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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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Throwback Thursday: Round 10

Whether you first heard it in the car, at the school dance, or tried to catch it on the radio so you could record it onto cassette tape, these 25 songs squeezed their way into our impressionable, young hearts.

From Christina Aguilera’s What a Girl Wants to Eiffel 65’s Blue , we’re sure you’ll have owned and loved at least one of the below throwback Thursday tracks. So, without further ado, let’s take a moment to revisit 25 of our favourite songs to evoke some nostalgia and make you cringe (in the best way possible!)...

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Competition: One for the (Big) Kids!

We’re feeling very jolly here in the office today, namely because it’s Friday. To celebrate the end of the week, we’ve decided to run a competition. It also ties in nicely with out 10% off kids’ gifts promotion that is currently running! (If you didn’t know about this, head over to our unusual kids’ gifts section to take advantage of the offer – simply type ‘KIDS10’ into basket page).

So, what can you win? Well, today, we’re giving away TWO of our gorgeous Personalised Gingham Rabbits – available in either a boy or girl design – on our social channels (Facebook and Twitter) from 12pm Friday 8th April until 12pm Monday 11th April 2016.

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15 Simple Ways to Spruce up Your Home

The smell of spring is finally in the air. It’s often still too cold to be working outside, but with the sun streaming through our windows, it makes us question what better time of year to renovate and refresh our interior home decor.

A word of warning, though. Once you start revamping your rooms, you may not want to stop! Although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s no need to renovate every single room from top to bottom, unless, of course, you’re feeling incredibly motivated.

Instead, to save time, cost and personal effort, why not give each room in your house a subtle makeover? New flowers, a touch of paint on an accent wall and some new prints to decorate are rewarding forms of self-expression and creativity, and inject touches of personality into any home.

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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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Our #IJLPizza Lifestyle Blogger Event

Photos Credits: Luke Carey Photograper

Due to the success of our first blogger event in October last year, we decided to host another! Last year, we had mummy bloggers, pastries, teas, coffees, cupcakes and a whole lot of sprinkles. 

This time around, we had lifestyle bloggers, prosecco, soft drinks, freshly made Focaccia, homemade pizza with more fresh toppings than we can justify thinking about again (it’s lunchtime) and a new romance – but more on that later.

Who?

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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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We've Launched a David Bowie Tribute Newspaper Book

All the ladies and gents here at I Just Love It Towers are all big fans of the great David Bowie, king of rock, who was known for his impressive musical transformations, including his character Ziggy Stardust.

When news of Bowie’s death was announced last Sunday, Twitter was swamped with heart-warming tributes from the likes of Madonna, Cher, Pharrell Williams and Kanye, posting about the loss of the musical icon.

David Bowie was – and will always be – deemed one of the most influential writers of pop music.

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Christmas Countdown Competition

To mark the start of the Christmas season, we’re running a 12-day festive-filled competition!

We’ll be giving away one prize every day on our social channels (Facebook and Twitter) from 1st December 2015 – 12th December 2015. To be in with chance of winning, simply Like (Facebook) or Retweet (Twitter) our competition post, and you’ll be entered into our prize draw. It’s really that simple!

Winners will be announced at 9am the next day, following each competition post. We will order the winner’s prize before Christmas and endeavour to deliver your prize before Christmas Day, however, due to Christmas delivery times (and Santa’s pressies coming first!), we, unfortunately, can’t guarantee this – we’ll try our very best, though!

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Our Personalised Christmas Gifts for Him Guide

As Christmas looms, in the weeks prior to the occasion, we pull together a handy gift guide. So far, we’ve covered unusual giftsstocking fillers, Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts for kids, and now we’re on to the Christmas gifts for him guide.

 

Husband, brother, dad, boyfriend... when the festive season rolls around, seeking Christmas gifts for him is one of the hardest tasks. Nonetheless, your special man deserves the perfect pressie.

 

Happily, I Just Love It has a ginormous range of classic yet cool personalised gifts to make sure the guys in your life never, ever have to receive a humdrum present again.

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Our Personalised Christmas Gifts for Kids Guide

Every week in the run-up to Christmas, we pull together a handy gift guide. So far, we’ve covered unusual giftsstocking fillers and Christmas decorations, and now we’re on to the Christmas gifts for kids guide.

 

Buying Christmas presents for little ones is a real delight – you ought to enjoy shopping for them almost as much as they do un-wrapping their gifts!

 

Whether you’re seeking a tiny treat for a niece or nephew, or something with the “wow” factor for your own kids, take a peek at our handy guide below – we’re sure you’ll find something you just love...

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We Just Love the ‘90s

So, we’ve covered all the things we love in the ‘60s, ‘70s, the ‘80s, and now we’re onto the ‘90s.

 

Oh, the nineties. What a sweet, sweet childhood that was. Remember the ginormous mobile phones? Alcopops? Kickers shoes? Tamagotchis? Not to mention Walkmans, Blur, Oasis, Byker Grove... the list goes on.

 

Once you’ve read this list of precious memories, if you aren’t craving to go back in time to the ‘90s, all the bizarre knick-knacks and food, then there’s something seriously wrong.

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Recipe of the Month: Caramel Mud Pie

By Fumiaki Yoshimatsu (originally posted to Flickr as Mud Pie) , via Wikimedia Commons

It’s that time again... for the recipe of the month. Yippee!

As you can see from previous months’ recipes, we’re hardcore sweet-tooths here at IJLI Towers.

So far, we’ve covered banana egg pancakes, fudgy brownies and last month, it was salted caramel millionaire’s shortbread.

And this week? It’s Caramel Mud Pie, courtesy of our Digital Marketing Manager, Paul Sheridan.

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Our Personalised Christmas Decorations Gift Guide

We’ve covered unusual gifts and stocking fillers, now we’re on to the Christmas decor gift guide.

After all, what would Christmas be without some lovely, sparkly baubles and garlands? They’re what set your tree and home apart from all of the others during the festive season.

As such, we stock a stonking selection of Christmas decorations to help brighten up any home over the festive period.

We’ve listed a few of our faves below, but feel free to check out our website for our full range of decorations and gifts.

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We Just Love... the 70s

Last month, it was the 60s, and this month, it's all about the 1970s! Granted, we didn’t have Google, iPads, Facebook or One Direction in the ‘70s. But we did have disco music, penny sweets, space hoppers and SO much more. Take a trip down memory lane with us to the era of pet rocks, flares,Wombles, and more in our list below…

Disco Music

 

 

If there’s one quintessential image of the 1970s, it's that of John Travolta as Tony Manero in a white suit shaking his booty on the dance floor. Fuelled by the film Saturday Night Fever, the disco scene erupted on the pop landscape, spawning more movies and the phenomenon of the discotheque. We’re talking ABBA, Donna Summer, The Village People, Dance Fever, Bee Gees...

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Recipe of the Month: Healthy Fudgy Brownies

With baking fever sweeping the country once more, why not have a stab at making one of our recipes of the month, submitted by members of the I Just Love It crew? Last month, it was pancakes and this month, it’s chocolate brownies! (We must warn you...they're devilishly good and terrifically healthy - what more could you want!)

 

Our lovely Buying Administrator, Steph Hewison, sent us this tasty (and healthy!) Fudgy Avocado Brownies recipe. Yum! And guess what? These brownies are grain-free, gluten-free, flourless, low far, contain lower sugar...but you’d never know it. And don’t be put off by the avocados; the brownies have been tried and tested here in the office, and we can safely say they’re one of the best fudgy brownies we’ve ever had.

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Recipe of the Month

Photo 'A golden (medal) breakfast'courtesy of Jamie McCaffrey. Taken on 23rd February, 2014

Each month, we get all the guys ‘n’ gals at I Just Love It Towers to submit a recipe, and then we pick the best one. And this month, our lovely PR Manager, Sophie Collier, picked this rather scrumptious banana egg pancake recipe. Yum!

 

What’s more, you can make it in a jiffy using just two ingredients – banana and eggs. It’s true, we promise. One banana and two eggs will rustle up a cracking pancake for one person – not to mention one that’s crammed with vitamin B6 which you normally find in fish and meat.

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I Just Love... the 60s

The decade of miniskirts, bellbottoms and Beatlemania, we’ve put together the things we just love about the 1960s...

A Loaf of Bread...

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... cost just 5 pence! We’re not sure what you can buy for 5p today!

 

Unzip a Banana

“Unzip a Banana” was a motto for a British TV ad campaign in the 1960s. You’ll never be able to peel a banana without the catchphrase spinning around your head from that classic tune!

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Recipe of the Month: Millionaire's Shortbread

 

Can you believe it’s the Great British Bake Off final tonight? Already?

 

We’re feeling the baking fever here at I Just Love It Towers, so every month, a member of our team submits a recipe then we pick out – what we think – is the best one.

 

So far, we’ve had banana egg pancakes, fudgy brownies, and this month, it’s salted caramel millionaire’s shortbread, courtesy of Tim Wright, our eCommerce Manager here at I Just Love It.

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We Just Love... the 80s

There’s nothing quite like the 1980s era, right? There’s just way too much to reminisce about – the awesome music, the revolting, mortifying outstanding fashion, the TV shows, the movies. Yep. The 80s were a treasure-trove of phenomenon, and undeniably the greatest decade for a little one to grow up in, for sure. From spokey dokes and floppy disks to Grange Hill and Madonna, we’ve rounded up all the things we just love about the 1980s…

 

Floppy Disks

 

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