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Christmas TV Adverts

November 13th, 2014 2:25 pm


Christmas seems to creep up on all of us every year, and the adverts and promotions appear on our screens earlier and earlier. This year is no exception with our high street stores and supermarkets battling for the best Christmas TV advert to entice us through their doors to do our Christmas food and present shop.

Here’s a pick of the best ones on your TV screen now:

John Lewis have taken the romantic approach this Christmas, by introducing the lonely penguin Monty.  The advert shows Monty and his owners adventures, until poor Monty discovers he has no one to love. His owner notices his lack of romance and finds him a mate, which he plays cupid on Christmas morning. This advert seems to have captured the hearts of the young and old. Be sure to have some tissues on hand when watching this tear jerker.

Waitrose has followed the life of a young schoolgirl put in charge of creating gingerbread for her schools Christmas Stall. It shows the determination and frustrations of mastering the perfect gingerbread, of which all the ingredients are bought at Waitrose.

Sainsbury’s has recreated one of the most famous moments from the First World War in its 2014 Christmas advert in partnership with armed forces charity the Royal British Legion.

The ad is a ‘creative interpretation’ of Christmas Day 1914 when British and German soldiers laid down their weapons and met in no man’s land.

Famously they shared greetings, treats, mementos and even a game of football before returning to fighting the following day. Another tear jerker, that captures kindness and happiness in what would have been a horrible and lonely time.

Marks and spencer have dropped out of a celebrity filled advert this season and decided to add a little sparkle to their adverts by following the fairies. The advert shows a day in the life of being a Christmas Fairy. Watch as they fly across the sky, ensuring presents are what the receiver wants, outfits are perfect and glamorous, even helping find a stranger find their lost cat in time for Christmas day. Follow the Magic on Twitter  http://twitter.com/thetwofairies and watch as the fairies spread their festive kindness and evoke magic and sparkle across the nation.

Mulberry has taken a jest approach with their Christmas advert, by claiming a Bayswater handbag is the best present over a waving puppy and a unicorn. Do you want to #winchristmas this season? Looks like a Mulberry handbag is just the right thing to ensure that.

We’re all torn in the office to what one is our favourite. Each has a little special something that contributes to the festive feeling at this time of year. Is Monty the penguin your favourite adorable penguin? Or could you do with the magic Marks and Spencer fairies sprinkling a little fairy dust on your Christmas plans?




Have a blast this Bonfire Night

November 4th, 2014 3:38 pm


Bonfire night is near and there are displays up and down the UK tomorrow, and all over the weekend for all the family and friends to enjoy.  Here are a few displays we’ve found, all across the country that’ll sure to light up the nights sky near you.

Lord Mayors fireworks – London (8th November)

The Lord Mayor’s Show has marched (and floated and trotted, and occasionally fought) through 799 years of London history, surviving the Black Death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as what must be the oldest, grandest and best-loved civic pageant in the world.

Midsummer Common, Cambridge (5th November)

A bonfire will be lit immediately after the fireworks display which starts 7.30pm at Midsummer Common. The Thurston Fun Fair will be open all evening. There is also a fire show between 6.45 and7.20pm by Phoenix Performance.

Fireworks at the Fort, Segedunum, North Tyneside (5th November)

Bring along your friends and family to one of the largest FREE firework displays in the North East.  As well as the firework extravaganza, why not explore the museum exhibits or have a bit to eat in the cafe before selecting the best spot outside to watch the display.

The Big Band Fireworks – Porthcawl Wales (5th November)

Watch a  fabulous colourful display of fireworks at the Hi Tide Inn, Porthcawl. There are great views of Coney Beach and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast in the background ensuring this display is anything but boring. The show is expected to start at 7pm.

Roundhay Park – Leeds Firework (5th Novemeber)

Once again in 2014, tens of thousands of people are expected to gather at Roundhay Park to enjoy Leeds’ biggest bonfire and fireworks event. Admission to the Roundhay Park bonfire and firework display is FREE, no tickets required! Bonfire – Fire lighting at 7.30 pm -Fireworks: Firework Display from 8pm

Bristol Zoo’s Family Friendly Fireworks – Bristol (4th, 5th & 6th November)

Now in its seventh year, Bristol Zoo’s Family Friendly Fireworks will be back for three evenings of great family entertainment. Beautiful, low-noise fireworks will light up Bristol Zoo on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November 2014 adding a sparkle to Guy Fawkes Night without the loud bangs that might frighten your little ones or our animals. Gates to open at 5 pm. Display expected to start at 5:45pm

Glasgow Green Fireworks – Glasgow (5th November)

Remember remember…. that Glasgow Fireworks returns to Glasgow Green on Wednesday 5 November. As usual, the event is free and open to all. Gates open at 4pm. The fireworks display is on from 7.30pm.




October Customer Photo Contestant: Rebecca Froley

October 31st, 2014 4:30 pm


Hi to Liz and the whole team at Anna Scholz!

Thank you so much for the sample sale yesterday – I had a lovely (long!) time trying on all the beautiful clothes and thanks to some helpful advice from Liz I went home with some pieces I’d have been nervous of trying but that actually look really good – the two gorgeous stretch skirts especially, which my family loved on me – as well as my normal favourites, dresses. And I’ll definitely be saving for the jeans as they were genuinely amazing and comfortable – I’ll be telling my friends about those! I’ve just got to decide whether the 18 or 20 were best.

Thought I’d also send you a couple of photo of one of the pieces I’ve bought from you in the past – the purple / black snakeskin print tunic. I wear this a lot as it’s comfy but pretty and I’ve had quite a few compliments on it. And I think it’s perfect for a low-key Halloween at home, especially in the unusually balmy weather – it also sets off my Halloween pterodactyl necklace pretty well! (Well, they almost look like bats, so I figure that’s good enough…) Just hope I don’t make my way through too many of the sweets before the trick or treaters arrive tonight!

Thanks again for the wonderful clothes and the really friendly, helpful atmosphere at the sale,

Rebecca Froley (a very happy customer)

Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the photo contest for October. E-mail us snaps of you in your favourite Anna Scholz looks to info@annascholz.com for publication on our blog, and you’ll be entered to win a £100 online shopping voucher. Whether you’re out on the town or just hanging out, we’d love to see how you lend your personal flavour to Anna’s clothes.





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