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Around the world in Christmas Cuisine

9 Jul

  So July is in full swing and we so are the Christmas previews….. It’s always a little surreal to be surrounded by Christmas trees and alpine quirkiness when its 25degrees outside and you’re dressed in short sleeves, bare legs and Sandals. However, it got me thinking about Christmas food…. Because that’s what I do.  […]

10 Christmas Party Musts…

2 Dec

10 Christmas Party Musts…   1)Venue …. Location Location Location…. Unless you are providing transport for your guests the location is going to be the make or break as to whether your whole guest list turns up on the night! 2)Catering is key…..A great caterer and selection of food to fill those boozy tums will […]

‘Tis almost the season to eat, drink and be very merry…

26 Sep

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and be Merry…..   Although we are all still enjoying some warming weather the leaves are starting to turn on the tree as a sure sign that Autumn is on its way and it has got me thinking about what I love about the autumn and winter seasons….. Now […]

‘Tis almost the season to Eat, Drink and be very Merry…..

26 Sep

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and be Merry…..   Although we are all still enjoying some warming weather the leaves are starting to turn on the tree as a sure sign that Autumn is on its way and it has got me thinking about what I love about the autumn and winter seasons….. Now […]

Christmas Party Dilemma!

24 Oct

So you’re thinking about organising your office party or putting on a bit of a do for your clients but need some inspiration? Then look no further; Purple Grape has teamed up with some unique and interesting venues to put together a Christmas package just for you. Icetank This blank canvas space becomes a warm […]

New Year’s Resolutions

20 Dec

This year is rapidly drawing to a close with Christmas and New Year just around the corner. Our decorations have been hung, presents bought (or the mad dash of getting that perfect present for Auntie Dora) and wrapped. In our office, we’re all very much looking forward to spending time with our families, eating obscene […]

Something different for Christmas dinner

6 Dec

Something different for Christmas dinner

Every year, as countless people do, my housemates and I chat over what we’re going to cook for our pre-Christmas dinner before we all head off in different directions to spend the actual day with our families. We take it as a given that on Christmas day there will probably be a turkey (or at […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

30 Nov

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

True to word of last week’s blog I have popped along to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland to enjoy some roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and the winter market so now feel suitably ready to embrace the festive season. We even had a little rendition of the 12 days of Christmas here in the Purple Grape office just […]

Get your skates on

22 Nov

Get your skates on

Take a look outside. Chances are it will be raining. It is today and seems to be emptying more water onto our Purple Grape offices than I have seen for a very long time. This has reminded me that autumn has past and we are now into the chilly, darker months of the year where […]