Great Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2015

In some ways, Mother’s Day presents are the hardest to buy. How do you find something that your mum will want or need, and that is special enough to show her how much you appreciate her? It can be a challenge, but here are some ideas to get you thinking…

Sweets, treats and grown-up drinks

When you’re trying to find a present for the mum who has everything, the best policy is to go with something edible. Choose her favourite indulgence, be it chocolate-covered Brazil nuts or the finest bottle of Pinot Noir you can afford. It might not be as imaginative a gift as you’d like, but you know that she will love it and that it will be enjoyed. Don’t overthink it – just buy a treat you know she likes and wouldn’t normally buy for herself. Remember that Mother’s Day is supposed to be about treating your mum to something special, so make sure you don’t skimp on the budget!

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Mistakes to avoid when shopping for a bridal gown


Shopping for a bridal gown is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. However, finding the perfect dress does not always go smoothly and before you know it, the big day is rapidly approaching and you’re dress-less and stressed! Venus Bridal shares some tips on how to avoid wedding dress blunders. 

Buying the dress too early

Fashions can change, wedding venues can alter, so too can budgets. Forking out a hefty sum for an ornate and traditional flowing gown for that idyllic church wedding 18 months earlier than the date you are due to tie the knot can turn sour if your idyllic wedding venue changes from a church to a beach in Miami or your wedding budget takes a knock.

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The best of British: A look at British Pie Week 2015

If you still have fond memories of Pancake Day but just can’t wait until the chocolate-fest that is Easter, you’ll be delighted to know that there’s another hugely exciting foodie event for your calendar coming up very soon – it’s nearly time for British Pie Week 2015!

Coming up on 2nd to 8th March 2015, this fantastic event is a celebration of the great British pie in all of its many forms, sweet or savoury, hot, cold, main meal and snack-size. Despite being a nation of pie-lovers, it’s surprising how many of us haven’t heard of British Pie Week before.

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Want a great night out in Leeds with your mates? Head to the Stables Pub

Want a great night out in Leeds with your mates? Head to the Stables Pub

There is no doubt that as a city, Leeds boasts many fantastic venues, with something to suit all tastes on a night out. However, there aren’t many with real character and historic charm, but you will find this and much more at Stables Pub at Weetwood Hall in Leeds.

Traditional pub food and award-winning cask ales

A big part of the draw of Stables Pub at Weetwood is its Cask Marque real ales, which between them have racked up quite a few awards. These real ales perfectly complement the delicious pub meals, from a locally sourced trio of Yorkshire Dales sausages to a range of freshly made pies, on offer at this traditional Leeds venue.

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Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Weetwood Hall

At Weetwood Hall, we go all out for February 14th, the most loved-up day of the year. We’re planning a whole weekend of romantic Valentine’s Day events, from a special, extra-delicious menu to a fabulous Valentine’s Ball on the Saturday night.

The treats on our Valentine’s menu this year include extra-special sparkling wine, king scallops, a beef daube with burgundy sauce and a rack of lamb, not to mention mouth-watering desserts such as a marbled white and dark chocolate torte with fresh raspberries.

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