Office Move? Get a Staging Post

Moving office is a stressful experience, and whist it rarely gets a mention compared to the upheaval of moving home, for the people involved it can be almost as traumatic. Then there’s the poor damned-if you-do… soul whose responsibility it is to organise an office move – and the logistical pressure cooker that entails. There are 101 reasons why […]

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More Christmas History and Traditions

We couldn’t fit everything in to our Introduction to Christmas History and Traditions at the beginning of December. So, now we got to Boxing Day – think of this blog entry as a sneaky turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich. A tasty follow up to the main event. Here we look at the 12 days of Christmas, Twelfth night and, […]

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Feeling a bit Solsticey…

It happens every year. Whilst we’ve all got our attention turned towards Christmas, the Winter Solstice sneaks in under the radar and gives us another annual gift. Between 21st and 22nd December, up here in the Northern Hemisphere we experience our shortest day. But what on earth is the Winter Solstice? What are the physics behind shorter days and […]

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Hi-de-Ho Ho Ho (Keeping Christmas Presents Secret)

Christmas presents are such a temptation. Some members of the household (not just the younger ones either) can’t help themselves. They like to sneak in and take a peak at what’s going to be in their stocking or under the tree on the big day. Keeping the gifts secret from those prying eyes can be a real […]

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Christmas – the history of decorations and traditions

With Advent now in full swing, you’re probably thinking about hanging a wreath, getting a tree and putting up the Christmas decorations. But how and where did all those rituals and traditions begin? From the relatively recent Blue Peter Advent Crown – to the origins of the Crimble Tree and the man in the red […]

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