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Alex Monroe's latest blog

Follow designer Alex Monroe as he shares his jewellery life

All I want for Christmas is... a block of charcoal

Posted by Alex MonroeWed, 8 Dec 2010

I was always a little afraid of getting a lump of coal for Christmas. Was that just a ruse told to me by my parents to make me behave myself? What happens if you actually want some coal, or at least, charcoal….?Hold everything. We’re in real trouble. The business will collapse, everyone out of a job. Mortgages unpaid, repossessions, catastrophe. And all because I can’t find a decent charcoal block anywhere.My old faithful is on its last legs. It gets burnt and ...

Stock 'til you drop this Christmas

Posted by Alex MonroeWed, 3 Nov 2010

Alex gets ready for his close-up and shares his frustrations about retailers having to turn customers away at Christmas