Your Merry Mishaps

    We’ve had a great response to our call for your funny Christmas stories and we’ve loved reading them all!

    Music to our ears

    We all know the cheesy favourites – White Christmas, Santa Baby – but what about an expertly compiled, alternative Christmas playlist? We asked American audio experts Grado to recommend their top 20 songs for driving home for Christmas, and the list they came back with didn’t disappoint.

    A tasty Christmas tipple

    Following on with our German Christmas theme, we asked our in-house chef, Pete, to give us the ultimate Gluwein (mulled wine) recipe. The result was simply delicious and easy enough to try at home. Perfect!

    A little Christmas baking

    Who loves shortbread at Christmas? It’s one of our favourites here in the office. And it would seem our colleagues over in Germany love the german version, spritzgebaeck, too. We went along to Marxen Bakery in Mettlach in search of their traditional family recipe.


    If your family, like most, groan with disapproval at the mention of Brussels sprouts, we have the answer. Pete, our on-site Head Chef shares a delicious festive recipe with us.

    How to create a christmas table wreath

    We asked our colleagues in the German office in Mettlach what they most look forward to at Christmas time. And, like us, it’s the traditional sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. So with the help of a local florist, they went about making a stylish Christmas table wreath.