Christmas is like Groundhog Day. The same old thing every year; turkey, TV and tinsel. Try something a little different this year with our alternative guide to Christmas, suitable for all the family.
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Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is said to be the Black Friday of e-commerce. According to Mintel £4.7bn is predicted to be spent online in December, with a high proportion of this to be spent on this day, online retail’s biggest day of the year.
Santa’s sleigh bells are jingling in the distance and Christmas is almost here. But if you haven’t finished (or even started) your festive shopping, never fear. Whether you’re struggling to buy for a Grandpa with enough memorabilia to sink a battleship, are looking for that extra little surprise under the tree for your wife (bonus points guaranteed) or a stocking filler for your sibling, let Magazine.co.uk take care of it for you. We've got a gift for everyone and all available from the comfort of your sofa.
Life in the 21st century can be fast-paced and let’s face it, downright stressful. There are the pressures of work, dashing around after the kids, electricity bills that make your eyes water and then finding enough hours in the day to cook, clean and everything in between.
It’s that ghoulishly good time of the year again. At Halloween we traipse the streets trick or treating, dressed as Jack the Ripper and Annabelle, alongside our little wizards, witches and pumpkins. Millions of people will be tuning into a scary film with a huge bowl of popcorn to hide behind or sitting in darkness with just a tiny flicker of candlelight, telling the world’s scariest ghost story.
The team at Magazine.co.uk might not be afraid of many ghouls, but there are a few characters from past and present (some a little unpredictable) that caused us nightmares. In celebration of Halloween, we take a closer, light-hearted look at some of the scariest characters from film, TV and books. Continue reading
Does the thought of winter make you shiver? Well, this year you might have a really good reason to as the latest weather reports say the UK is in line for an Arctic freeze with temperatures plummeting to -27C. Now that’s breezy! Plenty of snow, ice and fog is heading our way and these chilly conditions could last for five months.
So in preparation for the return of the Ice Queen and her hoary henchmen, we've scoured the web to find some super winter warmer ideas just for you. Whether it’s keeping you toasty all over, making your tummy glow, or just raising your spirits until spring returns - these will brighten up your winter and toast your cockles like nothing else.
1. Jamie Oliver’s chocolate pumpkin brûlée pie