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Countdown to Christmas - Day 9

Countdown to Christmas - Day 9

'As I said earlier, I like Christmas – honestly'   Obviously the most important phrase to avoid at Christmas is ‘easy to assemble’ unless you plan to still be painstakingly putting together that must have toy ...

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Countdown to Christmas - Day 8

Countdown to Christmas - Day 8

Day 8: Decorations We all have our own ideas when it comes to Christmas decorations - flamboyant, garish, understated or stylish. Most of us have a view and a particular way and time that we like things done. ...

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What went wrong with this disastrous interview?

What went wrong with this disastrous interview?

If your spokesperson is performing really badly in a live broadcast interview would you drag them off air? Whether they walk off of their own accord or the PR person calls proceedings to a halt, leaving an int ...

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Countdown to Christmas - Day 7

Countdown to Christmas - Day 7

Day 7: Secret Santa There are broadly two kinds of people in life. Those who relish the whole concept of the office Secret Santa, spending hours musing on what present to bestow on their colleagues and what l ...

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Countdown to Christmas - Day 6

Countdown to Christmas - Day 6

Day 6: The Centre of Attention Do you ever feel that your stories and anecdotes get drowned out by that one particularly loud family member who dominates the conversation over the Christmas period with their ...

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Countdown to Christmas - Days 3, 4 & 5

Countdown to Christmas - Days 3, 4 & 5

The Inquisition The run-up to Christmas can feel like you are facing a Jeremy Paxman style inquisition at times with questions repeated and repeated until a satisfactory answer is provided. Younger inquisitor ...

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