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Mince pies, mulled wine & Christmas gatherings

It’s finally that time of year again where it is perfectly acceptable to stuff yourself with mince pies, and wash it all down with a few glasses of mulled wine – preferably all whilst sat in front of a cozy log fire reading a great book  socialising with a group of friends you haven’t seen for months! I’m joking, I promise that I actually do find both of those scenarios enjoyable and that I’m not an entirely antisocial being. That being said, organising social gatherings for the holiday season can be stressful so I’ve come up with a list of tips to make it easier, as well as the recipe to make the perfect mince pies for the occasion. Tips for Organising a Winter Gathering with Friends Pick your location – you could choose to meet up in a restaurant (no dishes to wash/ avoids the dreaded clean-up); or you could decide to host the gathering yourself. If you decide to host the gathering yourself, follow my tips for a smooth evening. Lay out snacks …