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Unique, Quirky Gifts For All This Christmas

I don't know about you but it seems that Christmas comes round quicker every year and if you are like me then finding gift inspiration that's 'different' can seem tantamount to impossible. It's so tempting to make a smash n' grab visit to the local supermarket to buy the same old impersonal smellies sets and… Continue reading Unique, Quirky Gifts For All This Christmas

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

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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

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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

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Top Picks: Ladies Festive Jumpers 2018

Over the last ten year or so Christmas Jumpers have become the must have piece for the festive season and to be honest I’m not sure how or why this tradition started. I think initially a lot of people joined in with the trend in an ironic ‘old man style’ way, however now you can… Continue reading Top Picks: Ladies Festive Jumpers 2018

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10 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

Christmas is looming, it’s only two weeks until the big day, but that’s not to say everyone is feeling in the festive mood. December can be a pretty stressful time, leaving you feeling decidedly lacking in Christmas spirit, but fear not there are loads of things you can do if you need an injection of… Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

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Blog Tour: Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin By Helen J Rolfe

Day six of Blogmas already and today I'm taking part in the Blog Tour for the newly published Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin by Helen J Rolfe. I love a good festive read to get me in the Christmas mood so jumped at the chance to take part and I hope you enjoy… Continue reading Blog Tour: Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin By Helen J Rolfe

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Blog Tour: Snowed In At The Little Duck Pond Cafe By Rosie Green

I genuinely can't believe how close the festive season is, it just seems to have crept up on me this year! This time of year I love nothing more than curling up with a good book, however it's always such a busy time for me that sometimes I do struggle to read a much as… Continue reading Blog Tour: Snowed In At The Little Duck Pond Cafe By Rosie Green