Christmas 2017

Christmas Eve Basket 2017

From an early age my mum would buy my sister and myself new pyjamas to wear on Christmas Eve. We were also allowed to open one present from under the tree, we never had a Christmas Eve Basket as that wasn’t a “thing” back in the 80s. However, over the years since becoming a parent I’ve heard more and more…

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Christmas 2017

Christmas in the 80s

Christmas in the 80s was amazing, nothing at all like Christmas nowadays. It actually meant something more than extravagant gifts, huge Christmas trees decorated within an inch of their modern life and flashing LED lights draped around each corner of the guttering. Christmas in the 80s was all about foil decorations, tinsel, multi-coloured glass fairy lights and a magical atmosphere. I…

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Christmas 2017, Review

Artfull Puffin – Christmas Range

As December approaches we are entering full on festivities and I love nothing more than grabbing a hot drink, putting on a Christmas tune and settling at the table to write my Christmas cards. I am a bit of a stationery hoarder, I’m obsessed with all things greetings cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, pens, notebooks – the list goes on.…

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Christmas 2017

Adult Advent Calendar Guide 2017

Advent calendars have come a long way since the days of cheap chocolate, although I did like the ones with little pictures behind the cardboard door. As an adult I stopped buying myself an advent calendar years ago, but always feel a little bit left out when the children open theirs in the morning. I love the idea of going all…

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Christmas 2017, Review

My Sensory Crate Subscription Box

Buying presents at Christmas is an overwhelming experience for anyone, did you pick the right toy, will they like it, did you buy enough presents? But, buying presents for an autistic child or a child who has a sensory processing disorder is another experience, my brother and nephew are both autistic and I find shopping for them so difficult as I…

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Christmas 2017

Mum’s Christmas Wishlist

Christmas in our house is all geared towards the children from the decorations, lights, activities and of course presents. Mr K and I don’t really buy each other a great deal as we would rather put the money towards either a date night, a family day out or another present for the children, I just love seeing their happy faces…

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Christmas 2017

Children’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017

I am so excited to share this Children’s Christmas Gift Guide! I always think it is easy to buy gifts for children and always end up with the same range of toys that hardly get played with. I have found some cracking gifts this year, I hope you like them as much as I do. Rock & Ruddle Hair Brushes…

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Christmas 2017

Christmas Food & Drinks Guide 2017

Possibly the most exciting time at Christmas is all the food and drink we consume, it is a big deal in our house. Everyone loves to splash out during the festive season, the shops are full of luxurious food and Christmas bubbles – it is hard to resist. Here is my guide on this years delicious offerings, not only for…

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