Tag Archives: Christmas

Our Stay At The Orchards Holiday Park Isle Of Wight

We have been lucky enough to stay in many different holiday accommodations thanks to this little blog of mine. We’ve been glamping, hotel staying, cottages and resorts however we’ve never stayed as a family on a caravan park until last week! There are lots of cheap caravan holiday park options available across the UK. We had been invited to come …

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Finding The Right Time To Book That Family Holiday

It can be tricky to balance the daily running of your home and plan a family break at the same time. Between school, available dates, and the general buzz of a busy household, finding the time to search for the best prices on offer can often seem like a little dose of extra hassle that you just don’t have time …

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When Will Winter & Spring Finish Their Arguing?

Seriously Spring time, grow some balls and kick this Winter away sooner rather than later. So in case you are not living in the UK, we are currently living in an icy, snowy, winter wonderland yet again. It’s hard to believe that the photos in this blog post were taken on Friday. On Friday, I found myself outside without my …

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My Sunday Photo 2018 – Hating On The Snow This Weekend

On Friday we experienced a short lived snippet of what the spring and summer will look like for my family. It was warm enough to sit outside with no coats on. Yet this weekend we have been graced with more snow. Usually I’d be jumping for joy about the white flakes falling from the sky. Willing it, pleading it to …

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Snow Day In Kent 2018

I’m here with yet another photo heavy blog post. In case you’ve been under a rock, snow has hit the UK this week and I’m loving it! You all know how much I hate the winter but this specific weather is one that I adore so much. It’s so pretty and so much fun. I was so excited to see …

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Hosting My First Christmas On Boxing Day

When we moved homes, I was so excited that it was in plenty of time for Christmas. We could finally have a proper sized tree and actually host family. Sadly my MiL has already made plans for Christmas Day with her own in laws so it meant our Christmas was just for us. Instead we decided to host Boxing Day …

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Christmas Day 2017!

We had a very different Christmas this year. In the past we have spent it round other family members houses. This year was the first year we’ve stayed at home and I quite enjoyed the change. It started how every Christmas starts, with opening of presents. We went a little overboard this year. I’m not ashamed about it though as …

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Christmas Eve Birthday 2017!

Christmas Eve in this household is all about my eldest daughter. This little pickle made her early appearance on Christmas Eve nine years ago and since then, Christmas has changed! We put pause to festive plans to celebrate her birthday. She woke up quite early, I asked her to wait a little while for everybody else to wake up. Then …

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#BLOGMAS Day 23 – A Cheat’s Home Made Mince Pies

We are literally hours away from Christmas now. I’ve spent today tidying up ready for my eldest to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. Today I thought I’d bring you a recipe that makes creating your own home made mince pies super easy. What’s better is that they are delicious and you’ll definitely earn some points from your guests! You will need: …

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#BLOGMAS Day 22 – Our Fake Christmas Day

Growing up I always spent Christmas Day at my Mum’s house. My grandparents piled round and it was always a really chilled festive day. I’d play with my presents, we’d fill our tummies with food and just enjoy each other’s company. I have many photos of my Nan and Grandad sleeping on Christmas Day. Since we moved to Kent four …

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#BLOGMAS Day 20 – Santa’s Grotto At Coolings Nature Trail

I didn’t think that my little family had many traditions. Things that we do each year especially around Christmas time. But it turns out that we do have some. One of those is the Santa’s grotto at the Green & Pleasant Nature Trail near our home. It’s actually my mother in law who books this grotto for the girls. It’s …

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#BLOGMAS Day 9 – Her First Christmas Performance

It’s that time of the year again, the time you either love or hate. Nativity time. I remember P2s first nativity at their nursery. I was so excited and put the effort into making her the angel outfit. P1 had never had nursery nativities and I was working before so never really had the time. This year was P2s first …

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#BLOGMAS Day 8 – Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

On a Wednesday P3 stays at home with me for a full and rather long day. It used to be P2s day off nursery but now she’s at school so there’s just one of my daughters at home to entertain. I have been really finding it hard to entertain my littlest baby. Children on their own need so much attention …

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#BLOGMAS Day 7 – My Favourite Grotto Experiences

We are a week in to the whole blogmas thing. I hope you are enjoying the posts I’ve created so far and will keep coming back this Christmas season. So I’m sure a lot of you have already booked to see Santa, we’ve already seen him three times already this year but I wanted to share my very favourite grotto …

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#BLOGMAS Day 6 – Bluewater Grotto & Ice Rink

I am loving the decorations everywhere. The way that the anticipation of Christmas spreads such an upbeat joy now that it is December. Recently we had been invited to experience Christmas at Bluewater. I was super excited as they have an ice rink. We bundled the kiddies in the car after school and headed to the shopping mall. I love …

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