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.  
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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.

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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?

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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. 
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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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