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A Mum & Daughter Day At The Ideal Home Show Christmas 2018

Christmas is by far my favourite time of the year but weirdly this year has felt the least Christmassy. In fact the whole idea of it has been making me feel anxious and a little sick. Don’t get me wrong it is still my favourite time of the year – I adore the magic! Back in November I saw that …

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Father Christmas Experience At Marsh Farm 2018

This year is our third year going to the Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience. I’ve said it from the very first time we went, it’s our favourite grotto! So naturally we were very excited for this year too. We were booked for the first Father Christmas Experience of the day. We arrived early all dressed in our Christmas jumpers. It …

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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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#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 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 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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#BLOGMAS Day 1 – The Christmas Tag

I’m not sure if I’m being too ambitious this year with attempting to do both vlogmas on YouTube and Blogmas here on my blog. I’m going to give it my best shot anyway and see how we go this December. So the first post for my blogmas is going to be the Christmas tag. A great place to start I …

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Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience 2017

I know, I know, it is still November but last weekend we dusted off our Christmas jumpers and headed back to Essex for the Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience. This is my most favourite Christmas event of the year and you have absolutely no idea the amount of excitement I felt that morning. It felt like Christmas had come. The air …

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Christmas Gifts For Under £5 With #sdfiverchallenge

For me Sports Direct is associated with my husbands pants and socks. He won’t buy them from anywhere else. We was recently challenged to find some Christmas gifts online for under £5. To me five pounds seems like such a small amount of money to find any decent gifts so of course I was up for the challenge. I couldn’t …

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A Christmas Break With Bluestone Wales

Ever since we first went to Bluestone Wales the girls have asked to return. The other week we were invited back which I was so excited about. The most exciting part was that we were getting invited to the Kingdom Of The Elves and getting our very last break of 2016. I’ve decided to break this post up into sections by …

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Ideas For Family Bonding This Holiday Season

No holiday is like the previous one, especially for families that are ageing slowly together. In each festive season, you’ll find your loved ones growing, learning and experiencing life in new ways. The holiday season can truly be a chance to cement in place what connects your family, and to celebrate the mere fact that you have each other. The …

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How To Have A Great Christmas With No January Hangover

Christmas is a time of mixed feelings for many of us – we love getting together with friends and family members that we don’t see very often. We also love letting our hair down and maybe even getting a bit tipsy in front of It’s a Wonderful Life. This is the good bit; the not-so-good bit is wondering how to …

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