Annette’s Websites of the Week- 12th-16th March 2012

March 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Annette's websites of the weekSt Patrick’s Day Guinness Advert It goes without saying that for many people St Patrick’s Day celebrations aren’t complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness. Although I don’t drink a lot of the world famous Irish stout myself, I appreciate its incredible success and Irish heritage.

Over time Guinness have become renowned from their advertising campaigns- the Guinness Factory in Dublin has a fantastic advertising museum showcasing their back catalogue of adverts. For St Patrick’s Day 2012 Guinness have come up with a funny advert showing you just how well loved Guinness really is…


UK Hand Knitting Association- Earlier this week I discovered “yarnstorming”, a new knitting craze that is sweeping the country. As a knitting fan the creativity of yarnstorming has inspired me to pick my knitting needles and get more creative.

What’s most interesting about yarnstorming is that creations are mostly made by groups of people who are generally part of a knitting club which makes knitting not only a hobby but also a social event.

yarn balls

The UK Hand Knitting Association have complied a directory of knitting clubs which run across the country. Clubs are generally informal and take place in a variety of different venues from libraries, coffee shops and even pubs.

All clubs advertised on the UK Hand Knitting Association’s directory welcome new recruits and are friendly bases for knitters to come together and to celebrate the art of knitting. If you are planning on joining a group I would recommend making contact with the group organiser as published in the directory to find out specific details of an individual group.


Mother’s Day-  As Sunday is Mother’s Day- a gentle reminder- I thought I’d note down a couple of handy websites for those who are yet to purchase the perfect Mother’s Day gift. 

Flowers are always a great option as you can buy her favourite on any budget. For an affordable bunch head to a supermarket or if you got a little more to spend visit the Interflora website which has lots of choice. Interflora is delivering on Mothering Sunday (orders have to be placed before 5pm tomorrow) which would make a brilliant Mother’s Day surprise.

If your Mum is a fan of chocolate there is no better place to visit than Thorntons. This year Thornton’s have created an enormous selection of Mother’s Day goodies ranging from extravagant hamper of chocolates to smaller packages which are great gestures- remember it’s the thought that counts!

mothers day flowers

As a mum myself I can honestly say that simply knowing your children appreciate all of your hard work is plenty. So for those who don’t wish to buy expensive gifts why not make a delicious meal and let your mum or grandmother put her feet up and relax. Waitrose have teamed up with Delia Smith once again to create the perfect Mother’s Day lunch- Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme– the recipe is quick and easy to make and is guaranteed to go down a real treat.


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