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Romantic Ways to Propose

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Spring, being the season of hope and new beginnings, seems a fitting time to pop the question. And, if you’re thinking of proposing, you may be worrying about how best to ask in a thoughtful and tasteful way that doesn’t fall into being awkward or formulaic. How do you say the words ‘will you marry me?’ in a way that truly reflects who you are as a couple?

Here is our guide to give you a little inspiration to make your proposal truly memorable for you both:

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Alternative Christmas gift wrapping

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Add a bit of creativity under your tree this Christmas and have some fun wrapping your presents. Rather than expensive, shiny gift wrap, why not give some of these more sustainable and natural ideas a go. Some take a little bit more effort – but you’ll be left with a pile of beautiful gifts to add to your Christmas decorations.

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Natural Hangover Cures

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Prepare for the festive party season with some natural hangover cures…

Researchers agree that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that there are any fail safe ways to cure or prevent a hangover – other than to moderate your alcohol intake. But even the most sensible amongst us may find ourselves overdosing on the mulled wine and eggnog during the party season – it is Christmas after all.

So here are our favourite Scarlet hangover cures to help you feel a little better the morning after, or at least to provide you with some comfort:

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Stollen Bread Recipe

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Full of the flavours of Christmas: soft nutty marzipan, plump dried fruits and festive spices – stollen is the perfect wintery treat. We’ll be serving slices of this comforting bread with our afternoon teas over Christmas and the New Year. Here is our recipe for you to try at home:

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Finding the perfect Christmas present

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Christmas shopping can seem like an enormous task sometimes – with the minefield of who to buy for, how much to spend and what to buy. But it shouldn’t be stressful – gift buying, wrapping and giving should be a joy. Begin with a list (and check it twice) with all those you want to buy for – and use out top tips below to plan your presents, before heading in to any shops. Many things can be purchased online, handcrafted in the warmth of your kitchen or purchased at a lovely local market – taking the stress (and crowds) out of your shopping experience.

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The Grown-Ups Guide to Cornish festivities

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Cornwall is magical in the run-up to Christmas.

You can take bracing walks on beautiful, empty beaches. Explore one of our picturesque fishing village all a-twinkle with lights and get any last minute gifts you need at one of our festive markets.

There’s so much to do and see on a pre-Christmas break in Cornwall. Here’s our list of favourite festive events not to be missed:

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The Grown-Ups Guide to Winter Hibernation

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As soon as the clocks go back and the leaves on the trees start to fall, our thoughts turn to winter and the creature comforts of indoors. There’s such a joy in escaping home, kicking off your boots and warming up by the fire, watching the storms outside. The cold seems to encourage us to slow down to enjoy the simple pleasures of snuggling up indoors. Make your home even more comfortable with our guide to preparing for the cold season…

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