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From Jelly to Jello

With still a few days left to dream about an English summer, we encourage you to try out a few recipes from a new book on jam-making from the National Trust. From Gooseberry Curd to Rose Petal Jelly to a Traditional Red Berry Jam, National Trust Book of Jam by Sara Lewis has something for everyone.
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2019 Advent Calendar of Christmas Treasures

The tradition of advent calendars began in Germany in the 19th century. Religious families marked the countdown to Christmas in various ways, including hanging devotional pictures on the wall. The first-known advent calendar was made out of wood in 1851. By the early 1900s printed calendars appeared doors were added in the 1920s and chocolates in the 1950s. Advent calendars continue to be popular today and come in all shapes and sizes.
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Christmas at the National Trust

If you’re looking for somewhere special to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, look no further than the National Trust. See historic houses decked out for the season in the style of centuries gone by, or stroll through frosty winter gardens covered in sparkling lights.
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