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Happy 4th July to all our readers!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The 4th July celebrates the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 the date when the United States of America officially separated from Great Britain, this day is now formally known as Independence Day.  The first public celebrations began in 1804 at the White House, however today it is a nationwide event of picnics and patriotic parades, evenings of fireworks and a reason to fly the American Flag.

Even though we may be 3000 miles across the water from America that is no reason for us not to celebrate! Whether it be with a picnic, fair or BBQ with the lovely weather recently we think any excuse to be outside in the sunshine is a good one.

We hope you all have a lovely day and rest of the weekend. We had to share some of our favourite American themed charms with you. How cool is this cowboy charm?!

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Sterling Silver Party Leader Caricature Pendants – Election 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With less that a week to go until the General Election we thought we would get involved here at TheCharmWorks by offering you cartoon pictures of politicians engraved on our favourite heart and for just £18. You can attach your pendant to either a necklace or bracelet and then embark on your favourite activities with your favourite politician (it will be just like they are there with you!).

David Cameron – Conservative

Are you a fellow Aston Villa/West Ham fan? And would love to have a kick about with the current Prime Minister? Available here…

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Ed Miliband – Labour

Always had a secret crush on Ed Miliband? This pendant allows you to always keep him close by! Available here…

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Nick Clegg – Liberal Democrats

Want to have a movie night in your onesie with Nick Clegg? Available here…

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Natalie Bennett – Green Party

As the only party leader that knows how to sheer a sheep. You can complete a whole host of Green action with Natalie Bennett by your side.  Available here…

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Nigel Farage – UKIP

Fancy a drink with Nigel Farage? Our engraved pendant allows you to just that!  Available here…

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Nicola Sturgeon – SNP

Wondered what it would be like to take Nicola Sturgeon on a wild night out? Available here…

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Show your support for your favourite politician by purchasing yours today in time for Thursday’s General Election or why not collect them all?!

Mother’s Day

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Stuck for ideas this Mother’s Day? We are here to help, here are our Top 5 Mother’s Day activities and gifts.

Segway Experience

Are you looking to do something different this Mother’s Day? Something adventurous? Then why not try a Segway! An electronic, two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle which apparently are incredibly easy to learn to ride. It is a highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyable experience and we think it is a great way to do something exciting this Mother’s Day! There are many different packages you can choose to tailor your experience to your needs, from whether you are looking for a scenic tour or a family day out you can find just what you are looking for here at buyagift.co.uk.

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Bannatyne Spa

Mother’s Day is all about spoiling you Mum, and an excellent way to pamper her is with a Spa Day. Bannatyne Spa have the ultimate ‘Pamper Package’, including an energising facial, mini back massage and an on the move manicure or scalp massage starting at just £49. A fabulous way to treat your Mum to some well-earned rest and relaxation this Mother’s Day. Are you in need of some R&R? Then the Bannatyne Spa is perfect for that any time of year. They have a whole host of different spa breaks, days and treatments available. Hotels and Spas can be found up and down the country so no one misses out! Book your Mother’s Day Pamper Package here.

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West End Musical

Going to the theatre is a memorable, unforgettable experience. If you are unsure what to do this Mother’s Day then tickets to one of London’s West End Musicals is an excellent choice as it is something that you can enjoy together. Although the tickets are for Mother’s Day, you do not have to go then. So it is also a brilliant excuse to make a day of it with either lunch or dinner, or even a weekend! With the average ticket costing around £30, here are 10 of London’s favourite musicals:

  1. Wicked
  2. Lion King
  3. Mamma Mia!
  4. Billy Elliott
  5. Les Miserables
  6. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  7. Phantom of the Opera
  8. Cats
  9. The Book of Mormon
  10. Jersey Boys

Flowers

What Mum doesn’t love flowers?! Mother’s Day is just 5 days before Spring officially starts, the sun is finally beginning to shine and flowers are a super gift. Flowers give you so much choice when it comes to variety and colours meaning you can create a personalised thoughtful bunch this Mother’s Day. Interflora spoil you for choice with their extensive collection of beautiful, high quality, fresh flowers and range of nationwide delivery options means you do not have to panic if you have left it last minute. Celebrate your Mum and all her hard work by giving her a bunch of flowers this year.

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TheCharmWorks Bracelet

We may be a bit bias but obviously we think that the best way to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day is with a TheCharmWorks bracelet! A charm bracelet is a truly sentimental gift which can be added to on all sorts of different occasions throughout the years. The thing we love most about them is that each bracelet tells a totally unique story personal to the individual through the charms. We love hearing the reasons behind why someone has chosen the charms they have and the meanings behind them. Why not treat your Mum to a TheCharmWorks bracelet this year, we know she will love it and it makes future Birthday and Christmas present ideas much easier! If she already has one, then a charm is the perfect gift. Here are some of our favourite Mother’s Day charms:

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St David’s Day

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Spring is upon us and the 1st March brings us St David’s Day. This annual festivity celebrates the life of the patron saint of Wales and Welsh culture. St David who is believed to have lived to 100 years old travelled throughout Wales and Britain, also making a famous pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Throughout his lifetime he founded twelve monasteries in Wales and eventually became an archbishop.  St David left the legacy to his followers to“Be cheerful and keep your faith and belief, and do the little things that you have heard and seen through me”. Celebrations on the day include parades, church services and concerts. Whether you are celebrating or not this weekend, this ‘Sterling Silver Welsh Dragon Charm’ (£10.75) is the perfect addition to any charm bracelet!

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Pancake Recipe

Monday, February 16th, 2015

This delicious recipe makes enough pancakes for approximately two people. You will need:

Ingredients

250ml Plain Flour

1 Tablespoon Sugar

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda

¼ Teaspoon Salt

1 Beaten Egg

250ml Buttermilk (or Sour Milk)

1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil

Instructions

Mix all the dry ingredients. Make sour (acidified) milk by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice and top up with whole milk to make 1 cup (250ml). Leave the mixture to stand for 5 mins. If using buttermilk use full fat or the batter will be too thin. Beat the egg into the milk and add the cooking oil. Then mix into the dry ingredients to form a batter. Don’t mix too much, slightly lumpy and thick is how it should be, if you over-mix the pancakes won’t be fluffy

Top Pancake Tips

  •  Use very little oil in the pan and keep the heat at a medium-high level, not too hot.
  • The pancakes are ready to flip when the surface begins to bubble.
  • Try adding blueberries into the batter at the end.
  • Oven cook the streaky bacon and top with maple syrup.

We have tested these out and can assure you they are yummy! Scroll down to see the final result!

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Unfortunately we do not have a pancake charm but if you are looking for some cooking inspired charms then this Sterling Silver Measuring Jug Charm (£7.75) and the Sterling Silver Measuring Spoons Charm (£13.00) are just what you need.

 

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