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New Year, New Magazine

2017! It’s a brand new year – a chance to refocus, recharge and make changes for the better.  Whether you’re focusing on your health and fitness, career, home or just wanting to declutter and simplify your life, there’s no better time than January. New Year, new magazine!2017 (1)With every New Year comes a renewed sense of motivation – whether you’re getting fit or wanting to renew and old passion for a long forgotten hobby, take advantage of our Mega Magazine Sale and find the perfect magazine to inspire you all year round for 2017.

3 Last Minute NYE Ideas

New Year’s Eve always seems to creep up on us after Christmas – these last minute NYE ideas are a great way to upgrade your party from flat to fizzing. The best way to see in the New Year!

1. Decorate with Balloons

NYE balloon decorating ideas | The Hub blog at magazine.co.ukColourful Balloons | Champagne Bottle Balloon + Tassel

Delicious Magazine’s Boxing Day Breakfast Muffins

Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust finds the origins of nutmeg and the perfect Boxing Day bake – Delicious magazine’s Boxing Day Breakfast Muffins! Here’s how she got on… 

Boxing Day Muffins

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Whilst these are best eaten warm from the oven on the day they are baked they can also be made in advance and frozen. Freeze for up to three months. When you want to use them just defrost and warm them in the oven or a microwave before serving.

The Festive Showstopper: Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Kat from The Baking Explorer crafts the perfect festive showstopper – Baking Heaven magazine’s Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cheesecake! Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cheesecake | Baking Heaven at magazine.co.uk

December is the month of entertaining and also the month when I get inundated with requests to make desserts for various family and friend gatherings. So when I’m short on time and I need to get an impressive dessert ready, cheesecakes are my go to option. They are easy to put together and you can leave them in the fridge overnight to set.

7 Themed Christmas Trees You Need to See

If last year was about glitter beards and glitter partings, this Christmas is all about the themed tree. If it’s not Star Wars themed or tacky, it’s not hot – here are 7 themed Christmas trees you need to see!

1. The Harry Potter Themed Tree

The Harry Potter Tree

Veggie Magazine’s Chai & Ginger Cake

One of our favourite bloggers – Kat from The Baking Explorer –  has recreated a delicious vegetarian recipe – presenting Veggie Magazine‘s Chai & Ginger Cake! 
Chai & Ginger Cake

Italian cooking is my absolute favourite, although I have to say I usually stick to the savoury side. However when reading Veggie’s November issue, this recipe from Melissa Forti who runs a tea room in North West Italy really caught my eye. I couldn’t resist making it as the flavours screamed Autumn and it sounded warming and comforting, which is exactly what you want from food this time of year.

3 Christmas Crafts You Can Make from Magazines!

We all love a glossy magazine (some of us even collect them), but what do we do with them afterwards?  Here are 3 Christmas crafts you can make from magazines – we all have some lying around…!
Christmas Crafts out of Magazines | magazine.co.uk

Good Food Magazine’s Iced Ginger Bundt Cake

The talented Kirsty from Bake This Happen (who also runs a fantastic baking blog, Ever So Sweet) has created a twist on a classic – here’s her take on Good Food Magazine‘s Iced Ginger Bundt Cake!gingercake3

What a treat when this months Christmas edition of BBC Good Food magazine landed on my door mat last week.  Now with bonfire night being past, the countdown to Christmas is truly on, and with it all the flavours of the festive season.  

Your Capsule Wardrobe for Travelling at Christmas and New Year

Polly from The Travelling Calavera blog takes inspiration from Red magazine for her capsule wardrobe for travelling at Christmas…Red Magazine December 2016 Cover

With not long to go until Christmas, it’s already high time you booked your tickets and started planning that festive trip to see relatives or friends.

Food Allergies and Free From magazine

Elaine from Fun as a Gran blog explores food allergies and the great desserts you can make by using a few clever alternatives – we’re talking food allergies and Free From magazine!

Allergies seem to be much more prevalent these days, or is it just they make the news more? Having a child with food allergies is not ideal, but then you have no choice but to get on with it. I know when I was born, as when my eldest was born with lactose intolerance then the only option was early weaning. There was no recommendation then for alternative milks.