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…

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – A 2018 Version

Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,The children were feral, and had head louse;A child was crying ’cause someone didn’t share,Another was frantic because they’d lost a stuffed bear;Daddy was pleading “Is it time for bed?”,While mummy was muttering ’bout de-licing their heads,The tree looked dishevelled, no thanks to the cat,Who played […] Read more…

bah humbug

10 Things That Make Me Feel a Bit Bah Humbug

I love Christmas.  It’s my favourite time of year.  I love the pretty twinkly lights.  I love that people are generally just a bit nicer to each other.  I get that warm fuzzy glow inside and I get just as excited as when I was 5 years old.  However as I far too rapidly approach […] 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…

Little Lies – A Fleetwood Mac Parody

I often tell myself little lies.  Like the Chinese takeaway will be fine because I am going to have a fruit smoothie for dinner for the rest of the week.  Who am I kidding?   But at this time of year I feel like everything that comes out of my mouth is a lie.   […] 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…

Thats not going on the Christmas list

That’s Not Going On The Christmas List

I love a good list.  I’m not exclusive.  I normally have at least 10 different lists on the go an any time. Even more so at this time of the year.  These lists include Christmas lists for the small people.  There are toys that will not be going on the Christmas list.   Over the […] 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…

elf on the shelf

Why The Elf is Not Welcome on my Shelf

Christmas is my favourite time of year.  I can rival my kids in the excitement stakes.  I can never sleep on Christmas Eve, despite the fact that I am a 38 (very nearly 39) year old adult.  There is something truly magical about the festive season.  Christmas lights can bring tears to my eyes (I […] 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…