The Little Cocktail Box
The perfect gift for cocktail lovers and would-be mixologists is this set of four mini paperback books - Gin, Tequila, Rum andVodka - beautifully packaged together in a slipcase.From favourites like the Moscow Mule, Cosmopolitan and Margarita to exotic concoctions, such as the fruity Caribbean Cruise and Kahlua-based South of the Border, there are 200 recipes to try. Each book also contains essential bartending tips and fascinating anecdotes about the cocktails and how they got their names.
By Gabe Cook
In Ciderology, Gabe Cook, aka 'The Ciderologist,' leading global cider expert, shares his passion for all things cider (and perry!), with an essential history of the drink and production processes, and a round-the-world tour of the most important and exciting cider makers in operation. You'll find delicious recipes incorporating cider, tasting notes for cider styles that you can try yourself, and a wealth of anecdotes and tales that intermingle fact and myth.A real treat for the drinks enthusiast, inveterate cider lover and cider novice alike, Ciderology contains anything and everything you have ever needed to know about cider.What is Ciderology?- Ciderology is about understanding the way cider making has evolved over the centuries, from the heart of cider country to the new wave of cider makers. - It's about learning how terroir and climate affect the quality of cider, just like a wine; and how to match your favourite dishes with the perfect cider. - It's about wassailing, community and tradition, but is also about the innovative and creative craft cider makers emerging all over the world.
My Pregnancy Journal
By Alison Mackonochie, Claire Garland
Celebrate the ups and downs of your pregnancy with this interactive journal, which invites you to record in detail this most extraordinary period of your life. With annotated prompts for you to fill in for each week of your pregnancy, storage wallets and sealable envelopes for keeping precious mementos, and photo spaces for you to capture the changing shape of your body, this journal will be a life-long keepsake of all your special memories. Each chapter offers guidance on what to expect, notes on your baby's development during each trimester, and reminders on what you need to be planning, thinking about and preparing for. Whether you are a first-time mother or want to commemorate a new addition to the family, Alison Mackonochie (author of the award-winning Emma's Diary) ensures that you will be comfortable every step of the way.
101 Things to Do With a Retired Man
By Gabrielle Mander
Sunny days and heady nights await you in retirement, not just for two weeks each year, but forever! You have been looking forward to this and have an endless list of things to do, but only once you have sorted out your other half and got him out from under your feet.101 Things to do with a Retired Man is designed to inspire and tease your retiree into having the time of his life and to fill his days (and yours) with sometimes silly, sometimes useful, but always interesting things to do, which do not include lying on the sofa, watching daytime television, tidying the garden to within an inch of its life or stacking and restacking the dishwasher in the most efficient fashion, as apparently only a man can. Retirement is the perfect time to learn a new skill, get in touch with old friends, and explore the great wide open, so get out there and get started! This hilarious look at retirement is cheaper than marriage counselling and makes the perfect tongue-in-cheek gift for anyone facing their (and their husband's) retirement with excitement but more than a little wariness.
The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook
With all the essays and exams, not to mention the enormous pressure of having to go out partying four nights on the trot, staying healthy and well-fed has never been more important, and The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook will make sure you get all the essential nutrients to get you through from freshers' week to graduation, all while following a vegan diet. Alongside the recipes are helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of a tiny student budget, creating gourmet feasts out of what you can find in your storecupboard, and advice on what kind of equipment you might need to take to uni (read: steal from the kitchen at home).Carry the flag for the vegan revolution all the way to your student halls, and once your new friends get a whiff of the amazing food you're cooking up, you're bound to find more people are willing to join the healthy-eating and cruelty-free vegan revolt. Because this book isn't just about cooking some truly delicious recipes; it's also about reducing your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment by cutting out animal products, and improving your health with a plant-based diet. And ok, yes, it is also about cooking totally yummy recipes and scoffing the lot (and with a clear conscience too!).Whether you're a committed vegan looking to branch out with some new recipe ideas, or you're just getting started on the road to veganism and want to learn the ropes of vegan cooking, this is the perfect book to add to your student bookshelf.
Be a Sloth
By Sarah Ford, Anita Mangan
Sloth takes life at his own pace. He knows what makes him happy (naps, box-set binges, a good banana) and what makes him unhappy (laundry day, the gym, people who don't recycle), and he makes sure his life is filled with more of the former than the latter. He is kind to his environment, but, just as importantly, he is kind to himself. Be like Sloth, and you'll discover the secret to escaping the rat race and living a happy life in the slow lane.A fun little gift book full of cute, hilarious and inspirational sloth mantras.
What Would Unicorn Do?
By Sarah Ford
Unicorn took the world by storm with his sweet nature, sunny outlook and positive attitude in the best-selling feel-good book Be a Unicorn. Now he is back with this little book of life lessons. Looking for some guidance on how to live a happy, sparkling life? Or just wondering which path to trot along? Look no further than Unicorn, the best (and probably only) four-legged, one-horned happiness guru. With enlightenment on every page, let Unicorn teach you how to hopscotch over all of life's trials to a place where the grass definitely grows greener.With adorable quirky illustrations and wise, thoughtful and often completely hilarious life advice, this is a little book to keep firmly in your pocket, ready to be consulted whenever life gets a little bit tough.UNICORN WOULD:Wear the jumper that Granny knitted with pride.Sing Pharrell in the shower.Walk in someone else's flip-flops.Try new things... uhm beetroot juice... pink, yummy.Make every day count.UNICORN WOULD NOT EVER (NO THANK YOU MA'AM):Worry about a bit of dust.Eat someone else's chocolate.Blame others - 'my Panda made me do it'.Dwell too much on the past.Take things for granted.
Be a Mermaid
By Sarah Ford
Mermaid is happy in her own fins. She is fiercely independent and is just as happy taking herself out for dinner as she is on a night out with the squad. Never one to bow out early, she confronts every challenge head on and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty (though her tail will always be sparkling clean). So let Mermaid guide you through the trials and tribulations of real girl power and you can be sure she'll always have your back. Be a Mermaid is a great gift for friends who need reminding of their inner mermaid, as well as a must-have addition for anyone who needs to regain the power.
Be a Llama
By Sarah Ford
Sweet natured, sociable, and blessed with great hair, Llama is taking on the world... she is doing it one step at a time and staying really, really chilled. Take a leaf out of Llama's book and seek out the calm amidst the chaos.From llama weddings to therapy llamas, these are the animals of tomorrow. Or the day after. No rush. Find your inner llama Zen with this little book of calm, illustrated with sweet pictures of little charmer Llama. Full of funny quotes to help you achieve total llama 'calma', this book is a wonderful gift for friends and family, as well as a great treat for you.
The Little Book of Mumfulness
By Sarah Ford
In The Little Book of Mumfulness, a non-expert mum takes you through the non-perfect guide to getting through motherhood without losing your mind from exhaustion. If you have:1) Not eaten in well over twelve hours;2) Run out of nappies;3) Got a house that is beginning to look like it's been burgled......then this book is for you.Advice includes:- How to take time throughout the day to restore your equilibrium (like having a long, loud scream in a closet)- How to shortcut child-related tasks (by avoiding them altogether)- How to let off steam through mumful exercisesIt also includes the news that IT'S NOT JUST YOU who is struggling with the demands of being the 'perfect' mother, and if you need a long swig of prosecco (or any wine from the fridge, or the cupboard for that matter) at the end of a day of parenting, then that is more than a-ok. Most importantly, this book will help you to remember that being a good mum is about finding your own mumfulness amongst the imperfect chaos.
The 5:2 Cookbook
By Angela Dowden
The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats.New research now suggests that sticking to 800 calories a day - rather than the 500-600 calories previously recommended - can help people lose weight successfully. But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelettes or ham salads? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further. With over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for anyone who is fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are delicious, so fasting need not be a chore.Includes: 4-week fast day meal planner; calorie counter; 15 ideas for 150 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 100 calorie snacks; 50 ideas for 50 calorie snacks; 10 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping up your 5:2 eating plan for life.
50 Ways to Beat a Hangover
By Cara Frost-Sharratt, Jason Ford
For anyone who has ever woken up with a throbbing head, a churning stomach, and an overwhelming sense of remorse, this book is for you. Why not try a 'hair of the dog' Bloody Mary or the ultimate sandwich to soak up the booze? Or, if you can't face food yet, what about a morning quickie (well, you might as well if you can't face getting out of bed)? Also includes pre-game tips so you can cushion the blow before you start boozing. If you've had one pint too many or gone a flirtini too far, don't let the morning after ruin the fun of the night before. This little book has 50 foolproof tips for fending off the dreaded hangover, from the tried and tested to the downright ridiculous. Whether you're gearing up for a big night out or crying, "Never again!" the morning after, this is a book to keep by your bed (with a big glass of water)!
The Little Juice Box
Feeling lethargic, listless, or a bit under the weather? This collection of four juice recipe books might be just the answer you've been looking for. Whether you're looking to clear up a cold, or simply give your immune system a bit of a boost, you're sure to find a juice that can help you on your way in this collection of 80 juice recipes. Brought together in a beautiful pink slipcase, these books are perfect as a gift, or simply as a little pick-me-up treat for yourself!The four books in the collection are:Energize: Juices to Invigorate - Perfect for when you're feeling lethargic, irritable or lacking enthusiasm. Activate the senses and stimulate your body through the natural power of juices and smoothies.Health Remedies: Juices to Heal and Revitalise - Fresh juices can alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments from sinusitis to anaemia. Restore your body to good health through the power of juice.Immune Boosters: Juices to Protect and Heal - Constant colds, feeling listless or just under the weather? Raise your energy levels and help your body fight disease through the natural potency of juices.Detox: Juices to Cleanse and Rejuvenate - Feeling bloated, listless or lethargic? Revitalize and cleanse your body the natural way with this handy collection of juices.
Be a Flamingo
By Sarah Ford
Flamingo is that one friend who always brightens a room as soon as he walks in. He is always the first on the dancefloor and the very last to stop boogying. He has never tried to dress like a Parisian, never followed advice on what not to wear, and certainly has never tried to tone down his natural pinkness; he knows he is perfect just the way he is. And even when life throws Flamingo a curveball, he is always ready to embrace the unknown and jump straight in.A gorgeous little gift book of motivational sayings and hilarious axioms, Be a Flamingo is a perfect pink pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs a confidence boost, or great as an impulse self-purchase when you feel you need to start tooting your own horn a little louder. Because we could all do worse than taking a leaf out of Flamingo's book.
The Hungry Student One Pot Cookbook
A must-have book for any student looking to cook delicious meals rustled up in university digs - with only one pot to cook in you'll only have one pot to wash up! From top tips on where to shop and stocking up your kitchen shelves to how to eat well while sticking to your student budget, The Hungry Student One Pot has it covered. With clear and easy-to-follow instructions, all of these recipes are very accessible, even to first-time cooks. Every recipe comes with an affordability rating to help you stay on budget. With over 200 simple, tasty, one pot meals at your finger tips, cooking (and washing up!) on your own for the first time just got a whole lot easier.
Be a Unicorn
By Sarah Ford
Escape the real world and enter into the magical realm of unicorns with this little book of positivity. Illustrated with adorable, adorkable unicorns, each spread comes with a funny or inspiring quote reminding you to follow your dreams, and always think unicorn.Perfect for giving an inspiring boost to your day, or as a cheering gift for a friend who needs a little more unicorn in their life, this is a cute and covetable little book that is bound to spread smiles wherever it goes.
By Trevor Davies
Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.
The Hungry Healthy Student Cookbook
A student cookbook with a difference, The Hungry Healthy Student offers a choice of more than 200 quick, cheap and easy recipes, meaning more money in your pocket and more time to play! All the recipes have a healthy focus which means increased brain power and more energy to enjoy student life to the full. There are also indispensable tips on healthy habits, mood boosters, free ways to get fit and takeaway alternatives.With chapters dedicated to Breakfast and Lunchbox; Healthy and Hearty; Good Grains, Beans and Pulses; Super Salads, Snacks and Sides; Make it Light and Sweet Alternatives, there are recipes whether you want food on the go, for impromptu parties, or just comfort food and delicious treats for a night in.All the recipes in this book are balanced for a healthy diet, and they each have an affordability stamp to help with budgeting, as well as detailed instructions to make them accessible to even the most novice cook.Forget the textbooks, this is the only book you'll ever need to get through your first year!
Crops in Pots
By Bob Purnell
There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.
By Joanna Farrow
Free from dairy, sugar and gluten, these cakes are not only good for you, they're delicious too! With recipes for a whole host of cakes, desserts and sweet treats including Carrot Cake with Macadamia Frosting, Salted Caramel Brownies, Raspberry, Rose and Pistachio Semifreddo and Raw Banana Banoffi Pie, this book is perfect for anyone on a special diet - even if you're gluten or lactose intolerant, vegan or diabetic you don't need to miss out on the good things in life.All recipes come with a taste guarantee and are easy to make from readily accessible ingredients, making for truly heavenly, healthy cakes.