Christmas gift ideas for book lovers

Book lovers are my favourite people to buy Christmas gifts for. Books are also my favourite gift to receive. If you’re buying for someone you know well, it’s a gift you can put a lot of thought into. Find out what they’ve already read, which genres they love and what sort of book they’re looking for next. You might just buy their new favourite book, or inspire them with the gift you choose. For adults Life Force: The Revolutionary 7-Step Plan For Optimum Energy by Susan Scott Life Force is a practical, interactive book to guide you to improved energy…

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Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome Tamworth

Nothing says Christmas quite like playing in the snow. So, Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome in Tamworth is brilliant for getting into the festive spirit. Of all the Christmas days out in the West Midlands, this is the one I’ve been wanting to try out for years. We headed there at the weekend to see if it’s as magical as everyone makes out. Snow trail at the Snowdome Winter Wonderland On arrival at the Snowdome, we descended to a beautiful ice cave to find out about Winter Wonderland. A very jovial host got everyone into the festive spirit while we…

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Christmas gift ideas for active adults

By boxing day, most of us get to a point where we need to be active adults. Christmas indulgence gets the better of us and it’s time to get moving. So, some of these gifts are things we’ll use once we’ve recovered from Christmas. Others are based around active interests including hiking and sports. 100 Outstanding British Walks The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide will help you find some of the best walks in Britain. Divided into regions, this book tells you the difficulty of the walk, height gain, length and amount of time it will take. Not all walks are…

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Christmas gift ideas for active kids

At this time of year, it’s so easy to hibernate indoors. For many children, this can lead to boredom and mischief. Keeping them active is a great way to avoid the restlessness. Here are some lovely gift ideas that will keep active children entertained during the festive period. Family days out choice voucher It’s always lovely to buy someone an experience that will allow them to make memories as a family. With the choice voucher, the recipient family can pick the day out that would suit them best. With venues available around the country, the voucher is ideal for local…

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Falling through the cracks: It’s time to take control of your pension #AD

Are you saving enough for your future? It’s a simple question, but the answer is never straightforward. At least, it’s not for me. Scottish Widows have recently published the 15th Women & Retirement Report. They’re celebrating the good progress that has been made since the report started. In 2019, 57% of women are saving adequately for retirement. That’s the highest proportion since their research started, helped in part by auto-enrolment. Despite this positive change, men stand to benefit from a staggering £78,800 more in their pension pot than women. Certain groups of women continue to fall through the cracks, remaining…

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