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All the trimmings

Extra things which complete or improve the appearance of something. “In my family, we have always had Christmas with all the trimmings, so we have a Christmas tree, decorations, gifts, … Continue reading

24/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Sunbeds

A┬ástructure like a bed containing a device for producing light, which you lie on in order to make the skin go darker. Last year, UK government banned under-18s from using … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Outright

The European Commission is to publish proposals in the spring designed to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Europe each year. Most of the 15,000 people who took … Continue reading

22/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Easter

Easter is a religious Christian festival that is celebrated by Christians worldwide the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring. Decorating Easter eggs in … Continue reading

04/04/2012 · 1 Comment