One of the most exciting things for me at Christmas was always waking up to find my stocking on the end of my bed filled with little packages. There’s something so lovely and nostalgic about a stocking isn’t there? I always remember one of my favourite stocking gifts being a bottle of Spice Girls deodorant! Random but true! Here are a few kids stocking filler ideas for you….
I have just read in a newspaper article that the average British family will spend £1,150 on Christmas this year. £1150. That’s one thousand one hundred and fifty pounds. Wow! I’m sorry but seriously?! There is absolutely no way I spend anywhere near that! Continue reading
A year ago today I stood in the kitchen with a tiny little bundle of fur in my arms and called the kids downstairs. They had absolutely no idea what they were about to find. Continue reading
Can you believe the Christmas holidays are already upon us?! While I’m sure you’ll be busy visiting friends and family maybe there are some days when you just need to get out of the house for a few hours of family fun? Continue reading
Its that time of year when our diaries are full of all the events and traditions we squeeze in to make the most of the festive season. I am very lucky that every year I get a full 2 weeks off work to spend with the kids. It’s absolutely fantastic. To make the most of our time together we have made a Christmas season bucket list of all the things we want to do over the holidays. See how many your family can tick off………
On Friday we were incredibly lucky to be invited by the Cornerstone Arts Centre (Didcot) to see the opening night of their first ever in-house production – The Nutcracker & The Mouse King. Continue reading
So this has been a bit of a manic week of the elves arriving, putting up the Xmas decs, Lois’s school nativity play, getting organised for Xmas and our trip to Alton Towers Resort, oh and of course working! Things aren’t going to be slowing down any time soon but I am really excited for our plans this weekend. All will be revealed soon! Continue reading
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I’ve seen loads of Christmas gift guides recently for kids, teens, tech lovers, travellers, etc,etc and there have been some fab ideas on them. I don’t normally write a Christmas wish list as there’s rarely anything I want or need. Having read so many gift guides this year though I have a few ideas in mind that I would love! Continue reading
It’s nearly Christmas which means its definitely time for another giveaway! I have a lovely Christmas crafts hamper to give away to one lucky winner. Continue reading
We are all very familiar with the usual chocolate advent calendars and the various other ‘toy’ style advent calendars that are out there these days. We have the usual chocolate ones here but what about trying out an ‘alternative’ advent with different challenges set for each day as random acts of kindness? Continue reading