I often have to remind myself when I am strolling through town, that it is actually only October and not quite Christmas Day yet! The great abundance of Christmas advertising and Christmas products flooding our […]
Waitrose, Morrisons, and John Lewis have announced they won’t be using glitter in their own-brand Christmas products. Many other big retailers, such as Boots and Sainsburys, have also announced they are taking steps to reduce their use of plastic, making their ranges more eco-friendly for the festive period.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says university students will be allowed to go home for Christmas, but they may need to enter a 2 week self-isolation period before returning. The government is under pressure to guarantee […]
Christmas has long been the peak time for romance- with general holiday joy filling the air, heightened drunkenness, and mistletoe, love thrives in cuddle weather. Netflix has taken notice of this in recent years, putting […]
With the arrival of the dark nights it’s inevitable that Christmas is fatly approaching. With this comes the ever so used comments by relatives or friends making it the ‘tubby season’ for most. From anything […]
I usually get mixed reactions when I share this opinion, but I really dislike Christmas music, particularly if it’s played before December 1st. Sometimes I even think that is too early, but I guess there […]
Christmas is soon approaching and markets are aplenty. Fancy a few days away for baked goods, a little mulled wine and some gift buying, but not sure which city is right for you? I’ve put […]
In Derby, a display of four illuminated Christmas presents have been ridiculed online and described as an embarrassing waste of money. Taking to social media, people were describing the new Christmas additions as a “disappointment”, […]
This review was a collaboration between Marit Foekens and Hannah Cox. Tired students, Drag Queens and a children’s fairytale. It was a trio we never knew we needed until last week. When walking into the […]
As University of Leeds’s gigantic Christmas tree went up in Beech Grove Plaza a few days ago, it was almost impossible to ignore the smell of hot chocolate and Bratwurst sausages drifting over from the […]
It’s that time of year again. You know, the time where Operation Secret Santa is in full effect and you’re a part of it by hook or by crook – at least, that’s how it can feel like at times right? This especially seems to be the case at work where you’re given a Secret Santa, and whilst it is never fully enforced, there is that unspoken expectation of you being a part of it. After all, you don’t want to look like the grinch when everyone else is passing around gifts. So, what do you do if Secret Santa really isn’t your cup of tea? Here are a few suggestions that may be useful.
In Leeds, the Christkindelmarkt in Millennium Square remains one of the staples of Christmas time in the city. The market is one of the largest and longest-running Christmas markets in the UK. It is organised […]