Festive Fun

9 Post-Christmas Problems

The presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten, the crackers have been pulled, and the Baileys has been downed by the mug full. Another Christmas has been and gone. Hopefully you got some nice gifts, you probably added an inch or two to your waist line. But for now the chaos and fun […] Read more…

The Lies We Tell

The Lies We Tell At Christmas

I know there are parents out there who do not tell their kids about the big man in red flying around the world on Christmas eve in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivering Christmas presents to all the children on the nice list.  There are parents who don’t buy into the lies we tell […] Read more…

A Little Christmas Magic

A Little Christmas Magic

It is that magical time of year again.  The excitement is building, as is the stress!  But come mid December you can normally feel the magic in the air.  It’s normally when I’m wrapped up in my winder woollies, running the endless list of errands.  It’s cold and I can see my breath in front […] Read more…

Dear Santa

It’s been a while since I wrote to you.  26 years in fact.  Sorry, I sort of lost my way with the whole ‘believing‘ thing.  I should never have doubted you really, I mean you gave me my most loved doll, Amy.  And who else could have possibly known how much I wanted her?  It […] Read more…

Toy Shop Bingo

Toy Shop Bingo

The countdown to the big day has began.  Children everywhere are being threatened by the no show of the man in red.  Lists are being compiled and passed from relative to relative.  Your own list of things to buy is longer than the queues at the Next sale.  You have to face the horror that […] Read more…

What I don't want to hear this Christmas

What I don’t want to hear this Christmas

There are plenty of things I look forward to hearing this Christmas; my children’s excited squeals, tearing paper and of course The Pogues!  But there are several sentences that I don’t want to hear this Christmas.   1 “Sale starts NOW!” January sales are supposed to start in JANUARY.  The clue is in the title.  […] Read more…

10 Things To Make You Feel Festive

10 Things To Make You Feel Festive

The run up to Christmas can be stressful, busy and expensive.  The shops reduces all the gifts a week after you bought them, you’re running out of places to stuff hide presents, your to-do list could rival Santa’s, and you know there’s something you’ve forgotten but you can’t remember what it is and it’s keeping […] Read more…

children you see in the nativity

9 Types of Children You See in The Nativity

It’s that time of year again.  Children have been busy practising their songs.  Parents have been frantic trying to pull together camel costumes.  Teachers are preparing for organised chaos and (I imagine) doing a lot of holding their heads in their hands.  It’s nativity season. Come performance day who knows what your little angel is […] Read more…