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Beat those January Blues

January really isn’t the best of months for a lot of people. After the Christmas & New Year festivities have finished it is back to the daily grindstone, with what seems like nothing to look forward to. I've recently noticed a lot of friends & colleagues starting to book holidays or trips away. This winter also lead to a lot of flu going around. Almost everyone seemed to be inflicted with some strain of sickness or the cold. Pay Day has also been a long time coming, but we are almost there now! At least the snow & ice have stayed away for a while.

January is so bad in fact that ‘Blue Monday’ occurs! Blue Monday is meant to be the most depressing day of the year according to psychologists. This date allegedly falls on the Monday of the last full week of January. So it was the 19th January in 2000 & the 18th January in 2010. There has been some confusion over the date in 2011 with some claiming it was on 17th January 2011, while others say Blue Monday was on 24th Janu…

Happy 2011 To Our Customers & Suppliers!

Happy 2011 & a big thank you to all our customers for shopping with BasketsGalore last year & throughout the years!

Christmas 2010 was certainly a challenge as we experienced some of the most extreme weather conditions ever faced across the UK & Ireland. The snow, ice & sub-zero temperatures experienced throughout December grounded flights, closed rail links and left traffic at a standstill. Read more here.

At BasketsGalore we managed to keep dispatching all your Christmas gifts, despite nearly getting snowed in on a couple of occasions. A Thunder-Snow storm hit (a thunder & lightning storm with snow rather than rain – a rare phenomenon apparently) & we had to dig our cars out to get home (pictures to follow soon!) Some of our suppliers couldn’t reach our premises to deliver new stock, so we had to greet them at the top of the road & carry boxes through the snow.

Obviously after we dispatch our gift baskets, they need to be delivered to the end recipient by co…