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                             hEllO!                                                                                                                              Nina’s:diary
                              with Nina Robinson
                                 The big people at luxe have decided to give us little
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                                                                                                                                                                                   lake aND COuRtyaRD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ChRiStMaS faiR aND ChilDReN’S CRaft wORkShOPS at kiRkhaRle

                                                                                                                                                                                   Festive feast of food, fun and treats for all ages with free admission to the historic 18th
                                                                                                                                                                                   century courtyard – the birthplace of Capability Brown, known as the Shakespeare of gardening.




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                              people a space of our own                                                                                                                            www.kirkharlecourtyard.net

                                                                                                                                                                                   NOVeMBeR > 24 DeCeMBeR >>                     SaNta SteaMiNGS, taNfielD Railway.
                                                                                                                                                                                   The Original North Pole Express runs again to see Santa in his Grotto. Hot drinks and mince pies for
                                                   The gorgeous range of handmade keepsakes                                                                                        adults and soft drinks and snacks for the children - as well as an early gift from Santa Claus.
        It’s that time of year again when          created by Durham based company Ava P. Designer                                                                                 Booking essential. www.tanfieldrailway.co.uk




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mummies go mad with the hats and scarves           Claire Ramshaw’s daughter Ava is the inspiration
and gloves. Bundling us little people into
                                                   and motivation behind the creations - and it                                                                                    NOVeMBeR > 29 DeCeMBeR >> PeRfORMaNCe Of the SNOw QueeN, at BelSay
layer upon layer of anything and everything
that’s chunky, knitted, padded and quilted.        shows. Each piece is a patchwork of sparkles,                                                                                   hall, CaStle aND GaRDeNS.
But we don’t mind... providing that means we       textures and fabrics that every little girl adores.                                                                             The Storytellers Theatre Company brings the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale to life in the
can play out longer in the lovely winter sun!      Claire’s range includes canvases, framed pictures and                                                                           stunning surroundings of Belsay Hall with drama, music and songs. www.english-heritage.co.uk




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Here are a few of my favourite winter
warmers.
                                                   keepsake boxes for boys and girls, ranging from £15
                                                   to £250.                                                                                                                        NOVeMBeR > 2 JaNuaRy >>                  BeaMiSh ChRiStMaS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reader:offer
                                                   all can be personalised. www.ava-p.co.uk and                                                                                    A whole season of Christmas festivities when the town and pit village take on a festive feel
love little luxe x
                                                   www.notonthehighstreet.com                                                                                                      with period decorations from the early 1900s. There will be traditional entertainment and at              £500 worth of children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   weekends, Father Christmas in his cosy fireside grotto. It’s how every Christmas ought to be!           designer clothes to be won
                                                   Nina:loves                                                                                                                      www.beamish.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Have a magical Christmas with Psyche and our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fabulous competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The UK’s largest independent boutique is giving




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           readers the opportunity to dress up your little ones

 fashion                                                                                  Below, Brogue boots, from £62, Boden, www.boden.co.uk,
                                                                                              long knitted cardigan,£30, Mama’s and Papa’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for free!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Established since 1982, Psyche is a palatial shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mecca! Which has grown over the years into a multi

                                                                                                                                                                    weekeND                                                                                                                award winning department store and website, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           international fashion and lifestyle design meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           contemporary art, luxury tailoring, footwear, gifts and
                                                                                                                                                                     > DeCeMBeR 19, theN Daily ON                                                                                          accessories for women, men and children.
                                                                                                                                                                     20, 21 aND 22 DeCeMBeR >>                                                                                             Psyche children’s department are offering four Luxe
                                                                                                                                                                     kielDeR wiNteR wONDeRlaND.                                                                                            readers the chance to win £125 worth of clothing from
                                                                                                                                                                     Leaplish Waterside Park, on the shores of Kielder                                                                     designer brands Burberry, Hugo Boss, Timberland, Elle
                                                                                                                                                                     Water, will become another winter wonderland full                                                                     and Diesel.
                                                                                                                                                                     of surprises and attractions for the whole family to                                                                  With children’s clothing available for boys and girls
                                                                                                                                                                     enjoy. Booking essential. 0845 155 1553,                                                                              aged up to 14 years the store is sure to delight fashion
                                                                                                                                                                     www.visitkielder.com                                                                                                  savvy kids and parents alike. Psyche Junior is one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the largest childrenswear departments in the North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stocking a variety of brands that also include Polo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ralph Lauren, Barbour, Catimini, Lacoste, Miss Grant,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mim-Pi, No Added Sugar, UGGS and Hunters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Plus why not get into the Christmas spirit and hold

                                                                                                                                                                 Nina’s:choice                                                                                                             a Psyche Junior party. As a host you will receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25% discount on the night and your guests will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           able to browse the children’s range in home comfort.
                                                                                                                                                                 The latest exquisite collection                                                                                           Psyche will even provide the invitations and bring
                                                                                                                                                                 of clothing by Poppy Children,                                                                                            along a bottle of wine. Telephone Lisa on 0191 499
                                                                                                                                                                 designed by Bryony Richardson                                                                                             645 to book.
                                                                                                                                                                 in her Yorkshire studio and printed                                                                                       Stocking over 150 of the world’s top designer brands,
                                                                                                                                                                 in Lancaster.                                                                                                             there is something for everyone and every budget at
                                                                                                                                                                 Each season follows the escapades                                                                                         psyche. And with Christmas just around the corner
                                                                                                                                                                 of Poppy and her dog Fred and                                                                                             there are lots of fabulous outfits as well as a range of
                                                                                                                                                                 the new autumn/winter 2010                                                                                                perfect gift ideas and vouchers.
                                                                                                                                                                 collection sees them setting out
                                                                                                                                                                 on an adventure and getting lost in                                                                                       For your chance to win one of the four prizes, visit the
                                                                                                                                                                 the woods.                                                                                                                luxe website at www.luxe-magazine.co.uk and enter
                                                                                                                                                                 Bryony’s magical fabrics and designs                                                                                      your details, choosing the appropriate competition
                                                                                                                                                                 take inspiration from the 1940s and                                                                                       name on the competition page. Don’t forget to hit ‘send
                                                                                                                                                                 are aimed at creating a world of play                                                                                     your entry’ when completed. write with the same
                                                                                                                                                                 and exploration – drawing on a time                                                                                       information marking your entry with the prize draw
                                                                                                                                                                 gone by.                                                                                                                  name. terms and conditions: p95.
                                                                                                                                                                 Each Poppy outfit comes with a                                                                                            Closing date will be Jan 7th 2011
                                                                                                                                                                 matching story book, so little ones
                                                                                                                                                                 can follow their adventures and the                                                                                       Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 or over. This
                                                                                                                                                                 characters they meet.                                                                                                     competition is not open to employees of Psyche or
                                                                                                                                                                 The new collection is a fabulous mix                                                                                      their associated companies or agents, family members
                                                                                                                                                                 of autumnal colours, organic natural                                                                                      of such employees or anyone connected to the
                                                                                                                                                                 linens and knits and party dresses.                                                                                       competition. The prize is four £125 giftcards that must
                                                                                                                                                                 The simplicity and versatility of the                                                                                     be spent in the children’s department of Psyche on
                                                                                                                                                                 designs mean that the clothing is                                                                                         Burberry, Hugo Boss, Timberland, Elle and Diesel. The
                                                                                                                                                                 intended to grow with its owner and                                                                                       prize is non refundable, non transferable and there is
                                                                                                                                                                 to last more than a season, starting                                                                                      no cash alternative. The prize must be redeemed
                                                                                                                                                                 off at ankle length and with plenty                                                                                       within two months of issue.
                                                                                                                                                                 of room around the waist for a
                                                                                                                                                                 little growth.
                     above, Poplin cardigan, £18, hat and mittens,
                               £18, Mama’s and Papa’s                                                                                                            Poppy Children, high Street, yarm,
     Right, funky gilets, from £28, and tunics from £34, Boden, www.boden.co.uk                                                                                  www.poppychildren.co.uk



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