Finance: How do you split the bill at the Christmas party?

Each December the pressure of Christmas can get to all of us. It doesn’t take much for the financial strain to show and it all culminates in the big split. That’s right – splitting the bill. Picture the scene – it’s the work’s Christmas do. Three courses have been consumed and the drinks have been…

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Books: Christmas chronicles, book advents & traditions

Welcome to December’s books round-up, are you ready for Christmas? Are you an ‘organise everything in advance’ person like me, or an ‘up wrapping on Christmas Eve’ type of person? Books always make it into my children’s Christmas present pile, they have a selection of fairytales, fact book and my son has the new David…

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Baking: Last minute Christmas party bakes

Well, this year has gone fast, hasn’t it! I can’t believe that it is now just a few days before Christmas. Are you all prepared?  I for one am not and it’s going to be the usual rush to get it all done.  If you are anything like me then I am sure you will…

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Avoid accidents and how to stay safe at Christmas

Avoid becoming a Christmas statistic by swerving these common festive accidents. In this article, first aid expert Emma Hammett shares the things we need to be aware of. Each year our hospitals see a festive swell of more than 80,000 people needing treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the Christmas holidays.…

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Leftover turkey recipe: Turkey, gammon & sprout pot pie

This meaty pot pie is great for using up leftover turkey and hame or you can start afresh. Either way, it’s an entire meal in one.  Planning Preparation time: 30 minutes + cooling Cooking time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes + cooling Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 300g cooked gammon (preferably…

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What to do with leftover Christmas ham? Creamy pea & gammon risotto

Get inventive with your leftover gammon or ham with this hearty risotto. But you don’t have to wait until you have leftovers. It makes for a quick and easy supper anytime, sure to please the entire family. Print Recipe Creamy pea & gammon risotto Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: ItalianKeyword:…

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