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.

    Festive Coffee with a Twist

    We asked Andy, our friend from Two Chimps Coffee, to come up with the perfect Christmas cup of coffee. As a Master Roaster, he took up the challenge and here is what he recommends...

    Make a Papercut Personal Gift

    Jo Kirk, creator at The Long Room studio, shows us how to make a beautiful and personal gift using her downloadable template and simple tools.

    How to wrap like a pro!

    We poached our Retail Manager and resident ‘Christmas expert’ Debbie Goddard for a day to teach us how to wrap those annoying gifts that we all leave to last.