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Tue 18 Dec 2018

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Pretend to be well-read at dinner parties 

As we enter the season of Christmas cocktail parties and catching up with friends, I have compiled a handy list of some of the most talked-about books of the year, so you can pretend to be phenomenally well-read.

Tue 18 Dec 2018


Alice & Bob’s Whopping Christmas Cracker Show/Party

Sitting in its own unique space somewhere in between a pantomime, a sketch show and a party, Alice and Bob’s offering keeps a small but enthused crowd laughing, treating us to pigeon costumes, carols and a full-scale wrapping paper war.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

On the countdown to Christmas, many of us are still searching for the perfect gift for a close friend or relative. Amanda shares her own ultimate gift list, full of great ideas to help you spoil your loved ones this festive season.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Amanda Hanley's Guide to:

Preparing for the Festive Season

To avoid a last minute panic, take a little time to get organised – enjoy planning Christmas gatherings and choosing gifts for your loved ones, think about seating for guests, and consider those cosy little decorative touches that create the warm welcome we all aspire to.

Wed 12 Dec 2018


Ashmolean Rooftop

Attempting to predict the quality of the Ashmolean’s in-house restaurant stumped me a little; on one hand, this is a world-famous and world-class museum that deserves catering options to match, but on the other, such a tourist-enticing destination as this does not desperately need to rely on repeat custom to do good business.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Even if the full Kim is inconceivable to your taste or preference, her look has proved curiously pervasive and I’m willing to bet that there will be some element which will have wormed its way into your subconscious

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