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The reverse advent calendar… why you should try it!

Reverse Advent Box

Advent calendar with a difference that makes a difference

Feeling guilty after a moment of extravagance on an M&S beauty advent calendar for myself, I stumbled across this fantastic initiative; the reverse advent calendar.


The Reverse Advent Calendar

Rather than getting a treat each day, you make a donation suitable for your local food bank instead. And you can start this calendar right now, by each day placing a food or hygiene product in a box for the next 25 days. You then deliver the box to your local food bank.

The donations should be tinned
or packet foods with a reasonable
shelf-life and/or toiletries and
household items.

Where to take your donation
Visit www.trusselltrust.org to find out where your local food bank is based. There are often drop-off points in supermarkets too.

We began our family box on Saturday. I hope you can spare a few items too.

No-one should go hungry, and especially not at Christmas.




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Happy Advent!

Hurray, we are into Advent now and Christmas is approaching fast.

Happy AdventEven at 35, I still get excited opening that little window each day as the ‘main event’ gets nearer.

My three year-old gets most perturbed when he opens the door to reveal a sticker rather than a chocolate – I don’t think he has quite grasped the meaning of Christmas yet!

It’s time to start preparations in earnest; get those Christmas cards sent (especially with this unpredictable weather), wrap the gifts and cook, cook, cook!

This rich, fruity, nutty Kent Plum Pudding is derived from Sussex Pudding. There are many variations of it found in different regions of the country.

Win a copy of Around Britain Dairy CookbookThis recipe is taken from Around Britain Dairy Cookbook. We have five of these inspirational books to giveaway. Click here to enter http://dairydiary.co.uk/competitions.html


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