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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Five: Merry Christmas!

That's it, there's nothing left to do except enjoy the day and look smug because you're so wonderfully organised! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here's a picture from our Christmas party with a few integral 'elves', who help make our organisation amazing!
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Four: What to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve

If you've been following our steps to Christmas you should be almost ready for the big day! This step is arguably the most important; you must to leave some food out for Santa and his reindeer, they've got a very busy night and need to keep their energy up! It's fair to say that Santa will probably be sick of the...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Three: Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

Decorating your Christmas table can be as simple or as complicated as you like, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. You can easily make Christmas dinner extra special using these DIY festive table decoration ideas.  Citrus Pomander A naturally fragrant room freshener, a citrus pomander makes a great table centrepiece.  How to make it: Pick a good selection of citrus fruits...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Two: Gift wrapping

Love it or loathe it, wrapping presents is a must! There are lots of stores who offer gift wrapping services if it is something you really can't bear to do or if you just want your gifts wrapped super-extra specially (as it is known in the industry). Whilst you might perceive this form of wrapping to be complex, you have been...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty One: London Transport over the Christmas Period

Getting around the UK's capital over the festive season can be quite challenging, all due to limited services of London public transport. There is absolutely no hope of getting anywhere on Christmas Day by public transport, however travelling on 24th and 26th is not so bad. To avoid surprises/disappointment, read the official transport information here, and don't forget that London is...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty: Christmas Food Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in 160 countries around the world and surprisingly they don't all eat turkey and sprouts! We wanted to take sometime out of our very Western preparations for Christmas and bring you some new, fresh ideas from around the globe, here are some of our favourites!  In Belgium they eat a Christmas version of Cougnou, known as Cougnolle, which...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Nineteen: Carol Singing

Carol singing is a very traditional Christmas activity, it doesn't have to be as sombre and boring an affair as you are currently imagining! So warm up your vocal chords and get involved, there are loads of places to go carolling in London, such as: Carols in Trafalgar Square around a Christmas tree, the tree is a gift from Norway and...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Eighteen: Christmas Food Shopping

So you've planned out your Christmas menu and now its time to actually go and buy the food, but it's only the most daunting food shop of the year! Do not fear or procrastinate, help is at hand! Helpfully, we have crafted a list of all our favourite places to buy food for Christmas! Where possible buy local Make sure you help...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Seventeen: Christmas Cocktails

Christmas is the time of raised spirits, in both senses of the word! Enjoy a little festive cheer with our favourite Christmas tipples! Champagne Framboise. Simple yet elegant! You will need 1 cup of fresh raspberries 1 bottle of chilled champagne 200ml brandy 8 tsps fresh lemon juice Method Soak your raspberries in brandy for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, make sure that your champagne flutes are chilled. Add 1...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Fifteen: Christmas Menu

No need to plan a Christmas menu this year, we've done it for you! Pink Grapefruit with Port  Click here to get a detailed recipe of this simple appetizer.  Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing A must for every Christmas dinner. Look no further than this classic recipe from our head chef. Stuffing (for a 5.5 kg turkey) 450g chestnuts (canned or fresh and peeled), chopped 225g breadcrumbs 75g butter salt...
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