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Have you made your list and have you checked it twice? How many of these toys listed in the Toy Retailers Association's top Christmas buys for 2011 have made it to your shopping basket or are already wrapped and underneath your Christmas tree?

Benessamy's Christmas Countdown - 7 Sleeps to Go..

Have you made your list and have you checked it twice? How many of these toys listed in the Toy Retailers Association's top Christmas buys for 2011 have made it to your shopping basket or are already wrapped and underneath your Christmas tree?

Dec 18 2011


As the cookery programmes compete to tempt our desire to improve on last year’s festive culinary delights, here’s a food top 10 on our Christmas countdown:

Benessamy's Christmas Countdown - 8 Sleeps to Go..

As the cookery programmes compete to tempt our desire to improve on last year’s festive culinary delights, here’s a food top 10 on our Christmas countdown:

Dec 17 2011


Here at Benessamy Events we're feeling very Christmassy so we’ve decided to have a festive countdown.

With just 9 sleeps to go and the airwaves filled with Christmas songs how best to kick off our countdown than with a top 10 of Christmas songs.....

Benessamy's Christmas Countdown

Here at Benessamy Events we're feeling very Christmassy so we’ve decided to have a festive countdown. With just 9 sleeps to go and the airwaves filled with Christmas songs how best to kick off our countdown than with a top 10 of Christmas songs.....

Dec 16 2011


Whilst developing Benessamy’s Little Book I have met many talented, creative and high quality wedding suppliers. This guest blog post is the first in a series of supplier features and one for those of you interested in putting your creativity into action!

Supplier Feature - Hats From the Hall

Whilst developing Benessamy’s Little Book I have met many talented, creative and high quality wedding suppliers. This guest blog post is the first in a series of supplier features and one for those of you interested in putting your creativity into action!

Nov 14 2011


To ensure as many of your friends and family can join you on your wedding day consider sending out Save the Date cards or messages as early as possible.

Save the Date

To ensure as many of your friends and family can join you on your wedding day consider sending out Save the Date cards or messages as early as possible.

Oct 23 2011


I love this time of year. The start of the academic year reminds me of the excitement I always felt as a child with moving into a new class, getting new uniform, meeting new people, etc.  A time for new beginnings and new starts.

What's so special about September for Benessamy?

I love this time of year. The start of the academic year reminds me of the excitement I always felt as a child with moving into a new class, getting new uniform, meeting new people, etc. A time for new beginnings and new starts.

Sep 23 2011


Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is home to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Not only is it a test, one day international and county cricket ground, it also offers a wonderful wedding location for cricket lovers and non cricket lovers alike.

It's Not Just Cricket

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is home to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Not only is it a test, one day international and county cricket ground, it also offers a wonderful wedding location for cricket lovers and non cricket lovers alike.

Sep 22 2011


With modern travel and lifestyle choices couples often live and work some distance away from the place they used to call home and where their families live. This can lead to some tough decision making when it comes to choosing your wedding location, even before you start to think about a particular venue.

Home or Away?

With modern travel and lifestyle choices couples often live and work some distance away from the place they used to call home and where their families live. This can lead to some tough decision making when it comes to choosing your wedding location, even before you start to think about a particular venue.

Sep 15 2011


Part 3 in our series of mood boards inspired by beautiful songs which bring together the two elements of music and colour.

If Music Be the Food of Love - Part III

Part 3 in our series of mood boards inspired by beautiful songs which bring together the two elements of music and colour.

Aug 28 2011


I was intrigued by a news story today about a Nottinghamshire mother of three who has placed an advertisement in a local paper offering her services as Mother-of-the- Bride.

Lending a Helping Hand

I was intrigued by a news story today about a Nottinghamshire mother of three who has placed an advertisement in a local paper offering her services as Mother-of-the- Bride.

Aug 15 2011