Results for: 2016

7 Great British Bake off Disasters That Had Us Enthralled

 

The nation is in mourning; yes, Great British Bake Off has come to its climatic end and Wednesday evenings will now seem empty and void.

 

Yet, as we celebrate Candice Brown’s well-deserved win, it’s a good time to reflect on GBBO 2016 and take a look at some of the less successful baking moments that have made this season into yet another classic. Which is your favourite?

 

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Frightful Delights This Halloween

 

As the nights are well and truly drawing in and summer begins to feel like a distant memory, up pops Halloween to add some excitement and colour to a mid-autumn night.

 

Its origins are much debated but there is a practical reason offered in some quarters, which suggests that, since it occurs at the start of winter - and with winter being a much darker and trickier time to navigate in times gone by - it was seen as the time where we were closest to the underworld. That would certainly explain the spooky goings on.

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7 Personalised Gift Ideas to Try This Grandparents' Day

 

Is there anyone quite as special as a grandparent? They’re responsible for so many of our fondest memories and are such a huge part of our lives.  Make the time to show them how much you care this Grandparents’ Day, with a heartfelt gift, carefully planned event or touching gesture.

 

Giving a thoughtful gift is the very best way to show someone just how much they mean to you. As with all presents, the ones that mean the most are the ones that come straight from the heart. The more personal it is, the more it means when you give it. With that in mind, here are some great gift ideas for you to try this Grandparents’ Day that celebrate tradition, have a wonderfully personal touch and are great to do with the family.

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Olympics in Life: Gifts for Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

With the start of the Rio Olympics, everyone’s getting into the competitive spirit. Yet, a key part of the Olympics is the ‘taking part’. That’s why we give out gold, silver and bronze medals – it’s not just about who wins first place.

 

Although the Olympics themselves started in Ancient Greece, how the modern Olympics started actually took around 1500 years. When Baron Pierre de Coubertin proposed its return back in 1894, the Olympics medals became a key part of the process.

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FA Cup Final 2016: Stats & Facts

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fanatics and no, we’re not talking about Christmas.

 

We are, of course, talking about the FA Cup Final 2016 which is now just around the corner, hitting our screens on Saturday 21st May. Dedicated football fans across the country are clearing schedules to ensure they have prime positioning in front of a television screen so they won’t miss a second of the highly-anticipated match. After all, football is the most beautiful game in the world, right?

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15 Fascinating Shakespeare Facts

This year marks 400 years since the death of the great William Shakespeare, or The Bard of Avon, as he’s commonly known today. One of the most admired poets and playwrights of all time, his plays have been performed on stages across the globe and continue to do so to this day.

Shakespeare’s popularity bloomed after the Romantic period, during Victorian times, with the likes of other popular poets – including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Victor Hugo and Voltaire – being completely awestruck by his talent. This wasn’t limited to the time when he was alive, the Bard continues to be hailed one of the greatest writers in the world – one whose works have been filmed and staged infinite times. 

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Win a Mother’s Day Bundle Worth £50!

Mums are nothing short of saintly, right? They tell bedtime stories, wipe away the tears, make us laugh… and deserve more thanks and gratitude than you could ever fit into one day.

We love mums here at I Just Love It HQ, so we thought we’d run a nice little competition to mark Mother’s Day.

We’ll be giving away a Mother’s Day bundle worth £50 on our social channels (Facebook and Twitter) from 12pm Friday 4th March 2016 – 12pm Monday 7th March 2016. 

How to Enter

To be in with chance of winning, simply Like (Facebook) or Retweet (Twitter) our competition post, using the hashtag #IJLIMothersDay, and you’ll be entered into our prize draw. It’s really that simple!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Don't panic. but Mother's Day is on the horizon. Special occasions always have a way of creeping up on us, don't they? 

We love mums here at I Just Love It Towers. These amazing women deserve to be pampered every day of the year. We've pulled together some last minute Mother's Day gifts - we're sure you'll find something she'll just love...

Personalised My Mum Book, £9.99

Looking for a present from a little one? This Personalised My Mum Book is the perfect present. It’s an A4 book, available in soft or hardback and is a lovely, rhyming story which can be personalised with any name and message. It’s a great story to complement ‘mummy and me’ time.

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