COLLECTIBLE! Souvenir British UK magnets are always high on the list of perfect collectible souvenirs! We offer a full range of collectible polyresin and acrylic magnets! Affordable British Collectibles are the key to a well-rounded collection! UK London Thermometer Magnet is sturdy and easily visible with great graphics!
GREAT FOR CLIENTS AND STUDENTS! Every client and business partner appreciates being appreciated with Affordable British Collectibles! Make your mark with a collectible London, England “Everything” Thermometer Magnet souvenir! Affordable, distinctive, charming and fun, this UK souvenir fits every budget and taste!
ALL LONDON ICONS. We think that this thermometer magnet covers all the bases: a vibrant London scene on a Union Jack background, with a functional thermometer to boot! Why choose between a Route Master souvenir and a London taxi cab souvenir when you can have both? All roads lead to London, and all souvenirs need to have a little bit of whimsy and fun! Collect the whole set!
PERFECT SOUVENIR FOR GUESTS! For corporate events, hen (bachelorette) or stag (bachelor) parties, restaurants or hotels, or as wedding favor, our London Everything / Union Jack Thermometer Magnet will surely impress your guests!


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A great variety of wooden decor gifts.

4 designs of USA wooden map:
Cork USA map
Gray multilayer USA map
Natural multilayer USA map
1 layer USA map
2 designs of World wooden map

Multilayer world wooden map
Cork world map

You are a real traveler or you are only dreaming to become, then for sure you need some place or thing to keep your memories and emotions. And what can be better than a natural wooden map with pinged places of your journeys.
Such map is a perfect home decor, that can decorate the walls of your living room, bed room or even office. It is also a perfect gift for any occasion. Show your love and care to your family, friends, beloved or just colleges. Buy a present for emotions and be sure that it will be appreciated!
Child wooden name signs
Wooden name sign
Wooden name sign
Wooden name sign

If the wall in your kids or nursery room looks empty, standard posters look boring and not interesting, you want something natural, beautiful and personalized… Then our wooden wall sign is what you were searching for!
You can choose the color of the wooden letter background and name signs. You can’t imagine more personalization.

Great quality, fast response and delivery.

Heal & Boost Liposomal Melatonin Oral Sleep Spray

The problem with ordinary melatonin pills and gummies, which make up 95 percent of the sleep aid market, is low absorption. Studies show as little as five percent of the active compounds (melatonin) can be absorbed by the body—being destroyed by your stomach acids well before they have a chance to absorb into the bloodstream. Our sleep spray is made from liposomes, which is the medical community’s best-kept secret to increasing absorption by 80%. So that means you’ll fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!

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Melatonin Sleep Spray Reviews Liposomal+, free of heat, chemicals or pressure, is clinically proven to absorb 16x greater to create the best Melatonin spray supplement on the market.

Healing Crystals Co.

Help a loved one find some stress relief using more mindful breathing with this unique crystal necklace. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, this patent-pending necklace doubles as a mindful breathing tool which helps slow your breathing and calm your body and mind. Studies have shown that mindful breathing can reduce levels of stress and anxiety, increase positivity, relax the mind, improve concentration, improve posture, release toxins, and strengthen the immune system. The company which makes and sells this necklace is 100% female-run and has a “crystal karma” program whereby they donate a portion of their profits to non-profit organizations that work to provide health care to children with respiratory diseases in developing countries. Website URL: Price: $64.50.

Give the men in your life the gift of style this Christmas, with love from Billy Ruffian

Billy Ruffian Brogues, RRSP £159

These versatile handcrafted Brogues remain a classic shoe for looking smart whilst still being stylish. Although they add the finishing touch to a formal outfit, they are cool enough to complete a smart casual one too. This makes them the perfect adaptable addition to any man’s wardrobe, and the perfect Christmas shoe this year!

Billy Ruffian Brogues are available in a number of different styles and come in suede or leather – offering something for every brogue lover out there.

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The Chukka Boot, RRSP £165

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Available in English Tan, Chocolate or Black Leather and Snuff or Oakum Brown Suede.

Billy Ruffian Chelsea Boots, RRSP:£159

A timeless classic and one of Billy Ruffian’s most popular styles, the Chelsea Boot is sure to please this Christmas. They flex beautifully to any situation and being so easy to slide on they will be sure to become his favourite footwear this winter.

Available in Chestnut, Black or English Tan Leather or Snuff and Oakum Brown Suede

Under £30:

Socks in a Box, RRSP £27.95

The present that every man needs this Christmas. Billy Ruffian socks – practical whilst adding a splash of colour. The option to choose three styles gives a personal touch that is often absent from the classic gift of Christmas socks. They will be sure to brighten up his day… and his sock drawer.

Under £15:

Wilde Card Holder, RRSP £15

Men may be hard to buy for but you can’t go wrong with the Billy Ruffian Wilde Card Holder. It is extremely practical, and its simple design makes it smart and sophisticated. It will soon become an everyday essential which he will be forever grateful for.

To make him feel extra special this Christmas, for an additional £15 why not have his initials embossed on the wallet?

Little Cooks Co

It is the perfect gift for all children aged 3-10!

Little Cooks Co is a monthly subscription-based recipe kit that’s posted through the letterbox, direct to kids, in a neat 100% recyclable box with compostable packaging. The box is packed with all the natural and healthy dry ingredients of that month’s delicious recipe for kids to bake in the home.

Little Cooks Co is a great gift for parents, grandparents etc. to give to children this Christmas. An especially excellent gift with another possible lockdown looming – it’s stay at home fun, educational activity, with a proven track record of being able to continue delivering during lockdown.

There is also a giving back element; Every box bought pays for a vulnerable school child in the UK to receive a healthy breakfast through its partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast.

Subscription boxes are available to purchase at (For £8.99 per month).

KAMERS/Makers – a beautifully curated shopping experience at Hyde Park Corner

Just as spring started making its appearance a KAMERS/Makers Space opened in Hyde Park Corner. This unique pop-up store has provided a platform for proudly local artisans to showcase thousands of products, from hand-crafted fashion, décor, jewellery, leather and ceramics to deli goods, quality artisanal coffee and more all in an unforgettable space. True to the KAMERS/Makers mantra, much of these products are ‘the coolest stuff you’ve never seen’… not in Jozi anyway!

The result of a pioneering new approach to retail, this remarkable artisan collective has received enthusiastic support in its first few weeks in Jozi and will continue to feature a variety of ‘Makers’ on rotation until December.

KAMERS/Makers CEO, Wanda Du Toit, says the Makers have been overwhelmed with Jozi’s support: “These small entrepreneurs have been hard-hit by the lockdown and are so very grateful for the way Jozi has come out to embrace the SPACE concept.”

Many of Makers are just as fascinating as their wares…

Monica Rowe from Wynnya arrived in South Africa from Switzerland 28 years ago and now considers herself more South African than Swiss. She started her business producing natural products five years ago when she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and could not find aluminium-free deodorant. Influenced by nature and drawing on her laboratory background, she developed products that combine pure science with natural remedies. From roll-on deodorant, essential oils, scent-diffuser stones, inhaler sticks to mosquito repellent, hand sanitisers, soaps, room sprays and body oils, Wynnya’s ingredients are locally sourced, organic, cruelty- and plastic-free and ‘zero-waste’ recyclable. In response to COVID-19, Monica developed a range of products targeted at treating respiratory illnesses. It doesn’t get more Proudly South African than this!

With a friendship spanning more than three decades, Kirsten Lloyd and Carmen Smyth are each one half of SMYTH by Lo-Ki. These two friends who were feeling uninspired by life, decided to open a home décor business which only sold items they would have in their own homes – a task made easier by the fact that they are based on opposite ends of the country with Kirsten in Jozi and Carmen in the Mother City. SMYTH by Lo-Ki’s products include utility baskets, scatter cushions, napkins, tea towels, tablecloths and aprons available in various fabric designs, as well as scented candles, woven wastepaper baskets and wooden oil spoons. This duo will be launching a new fabric design at KAMERS/Makers, but Kirsten admitted her favourite is still their quirky bug range! You decide which one is your favourite by visiting their pop-up in Hyde Park Corner.

Adhiambo Mula-Lauwers is not only a prize-winning graduate of the Goldman Sachs GIBS 10,000 Women Programme and a multilingual creative who holds a BBA degree, she is also the founder of Galago signature shoes. Adhiambo, who became Maker about eight years ago, is inspired by her love of African crafts and their bright colours as well as a passion for making things in Africa which reflect our vibrant culture. Galago’s range trademarked by the bold use of colour, is mostly manufactured in downtown Joburg but elements are also sourced in Cape Town and around Africa. A favourite product of hers is the slippers… and what better way to brighten any day than by wearing a comfortable, brightly coloured pair of slippers. In celebration of Heritage Month treat yourself to a pair of Galago bow espadrilles which come in a variety of beautiful African prints from across the continent. There truly is nothing more fabulous than an easy-to-wear pair of shoes to make you stand out!

About two years ago Pretoria-based Ananja Theunissen and her Mom started Nanas Baby Wear – a brand which has its roots in uplifting older women, particularly the very special retired woman lovingly knows as Grannies! Nanas Baby Wear not only strives to uplift these ladies by making them feel needed and useful, but to equips them with everything they need to make beautiful, hand-crafted knitwear, Summer wear and wooden toys for the trendy baba. Their ‘community’ of Grannies all over South Africa are provided with design guidelines along with all they need to make the designs. The Grannies then add that nostalgic touch to the product… old school items made with a modern spin and more than a dash of love from ‘Granny’!

These are just a few of the Makers stories, for a full list of Makers visit Expect a constantly changing selection of over 7 000 products from 70+ artisans, handpicked for their exceptional craftsmanship to make your KAMERS/Makers experience unforgettable. KAMERS/Makers SPACE is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 6pm and on Sunday from 10am until 3pm. For more information on all the sophisticated shopping and sociability at Hyde Park Corner, visit


For your safety and convenience, KAMERS/Makers operates on a completely cashless basis. All credit and debit cards as well as Snapscan are accepted.

Hyde Park Corner Operating Hours:

Hyde Park Corner is currently operating under Level 2 restrictions.

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm.

Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am – 3pm.

Please contact stores directly to enquire about their specific trading hours.

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Merrythought Launches Magical 2020 Christmas Teddy Bear

Britain’s oldest remaining teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythought, which celebrated its 90th anniversary earlier this year, is bringing a touch of magic to its 2020 Christmas Teddy Bear.

After months in development, the Shropshire-based firm has unveiled this year’s limited edition teddy bear.

With a magical starry night theme, the unique teddy bear wears a magnificent, fully-lined, midnight-blue velvet cape featuring embroidered silver stars and a faux fur-trimmed hood.

The 2020 Christmas Teddy Bear also features a beautifully embroidered left paw, which sees the iconic Merrythought wishbone, and the year 2020, interspersed with navy and silver stars.

Director Sarah Holmes, the great-granddaughter of the company’s founder Gordon Holmes, said she was thrilled to be releasing this year’s Christmas bear.

“2020 has been a very special year for us as we marked 90 years in business, but it’s safe to say that this year has been a particularly challenging one, too.

“With the UK lockdown and social distancing regulations in place, we weren’t able to enjoy the 90th anniversary celebrations we had hoped for. But it hasn’t stopped us from creating our luxury handmade teddy bears, and we’re excited to now be revealing our very special Christmas teddy bear to our valued followers and collectors.

“Our teddy bears are a gift that people cherish for many years, and this one is no exception. We wanted the Merrythought 2020 Christmas Teddy Bear to be a real show-stopper, and a memento of the year.”

Merrythought teddy bears are world-renowned and sold as far afield as Australia and Japan.

With a team of 20 people making every bear by hand, it’s a delicate 15-stage process which uses the finest materials and skills.

Sarah continued: “Each Merrythought teddy bear is lovingly handmade right here in the world heritage site of Ironbridge, where our factory has been since my great-grandfather founded the company back in 1930.

“And with only 200 Christmas teddy bears being manufactured, gift-givers can be sure that their loved ones are receiving a present that is incredibly unique.”

The firm has worked with many other leading British brands on some highly successful collaborations over the years.

It has made teddy bears for several royal babies and famous children, and has worked with high profile brands such as Mulberry; Burberry; British Airways; and the Savoy Hotel, whilst also collaborating with a number of charities. These currently include the Children’s Air Ambulance, SSAFA; The Armed Forces Charity, and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust – each of which have a teddy bear that raises funds for their very worthwhile causes.

The 2020 Christmas Teddy Bear is presented in a luxury gift box, and can be purchased for £175 from

Peli Introduces the Peli™ EZ-Click™ MOLLE Panel

The Only Quick Release MOLLE Mounting System

Barcelona, September 2020 – Peli Products, the global leader in high performance protective cases, has introduced the Peli™ EZ-Click™ MOLLE panel system; the first lid organiser of its kind that can be quickly released and swapped out without tools.

Engineered to fit in the lid of select Peli transport case models, the EZ-ClickTM panel is secured with exclusive swing-cam latches for rapid mounting and removal. With rapid access to the back of the grid panel, users can quickly switch out an unlimited combination of user-supplied MOLLE style pouches and VelcroTM brand straps to organise their gear.

‘We’ve seen our customers innovate their Peli cases with various DIY MOLLE attachment solutions. This inspired our engineering team to build a reliable quick-release system so users can switch out their kit according to their next mission or adventure,’ said Pavel Levshin, Product Marketing Manager, Peli Products.

Designed to be compatible with user-sourced MOLLE style pouches and Velcro™ brand straps, the Peli™ EZ-Click™ panel system is infinitely customisable. Built Peli tough to excel in harsh conditions, the EZ-Click™ system is available as an accessory for these Peli models:

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Twinkl is an international educational publisher based in Sheffield. They are proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey.

Our teacher-created resources provide entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments right through to online educational games, augmented reality and so much more. With over 680, 000 resources and new content gets added every day, you’ll find we’ve normally got what you need before you even know you want it. They have also expanded into creating original eBooks which have been translated into multiple languages and a range of Apps to aid teaching from interactive reading experiences to an augmented reality viewer. With free accounts available as well as a range of perks including premium content, they can be found here.

Create memories this Christmas – gift 5 to 17-year olds a driving experience they’ll never forget

If you’re looking for a Christmas present for a 5 to 17-year old, how about giving the gift of driving – and a memory that will last a lifetime? If they’re aged 10 or over, youngsters can get behind the wheel of a real car with Young Driver, whilst 5 to 10s can drive a specially created two-seater electric car!

Lessons are great fun but with an emphasis on safety, so there’s no racing round a track at 100mph – this is about getting their learning to drive journey off to the best possible start. They’ll be taught how to steer, change gear, brake and even reverse park at one of Young Driver’s 70 UK venues, where a specially created road system awaits, complete with roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions.

With a fully qualified instructor and dual controlled vehicle, 10-17s can choose to drive a brand new Vauxhall Corsa SE Premium or a luxurious Bentley Flying Spur. Mini petrolheads don’t have to miss out, because for 5 to 10-year olds Young Driver has also created the Firefly, a special two-seater electric vehicle they can take for a spin. They’ll even get their own driving licence at the end of their lesson.

With the environment in mind, all lessons are also carbon negative, with Young Driver offsetting more carbon than the lessons create.

Prices for a 30-minute lesson for 10 to 17-year olds start from £32.99, and Firefly lessons for 5-10s are £21.99. Gift vouchers are available. Lessons and vouchers can be purchased at Not all vehicles are available at every venue.

Young Driver is the UK’s largest provider of driving lessons for under-17s and has delivered 800,000 lessons across venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

AusAir Launch Botanical Breathing Facemasks in the UK and US

The brainchild of Australian entrepreneurs Isaac and Elias Honor and Jack Graham, AusAir seamlessly combines fashion, botanical benefits and most importantly, industry leading personal respiratory protection. The only product of its kind to feature block-out valves that allow for unique two-way filtration, AusAir offers a way to stay safe, without sacrificing on style.

There is no denying that the current global situation has impacted us all and caused us to introduce new personal safety measures. The most prominent of which is face masks. AusAir was founded in 2017 and was initially designed to help protect from wildfire smoke and particles. Now, they have adapted their ground-breaking design to meet the current needs of us all moving through this pandemic. Engineered in Sydney their masks have been independently tested by a leading FDA registered lab to provide protection up to 99% from:

Air pollution including PM0.1
Bacteria and Viruses
Pollen, dust and germs
Organic Odours and Vapours
Each mask is fitted with a botanical filter – made from the best Australian botanicals which are responsibly sourced from local farmers – with scents including lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. These botanicals offer more than just a pretty scent, they have been shown to relax your mood, sharpen your focus and perk up your energy. Each mask comes with a specially designed copper case, to help kill bacteria and keep your mask free from contamination.

All AusAir products are environmentally friendly, reusable, washable and made from responsibly sourced fabrics*. Additionally, they are cost efficient, with each filter costing approximately $6 (£4.46) and can be used for up to four weeks before needing to be replaced. Keeping in mind that your average simple fabric face mask costs between £3-£10 and does not offer the same levels of protection, nor can they be reused in many cases, this works out a lot more wallet friendly!

Ergonomically designed to ensure optimum comfort, AusAir aims to keep us moving, stylish and safe.

Notes to Editors

*Fabric not recyclable

Products available in deep black, soft blush and light grey.

The AusAir mask range features a dual component design, with reusable mask skins which can be washed like clothing and replaceable filters which last up to 4 weeks.

The 02 Plus Filter range offers high breathability, with the option of embedded Australian botanicals, to enhance the breathing experience and provide unique botanical benefits.

Feature packed with broad-span adjustable nose-wire for effective seal, memory nose-foam for added comfort, stainless steel exhalation valves for enhanced breathability, optional use valve block-outs to protect others and a copper infused carry case which destroys bacteria

AusAir’s 02Plus filter has been independently certified by FDA registered and ISO 17025 accredited Nelson Labs, the leading global provider of microbiological laboratory testing for MedTech and pharmaceutical companies.



“*****” Radio Times “*****” The Daily Telegraph

“{Normal People} deserves to be inhaled and savoured” – London Evening Standard

“A millennial love story for the ages – couldn’t be more perfect” – Rolling Stone

“A Triumph in every way – it’s a beautiful, hugely beautiful thing” ***** – The Guardian

LONDON, UK (15th September 2020) – From the Academy Award® nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and the Academy Award® winning producers Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room), Normal People is the unmissable BBC / Hulu series based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney. Arriving on DVD in the UK and Ireland from 2nd November, the four-time Emmy®-nominated television series of the year is now available to pre-order.

Packed with never-before-seen exclusive extras that include Deleted Scenes as well as Daisy and Paul’s Audition Tape, other bonus content includes the series featurette and an extended interview with the lead cast, a must own for any fan of the series.

An exquisite and compulsive modern love story about how two people profoundly impact each other’s lives, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) from the end of their school days in a small west of Ireland town to their undergraduate years at Trinity College Dublin. This critically acclaimed 12-part series explores just how complicated intimacy and young love can be.

Sally Rooney adapted her coming-of-age book with Alice Birch along with Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe. Normal People is directed by the Oscar-nominated film-maker Lenny Abrahamson and English director Hettie Macdonald and is produced by the Oscar® and BAFTA® award-winning production company Element Pictures.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, executive producers of Normal People and co-founders of Element Pictures said; “The response from audiences in the UK, Ireland and the US to Normal People has been overwhelmingly positive. We are delighted that audiences will now have the opportunity to own the show for themselves on DVD.”

A must own for all fans as well as a fantastic gift for a loved one, Normal People is available to pre-order now from Amazon, HMV and all good online retailers. It will be available to own on DVD from 2nd November. See below for details.


Director: Lenny Abrahamson (1-6), Hettie Macdonald (7-12)

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal

Release date: 2nd Nov

Classification: 15’s

Subtitles: English

Label: Element Distribution

Cat No: EPDDVD96

Format: Double DVD disc set.


Exclusive unseen footage in DELETED SCENES, Daisy and Paul AUDITION TAPE

Other bonus content includes Featurette, Extended Daisy & Paul Interview, Casting.

New Nylabone Nutri Dent Treats in a variety of sizes!


Nylabone’s new Nutri Dent dental treats are designed to reduce plaque and tartar thereby aiding healthy teeth and gums and reducing canine dental disease. Created to work like a brush but taste like a treat, Nutri Dent chews are made from a formula of just ten natural GMO free ingredients, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, no added salt or sugar, and a low fat content. Additionally, their ‘grain free’ formula makes them easy to digest. With a patented 360-degree design Nutri Dent offers an all-round deeper clean whilst its bone shaped footer makes it easy to hold. The new dental snacks are available in four sizes: extra small, small, medium, and large, and come in a convenient resealable pack, prices start at £5.99. Nutri Dent are available from all good pet stores and online via Amazon.

The Wooden Stick Extreme Chew, the perfect alternative for dogs who like sticks, this features Nylabone’s patented over-mold technology which gives each chew the look and texture of real bark, but with no splintering or mess. Packed with delicious bacon flavour they are available in medium and extra large sizes.

Nylabone’s new stuffable rubber Cone toy has raised nubs to help clean teeth and comes in a bacon flavour. It bounces and rolls and can be stuffed with your dog’s favourite treats. Available in three sizes prices start at £5.99 exclusively from Amazon.

Nylabone Strong Rubber Chew Bone Bacon Flavour up to 35lbs

Hélene Fermont
24th September|paperback £7.99 I ebook £2.99

Available via Amazon and to order in all good bookshops
‘Fermont writes … with a unique ‘Scandinavian noir’ tone that focuses on realistic
characters, situations and dark morally complex moods’. The Mirror
• Character driven psychological thriller with an explosive plot line.
• Set in Norway, a strong sense of time and place adds an atmospheric
Noir twist.
• Written by a mental health professional, an authentic insight into what
it is to struggle and be human including the impact of a difficult
What if your whole life had been built on a lie? One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a
fatal secret from her past.
Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s
necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with
him to gain his trust. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s
past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she
might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long.
Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and
he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts
murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be
able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him.

About the author:

After 20 years in London, Hélene recently returned to her
native Sweden where she finds the unspoiled scenery and
tranquillity a therapeutic boost for creativity. Enjoying a
career as a Psychologist, Hélene helps people with all kinds of
mental health conditions including depression and personality
disorders. One Fatal Night is her fifth novel.

Wolfpack Games offers a complimentary piece of the puzzle for home schooling.

Wolfpack Games offer a fun way to help make the learning environment more enjoyable. With a solid foundation of evidence that interactive learning through game play is far more engaging when needing to teach (small groups (especially 1 on 1) with children on related topics rather than pure book learning.

Their evidence has come from having run school workshops and holiday programs where their games and puzzles have been used in improving education and understanding around 3 core areas of focus: Spatial Awareness, Lateral Thinking and Strategic Planning.

For parents having to home school, the key benefit is that there are a range of options which meet both a broad price point and also offer anywhere from a single (difficult) challenge, to several which have 50-100 challenges so parents can set a new challenge every day.

Visit their website and see the range. Click on the following link to see how they aid spatial learning:

All the products are made from sustainable wood and lead free paint and are very tactile and engaging.


Top Ten Toys & Games of 2020 for the Whole Family.

Rubik’s Amazing Box of Tricks £24.99 from Marvin’s Magic – Amazing Magic Tricks For Kids Marvin’s Magic proudly presents an exclusive magic set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the world famous Rubik’s Cube! Includes 40 superb tricks ideal for 8 years old +. Rubiks Box of 40 Amazing Magic Tricks including: Instant solve, Mind reading puzzle cube, Jumping cubes and many more.

Geomag Eco Classic Colour 42 piece. £27 from The Entertainer – Enjoy a greener playtime with the 42 Piece Eco Classic Colour set from Geomag. Your favourite magnetic construction set just got environmentally friendly! Made from recycled plastic and using eco-friendly manufacturing methods, you can enjoy the same fun with less impact on the earth. This set has 42 pieces inside, which all come in amazing bright colours. You’ll find a mix of rods, side pieces and magnetic balls. What will you engineer with yours?

DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run – Modular Magnetic Building £39.99 from – Build. Rebuild. Combine – Easily connect multiple structures together. The structure becomes a complex and impressive multi-level design. MagnetCubes gives you far more freedom to build a near infinite variety of miniature roller coasters and structures instantly.

Kikkerland Unicornhole £28 from Amazon – For all unicorn lovers out there, here’s a new play on and old game! Fashioned after the classic corn-hole/bag toss game. Game includes wooden board and horns. Makes a great gift for all ages.Perfect for the office or lunchroom. Can be played solo, or against a partner. Get your horn through the hole!

The Emoji Game £7.99 from John Lewis – Emotions are sure to run high in this riotous family card game! Be the first to collect a full set of emotions but beware, the devious action cards may hamper your progress in this hilarious family card game!

Geomag Classic Panels 35 Pieces. £14.99 from Smyths – Explore the world of the magical invisible forces of magnetism. Create an unlimited number of structures using the magnetic bars and steel spheres Use the 100% recycled plastic panels to make structures more sturdy and stable Great STEM product which is guaranteed to stimulate all levels of scientific insights.

Rubik’s Puzzles £8 from IWOOT – 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube, the world’s bestselling toy, being sold internationally. In this deck of large-format cards 80’s nostalgia meets mind-bending puzzles!With beginner, medium and difficult levels, are you ready to put your brain to the test?

Kikkerland Fox & Geese £29 from Amazon – Fox and Geese is unique in that it is a game of odds with unequal pieces and different moves for each player. Will fate favour the fox or will luck run with the geese? Play the best of 2-5 games to see who really comes out victorious.

Marvin’s Magic Treasured Tricks – Wooden Set £29.99 from Marvin’s Magic – Introducing a wonderful wooden magic set that is perfect for any budding magician. Presented in a durable wooden box for easy storage and includes the Incredible escaping coloured blocks, the vanishing rabbit illusion, the amazing rising cards and much much more!

Kikkerland Goat Yoga Game £22.99 from IWOOT – In this hilarious party game, players perform real yoga poses while completing ridiculous challenges with an inflatable goat. From balancing the goat on your head to batting it in the air, to bleating the tune to a song…your game night is sure to be filled with belly

Beard Oils,Skin and Body Care for men

“Wolfin Woods was started to bring the best quality products to the modern gentleman. Our proprietary blends are formulated with carefully chosen ingredients and oils that are proven to enhance your mood, your skin, your thinking. With some of our oils dating back thousands of years, being used on warriors to inspire bravery, to protect against bacteria and illness, to enhance focus, and to bring good luck and fortune. We hold strong to our beliefs in these oils, our blends, and how impactful they are. We did not hold back with the quality here. Everything is made with carefully sourced essential oils and ingredients that will bring the utmost care and nourishment to your body. We believe in natural, pure, and proven ingredients that work. We stay away from harsh chemicals, that just do more damage to your skin. We stay away from diluted oils, extracts, and harmful alcohols and only focus on providing you with the best of the best. We don’t want to be gimmicky, we aren’t selling you on our humorous ads, we aren’t promoting hyper-masculinity, saying you need to look like a lumberjack to use our products. We are for the modern man, the gentlemen. We give you a truly premium product that works, and let our products speak for themselves.”


NOBLE BODY CARE : High end products “where cozy meets luxury”
This product has been approved for a high end highly anticipated wow factor! gift bag going out to the producers of ten of the top talk shows in the US
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Forget scented candles,
find calm with Life Spark CBD this Christmas
The difference starts with the taste!


September 2020: This year has been a year like no other and sales of CBD[i] have soared. For sufferers of stress, anxiety, sleep problems or pain from sports injuries or health issues, Life Spark CBD’s totally organic, eco packaged products start from just £14.95.
Life Spark CBD is the fast growing online retailer for one of the only fully organic CBD oils in the UK, and just a handful to offer Zero THC products. Many people prefer no THC, the part of the cannabis plant that is psychoactive. Life Spark CBD is also specially purified preserving the goodness while removing the waxes and chlorophyll which crucially makes the product more palatable.

For orders made before 29 November 2020 Life Spark CBD is offering 20% off.

The Lewes based retailer, created by Amy Burgess and Joanna Szala focuses solely on CBD. Life Spark CBD offers three core products – CBD Oils – 500mg to 3000mg, CBD Soft Gels (from £29.95) and CBD Body Salve (from £36.95). Every product is provided with clear instructions for use so that customers achieve optimal benefit.

Amy Burgess, Director of Life Spark CBD said: “There are many CBD products on the market and an increasing number of people turning to CBD to help with a range of concerns. Our CBD Oil difference starts with the taste. It is genuinely pleasant, unlike many other CBD products. This is important because if you like the taste the chances are you will take the product correctly which will improve its efficacy. It tastes good because Life Spark CBD is terpene rich and have had all the waxes and chlorophyll removed, and is mixed with M CT from coconuts – and totally organic.
“Our CBD Body Salve is a great gift for those suffering from joint pain or sports injuries. Many athletes are regularly using CBD to help manage muscular pain and speed muscle recovery.”
“If you are shopping for a Christmas gift for someone already using, considering or could benefit from CBD, give Life Spark CBD with confidence. It is one of the world’s best Organically Grown, Zero THC (the part that gets one high), Broad Spectrum CBD products, delivered in eco packaging from our fully sustainable business.”

The latest haircare innovations you need to try!

With new hair and beauty products coming out every day it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with how we are meant to use them all! Luxury hair styling brand, A Stylist’s Secret, and their professionally-developed 24 Hour Minute range consists of two revolutionary products that will keep your hair looking professionally styled and finished from the morning to the evening!

24 Hour Minute Styler – making hair behave, simply run this unique gel-serum formula through washed hair and dry normally. Hair will become easier to control and style, without added weight or stickiness. Achieve weightless control, less frizz and more body for an invisible hole.

24 Hour Minute Volume – the next best thing to dry shampoo! The Volume can be applied directly to roots and brushed out with your hands for the best volume results of thicker, fuller hair with re-volumising properties without the need for washing.

Bosch Home & Garden’s Bumper Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is on its way! It’s that time of year again to spoil your loved ones. But if you’re always in a dilemma for what to buy that special someone, never fear – Bosch Home & Garden is here with its Bumper Christmas Gift Guide.

Here’s the pick of top tools that make those seasonal household jobs effortless and, most importantly, save time for spending together.

The return of a classic: Bosch IXO 6 Classic screwdriver and
IXO Collection adapters (from £65.68)

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a gift that did lots of different things? You might think that finding one tool to use for DIY, crafts, and cooking could be tricky, but the versatile Bosch IXO screwdriver has you covered.

Bosch IXO 6 Classic screwdriver (NEW FROM OCTOBER 2020)

For DIY projects big or small, the IXO 6 Classic is a highly capable tool that tackles screwdriving jobs with ease.

Designed for flexibility and precision, the IXO features speed control technology – unique compared to other screwdrivers of the same class. The harder you press the switch, the faster the tool screws, allowing you to adjust the application for different materials.

With the new IXO 6 Classic featuring 30% faster charging time, you can keep odd jobs around the home or larger DIY projects on the go for longer.

RRP: £53.99 (tool, charger, 10 screwdriver bits, storage box)

Bosch IXO Collection adapters

Once you’ve finished creating your seasonal set-up, you can turn your attention to the gift wrapping and cooking. The IXO can help you out here, too!

The series of Bosch IXO Collection adapters allow you to transform the screwdriver into a spice mill or even a corkscrew, so you can get the festive fun going without the fuss. With more adapters available for cutting and even drilling, the IXO Collection makes any job a doddle.

RRPs (clockwise from top left of image above): Barbeque blower adapter – £16.99; Universal cutting adapter – £19.99; Corkscrew adapter – £16.99 Torque setting adapter – £16.99; Off-set angle adapter – £16.99; Spice mill adapter – £16.99; Angle screw adapter – £16.99; Drilling adapter – £19.99

Have a snappy, jazzy Christmas: MyIXO configurator (NEW FROM NOVEMBER 2020)

A splash of colour is also part and parcel of the festive season, and giving someone a thoughtful gift is the icing on the (fruit)cake. Combine the two with the Bosch MyIXO – the world’s first power tool where you can customise the colour for a personal touch.

With eight snappy colour combinations to choose from, you can have the screwdriver to match your next stylish DIY creation. Use the online configurator tool to choose your favourite combination, and create the ultimate gift pack with your pick of the IXO Collection adapters.

RRP: £49.49 (tool, Micro-USB-charger cable, 10 screwdriver bits, storage box); from £65.68 (tool, Micro-USB-charger cable, 10 screwdriver bits, storage box and one IXO Collection adapter)

Flexible attachment on different surfaces: Line laser Atino from Bosch for DIY usersStocking-sized levelling helpers (from £49.99)

Bosch Atino (NEW FROM SEPTEMBER 2020)

When doing a spot of DIY, having a little helper on-hand to keep things level is invaluable. So, when you run out of hands to complete the job, the Bosch Atino alignment and measuring tool is here to help out.

Whether you’re mounting a TV or hanging door hooks for clothing, the Bosch Atino helps you complete alignments and distance measurements all in one. You can attach the tool to any wall with its reusable gel pad or, for rougher walls, a pin adapter plate. Once done, simply switch on the line laser and rotate the tool to your desired alignment angle, then use the integrated tape measure to plot distances up to 1.5 metres.

RRP: £49.99 (tool, 1 gel pad, pin plate with 2 pins and battery); or set £61.74 (tool, 6 gel pads, pin plate with 2 pins and battery)

Bosch Quigo Green

This compact cross-line laser levelling tool is ideal for fast and easy alignment on the go. Tasks such as tiling and installing kitchen or bathroom fittings are effortless thanks to the Bosch Quigo Green’s self-levelling, along with versatile positioning courtesy of universal MM2 clamp and tripod compatibility.

Thanks to optimised green laser technology, the tool projects the line with up to four times better visibility than red lasers, even in bright lighting conditions.

RRP: £79.99

The gifts for every home: POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE range

(tool selection below from £59.99)

The Christmas ‘to-do’ list is the gift that keeps on giving. Tackling the housework, cutting up firewood or doing some festive decorating – there’s always something to keep you busy!

The last thing you want to do is spend time looking for different batteries and chargers for your cordless tools. To help you get the jobs done and get partying, the new POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE makes Bosch’s ‘one battery for all’ technology more flexible than ever.

Expanding its interchangeable battery system to multiple partners, Bosch Home & Garden has founded the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE with GARDENA, Bosch Home, GLORIA, Emmaljunga e-powered by Bosch, Wagner and Rapid. The new alliance is one of the largest cross-brand 18V battery systems, incorporating everything from DIY and household tools to leisure, cleaning, decorating and crafting applications – the range increasing to 70 products in 2021

Whether you’re using an impact drill, orbit sander or vacuum cleaner, one 18V battery and charger is all you need. Reducing the number of batteries required helps protect the environment, and save more space, money and time to enjoy the festive season.

Bosch AdvancedMulti 18

Being able to multitask at a busy time like Christmas is a gift, and the adaptable Bosch AdvancedMulti 18 is the perfect partner. Able to complete cutting, sawing and sanding jobs with the accessories available as standard, you can change the application of this multitalented tool in three seconds with Bosch AutoClic accessory functionality. A host of additional accessories are also available, expanding the applications to grouting, scraping and polishing.

RRP: £164.99 (tool, battery, charger, sanding plate, sanding sheet, 4-stage depth stop for segment saw blades)

Bosch AdvancedImpact 18

Wood, steel, concrete? The Bosch AdvancedImpact 18 combi drill helps you get the job done with all of them. For both screwdriving and drilling, the tool automatically changes gears for you, managing the job at hand so you don’t have to. Change quickly between screwdriving and drilling with Bosch QuickSnap adapters, whilst the efficient brushless motor balances endurance with power to keep you working for longer.

RRP: £189.99 (tool, battery, charger, chuck adapter, screwdriver bit)

Bosch AdvancedOrbit 18

Sanding on awkward surfaces can be tough, but the Bosch AdvancedOrbit 18 random orbit sander is built to make the job as comfortable and efficient as possible. The ergonomic two-handle set-up ensures you can maintain an easy grip at any angle, while the intuitive speed selection dial allows you to optimise the power required. Bosch Low Vibration technology absorbs shocks and uncomfortable vibrations, allowing you to focus on the job.

RRP: £59.99 (tool only); battery (£43.99) and charger (£31.99) available separately

Something special: Bosch Indego M+ 700

Give someone the gift of beautiful lawns – without them having to do any of the work! The Bosch Indego M+ 700 robotic lawnmower is the latest in autonomous lawncare technology, able to cut lawns up to 700m2 on one charge. This smart little gadget uses Bosch’s bespoke LogiCut technology to mow in a consistent pattern, remembering where it has been for the most efficient cut. The SmartMowing feature allows the Indego to use the latest weather forecast to schedule mowing – all by itself. You can also control the lawnmower from wherever you are through the Indego smartphone app, whilst Amazon Alexa compatibility makes managing the product truly effortless. Say it, and the mowing is done!

RRP: £1,049.00


– High-quality, stylish and affordable Christmas trees available

– Space saving Christmas trees in a vast range of sizes, shapes and colours

Although some living spaces may be on the smaller side, this does not mean you need to sacrifice having a spectacular winter wonderland.

No matter what size indoor space you have to work with, Christmas Tree World has a fantastic selection of premium space-saving artificial trees with diameters as dainty as 38cm that are perfect for those who are limited on space, but still want to enjoy the festive season with sparkly trinkets and decorations.

The Arbor Vitae Fir Half Tree

A perfect Christmas tree for families short on space is the Arbor Vitae Fir Half Tree. This traditional looking tree is part of the Arbor range, a bestselling collection at Christmas Tree World.

As with the full trees, the half version comes with bushy PVC branch tips can be placed in any corner of the home and will use a fraction of the floor space compared to traditional tree.

The hinged branches mean this tree is easy to assemble, while the folding metal stands provides a secure base so you can start decorating with your favourite decorations.

Available in a range of sizes from 4ft to 6ft, this space saving tree is a great choice.

RRP from £26.99, with three size options available.

Woodland Pine Half Tree

The beautifully realistic Woodland Pine Half Tree has bushy branches made from a mix of moulded PE and traditional PVC tips to create the look of a real tree.

The half design silhouette is perfect for families who have smaller living spaces but still want to create a festive wonderland indoors. The folding metal stand means this tree is easy to assemble and has plastic tips to prevent any scratching or damage on the floor.

Available in a range of sizes from 4ft to 6ft, this tree is a great realistic option.

RRP from £35.99, with three size options available.

The Ultra Slim Mixed Pine Tree

This stylish Ultra Slim Mixed Pine Tree is perfect for those who have smaller living spaces but don’t want to compromise on the realistic feel of a tree.

Designed with elegance in mind, this tree is available in an unlit or pre-lit version, providing an option for families who like to keep decorating to a quick and simple task.

Suitable for all size homes, this magical tree is available in a range of sizes from 6ft to 10ft.

RRP from £119.99, with five size options available.

The Vesuvius Fibre Optic Fir

The Vesuvius Fibre Optic Tree is perfect for those wanting to skip the decorating this year. This striking tree creates a beautiful standalone centrepiece in the home and will certainly make a statement this year.

Adorned with pre-lit colour changing fibres which have seven different settings, this tree will bring a colourful glow to any room and brighten up the festive season.

Available in a range of sizes from 3ft to 8ft, this show stopping tree is excellent value for money.

RRP from £35.99, with a five size options available.

Pre-lit Snow White Fir Tree

This beautiful snowy centerpiece is perfect for those who are looking to add a touch of Christmas spirit to secondary rooms in the home, without taking up too much floorspace.

The flocked white branches of the miniature Pre-lit Snow White Fir Tree produce the look of real snow, while the LED lights make decorating a breeze and will create a stunning winter spectacle in your home.

This easy assemble tree comes in an attractive burlap material wrapped pot and with branches readily assembled so you can simply turn on the lights and watch it sparkle.

RRP from £14.99, with one size available.

White Pencilimo Tree

The White Pencilimo Tree is a sleek and stylish tree for any home at Christmas time, and is particularly perfect for those decorating narrow or awkwardly-shaped living spaces.

With a range of sizes from 4ft-8ft, the Pencilimo’s bright white foliage and high-quality PVC tips creates a magical wintery atmosphere.

This on trend tree is easy to assemble and its delicate branches can be easily decorated with your favourite trinkets.

RRP from £17.99, with five sizes available.

The Pre-Lit Pop Up Tree

Bring the festive cheer to your home with the innovative Pre-Lit Pop Up Tree, a gorgeous choice for those short on space.

As seen on ITV’s This Morning, this tree’s pop-up design means that it requires very little storage space, proving perfect for smaller or shared houses.

Consisting of a pre-lit garland suspended around the centre pole on strings, this unique tree is quick and easy to assemble, while its white LEDs add a touch of warmth and comfort to any room. Add tinsel and delicate ornaments to this 6ft tall tree to complete your Christmas décor.

RRP from £39.99, with two sizes available.

Pre-lit Ultra Devonshire Half Tree

If you are looking for space-saving tree that doesn’t compromise on authenticity or elegance, then the beautiful Pre-litUltra Devonshire Half Tree is a must-have.

With a range of different sizes available that are perfect for any room, this tree’s voluminous, dark green foliage creates a realistic and traditional appearance.

Featured on ITV’s This Morning, the Pre-lit Ultra Devonshire Half Tree comes complete with stunning white LED lights that capture the warmth and cosiness of Christmas time.

RRP from £59.99, with three sizes available.

The Black Italian Pencilimo Tree

For those with an affinity for the alternative, the chic Black Italian Pencilimo Tree is a perfect Christmas tree to add impact to a room, without taking up too much space in your home.

The pencil-thin design will elongate any room with its sleek and stylish aesthetic, while its unique black branches offer a modern twist to traditional Christmas décor.

This easy-to-assemble tree is available in a range from 4ft to 8ft, meaning you can choose the right size for your room, without having to sacrifice on its stunning appearance.

RRP from £17.99, with five sizes available.

The Pre-lit Hanging Upside Down Tree

For those looking for a Christmas tree with a difference, the Pre-lit Hanging Upside Down Tree is a perfect choice and will create a unique festive display this festive season.

With a metal hook at the top, this tree can be hung easily in any room in the home and is great for those limited on floor space. The pre-lit LED lights will make decorating a breeze and the PVC tips make this tree look like the real thing.

RRP from £19.99, with three sizes available.


As the renowned and beloved caves of the Cheddar Gorge are set to close their doors indefinitely due to coronavirus, neighbouring business The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company urge Britons around the country to keep Somerset alive by supporting local businesses.

Through the pandemic and for the last 17 years, the family run-business has continued to produce and deliver artisanal, handmade cheddar cheese to cheese lovers across the country, including its top selling ‘Cave Matured Cheddar’ stored and matured deep in the Cheddar Gorge caves.

Located at the bottom of the gorge itself in the heart of Cheddar, Somerset, owners Katherine and John Spencer use traditional cheddaring methods to produce what is currently, the only cheddar cheese made in Cheddar and so could be said to be the only authentic cheddar cheese in the world. Happily. even after the closure to the public The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company will continue to mature it’s cheese in the Cheddar caves.

‘Keeping local tradition and craftsmanship alive is part of what makes Somerset so special. Whilst we are extremely sad to see the caves close, we will continue to produce and deliver our cheddar cheeses; promoting age old, local traditions across the nation’ comments John Spencer.

Whilst the Cheddar Gorge caves may be closing, Somerset and The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company stay open, and pledge to keep Somerset going.

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company’s produce is available to purchase at their shop in Cheddar Gorge, online at or in specialist cheese shops across the country. For much more information about their story, their products and awards visit

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Loved by the French, Puressentiel launches four limited edition Christmas gift sets

Loved by the French for 15 years, Puressentiel, makers of the very best, evidence backed essential oils has created four limited edition Christmas aroma gift sets – a must have festive present. Each, indulgent, gift set includes full sized products that are 100% natural with essential oils that are proven to help keep our health and wellbeing at its very best across the areas of fitness, relaxation, sleep, skincare, respiratory and air purification.

Puressentiel Time to Unwind Gift Set

Does exactly what it says, and helps those of us looking to unwind, giving you a helping hand with rest, relaxation and managing stress. With lavender at its heart, this exclusive gift set includes Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray (75ml), Puressentiel Rest & Relax Massage Oil (100 ml) and a handy Puressentiel Stress Roll-on (5ml).

The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray combines 12 essential oils including lavender and roman camomile to send you off calmly into the land of slumber. The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Massage Oil is a nourishing and softening oil that combines six essential oils and 2 plant oils to ease everyday tension and restore calm and encourage peaceful sleep. The Puressentiel Stress Roll-on packs a powerful punch with 12 essential oils to release tension and promote a feeling of calmness. Price: £20 (a saving of £18+ compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Winter Wellness Gift Set

We all need a helping hand with winter ailments, and this exclusive gift set includes the very best winter health essentials, set to you through the season. Each gift set includes Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray (75ml), Puressentiel Resp ok Air Spray (20ml) and Puressentiel Antibacterial Gel (80ml).

The Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray combines an impressive 41 essential oils which help cleanse the air in our homes, fighting indoor air pollutants and viruses. The NEW Puressentiel Resp Ok Air Spray combines 19 essential oils and can be used as soon as winter aliments make an appearance. This great product helps soothe the airways naturally and without having to pop a medicine. Puressentiel Antibacterial Gel is a health and wellbeing product must with 3 essential oils to help cleanse the hands. It is also kind to the skin as it contains aloe vera, so you don’t need to worry about getting sore, cracked skin. Price: £20 a saving of nearly £5 compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Fitness Wonders Gift Set

This exclusive gift set is perfect for those who love to exercise, be it in front of the laptop, in the park or in the gym. Contains Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller (75ml), Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Gel (60ml) and a Puressentiel Energy Stick 1ml (which is exclusively for this gift set).

Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller and the Gel combine 14 special essential oils, providing immediate relief from muscle and joint pain and helps relax and soothe muscles. The roller ball action also provides massage properties with a fast, soothing effect and is brilliant at reaching hard to reach areas. Also included is the Puressentiel New Energy Stick which combines four essential oils – Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cineole Rosemary and Ceylon Cinnamon – which all help to boost flagging energy levels. Price: £20 (a saving of £12 compared to buying the products individually).

Puressentiel Beauty Sleep Gift Set

Everybody loves a good night’s sleep and the feeling of being fresh faced. This exclusive gift set will do just that, with products set to ensure relaxation and leaving you refreshed and sun kissed; Puressentiel Beautiful Skin Elixir Face Care Oil (30 ml) and Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray (75ml).

The Beautiful Skin Elixir Face care Oil combines four special, essential oils (Immortelle, Geranium, True Lavender and Ylang Ylang) and four plant oils (Rose hip, Borage, Evening Primrose, Sesame) to leave the face feeling instantly refreshed, replenished and revitalised. The Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray combines 12 essential oils including lavender and roman camomile – known for their relaxation properties and ensuring a good night’s sleep. Price: £20 (a saving of £32compared to buying the products individually).

Wrapped Up in
Christmas Joy
Janice Lynn

“I’m a firefighter. That doesn’t sound too farfetched to me. Have you heard about some of
the rescues we’ve assisted with in this town?”
As they wound the lights around the tree, then began placing ornaments, Cole told Sophie a few stories of
the more unusual rescues he and the guys had made.
He’d never been much of a talker but recounting the
tales to Sophie was easy.
“I know I shouldn’t laugh,” she admitted as he told
her about a person they’d had to rescue who’d gotten
stuck on Halloween when he’d tried to slip through a
narrow row of metal fences so he could surprise his
pregnant wife. “But the image of you and Andrew having to rescue a grown man wearing a diaper, bonnet,
and booties strikes me as hilarious.”
“Once we knew he was okay, we found it funny, too.
Apparently, his wife had found out she was pregnant a
few days before, and he hadn’t taken the news so well,
initially. He was trying to make it up to her with the
costume and gifts he’d stashed in his goodie bag.”
“Strange man.”
“We thought so, too, but hey, by the time we got him
out, his wife wasn’t mad at him anymore, so I guess it
worked out for him in the long run. What about you?
Any funny tales at the quilt shop?”
“We have some interesting customers, but none who
get stuck in iron fences.”
“Just trees?”
“That would be our workers,” Sophie corrected with
a smile flashed his way.
While talking, they finished the lights and made a
good dent in the ornaments on the table.
Sophie stepped back and surveyed their work.
“Hmmm, we need more near the top.”
“Plus, the star.”
“The star is last, the icing on the cake, so to speak.”
She climbed back up the step ladder and rearranged an
ornament that Cole had thought looked fine the way it
was. “Hand me that box of ornaments, please.”
She pointed to a plastic tray that held half a dozen
big red balls adorned with gold flecks.
“This would work better if I was on the ladder and
you just handed me what you wanted hung higher,”
he suggested, not liking that she was balanced precariously on the ladder again, leaning toward the tree.
She stretched to straighten an ornament. “How
would that be better?”
“You know which ornaments you want put where
and I don’t. If I was up there, you could supervise me
from down here.”
“That’s not a problem. You will know which ones to
hand me because I’ll be telling you. I have no problem
ordering you around. Now, get me that box, Marine,”
she purposely made her voice deep and harsh. “Snap to
it or I’ll make you drop and give me twenty.”
Snorting, Cole glanced at the array of ornaments still
on the table, then picked up the box she’d indicated.
“Auditioning to be a drill sergeant?”
Eyes sparkling, she asked, “You think I’d cut it?”
He gave her a get real look. “Nope. Too soft. You’d go
down as the nicest drill sergeant in history.”
“Apparently, my tough voice wasn’t nearly tough
enough.” Sounding a little self-conscious, she laughed.
“But I’d be okay with being known as the nicest drill
sergeant in history.”.
Studying where she’d placed the ornament and rearranged it on the artificial tree, she decided she didn’t
like where it was hanging and removed it.
“I’d cover the whole world in niceness if I could,” she
continued when she finally got the ornament positioned
just as she wanted it.
At least, Cole thought she had. Instead, she leaned
back to get a better look.
“Be careful, Sophie.”
Turning, probably to assure him she was fine, she
lost her hold on the top of the stepladder, then lost her
Grateful he’d always had quick reflexes, Cole caught
hold of her waist and put her firmly on the ground in
front of him. Just as her hand had lingered against his
earlier, his did now at her waist.
She’d grasped his shoulders to stabilize herself. How
could catching her steady him and make his knees
wobble at the same time?
Her gaze locking with his, Sophie swallowed.
She had that look again. The one that conveyed
things she shouldn’t think, shouldn’t feel. The one that
clouded his good intentions.
“Sophie,” he began, his hands leaving her waist to
cup her face as he stared down into her eyes. “My beautiful Sophie. What are we doing?”
The emotions swirling in her gaze branded his soul.
“I’m no good for you,” he insisted.
She shook her head. “You’re wrong.”
“Sophie.” They couldn’t do this. Only, as Sophie
stretched on her tiptoes, intending to touch her lips to
his, he didn’t move away or make any attempt to stop
Just held his breath in anticipation of her lips
against his—
“How’s it coming in here?”
At Isabelle’s voice, Cole jumped back from Sophie.
Or had it been Sophie who’d leapt away?
Cole inwardly grimaced. What was he thinking? Of
course she was embarrassed. He wasn’t a “bring home
to meet the family” kind of guy. He was a guy who was
so messed up in the head that he still occasionally had
nightmares that left the sheets sweat-drenched. No
wonder her sister was giving him an evil eye.
He didn’t say anything, just met Isabelle’s unhappy
gaze and braced himself for whatever condemnation she
hurled at him. What could he say in his defense? Nothing. He didn’t blame her for not being happy about what
she’d walked in on.
Sophie had almost kissed him.
Would have kissed him had her sister not interrupted.
And him? He would have let Sophie kiss him.
Thank goodness Isabelle had chosen that moment to
walk in.

The Clarence Hamper from Paxton & Whitfield

All British Cheese! The Clarence (£200.00)

An all-British selection of artisan cheese with perfectly paired accompaniments and cheese homewares. Featuring over 3KG of cheese! Cheese lovers will delight in the large-sized British cheeses – from the classic Paxton & Whitfield Stilton, to the contemporary raw milk, Brie-style Baron Bigod. Presented in a large Paxton & Whitfield wooden hamper box.

The hamper box contains: Cheddar Truckle PDO* (1.8kg), Stilton Jar PDO* (500g), Baron Bigod (1kg), an Acacia Wood Board Set, a Paxton & Whitfield Stilton Scoop, Paxton’s Biscuits For Cheese (250g), Quince and Apple Confit (120g), Apricot and Orange Confit (120g), Côte De Duras White Wine (750ml) and Côte De Duras Red Wine (750ml).

* PDO – Protected Designation of Origin, for products that are produced, processed and prepared within a particular geographical area, and with features and characteristics that must be due to that area.

FAT TOMATO –just launched on US amazon via

FAT TOMATO Trellis Vertical Garden Kit. 6 ft Tall, 22” Round, 30 Clips, String: Support Bush + Vine Vegetables. More Fruit with Unrestricted Natural Growth. Increased Sun Exposure. Simple Assembly.

HIGH YIELD vertical gardening system. Grow more in less space. Multiply your garden harvest in your yard, balcony, or patio. Clean and straight vegetables with no need to bend over to harvest.
SUNLIGHT ADVANTAGE, super wide spreader arms allow more sun to reach tender vegetables and produce more uniform greens. More photosynthesis help fruits ripen faster.

NATURAL FRUIT GROWTH not bound by hard wire cages. Strings tie to the support ribs and plastic clips secure the shoots and fruit. Add clips, string as plant grows. Fruit forms naturally large and plump.
GROW UP. Direct continuous support for vegetables reduces the need for a woody central stem. Nutrients go to the fruit not the silage. Better air circulation, and sunlight to lower fruit nodes.
COMPACT + REUSEABLE. Durable UV resistant materials disassemble quickly and store in a small space in the off-season. No tools required. 5-section pole to optimize the height for your garden.

Growing vertically saves space, can produce higher yields. The fruits also tend to be cleaner, straighter and more uniform when off the ground. Having the plants up off the ground also increases air flow and photosynthesis. Plus, there’s little or no bending over at harvest time. Allow 3ft diameter circle for growth and easier harvesting.

Durable UV resistant spreader arms assembly in seconds: insert into the end of the top pole. Sink center pole then plant your fruit or vegetable nearby. Glass fiber support pole sections stack vertically up to a height of 6 feet. Use 3, 4, or all 5 sections depending in the plant type. HOME GROW HERO vertical garden support system will hold more than 12 lbs of fruit. Great for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, pole beans, cucumbers and zucchini.

Each Kit contains:
·24 yards of high tensile PP string
·30 instant-on tomato/fruit clips
·4 UV resistant resin spreader arms for 22” diameter spread
·Vertical fiberglass pole in 5 sections for a height of 6 feet
·Instruction guide and reusable storage box

Poethan Creations – Creating home decor items using pressed flowers and leaves.

Check out their botanical collection. They recently launched some of their botanical coasters and are preparing to launch a larger collection for the upcoming Christmas season.
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