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Christmas Eve Magic

Christmas Eve Magic

I don't know whether it's the memory of childhood excitement, the thought of surprises and fabulous food, or just that everything is sprinkled with glitter and festiveness, but it is magical at this time. I recognise that those with young children have already had a week of them bouncing out of their skins (yes, I know - it's only been a week since they broke up from school!). Many are at utter fever-pitch at this point. So this is a good time to slip into traditions - the relative calm of repetitive activities. I'm sure we all have our Christmas…
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My Christmas Gift 🎁

My Christmas Gift 🎁

A gift to me from me 😇 The thrill of going shopping can be a wonderful experience for me, in fact, I just love it! Especially when it comes to Christmas when it's as good a reason as any to treat myself, and as we say, I've been very good this year, thank you, Santa! So, after doing the housework, I jumped in the car and headed to town, parked up, threw my oversized bag on my shoulder and set off walking towards Westborough in Scarborough. A cold chill in the air reminded me of the time of year, and…
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Brunswick

Brunswick

We love Brunswick ❤️ It's home to fabulous shops all under one roof. Not only can you browse the shops, but Esquires Coffee also offers a great place to meet friends, have something tasty to eat and drink, (not forgetting the most delicious cakes.🧁) It is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this year, plus Brunswick is holding Late Night Shopping until 8 pm on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of December with free parking from 3 pm! Strolling from one shop to the other is a pleasure as the Christmas lights twinkle at this festive time.Nomination is…
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Dixons – Filey

Dixons – Filey

Has got the Bloomin lot! One of my wonderful friends had recently bought a house and was telling our group of friends, "if you are thinking of buying a present for me, can you get me a voucher from Dixons? I have seen the perfect oven in there; it's a SMEG oven", This was then followed by exciting tales of being able to whip up the perfect Christmas dinner and the obligatory pigs in blankets. Needless to say, her enthusiasm and multiple "it's amazing" made me chuckle because I'm not sure what my response would be if someone got me…
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The Promenades

The Promenades

We love the Promenades ❤️ When darkness falls, the Christmas lights come on, illuminating The Promenades with 1000's of Christmas lights. Once inside, the decorated Shopping Centre is filled with Christmas cheer. The shops are filled full of stock and the teams are all ready to offer great customer service and fantastic buys. The lights in the walkway under the atrium look stunningly beautiful. Located in one of the UK's favourite seaside destinations, the Promenades Shopping Centre is home to nationally renowned retailers.These include Bon Marche, New Look, O2, Argos and Poundland as well as independents.Ranging from fashion to food…
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Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

As the Christmas party season is in full swing, let us help you take the hassle out of hosting with our top tips for Christmas Parties & Cocktails Guide. Preparation is key to prevent getting hot under the collar making your Glühwein (that's Mulled Wine to you and me) simply relax and read on, we've got you covered this Christmas. Before your guests arrive Ensure your guests know what to expect: There's nothing worse than serving casual nibbles when your guests are expecting a fine dining feast.  Be prepared: It's helpful to know what types of drinks your guests prefer and…
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The owl and the pussycat

The owl and the pussycat

A step back in time. I was mesmerised standing outside the Owl and the pussycat shop in Whitby.Whoever had dressed the window had a natural talent for creativity and flair, and I couldn't wait to step inside. Wishing you a Merry Christmas As I browsed, I overheard a lady who was purchasing her items waxing lyrical about the window display and how she and her husband were due to go home the day before, however, they had stayed an extra night to enable them to visit this shop as it was closed the previous day.How wonderful, I thought, and I…
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Must Watch Christmas Movies

Must Watch Christmas Movies

The team here at LYC loves nothing more on these cold December nights than snuggling on the sofa under a blanket, next to a roaring fire, watching those classic must-watch Christmas movies that seem to get better every year. Whether you love an oldie like It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart or the hilarious antics of Will Ferrell in Elf! there's a heartwarming festive film for everyone (and if you HATE Christmas films like my husband, there's always Die Hard) Here's a rundown of our favourites to watch this year, have you seen them all? Home Alone Hilarious story…
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Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

A Christmas wonderland 🎄 If magical is what you are after this Christmas, then you won’t go wrong making a trip to the Eastfield Garden Centre. As I entered, I could see a selection of delicious cakes and scones, in the café area and I thought “well it would be rude not to”!  After tea and scone which was so very yummy, I moved slowly down each aisle and was met with mouth-watering treats to fruit flavoured teas perfect for Christmas stockings. Bottles of Gin and Spiced Rum filled the shelves with a festive feel, a local Whisky tasting experience is…
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Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Dust off your dancing shoes - we're getting ready to party here at Team LYC, and to save you the trouble, we've put together ten perfect places to celebrate and welcome the New Year in style! The Plough, Scalby This one is for the foodies! Enjoy a delicious 6-course menu with family or friends & raise a glass (or a fab cocktail) Places are limited so don't miss out! Brid Spa Are you ready to DISCO? Journey back to the '70s with a sensational live band and cast at Brid Spa. Enjoy classics from Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind…
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