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Setting The Christmas Table


Setting the Christmas table   Sitting around the table enjoying a meal with family and friends at Christmas embodies the reason for the season. It’s about sharing, nurturing, and above all, love.   While we often spend a lot of time planning and preparing the food, don’t forget to put a little thought into the table decorations. It can really bring the room, and the occasion, to life.   Here are some ideas to help with the perfect table setting.   Pick a colour theme. If you stick to two colours, this will make the table look extra special, it keeps planning and purchasing simple and guests will know how much effort has gone in to making the day meaningful.     Add a centrepiece. This could be candles, flowers, a garland, or something homemade that has a special connection to the people around the table.   Place cards. If you’ve got a big crowd and you don’t want Aunty Joan sitting next to cousin Matthew, pla...


Christmas in Maitland


Christmas in Maitland   Ho! Ho! Ho there! The season is upon us and there are plenty of events to celebrate all things Christmas in and around Maitland.   Boost your festive spirit at one of these fun activities and don’t forget to bring some Christmas cheer.   Christmas at the Common Morpeth Common will transform into a mini-cinema with three outdoor screens showing your favourite festive flicks.   Choose from The Muppets Christmas Carol, Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and re-live the fun from the 1990s.   Happening Friday, December 14 from 7pm-10pm, bring your picnic rugs and chairs and sit back and relax. A range of food trucks will take care of dinner and the big man in red will be making a special appearance at 7pm.   Christmas at the Levee Riverlink is the place with all the fun, so head on down to Santa’s backyard and enjoy the excitement.   Grab a free digital photo with Santa between 3pm...