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What to do in London this Christmas

Christmas only comes around once a year so making it count is important. You want to know that after anticipating it for almost a year, every day is worthwhile when it finally comes around. You can do so by making the most of the ongoing festivities taking place around you and seeing what’s outside of your comfort zone. If you happen to be in London especially, you should find that there are many activities to do whether for adventure junkies or more laid back people. In case you need a few ideas, see what you can do in London this Christmas below.

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Ice skate at Somerset House

Skating can be tons of fun, especially when done on the ice. During the Christmas period, you can usually enjoy ice skating at Somerset House which is on the south side of the Strand in central London. Aside from skating, there are extras you could enjoy like having champagne at the Fortnum’s Lodge or ‘Skate Lates,’ which features top DJs and music nights. You can book tickets at the cost of £11 and £8.50 for children and skating begins on November 14th.

Watch a show

Entertainment is something that most people enjoy as it’s a chance to focus on something other than your reality for a little while. For this reason, watching a show may be a great idea when it comes to making the most of Christmas. There are several shows in December 2018 that you can watch around the Christmas period. Some Christmas themed shows to consider are a Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker. If you’re taking kids along, The Snowman may be a show everyone will enjoy.

Hogwarts in the snow

For all of the Harry Potter lovers, Hogwarts in the Snow may be something worth doing this Christmas. Taking place at the Warner Bros studio, you can expect to see snow, icicles and magical instruments all around. In addition, you can expect to hear fires roaring in fireplaces thanks to special effects as well as Gryffindor common room to be filled with treats. For the most part, it’s a chance to get behind the scenes and see the costumes that were used as well as how artificial snow was created. The two-course meal and dessert you get to indulge in should be enjoyable as well.

Christmas at Kew

Last year, Kew Gardens had magical Christmas lights on display at its botanical garden. If your goal is to embrace the spirit of Christmas, then you should be thinking about spending Christmas at Kew Gardens as you’ll witness millions of lights twinkling. Sparkling trees, glowing orbs, and light shows can be expected at the gardens. Overall, it’s a way to get a true feel of Christmas and experience this beauty with your loved ones. You can book tickets in advance so that you can secure your space for the show. 

As mentioned above, there are a number of activities you can choose to partake in this Christmas. Whether alone or with family and friends, there’s something in the vibrant city of London for everyone. By choosing activities that you’ll enjoy, you could end up having the best Christmas yet.

Luxury stationery from Executive Pens Direct

I have been a stationery lover for years. I can remember buying new items for each year at school, wanting to get my hands on the newest and most popular pencil case. Now I am no so much up to date on the coolest items, I just know what I like. I am still drawn to stationery in any shop, the more luxurious the better.

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Executive Pens Direct

One thing I have never had but have always wanted is a calligraphy set. Executive Pens Direct offered to send me a personalised leather note book and a starter calligraphy set. Something that I can play with, when I got married I really wanted to have my invitations written in a calligraphy hand, however it didn’t happen.

I was sent a Manuscript Masterclass calligraphy set that comes with two pens, numerous ink cartridges, a practice pad and guidelines book, to help you with the writing of each letter. All put within a storage tin, to keep it all safe. It’s going to take some practice, but I will give it my best shot. I love to learn a new skill. I cannot wait to try out different coloured inks and different sized tips, to create something exciting. When I have got to grips with it all, I might even order myself a feather quill style calligraphy pen. They all look fabulous.

Along with my calligraphy set I was sent a lovely medium brown leather personalised journal. The quality is fabulous, my Hubby said straight away you can smell the leather. I have had it personalised with C & P so I can take it with me for various blog event that I attend. The gold lettering really stands out and looks high quality, which I am really pleased about. When you place an order online, although it shows you how it will look, it’s just not quite the same. For my note book, I think it looks so much better than what it did online.

Executive Pens Direct have a fabulous range of stationery items, personalised note pads, pens, calligraphy kits and so much more. If you are looking for Christmas gifts for a stationery lover, then Executive Pens Direct should be your first stop.

 

*Thank you Executive Pens Direct for sending me, my beautiful calligraphy set and note book.* 

Bohemian Rhapsody the film and VQ

I love the band Queen and all of their amazing music. Which is making me very excited for Bohemian Rhapsody the film all about the band that is due out in the cinemas on the 24th of October. I cannot wait to go along to watch it, while singing my heart. I have told my Hubby he is coming along, he does love to listen to me sing…. haha!

Bohemia Rhapsody the film

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be one of the most popular films of the year. Just like the amazing Freddie Mercury its going to be as extraordinary as he was. Freddie and the band defied stereotypes in a time that was fill of convention and closed minds.

The film will show the world the suffering Freddie goes through during his time away from the band before reuniting with them after his AIDS diagnosis for Live Aid. Queen are still an inspiration to people all over the world, those who feel out of place, those who dream and listen to their music everyday. Today our world has change a lot from Queens hay day, but still not enough to completely accept everyone for who they are, Freddie’s dream of a united world remains a dream. Freddie would be proud to see how far we have come, maybe in another few years there will be even less prejudice in the world…… the dream continues.

Bohemia Rhapsody and VQ

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VQ radios have teamed up with 20th Century Fox the makers of the film to offer you the chance to win some amazing prizes. All you have to do to enter is to purchase a VQ radio between now and 12th of November pop over to http://www.MyVQ.co.uk/win and enter some the details which will include the serial number of your radio. Winners will be announced early January, why not buy someone a VQ radio for Christmas and they also have the chance to win a amazing prize. There are some T’s & C’s so make sure you check those before entering.

Good luck everyone!!!

 

*Thank you VQ for sharing these fabulous items with me.*