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Five reasons why the Dairy Diary Set makes a fabulous Christmas gift

The perfect Christmas Gift


Five reasons why the Dairy Diary Set makes a fabulous Christmas gift


1 It’s not just one moment in time – this gift gives its recipient pleasure all year round.

2 SO much for under a tenner – this set contains the 2015 Dairy Diary and also a pocket diary for the handbag AND a gorgeous notebook complete with pocket, elastic tie and pen.

3 Weekly foodie inspiration – each week, there’s a delicious new recipe to try.

4 Stress-busting – being organised and having everything written down in one place is a guaranteed stress reliever. In the Dairy Diary there is plenty of space to write and there’s also a handy pocket for storing all those bits of paper, vouchers and cards.

5 It’s packed full handy tips – from stain removal to home budgeting to metric conversions, you’ll find everything you need in the Dairy Diary.


If you order today, the Dairy Diary Set will arrive in time for Christmas.

Gone on, treat your friends and family to a gift they’ll remember – for only £9.25!


The Perfect Christmas Gift

Dairy Diary Set 2014. The perfect Christmas Gift.


The Perfect Christmas Gift 

Fourteen and a half years’ ago, I started a new job. This job was a stop-gap to fill a void between an awful job in the print industry and my ‘proper’ graduate forever job.

Many training courses and hard work have resulted in that stop-gap job becoming my proper forever graduate job and I absolutely love it.

Dairy Diary 2014 with memorable date stickersI’ve always had an affection for stationery (do any girls grow out of this?) and so working on a diary is perfect for me. You may have noticed that the diary now includes a handy notes pocket and sticker sheet. Yes, another nod to my obsession with stationery, but also very popular with our customers.

Dairy Diary Set

As we’re such a small team, I get involved in almost every aspect of the business, including the Dairy Diary Set, which always features the Dairy Diary, pocket diary and other stationery bits and bobs.

Getting paid to wander around stationery
departments is not a problem for me!

This year, we have included a pen, which is comfy to hold and pleasant to write with. Several samples were returned as they had those awful scratchy nibs – not good enough for our Set!

Dairy Diary Set organiser and pocket diaryThe little book contains a notepad, post-it-note pad and page markers. I use these page markers in all my cookbooks to flag up my favourite recipes. The notepad and sticky notes are perfect for shopping list and reminders.

The Dairy Diary Set is available to buy now. You can order online <link> or over the phone 01425 463390/0845 0948128 or from your local milkman, if you have one. It’s a really affordable gift but also a rather lovely treat for yourself.

And here’s a Dairy Diary recipe to whet your appetite.

Spiced Chicken & Noodle Soup is perfect for these chilly autumnal days.

Spiced Chicken & Noodle Soup




Happy Halloween Recipes

Happy Halloween


Recipes for a Happy Halloween

Stroll around any supermarket and you will be literally attacked by Halloween merchandise – it’s everywhere!

I’m not quite sure how I feel about the whole Halloween thing – especially encouraging our children to dress up in hellish costumers and knock on strangers’ doors begging for sweets. However, it can be a great excuse to get crafting.

Halloween pumpkin carving

The most obvious thing to do, of course, is pumpkin carving.  A beautifully carved pumpkin can be really quite lovely.  I don’t know if we have the talent to produce something like this but we will certainly attempt a simple version.

And in the 2014 Dairy Diary, there’s a fab Pumpkin & Ginger Risotto recipe for using up leftover pumpkin flesh. Ideal for a romantic meal for two after the children are safely tucked up in bed!

And for the little ones to make? How about this fabulous recipe for Halloween Cake Pops? They are simple to make and look so pretty (although our talented food stylist Sara, may be a little more artistic than my children!)

Halloween recipes

There are many more super seasonal recipes in the 2014 Dairy Diary and it’s only a click away!

Dairy Diary SetWhy not treat yourself
to the Dairy Diary Set?

For just £9.25 you get:

  • Dairy Diary
  • Pocket diary
  • Coordinated pen
  • Notepad
  • Sticky notes.
  • Coloured page markers

Go on….you deserve it!

Buy it now.

Win Heston Blumenthal Digital ScalesDon’t forget to
enter to win
Heston Blumenthal
Orb Digital Scales

You can enter on the
Dairy Diary website  or
Dairy Diary Facebook page

Enter on both to double your chances!


Share your photos and win a Dairy Diary Set

Enter the Dairy Diary photo contest now!

We love to show off our lovely photography, but now it’s your turn!

Choose a recipe from your 2012 Dairy Diary or one of the new 2013 Dairy Diary recipes featured on the website and post your photograph on the Facebook Photo Contest page with a brief description.

Click here to see a small selection of Dairy Diary 2013 recipes.

The best photograph will win a fab Dairy Diary Set.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional photographer! We are looking for interesting shots, so use your imagination.


Help us to choose the Dairy Diary 2014 cover

Help us to choose the Dairy Diary 2014 cover.

Help us to choose the Dairy Diary 2014 cover and you could win a Dairy Diary Set

We have a wonderful selection of cover designs for the Dairy Diary 2014 – but we can’t decide which to use.

So who better to help us than our lovely Dairy Diary fans.

Dairy Diary Set

Help us to choose the Dairy Diary 2014 cover and you could win this Dairy Diary Set.

Please visit our Dairy Diary 2014 cover poll page, vote for your favourite design and add your details for the chance to win the fabulous Dairy Diary Set.

Thanks you and good luck.

Dairy Diary 2013 now available

The Sairy Diary 2013 is now available

BRITAIN’S best selling hard-back diary is back for a 31st year – and it’s even better than its predecessors.

Described as a ‘compendium of practical information’, the 2013 Dairy Diary is packed with useful hints and tips, making it the essential book for running any busy home.

A wide selection of mouth-watering recipesSplit into seven easy-to-use sections, it’s full of sage advice on a vast array of subjects, from stain removal to homemade hand treatments, and childhood illnesses to looking after precious metals. It also contains a beginner’s guide to pilates, and helpful tips on how to create a bird friendly garden.

The 2013 diary also features a wide selection of mouth watering recipes to suit all occasions, from quick and simple soups and snacks, to classic staples such as beef casserole and fish pie, and delectable desserts like Hogmanay Tart and Irish Whiskey Cake.

Executive Editor, Nick Rowe, says:

“The Dairy Diary has become an essential companion over the years and this latest version, our 31st edition, is the most comprehensive one we have produced so far.

“It’s packed with recipes and practical hints and tips, which makes it an excellent point of reference.

“This edition contains some inspiring articles on a host of different topics, from bread making to home made hand treatments, and how to transform your garden into a haven for birds.”

The Dairy Diary is the best week-to-view diary you can buy

The Dairy Diary 2013 comes with memorable date stickers

The first Dairy Diary was produced by the Milk Marketing Board in 1982. In 2001 it was taken over by Eaglemoss Consumer Publications and has become Britain’s best-selling home diary series, selling over 20 million copies.

Dairy Diary Set

The Dairy Diary Set offers amazing value for moneyThe Dairy Diary is also available in the 2013 Dairy Diary Set, which contains:

  • Dairy Diary 2013
  • Notepad for messages and shopping lists
  • Designer pencil
  • Easy-use pen
  • Notes holder with pen and pencil storage

Perfect for managing any busy life – and a great value gift too at just £8.99!

How to order

The 2013 Dairy Diary is priced at £6.99 and the Dairy Diary Set is priced at £8.99.

  • Visit www.dairydiary.co.uk
  • Call 0845 948128
  • If you have a milkman, simply put a note out with your empties.
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