Lifestyle · Reviews

Review: Candles For Every Occasion

Candles are so versatile and can be used to create a different ambience depending on the occasion. Having a romantic night in? Light a candle. Having a celebration? Light a candle. Want to remember someone special who is no longer with you? Light a candle. Want to get that festive feeling? Light a candle. You… Continue reading Review: Candles For Every Occasion

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Kids · Reviews

Review: The Snowman Tour Live

This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic children’s book, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs*. Originally published in 1978 as a wordless picture book, its popularity saw it brought to life on screen in 1982 as a short film. Being born in the early 80’s, I can’t remember a Christmas without The Snowman and… Continue reading Review: The Snowman Tour Live

Entertainment · Lifestyle

Christmas Eve Family Night In Essentials

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, that day when excitement and anticipation have reached a fever pitch. Parents everywhere are trying to keep the kids as calm as humanly possible whilst trying to finish all the last-minute preparations. Needless to say, by mid-afternoon you’ll certainly have earned a chilled-out evening and what better way to spend it… Continue reading Christmas Eve Family Night In Essentials

Parenting

What Mum’s REALLY Want For Christmas

Whilst smellies, socks and pyjamas all make fabulous presents for Mum’s everywhere, have you ever considered what would be on their ‘dream’ wish list? For today’s Blogmas post I decided to share with you the 5 ‘gifts’ Mum’s would actually like Santa to deliver this Christmas. It isn’t a gift guide, but a little tongue… Continue reading What Mum’s REALLY Want For Christmas

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Kids · Lifestyle

The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World

Last year, I published a post all about the Winter Wonderland created at Hayes Garden World, based here in Cumbria. It had been many years since we had visited, and it made such a lasting impression that we vowed to return this year. We decided to go the whole hog this time though and booked… Continue reading The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World

Books · Kids

Our Top 5 Christmas Books For Kids

The festive season is such a busy time for parents, often filled with school play’s, Christmas events and parties for the little ones. So, it’s a welcome relief to make some time to share a book or two together and with so many wonderful festive and Christmas themed story books on the market we’re spoilt… Continue reading Our Top 5 Christmas Books For Kids

Kids · Lifestyle

Crafty Kids: Handmade Reindeer Christmas Cards

When time allows I love nothing more than getting crafty with the kids and today I’m sharing our simple handmade reindeer cards. I really enjoy creating homemade cards with Leo to give to friends and family for any occasion and these simple, yet effective festive cards are fabulous. Making them together is a superb way… Continue reading Crafty Kids: Handmade Reindeer Christmas Cards

Entertainment

Radio Times: Christmas TV Top Picks 2018

Last year I shared a post all about one of my family’s favourite festive traditions, flicking through the bumper edition of the Radio Times. From being a child, I can remember the anticipation of purchasing the weighty magazine from the corner shop and getting home to flick through and mark what we were planning to… Continue reading Radio Times: Christmas TV Top Picks 2018