How to Beat the Stress Over the Festive Season


Christmas comes but once a year and for some of us, that’s more than enough. Granted the festive season means time off work (for some of us) and spending time with friends and family, but that alone can prove inordinately stressful, particularly if your argumentative family are a little on the loud and insufferable side and you are prone to periods of worry.

With the right mindset, however, it can be surprisingly simple to tune out the jingle bells, the drunken karaoke and the inevitable results of a Brussel sprout overindulgence. Follow the tips below and you might just be able to survive this Christmas season without strangling anyone!

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The Twelve Wines of Christmas

Emergency Entertaining Tips & Tricks

As you will know, we are flipping Christmas on it’s head this year and serving Beef for Christmas Dinner. This has brought a whole new world of researching I have had to do to ensure I have picked the ultimate wine pairings for the meal…. of course the festive wines don’t just stop at the main event… think about every glass of fizz or wine you have throughout December. It’s all a complex pairing mission!

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ASOS Bobbi Brown Box

 

ASOS Bobbi Brown Box

I know I am not the only one that is a sucker for a deluxe size sample. Right? I fell out of love with subscription boxes as I felt they lacked true value for money so when I spotted the ASOS Bobbi Brown Box, I had to snap it up.

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Designated Driver Scheme

Designated Driver Scheme Newcastle

At this time of year, being the designated driver can be both a blessing or a curse. Whether it is by necessity or choice, buying soft drinks, mocktails or alco free beers can all add up to just as an expensive night as one on the booze but you get the joy, usually, of ferrying your drunk mates home after the Christmas Party. Yay.

In a bid to drastically cut down the amount of drink drivers at this festive time of year, many City Centre bars are now adopting the Designated Driver scheme.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2016

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive winter market and no one does it better in the UK than Edinburgh.

Taking over Princes Street Gardens, the annual event is a melting pot of sights, sounds and of course the delicious smells.

I visited, along with my blogging besty Vicky to see what the fair city had to offer. View Post