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Winter Edition 2019

  • Text
  • Competition
  • Fenwick
  • Holidays
  • Off
  • Kidzania
  • Guide
  • Guide
  • Ramsay
  • Recipe
  • Cake
  • Hussain
  • Coren
  • Forte
  • Seedlip
  • Nadiya
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Maths
  • Hotels
  • Luxury
We've gone all foodie this term! Fantastic interviews with Sir Rocco Forte, Giles Coren, Nadiya Hussain and Tilly Ramsay shares her brilliant Rainbow cake recipe. Plus, Dermot O'Leary has written a children's book! Definitely one for the stocking, along with other picks we have for you in our top notch Christmas Gift Guide. And if that is not enough, we have the make-up and beauty tips to make sure you are party fabulous this season. Downlaod it now or read it on our School Notices App if you are not at a member school giving you a printed copy.

FUN FACTS Dark chocolate

FUN FACTS Dark chocolate is healthier than fruit juice According to tradition, you should eat one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck Apples belong to the ROSE family, as do pears and plums The longest string of liquorice ever made, measured 244 metres In 2015, Cherry Yoshitake managed to eat 71 baked beans in a minute - picked out of a bowl with a chopstick Chewing COFFEE BEANS gets rid of BAD BREATH The humble banana shares up to 60% of its DNA with humans Velociraptors were roughly the same size as a large TURKEY You’ ll NEVER guess what? We’ve rounded up our favourite fascinating food facts for you to wow your friends with this winter 957 The typical number of calories in the average Christmas dinner A quarter of the world’s HAZELNUTS are used for NUTELLA Putting tangerines in Christmas stockings comes from 12thcentury French nuns who left socks of fruit and nuts at houses of the poor You can hear rhubarb grow The most STOLEN food in the world is CHEESE and finally… The UK consumes on average 7 litres of ice cream per person per year. That’s 14 tubs! In Japan, eel and squid are popular PIZZA TOPPINGS Cranberries are commonly referred to as “bounce berries” because they bounce when they’re ripe. Fish and chips were considered so British that the dish was used as a code-name for the D-Day landings PHOTOGRAPHY: © PNGFLY.COM 40 schoolnotices.co.uk ★ W I NTER 19

INTERVIEW Dermot and his feline friends Dermot O’Leary is a much loved household name famous for the X Factor and Radio 2, but did you know he also writes books? We caught up with Dermot on his new book in the Toto The Ninja Cat series and life in general… What was the inspiration for the Toto series? “The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners, we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we’re out or asleep. Before I knew it, I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver’s nocturnal adventures.” Did you always like writing? “I’ve always done it – it’s been a creative outlet for me. I come from a big family of Irish readers and ›› W I NTER 19 ★ schoolnotices.co.uk 41

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