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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 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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Exciting London Venues for the First Quarter of 2014

Create an extra level of interest at your next event that is certain to generate an exciting buzz. Impress your guests by treating them to a soiree at some of London’s most inspiring and unusual venues. We have an exciting collection of venues to choose from, including: Florence’s Footsteps – The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Celebrity at the Florence Nightingale...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Five: Mulled Wine Recipe

What's better than a lovely hot glass of mulled wine on a chilly winter evening? ...No we can't think of anything either. A guaranteed spirit raiser, mulled wine is a delicious seasonal treat which has been a Christmas tradition for hundreds of years. There are many different takes on this classic drink but here is our favourite recipe:  You will need: One bottle of...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step One: How to get in to the Christmas Spirit

If you believe Christmas doesn't begin until the 24th of December (or even, shockingly, the 25th!) you might want to steer clear of our blog for awhile as it will be packed full of Christmas cheer for all to hear! (well 'read', but that doesn't rhyme...). Alternatively you could continue reading and give yourself the chance to become fully immersed...
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Freaky Halloween Feasts in London This Weekend

We’re all getting frightfully excited with Halloween speedily encroaching upon us once again and London is home to many exciting and spooky events so it’s unlikely you’ll be stuck for entertainment this weekend.  Here are some of our favourite events taking place over the capitalover the next few days… ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ return this Halloween with their famous pop up...
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Visit the Undercroft Cafe at Banqueting House

Don’t miss out! The Undercroft Cafe is now in full swing at the Banqueting House, with a delicious range of food and drinks providing something to suit everyone. Our grills and mixed salads are proving extremely popular......our wide selection of Purbeck Ice Creams are enticing in the heat, and our selection of homemade cakes is constantly changing, meaning that repeat visitors...
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Award Winning English Wine

We are delighted to announce that our sister vineyard, Nutbourne has won the UK Vine Association's English Wine of the Year Award this afternoon for it's sparkling Nutty Brut 2010. Owen Elias is responsible for the wine, which was produced at Nutbourne Vineyards and contains grapes grown entirely on the West Sussex estate.  We have always thought Nutty was a bit...
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Picnic Packing Pointers

We are extremely excited about the prospect of more sun this weekend and fully intend to take advantage of every moment, from our early morning coffee overlooking the Thames to our evening drink in a warm beer garden. Most of all we are looking forward to a lazy, sun-soaked picnic and have been planning what to take. Here are our...
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