Tag : festive

Review: The Nutcracker

3 days ago / 0 comments

David Nixon’s OBE version of The Nutcracker performed at the Leeds Grand Theatre is a dream-like fairy tale for children and adults alike. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score creates a perfect backdrop for the ballet dancing. The story takes place on Christmas day, when Clara is presented with a wooden Nutcracker doll … Read More

Stressmas: The Price Britons Pay for a ‘Perfect’ Festive Season

1 month ago / 0 comments

Your local town centre has put up the Christmas lights, Costa and Starbucks have changed their disposable cups to winter versions and you’ve probably already scoffed a few mince pies. For some, Christmas is the time of eating, drinking and being merry. However, for many, the holidays can also be … Read More

A Very London Christmas

2 months ago / 0 comments

London is one of the best cities to visit any time of year, but there is something special about the city at Christmas. With so many fun and festive activities going on the city, there is always something to keep the Christmas spirit alive. If you’re not in Leeds over … Read More

A Chocolate a Day…

2 months ago / 0 comments

With December fast approaching, so does the annual question: what advent calendar do I get this year? Studies prove that a chocolate a day improves your wellbeing. Even though being a University student at this time of the year means deadlines, it also means that you can wake up to … Read More

Christmas cupcakes with snow meringue icing

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Lighter than a proper Christmas cake, but just as fruity and alcohol-sodden. Don’t be put off by the amount of ingredients, you can always swap the nuts or dried fruit for others you prefer – cherries, dates, and almonds all work well in this recipe. Ingredients (for 12-15 cakes) … Read More

Gluten-free mince pies

3 years ago / 0 comments

These tasty festive treats are made using simple and affordable ingredients. They are gluten free (to help avoid that Christmas bloat), and the only sweetener used is honey, which is much more nutrient-dense than refined sugar. You will need: A muffin/bun tray with 12 holes Cling film Pastry Ingredients (for … Read More

Sparkle, Don’t Fade

3 years ago / 0 comments

Festive fun is amongst us as the temperature plummets and the layers are pulled out of the closet for the long haul. But the perks of the winter season cannot be forgotten. As we reach for metallic hues, leather fringing, faux fur and that must-have jumper; we can head out … Read More

Blogs | Planes, Trains and Catherine Wheels

5 years ago / 0 comments

December has passed by in a blur of mulled wine, Christmas lights and general festive merriment. Sitting down to write this post I was actually confronted with the thought ‘Where did the time go?’ which makes me feel like a nostalgic fifty-something reminiscing about her bygone youth. As always at … Read More

Blogs | Merry Bleedin' Christmas

5 years ago / 0 comments

I’m writing this from bed, clad in the most hideous of multi-coloured jumpers and thinking of excuses to relieve me from a night out. Because the truth is this: despite the twinkling of Christmas lights in the city centre, the jingles playing incessantly on the radio like a chronic case … Read More

Beauty: Be the Belle of the Ball

6 years ago / 0 comments

The festive season has sprung upon us once again so whether you like it or loathe it, its time to up the ante and inject some festive glamour into your evening look.