Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

What to do with unwanted gifts

| Christmas, Hints & Tips, Thrifty ideas

free photo of a gift

We all have them.  However many hints you drop, or wish lists you provide, there’s always an unwanted gift or two amongst a households Christmas presents.  Unless of course, you’re the type of person who’s grateful for a miles too small crocheted mini dress, character night dresses or the bath toiletries when you’ve preferred showers […] Read more…


How to pimp your candles – glitter, paint or otherwise

| Christmas, Crafty stuff, In the home, Seasonal

upcycled glitter paint candle

I’m not really a big candles fan – well, they look pretty, but we don’t really have anywhere to put them in our house, and I don’t burn them so they’re kind of pointless on the whole – but I’ve been meaning for a while to try decorating some plain candles. With it coming up […] Read more…

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Visiting Father Christmas – do we stay or do we go?

| Christmas, Days out, Family, Seasonal


Last year, our Grotto visit went the worst it could possibly be.  At a local festive fayre, N basically cried throughout the visit, although obviously he was still quite young (very sad for the poor Father Christmas, who was actually a friend of the family!). So this year, I made the executive decision that we […] Read more…

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These are a few of my favourite things at Christmas – Center Parcs competition

| Christmas, Family, Observations, Seasonal

christmas tree baubles

I love Christmas, although this year is going to be very different as it’ll be the first one ever (amazing when I’m nearer 40 than 30!) that my brother and I will spend without our mum.  Hopefully we’ll still have a good, although different, day. With there being 12 days of Christmas, it’s quite apt […] Read more…

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Toddlers and advent calendars

| Observations

Bizarrely, N seems to be going in reverse in terms of his interest in Christmas. A month or so ago he was pulling out his Christmas books with Father Christmas in and enjoying reading them, but now it’s December it’s like he’s forgotten about those. Even his advent calendar isn’t as exciting to him as […] Read more…


Christmas bargains…and when to stop

| Christmas, Observations, Seasonal, Thrifty ideas, Toys & Gadgets

christmas tree baubles

I’m a big fan of Christmas and love trying to find great presents.  Well, I love spotting great gift ideas, and thinking of who would suit that present, but it can get quite worrying when you’re running out of time and ideas. N’s really easy to buy for at the moment though, as it’s pretty […] Read more…


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