Independent Music Monday: Pink Hotel

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Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Finn from Bath unsigned band Pink Hotel find out more about them…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/independent-music-monday-pink-hotel/

Gift ideas: Dragon Adoptions

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It’s now only 4 weeks until Christmas, how did that happen?! We previously posted a Christmas gift idea Unicorn Adoptions, which is a super cute pack containing many unicorn-related goodies. Now, the lovely people at Unicorn Adoptions have brought out a brand new pack. We caught up with co-founder James Smith to find out more…

We already love the Unicorn Adoptions pack, please can you tell us how your new pack Dragon Adoptions came about?
Thank you! It has been lovely to see our wonderful customers send in their pictures of their Unicorn Adoptions pack. We love to see smiley, happy and of course fabulous people!

With Unicorn Adoptions we are on a mission for everyone to find their inner fabulousness and with Dragon Adoptions we wanted everyone’s inner courage and strength to be recognised. We feel that everyone is a strong and courageous person, standing for fairness for all. We wanted another gift to help out our fantastic supported charities, plus who doesn’t want to hug a dragon!
We aim to put positive energy out into the world. Just like with Unicorn Adoptions we donate a portion of the income from sales of our adoption packs to good causes that embody these values. The supported charities include Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Stonewall and Community Integrated Care.

What lovely goodies can people expect to receive in their Dragon Adoption pack?
There are lots of different ways you can adopt a Dragon but each adoption pack comes with: There are lots of different ways you can adopt a Dragon but each adoption pack comes with:

A blank Dragon adoption certificate – name your Dragon!
A confirmation letter
A Dragon badge
A Dragon key ring
A Dragon face mask (self assembly)
A Dragon bookmark
A Dragon colouring in sheet
A A4 Dragon poster
2 x Dragon postcards
3 x Dragon stickers

You can create a combo pack adding on any type of Dragon plush teddy! All the toys are soft and cuddly making them the perfect gift as we all love cuddles!

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Besides Unicorn Adoptions already being available, do you have any plans to introduce any new packs? We want the whole world to know that you can adopt a Unicorn and a Dragon and help make a real difference in people’s lives. Watch this space!
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We think this is such a brilliant idea, and the fact that charities benefit means that your thoughtful gift idea will help so many other people too.

You can find out more about Dragon Adoptions at their website, on their Facebook page, on Instagram or on Twitter.

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Gift ideas: for her

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We must admit that while putting this post together, we added a lot of lovely goodies to our own wishlists!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for her 🙂

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She Believed She Could Cushion by Elisabeth Fredriksson from Art Rookie
Cinnamon and Apple Scented Wax Melts from Nancy and Nell
Cocktail Party – Body Wash Collection (White) from Boozi Body Care

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Goats Milk Soap Gift Bag from Cyril’s Soap Shed
Ladies Bamboo Socks with Christmas Tree Design from Cream & Co

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Snowflake Stud Earrings from All Things Brighton Beautiful
Multicoloured Heart Print Scarf from Lylia Rose
Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit – Christmas Cookie Flavour from Sweet Cecily’s

Gift ideas: for him

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

It was a lot of fun researching this post, there are so many great ideas for gifts for men out there!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for him 🙂

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Beer Themed Hamper For Men from Hearth and Heritage
Beardy Buff from BubbleOff!
Maria Allen Cassette Cufflinks from Brass Monkeys

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Beard Bells from Gruff Beard
Man’ Stuff Tidy Whiskers Gift Set from Glitterstore

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Tommy Grey Herringbone Baker Boy Cap from Kempadoo Millar Headwear
Men’s Manicure Set from Posh Totty Designs
Mens On The Go Emergency Kit from Red Berry Apple

Gift ideas: for the dog

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We love to spoil our pampered pooches, there’s so much choice out there! 🙂

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for dogs 🙂

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Chicken Flavour Dog Biscuits with Fresh Thyme 110g from Wellybix
Cotton Twisty Tough Dog Toy from East End Best Friend
English Rose Donut Dog Bed from Pins & Ribbons

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Rudolph The Red Dog Lead from Boots & Bones
Festive Boxed Dog Safe Chocolates (12) from The Hungry Hounds Bakery

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Multi Dog Glitter Party Bow Tie from Pup Tart
All Natural Dog Soaps from BubbleOff!
Canine Crunchy Nut Dog Biscuits from Best Friend’s Bakery

Writer Wednesday: David Meah

davidOn Wednesdays on social media, people use the hashtag #WriterWednesday to chat about all things author, book and writing, including authors promoting their own work. As we love to support self-published authors, we thought we’d join in and we will be featuring a UK self-published author every Wednesday on the website. This week, we met David Meah to find out more…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Books:
https://merrynbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/writer-wednesday-david-meah/

Independent Music Monday: For The Girl

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Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature.

This week, we caught up with unsigned Mansfield band For The Girl find out more…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/independent-music-monday-for-the-girl/

Gift ideas: all things unicorn

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We love unicorns, there is such an air of magic around them 🙂

Here are our 8 favourite unicorn gift ideas 🙂

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‘I Believe in Unicorns’ Hand Illustrated Colouring Book from Just Daydreaming
2017 Unicorn Calendar from Neon Magpie
Unicorn Print from Giddy Kipper

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Prancing Unicorn Enamel Pin from Punky Pins
Small Magical Unicorn – (Brass) from By Natalia

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Create Your Own Unicorn from Toadstools And Tippytoes
Personalised Magical Unicorn Dinner Table Placemat from The Magical Gift Shop
Cookie Cutter – Unicorn from Little Baby Co.

Gift ideas: sweet treats

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We must admit that we’re pretty healthy and well behaved for the first eleven months of the year, just so we can really enjoy ourselves in December!

Here are our 8 favourite sweet treat gift ideas 🙂

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Christmas FudgeTaster Selection Boxes with delicious Fudge Truffles from Mama’s Cookies
Personalised Christmas Shortbread Baking Kit from Katie Bakes
Marshmallow Toasting Kit from The Naked Marshmallow Co

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Personalised Christmas Cookie Gift Box from Cake-Cetera
Milk Chocolate Gift Hamper from Cocoa Tabby

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Sweetheart Box Hand Finished Chocolates from Drop Dead Chocolates
Retro Sweety Jar from Cocoapod
Prosecco Chocolate Truffle Gift Box from The London Chocolate Company

Gift ideas: for cat lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 6 weeks to Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

At Merryn Mews we are big fans of cats, they’re so lovely and we do tend to spoil ours a little too much 🙂

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for cat lovers 🙂

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Fat Kitty – Iron on Patch from The Nosuch Disco
White Cat Earrings from Just Daydreaming
Cat/Feline/Kitty Keyring or Bag Charm – Laser Cut Acrylic Keychain from BooBoo & Ted

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Arcane Cat Pendant Necklace By Cherryloco from The Gothic Shop
Batty kitty necklace from Outer Cross

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Black Cat Necklace from Diana Evans Artist
‘Catnap’ Black Cat Pendant Necklace from Little Moose
Black Cat Wall Decals from LA LA LAND