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Delicious Valentine’s Dishes for Your Darling

Want to impress your lover this Valentine’s Day? It doesn’t mean booking in at the most expensive restaurant in the West End or checking in at the plushest Parisian hotel. You can impress your sweetheart from the comfort of your kitchen by whipping up one of these delectable delights on February 14th – you’ll be sure to get oodles of oohs and ahhs. And we think you’ll agree that these recipes are de-eee-licious with a capital ‘D’.

Starters & Nibbles

Indulge your darling and whet their appetite with an enticingly edible appetizer. We’ve put together a few lip-smacking starters that’d be just the job…

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Your Burns’ Night Menu

Suffering with a case of the January blues? Aren’t we all. This Sunday is Burns’ Night, a night on which the Scots honour the birthday of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns.  Why not cheer yourself (and a few friends) up by celebrating this traditional Scottish occasion? Anyone can host a Burns’ Night party – you needn’t be Scottish!

The tradition dates all the way back to Burns’ death. The first Burns Supper was held on the anniversary of his passing on 21st July, five years after his death in 1796, and was organised by Robert Burns’ chums. Since then, Burns’ Night suppers have become an annual event held on what would have been the Scottish poet’s birthday, January 25th.

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Healthy Foods That Fight Colds Away

Determined to eat more healthily in 2015, but all you can find in the supermarket are sickly-looking sprouts, stale spinach, limp lettuces, sprouting spuds and blueberries that look like they should be best left suffocating in their plastic containers? Don’t let an uninspiring selection of fresh foods stop you from your healthy-eating regime. It’s entirely possible to find seasonal, good-for-you food this time of year, packed with nutrients to ward off colds and keep you healthy during the long, cold winter months. So, without further ado, here are some easy-to-eat, easy-to-find everyday super foods to make healthy eating a breeze.

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Romantic Ways to Show Your Love on Valentine’s Day

What with Valentine’s Day rolling around soon, we thought it fitting to throw together a few thoughtful, romantic ways to sweeten up the day for your beloved. After all, February 14th should be a memorable day. But it doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg or be overly complicated. The main thing is to make it super special...

Make a Collage

Put together some pictures using the most treasured moments of your relationship. Whether it’s a memorable holiday, first date or special trip, making a lovely collage for your sweetheart will show how much you care.

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How to Recover Financially from the Festive Season

Boohoo. The festivities of the Christmas period are over, and it’s hello to the daily grind after the long holiday. January’s the month where you’re thinking, “Oops, I overspent on Christmas presents, food and trips out.”

January can also be a great month to evaluate your money – your pay packet and outgoings – and make some changes so you’re a bit better off.

There’s no denying Christmastime is a big hit on our wallets – even for those who’ve actually budgeted for it. Shops are open constantly; adverts implore you to buy, buy, buy and spend, spend, spend while TVs blare about 50% sales here and 70% sales there. Sales are everywhere making it difficult – even fore the budget-conscious shopper – to succumb to the temptation of a decent bargain or two.

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Banish the Post Christmas Blues: Six Steps

After Christmas comes a rather unpleasant blend of back-to-work blues, a blank social calendar, festive weight gain, gloomy weather, not to mention a deteriorating bank balance – all of which contribute to the post-Christmas blues. Boohoo. Happily, we’ve put together some ways in which you can banish the after-Christmas gloom…

Tickle Your Funny Bone

Did you know laughter’s one of the best remedies for releasing endorphins? So, grab a funny DVD or novel, and give that funny bone a workout.

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Fabulously Festive Things to Do

Sparkles, flashing Rudolph jumpers, tinsel, baubles, turkey, mulled wine…  The festive season’s well and truly upon us, so we thought it fitting to put together a few festive ideas to get you in the seasonal spirit which go well beyond watching Christmas telly and listening to Wizzard on the radio…

Games

Snowman wrapping competition. Wrap a person in toilet paper and decorate as a snowman. First to finish or the one judged the best, wins!

Christmas carol charades. This is a fun, all-rounder for everyone. It’s sure to raise a few guffaws!

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Movies to Watch this Christmas

Yep, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived – but is it the most wonderful time for movies? Brace yourself, lovely GoneDigging readers, because we’re delivering a list of the best Christmas movies. Roast a chestnut, pour yourself a mulled wine and settle in to our cinematic sack of goodies…

Home Alone (1990)

C’mon, who hasn’t seen Home Alone? If you’re in need of a big laugh, this film will totally crack you up as you watch home-alone youngster, Kevin (Macualay Culkin), fend for himself and defend his abode from two clumsy criminals (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to burgle every house in the neighbourhood. Kevin uses a whole bunch of tools to create various booby traps in an effort to prevent the burglars from breaking in.

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The Christmas Party Hangover Helper

The Christmas Party Hangover Helper

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Shopping Safely Online

Shopping online is a big part of our lives, but some shoppers worry that their card details won't be safe online. We ensure our customers are safe when shopping with us, and so do our friends at Sainsbury's Bank. Here are their helpful tips to make sure you're protected when you shop anywhere on the internet.

Shopping Safely Online

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