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Yankee Candle have come out with a new autumnal range, all about cosy campfire smells, and we’re obsessed!

Now that summer has come and gone, we seriously can’t wait to get cosy in front of the fire, with our fluffy socks and warm jammies on, sipping giant cups of hot chocolate. We love when the leaves turn colour, and there’s a crispness to the air that allows us to don our comfy knitted jumpers and stylish winter boots. 

Not forgetting that signature smokey bonfire smell which instantly takes us back, reminding us of every little detail about the season which we know and love.

That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to hear that the famous candle brand, Yankee Candle, have brought out their own autumn collection, centered around that classic campfire aroma. 

The first scent is called Warm and Cosy. If the name itself isn’t enough of a selling point, then perhaps the combination of cedarwood, cashmere, and eucalyptus will convince you to give this scent a whirl.

The next candle is A Night Under The Stars, coloured a deep midnight blue. If you were to give this scent a sniff you would be entranced by the woody, spicy fragrance which sparkles with a constellation of rose, leather and driftwood notes. 

The third candle available in the collection is called Crisp Campfire Apples — basically autumn in a jar, right? This scent of freshly picked apples cooking over the fire in the crisp night air is joined by middle notes of cinnamon stick and oak leaves.

The last candle in the autumn campfire range is called Pecan Pie Bites. This sweet and spicy scent combines the fragrance of cinnamon leaf, burnt sugar and raw honey with notes of white hazelnut, pecan and dark chocolate — ideal for the sweeter fragrance fan in your life.

All of these candles are available on amazon, priced at £23.99 for a large candle with up to 150 hours of burning time.

We for one, can’t wait to stock up and enjoy that blissful campfire smell all year long.

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‘Tis the season to gather with family and friends amidst the twinkle of vibrant lights, the warm crackle of a fireplace, and the nostalgia of red or green décor.

But with that hectic pace of the holidays just around the corner, this doesn’t give you much time to plan and execute the perfect seasonal soiree.

So whether you’re hosting an office social for your co-workers or a laid-back evening with your closest friends, these last-minute ideas will ensure a festive party atmosphere that’s both merry and bright—without the added stress.

Backyard Bonfire Roast Party

As the weather cools down and the daylight hours shorten, it’s an ideal time to huddle around a firepit with the people you love.

Host a bonfire in the backyard, complete with outdoor games, torch lights, cosy blankets and seasonal noshes.

For a sweet tooth option, provide the fixings to roast s’mores and simmer a batch of crockpot hot chocolate.

Or if you want to serve an entire meal for the guests, Midwest Living recommends hearty winter staples like fondue or chilli that can be enjoyed around a roaring flame.     

Tacky Christmas Jumper Party

What is the reverse of a swanky gala with a black-tie dress code? The obvious answer is a tacky sweater bash, and for this event, the quirkier your guests deck themselves out, the more hilarity will ensue.

So the choice is yours—either keep it G-rated, or make it adult only with jumpers that scream “naughty list.”

You can even reward the person, whose attire is the most outlandish, with a Christmas-themed mug and Starbucks gift card to savour a holiday drink (while rocking that sweater, of course).   

Around the World Potluck Party

If you’re curious about how other cultures show off their holiday spirit, then a global inspired celebration is an exciting way to find out.

Invite guests to prepare traditional foods which represent Christmastime all over the world and host a potluck where everyone can sample these unique, exotic dishes.

This streamlines the menu planning, so you can focus more efforts on other memorable touches such these decorations from various countries for an ambiance that’s culturally diverse and authentic.

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Since just about every person breaks out their oven mitts and dusts off their cookie recipes this time of year, it’s the perfect occasion to gather your loved ones for a cookie exchange.

Bake a few dozen seasonal treats, and request your friends or family do the same. Then invite the whole crew together to nibble on each other’s creations, swap their favourite recipes, and bring home a selection of these holiday desserts.

To pull off the ultimate cookie exchange, Good Housekeeping delivers some hassle-free ideas.

No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, these creative and festive themes are sure to enchant your guests and make them feel all the warmth this season has to offer.

Even if you’re short on time, there is no reason you can’t still host a meaningful experience for those you care about—and maintain sanity in the process.

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Halloween night is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for pretty much every fire brigade nationwide, and this year was no different.

Dublin Fire Brigade received a shocking 900 calls last night, with fireworks and illegal bonfires causing the vast majority of incidents.

Greg O'Dwyer, Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Dublin's brigade said the service's full crew was on duty last night, with the entire fleet in operation.

According to O'Dwyer, regional control centre mostly dealt with Halloween-related occurances, and injuries sustained were prominently of the hands and eyes.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, he commented on the massive amount of ambulance calls:

"We received 904 '999' calls into our control centre, 368 of these were Dublin fire calls (230 Halloween related) and 365 were Dublin ambulance calls," the service said this morning.

While speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr O'Dwyer said that this was at least six times busier than the normal Wednesday night, but relatively on the same wavelength as past Halloweens.

He also said that anti-social behaviour was actually decreasing and the number of injuries are being reduced as a result of organised events by local authorities in the run-up to this year's Halloween.

This past month, Gardaí have been clamping down on the gathering of incendiary items such as fireworks or bonfire materials, which appears to have had positive effects.

"I can’t stress how positive it is to have the organised events. It keeps people in a safe environment," said Mr O'Dwyer.

The assistant fire chief described the situations where cars were actually being driven onto dwindling bonfires in the early hours of the morning, as they die down. 

He claimed that people will do "anything to keep them going", and that the major danger with illegal bonfires is the combustible materials which people throw onto them, for example aerosol cans and gas cylinders.

"There is no safe distance" for those types of fuels.

Cork reported an unusually small number of bonfire-related calls, with Cork City Fire Service claiming that last night was no busier than average.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) described their Halloween as a "relatively quiet" evening.

Firefighters in N. Ireland responded to 6% fewer calls on Halloween night compared with last year.

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Halloween can be a hectic time for Ireland's emergency services, as reports of bonfires, fireworks and general mischief increase for the spooky season. 

Every Halloween, Dublin Fire Brigade attend hundreds of fires.

Last night, Dublin Fire Brigade attended a bonfire in the East Wall area, and came under attack while doing so.

The DFB shared images on Twitter of their smashed fire engine window after the incident.

Luckily, no crew members were injured in the incident. 

While they indicated that the incident occurred in the East Wall, the DFB withheld the exact location. 

However, Twitter users were quick to accuse the brigade of suggesting that the incident occurred on Sheriff Street. 

Dublin Fire Brigade corrected the user, revealing that the incident did not occur on that street.

'I decided against naming the location as its not fair to define an area by the act of a few,' reads the response tweet. 

The images of the smashed window angered many on social media, who questioned why on earth anyone would attack our emergency services on their way to a potentially life threatening incident. 

'Unbelievable! Fire fighters risking their lives everyday to ensure the safety of others. What kind of idiot attacks a fire engine?' tweeted one.

The damaged fire truck was taken out of service to be repaired.

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