What is Twixmas?

Twixmas
Twixmas at TLH

What is Twixmas? Well, you know those twilight days between Christmas and the New Year, when most of us barely make it out of our pyjamas and we eat our own body weight in chocolates and leftovers? That’s Twixmas.

The word itself stems from the old fashioned word ‘betwixt’, meaning between. It can be a peculiar few days,  between the 27th and 30th December,  when families are often thrown together and  the dangerous combination of too much food, drink and boredom can have unpleasant consequences!

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Letter to Santa

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Dear Santa (or ‘Other Half’)

I’ve been very good this year, so I thought I would write you a letter to remind you of some of my best moments. I’ve found your glasses, keys and wallet every time you’ve lost them. I’ve let go the men’s only cycling holiday and the rugby matches; I’ve even taken your mother shopping. As you know, I’m a practical soul, and I really don’t want to sound ungrateful, but the supermarket bubble baths,  just aren’t going to cut it this year.

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The 12 days of Christmas Markets in Torquay and South Devon

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Christmas markets in Torquay

There is nothing more likely to ignite the festive spirit than attending a Christmas Market. The atmosphere, the smell of hot food and drink and the wonderful gifts really get the festive period underway. Torquay and the surrounding areas host a wonderful array of markets, each with their own unique feel.

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