Sunday, 25 November 2018

Mrs Mulled Wine's Christmas - 4 Weeks to Go

Black Friday - Is it a con? 

I've heard a couple of 'experts' on the radio saying that Black Friday is a con trying to whip consumers up into a shopping frenzy and there actually aren't that many bargains to be had and I honestly feel like I have to agree. I'm after a Nintendo Switch and the cheapest price I could find a new one at on Black Friday was £237.99 down from £249 the day before. I am pretty confident the price will drop even further at some point in the run up to Christmas. I reckon retailers drop their prices a little on Black Friday to make us feel like we're getting a good deal but actually save their best deals until nearer Christmas when they're trying to tempt people with big last-minute purchases. The only deals I think were decent were travel and hotel deals where you could buy vouchers for 20% off etc...

Did anyone grab a good deal? I didn't buy a single thing in the end.  

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mrs Mulled Wine's Countdown to Christmas - 5 weeks to go

Just over five weeks to go and I am finally feeling festive. We're enjoying a relaxing weekend at home this weekend before the craziness of Christmas really starts. Can you believe we're off to our first panto next week? It's my birthday weekend in a couple of weeks time and I have lots of fun stuff planned including a Christmas dinner at Artisan and festive afternoon tea at Spanish City. Most of my festive outings tend to revolve around food these days.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

Mrs Mulled Wine's Christmas Countdown - 6 Weeks To Go

I hope you didn't miss me too much last week. We had a very full-on half term and now the kids are back to school, I am very much on Christmas countdown (despite only buying one gift so far). I've pledged this year to only buy our grown-up gifts from a charity close to the recipient's heart or a small or local business this year and I'm looking forward to spending more at Christmas markets this year. A sale to a small business or charity really does make a difference and its just a little way to spread some Christmas cheer. Also, who wants another Boots gift set?


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

How to Create a 'Snowman' Christmas Eve Box

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How to Create a 'Snowman' Christmas Eve Box

Everyone loves The Snowman and if you're from the North East, you'll no doubt know that this year, Fenwick has based their Christmas window around this much-loved character. I have a feeling that gifts based around The Snowman will be popular. Heidi has already been hinting that she'd like a Snowman soft toy for Christmas. I had the idea to create a Snowman-themed Christmas Eve box this year. Obviously, I won't include everything from this selection but a couple of select items will give the box a theme and add a personal touch for 2018 I think. Plus its something a little different. 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Win a Lindt Chocolate Teddy Advent Calendar

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You're never too old for an advent calendar and this year it feels like there are even more options than ever before. From Pork Scratching to Tea Bags - whatever tickles your fancy, there will be an advent calendar for you. Personally, I don't think you can beat a proper chocolate advent calendar and this year I've pushed the boat out with a Lindt Chocolate Teddy Advent Calendar. 

Retailing for £10, the Lindt Chocolate Teddy Advent Calendar features the following chocolates:
  • Lindt Bear & Gold Reindeer Milk Chocolate
  • Lindt Swiss Milk Chocolate Napolitains 
  • Lindor Mini Milk Chocolate Truffles with Smooth Melting Filling
  • Milk Chocolate Snowdrops with Creamy Double Milk Filling
If you'd like to win your very own Lindt Chocolate Teddy Advent Calendar, WOW FreeStuff is running a festive giveaway where you can win your very own.

Good luck! 

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