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  1. I know it's only May 2019 and there's still 7 months to go before we rolll the clocks on to 2020...

    but I was a bit stunned to see that Calendars, Family Planners and Diaries for 2020 are on the market....so if you really want to get organised and prepared for that new year, this could be the time to start checking them out.

    I love the look of this one from CalendarClub.co.uk, Alisons Animals Slim Calendar 2020...

    CalendarClub.co.uk have an enormous range of calendars and diaries 

    They've also got some for 2019-2010 as well so if you're suddenly feeling an urge to get organised this year, CalendarClub.co.uk is a good place to start.

    They've also got a lot of calendars representing counties in the UK so if you want to send someone a calendar who loves a particular part of the UK, take a look at them.   They cover all sorts of regions, e.g. Cotswolds, Edinburgh, Sussex, Staffordshire, Peak District etc etc. 

    It's never too late to start being organised...or too early to get ahead!

    Head to CalendarClub.co.uk

     

  2. Good news if you're looking for a gift for someone who enjoys trying new recipes and who loves following celebrity cooks.

    Hive.co.uk have up to 35% off celebrity cookbooks!

    The Great British Bake Off: Everyday : Over 100 Foolproof Bakes
    The Great British Bake Off: Everyday : Over 100 Foolproof Bakes
    Was £25.00, now £16.19

    There's Jamie Oliver, Mary Berry, Rick Stein, Nigella, Madhur Jaffrey, Tom Kerridge, the Hairy Bikers, Thuy Diem Pham, Gino D'Acampo,, Paul Hollywood, Rosemary Shrager, Liam Charles, Joe Wicks, Delia Smith, Chris Bavin, James Martin - there's quite a few celebrities to choose from! 

    Jamie's 30-Minute Meals
    Jamie's 30-Minute Meals

    Head to Hive.co.uk
    to view the full range of celebrity cookbooks

     

  3. I absolutely adore the Wrendale designs - I think Hannah Dale is brilliant and produces some wonderful designs.

    And I was browsing Amazon tonight - as you do - and was amazed to see the mug designs Wrendale mugs now include!

    I knew there was Wrendale hedgehogs, ducks, geese, Wrendale hares, dogs, cats etc.  But what I didn't know was that there are other wildlife mugs - covering wildlife such as the orangutan, panda, elephant, toucan, flamingo, giraffe etc.  So here are just a few Wrendale designs to show you!

    There's an Orangutan Mug  An elephant mug
    Pretty flamingoes There's also a beautiful toucan
     Gorgeous Koalas!  There's a panda mug, too!
     A touching giraffe mug Or you can buy six Wrendale mugs!

     

  4. I've recently discovered the website TravelZoo, and wow, what an amaizng site!

    They are a travel, entertainment and local deals provider so if you're looking for a deal for a holiday, or a day out,or something to do, they are a good place to start.  They have deals all over the country and as a garden lover, I was very excited to find that they have quite a range of offers for gardens to visit and in many cases, that includes homes as well!

    For instance, today I was digging around and unearthing some great offers for gardens, and some will be known to you perhaps such as Hatfield House in Hertfordshire whilst others may not be known to you.

    The deals for visiting gardens fall under the section for Things to do which itself has deals for Spas, Restaurants, Getaways and Entertainment and Activities.  Look under the Entertainment and Activities section and that's where you'll find all the deals on entry to gardens.  

    I find that the site is very well laid out, and each deal seems to be explained very well. 

    The most popular deal at the time of writing covering the gardens bit was actually Entry for 2 to the Country Estate and Gardens, Hatfield House:

    Hertfordshire: entry for 2 to country estate & garden

    Hertfordshire: entry for 2 to country estate & garden  

    - £22.00 - that's 42% less than usual!!


    £12.50 – Castle Howard: entry to house & gardens

     Castle Howard (Yorkshire): entry to house & gardens
    £12.50 – saving you 35% -  for one adult or concession


    Castle Howard has featured in a number of films and television shows, including the 1981 and 2008 adaptations of "Brideshead Revisited" and "Victoria" (2016)

    Entry for 2 to Hestercombe House & Gardens nr Taunton

    Entry for 2 to Hestercombe House & Gardens

    nr Taunton - JUST  £12.00 - saving 41% on the normal cost

    So you can see there are some great savings to be enjoyed, and great days out to be enjoyed too!   There are a lot more gardens with offers on so do dig your way over to Travelzoo and see what you think!  

    There's nothing like strolling around a garden with a family member or friend and just drinking in the glorious sights, or exploring a house and imagining what it would be like to live there!

    Visit TravelZoo's Entertainment and Activities Deals

  5. Those fabulous people at Picniq.co.uk (who have lots of amazing offers) have a deal offering up to 31% off tickets to Kew Gardens, Richmond!

    Up to 31% off tickets to Kew Gardens with Picniq.co.uk
    Up to 31% off tickets to Kew Gardens with Picniq.co.uk 

    The world famous botanical gardens at Kew make up the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London!  Highlights include The Hive (a multi-sensory immersive experience highlighting th secret life of Bees), The Treetop Walkway (18 metres above the woodland floor, enabling you to enjoy an incredible view across the gardens) and Palm House.  Palm House is a living lab;  it recreates the climate of a rainforest so that tropical plants from some of the most threatened environments on earth can thrive.

    Palm House has earned the status as the World's most important surviving Victorian glass and iron structure.

    Also, don't miss the Great Pagoda and Temperate House - the latter is home to a rare collection of temperate zone plants.

    So there's plenty to see or do and you can enjoy up to 31% off at the same time!  I am not sure when this deal finishes, so don't hang about!  And please read Picniq's Important Information and T&Cs before you take advantage of the deal.

    Incidentally, if you've ever fancied a private tour of Kew Gardens, you could do this through gift experience company Red Letter Days who have this experience for £100 for two people - the tour lasts an hour: Kew Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour and Admission for Two