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Mother's Day

I am ashamed to admit this, but I never truly appreciated how strong and amazing my mother is until I became a mother myself. Don’t get me wrong, I always admire my mother, her positive attitude to life, her never-ending energy, her warmth to all those around her, and the kindness that she showed - not just her family - but to everyone else that may be lucky to cross her path. However, it wasn’t until I had a daughter myself that I truly understood the strength, courage and will power it takes to become a mother. I count myself incredibly lucky to be a woman and to be able to experience challenges in life that I know will make...

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No matter what rules are placed upon us this holiday season, we shouldn’t forget that Christmas is a time for laughter and time for cheers. We may not be able to have large family gatherings (which might be a blessing for some of us), but we can still have drunken nights over board games and leftover turkey. Champagne is always a staple in our family Christmas tradition. We always have Champagne on Christmas Eve whilst stuffing our faces with Tesco’s Finest Christmas canapes. Christmas morning starts with Champagne as we open a present for each family member. Then Christmas dinner opens with prawn cocktails and Champagne. More Champagne throughout dinner (as I find Champagne as the best wine to please...

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