Festive Life 2015


Mey the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye’ll ivver see.
Mey the moose ne’er lea’ yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
Mey ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye’r auld eneuch tae dee.
Mey ye aye juist be sae happie as A wuss ye aye tae be.

Just like the auld Scots toast above, here at City Life, we also wish health, heartiness and happiness upon you and your family this coming Christmas and Hogmanay. Whatever you have got going on in your busy life over the festive period, make sure to relax and spend time with the people you love and care about most. Life and the loving people around you are so special, so no matter how much money you have or don’t have, savour the small things that can make you happy – a fresh winter walk with family, catching up with an old pal for lunch, or even just giving your partner or friend a warm loving hug. Make your Christmas and Hogmanay ‘the best ye hae ivver seen!’

There’s a lot to be happy about in our festive 2015 issue. We have a colourful review of the recent Dundee Jazz Festival where you can meet some of the best jazz musicians in the world. We have a delicious Christmas pudding and spiced mulled wine recipe to warm you up on a cold winter day. Meet eight positive thinking independent city centre traders in our Downtown Dundee feature. Journey with us to Stonehaven in our fiery Travel Scotland article. Meet the BMX Bandits in our music review. Don’t miss the What’s On page for festive and winter ideas. Our Stocking Fillers feature has some great authentic Scottish gift ideas. Check out our feature on Ollie’s Fundraiser and help some families less fortunate this season. Travel back in time in our Origin of the Picts feature. Then, to top it all off, we have a Dundonian Life article with Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue.

There are also a lot of fantastic offers to take advantage of from our many local advertisers. Downtown Dundee traders are giving away some yuletide treats. Freedom Fitness is doing a half price ‘four class pass’. Partners Hair and Beauty are still offering a great deal on their ghd Dry & Style gift set. AGA are offering a free Christmas cooking demonstration. Need any wee jobs done around the house or on the car? Then check out our Wee Traders page. Katz Pyjamas in Broughty Ferry have a new range of seasonal gifts. Get that special family photo framed at Elvie Framing. Have your festive flowers arranged by Rosebud Florists on the Perth Road and Balloons Made for You are ready to sort out your party decorations. Vintage Strings will take care of your musical needs, while Clarkes on Lindsay Street is still the perfect place to soak up some good food, drink and entertainment. If you are planning any trips over the holiday period, then AT Dundee are the team to talk to about group travel. Finally, Dundee’s foremost PPI reclaim specialists, Beat the Banks, are always ready to help you reclaim money you are owed by your bank.

Enjoy your festive issue of City Life Dundee and remember we are now on Facebook and we also have a full online magazine so you never have to miss an issue!

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