Category: Christmas Traditions

Screenshot of the John Lewis Christmas 2014 advert, starring Monty the Penguin.

Unwrapped: John Lewis Christmas Ad 2014 – 6 November 2014

A common Christmas crisis: finding something suitably special for one’s nearest and dearest, when twelve months earlier it seemed unlikely you’d ever better that ‘one-off’ gift. Imagine, then, the struggle for the ad team at John Lewis, who every year give the Great British public greater and greater offerings.

Andrew Burdett at the Combined Charities Fair.

St Luke’s at Charities Fair – 2 November 2013

Be in no doubt: Christmas is on the way. Shops are staying open later, illuminations around the country are being switched on in grandiose ceremonies – and, for me, nothing hails the countdown to Christmas more than the Combined Charities Fair at Maidenhead Town Hall.