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  1. There's nothing like a good book, and if you're looking for something to enjoy or for a loved one to delve into during these winter months, but you want a bargain, take a look at Foyles.

    They have 50% off a selection  of novels, memoirs, children's books, cookery books and much more.

    For example, if you're interested in food, you could take a look at "Happy Food: How eating well can lift your mood and bring you joy" which was £22 but is now £11

    Happy Food: How eating well can lift your mood and bring you joy
    Happy Food: How eating well can lift your mood and bring you joy
    Was £22, now £11

    For example, they have "The Complete Adventures of Paddington: The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume" for only £20 instead of £40 which could make a great gift. 

    The Complete Adventures of Paddington: The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

    The Complete Adventures of Paddington:
    The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume 
    Was £40, now £20

    You can never have too many books.....  there's nothing like choosing a book and settling down to a read with a lovely warm brew.

    This sale ends at midnight on 10 January 2019.   Head off to Foyles here

  2. It's a New Year and to make the most of it, it's worth being organised and planning ahead.   It's also worth identifying what you want to achieve from the year - more time with friends and family?   To try something new?  To learn a new skill?

    To make the most of our time, it's important to be organised!   If you still haven't bought a diary yet, take a look at Paperchase.  There are good things about procrastinating sometimes and one of those is that waiting a bit can lead to great offers! 

    Paperchase have up to 50% off diaries online & in-store, while stocks last.  So this could be a good time to grab a diary.

    However, not everyone likes the same style of diary.   I know plenty of people who love pocket diaries that will fit into handbags or pockets;  others prefer the A5 size, some go for A4 and a page a day.  It's a very personal choice.

    So Paperchase have a helpful guide to help you choose the diary that's right for you - you can take a look at it here. 

    Paperchase say, Check out our 2019 diary guide!
    Paperchase say, Check out our 2019 diary guide!

    This guide gives you an idea of the sorts of diaries available so that you can choose the one that's best for you.

    The up to 50% offer is for a limited time only, and Paperchase reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

    Go shopping for a diary at Paperchase

     

  3. It's an exciting month for anyone who loves nature because it's the time of year for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch! 

    The event takes place at your home or in your local park for one hour only - you choose the time you do it - on one day of the 26, 27 and 28 January 2019.    You just sit and watch the birds in your garden or local park for an hour, and you make a note of the different species you see, and then you send your findings off to the RSPB (the Royal Protection for the Society of Birds).

    This survey has been going for 39 years, and it gives the RSPB a chance to find out which bird species are doing well and which need some help.  It's a big event, the world's largest birdwatch, and last year nearly half a million people choose to put their feet up and watch birds for an hour.  

    To coincide with the event, the RSPB Online Shop has 3 gift ideas you can give the bird lover or nature lover in your life:

    40th anniversary Big Garden Birdwatch mug
    40 Years and counting’ mug

    This year, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Big Garden Birdwatch,  there's an exclusive '40 Years and counting’ mug, with some of the most frequent garden visitors from the past 40 years.  And what's more, with every mug purchase you can choose a FREE bag of Bird & Wild Coffee.  All for £8.50!  Buy this mug here (biscuits not included!)  Your loved one can sip their hot brew whilst watching and recording the birds!

    Or, how about a treat for your birds?

    Big Garden Birdwatch suet and feeder offer 2019

    Big Garden Birdwatch suet and feeder offer 2019
    £13.50

    The RSPB have bundled a Classic suet ball feeder for free with this box of 50 Sunflower hearts super suet balls!  They are great for the birds, and you can get about 3 balls into the feeder, so it should last you some time.  Our birds love them!   Fly away to grab this offer here

    And finally, there's a Big Garden Birdwatch starter kit offer which is incredible value because instead of £41.21, you pay only £20.60.   It includes..

    • a small Classic easy-clean seed feeder,
    • 1.8kg of Premium sunflower hearts for your seed feeder,
    • a small Classic easy-clean nut and nibble feeder,
    • 1kg of Buggy nibbles for your nut and nibble feeder,
    • a Classic easy-clean suet feeder (ideal for fitting around 3 suet fat balls at a time),
    • and 12 Super suet balls (Sunflower heart variety).

     Big Garden Birdwatch starter kit offer
    All items added together would be £41.21
    but you can have this for £20.60 from the RSPB Online Shop!
    Flap your wings and take off to the RSPB's Online Shop here

     

  4. Canvas prints reflecting happy memories can be a wonderful way to add colour and life to a room.

    And they can make very personal gifts which can give lots of meaning to the recipient and the person giving them.

    Boots.com have a special offer on canvases at the moment - in fact, they are giving up to 60% off - it depends on the size of canvas you get.  The bigger the canvas, the greater the saving!

    Save on Boots Canvases 

    This offer is valid until Monday 14 January 2019, so don't miss out!  There are 3 different sizes available.  

    Visit Boots.com

    There, you'll find the codes you need to use to get your discounts, sizes available and to see the T&Cs. 

    By the way, there are also offers to be had on photobooks, photo mugs, posters and cushions.   Find out more from Boots.

     

  5. Not bought a 2019 calendar or 2019 diary yet?

    Well, there's 40% off 2019 calendars and diaries at Emma Bridgewater so this a great chance to start the year with a special offer to make the most of the year!

    Year in the Country 2019 Calendar from Emma Bridgewater
    Year in the Country 2019 Calendar from Emma Bridgewater  
    Now £5.95, was £9.95

    Game Birds 2019 Calendar from Emma Bridgewater
    Game Birds 2019 Calendar from Emma Bridgewater
    £5.95, was £8.95

    Pink Pansy 2019 A5 Diary from Emma Bridgewater
    Pink Pansy 2019 A5 Diary from Emma Bridgewater
    £5.95, was £9.95

    Visit Emma Bridgewater's website for more special offer information