The Origins Of Christmas

If you’re celebrating the birth of Christ this December the 25th, you might want to know that Jesus wasn’t born on that day at all. That is, if you don’t know this already. Jesus’ birthday has been placed on March the 28th, November the 18th, and September the 11th, the latter being the most likely, […]
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It’s Always Personal: ‘Tis The Season To Be Careful!

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  No, that’s not Ron Moody’s “Fagin”, it’s me! And speaking of pick-pockets… Lee, a friend of ours, is a world class pick-pocket who has worked for Cirque du Soleil. In the following video, he shows us another kind of pick-pocketing… The kind that’s always personal – that of the cyber pick-pocket. This is a […]
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Today Is Christmas Jumper Day!

Who knew that December 12th is now Christmas Jumper Day?! Yes, it’s apparently a thing. The good news is that it’s all for a very good cause! Scrooges best stay in bed today, as almost 4 million people are preparing to don garish festive knits for Christmas Jumper Day. But what has possessed millions of […]
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When One Christmas Tree Isn’t Enough!

A Powys family have spent the last month putting up 72 Christmas trees along with decorations in each of their property’s 52 rooms. Paul and Victoria Humpherston received help from local villagers to give a festive feel to the Grade II*-listed Abbey Cwm-Hir Hall, near Llandrindod Wells. Drawing rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms all have decorations. […]
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The Best Christmas Markets In Britain

If sights of Christmas markets in Europe looking all Christmassy and inviting make you long for the experience, but you can’t manage to get there, then here are the best of the bunch closer to home! 1. Manchester Christmas markets When: ends December 22 Manchester  hosts several markets throughout the city, from a German-style market at St […]
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35 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

Here are 35 fun facts you maybe, probably, didn’t know..: 1. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. 2. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. 2. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. 4. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. 5. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of […]
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It’s Christmas Ad Time!

It’s that time of year again, which means one of two things in our consumerist society, and that’s which supermarket ad for the festive season is the best… The other is the Coke advert – when that’s out, you know Christmas is near and you need to get your buying frenzy on! (As an aside […]
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