Festive Drinks Round Up
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A Little Drink at Christmas I am not normally a big drinker but I do like to have a drink now and again, and I always have a few at Christmas. It’s a little tradition for me and my husband to have a drink of Baileys or some Irish Cream on Christmas Eve while waiting for Santa. And I also …
Still Looking for Some Last Minute Christmas Gifts
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I have now done all my Christmas shopping. I have all the presents, all the wrapping paper and all the food too. But If you are anything like my sister, you will still have loads to do. She often leaves everything to the last minute and will be in town on Christmas Eve still buying presents and than coming home …
Stay Safe This Winter
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Stay safe this winter.   Winter has arrived in full force; dark mornings, darker nights, falling temperatures and a heavy dose of rain. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a blanket and watching festive films with the family when the weather outside is miserable. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it’s required to leave the comfort of the …
Fun Christmas Jumpers From Morrisons
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On Friday 16th December is National Christmas Jumper day with money being raised for Save the Children. All 3 of my kids will be going to school with their Christmas jumper on and each donating £1 to the charity. There is a fab new range of Christmas jumpers been released at Morrison by Nutmeg. And we were lucky enough to …
Visiting Santa’s Grotto at Derby Intu Centre
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On Saturday my and my two youngest kids where invited down to Derby Intu Centre to visit Santa’s grotto. I haven’t been to Derby in years even though I only live 30 minutes away by train, So was a little bit worried that I would get lost. But the Intu Centre was really easy to find and just a short …
Kids Christmas Gift Guide 2016
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Right, I have already shared with you this years For Her Christmas Gift Guide and the For Him Christmas Gift Guide and now it’s time to share the most important one – The Kids Christmas Gift Guide. I don’t know about you, but I am finding it harder ever year choosing what toys to buy my kids. Normally as soon …
For Him Christmas Gift Guide 2016
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My first of my Christmas gift guides went up yesterday, with the For Her Gift Guide, and today it’s the mens turn. So if you have a partner, brother or dad that you still need to buy for here are a few ideas. My dad is the hardest person to buy for in the world! He already has everything and …
For Her Christmas Gift Guide 2016
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Can you believe it Christmas in just over a months time? This year has just gone way to quick. Normally by now I have my Christmas Gift Guides up, but this year the days have just zoomed past that I have been all in a rush to sort things out. But fear not, my guides are now ready for all …
Playmobil Advent Calendar ‘Christmas on the Farm’ Review
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You might have heard me say loads of time by now how much I love Playmobil. And as part of being a #PlaymobilPlayologist we was sent out one of their amazing fun advent calendars to review. There is nothing better than an advent calendar to open up everyday to get you in the mood for Christmas and this one is …
8 Perfect Maxi Dresses to Take you Through to Autumn
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  With August almost coming to an end and Autumn just a round the corner. It’s time to start sorting your wardrobe out and putting your summer clothes away and finding out all your warmer items. But even though the night’s are already getting darker earlier, the evening are still warm. And one item of summer clothing that you don’t …
Marshmallow Snowmen
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It’s freezing outside today and what better way to cheer myself by making some Marshmallow Snowmen. We have only had one day of snow so far this winter and it was only a little bit, not even for the kids to make a real snowman. So I thought I would make these cute marshmallow snowmen for them. I won’t be …
Christmas Scandi Decorating Ideas
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You may have seen my Christmas Scandi Style Mood board post a few weeks ago. I really love the Christmas Scandinavian style and I have found some room ideas and inspiration which I am definitely going to be doing next year. Each year, me my hubbie and kids take turns choosing our Christmas colour them. Last year the kids picked …
A New Family Christmas Tradition with Dobbie
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We love Christmas in our house and already have a few Christmas traditions that we do every year. We always put our Tree up the first Sunday in December or the last Sunday in November if the 1st is closer to that day. We put Christmas songs on and get all the decorations out. I always put the lights and …
Our Home Welcomes The Elf on the Shelf
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I have heard of The Elf on the Shelf ® tradition, but thought it was only an American thing. But when I found out that the scout elves also visit the UK, I was really excited when I was asked if I would like one to visit us this year. The Elf on the Shelf® arrived one day while the kids …
Christmas Gift Guide For Him & Her
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Still thinking about what to get your other half, or maybe even your mum, dad, sister brother or friend this year for Christmas. I have here are a few suggestions for you in my Christmas gift guide for him & her 2015     Hotel Chocolate – These are now may very favourite brand of chocolates after I reviewed their Passisserie …
Kids Christmas Gift Guide 2015
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Yep! it’s that time of year again when the kids are pestering for everything they see. But what to get them this year?  don’t worry, I have complied a lust of some of the fantastic toys and games out there this year. Take a look.     Nerf Guns – My kids love Nerf guns and are always asking for …
My Top 10 Christmas Films
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With Christmas almost upon on us everyone is thinking about what they would like for Christmas this year. Personally I just want some candles and adult colouring books. But if I could have anything I wanted, I would ask for a new TV, like this Panasonic Viera, 4K TV. Our current TV is about 8 years old and I remember …
Christmas Scandi Style
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With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to think about what decorations you will be buying this year. I really like the Scandinavian look, so I thought I would create a mood board sharing some of my favourite items I have found. If you fancy buying any of the items feature you can find them here : *Round Bark …
LEGO Awesome Ideas Book Review
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I received this book a while again, but only just got round to reviewing it. But the wait has been worth it has it’s a really great book full of, well, really awesome ideas!     The items to build are sorted by topic. which include: Outer Space Modern Metropolis The Wild West Fantasy Land The Real World There are …
Big Alphabet Jigsaw from Orchard Toys
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We are loving Orchard Toys in our house, and I am so happy to be one of their newest blog ambassadors. We recently reviewed their Robot Run game which the kids really enjoyed, today I am sharing with you their Big Alphabet Jigsaw. It contains 26 pieces and is a full poster size when completed. It’s suitable for ages 3-6 …
How to keep Your Children Safe Online
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When it comes to keeping the kids safe online, many parents confess to feeling out of their depth. Simple censorship doesn’t always work because kids are often one step ahead, so what’s needed is a cooperative approach, starting at an early age, that helps both them and you be alert to dangers and take appropriate action. The risks of the …
Money Saving Tips to Avoid After Christmas Debt
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Christmas is over and the New year has begun and everyone is trying to get back to normal and back in their daily routines. But it can be hard after all the excitement of the holiday season when you have loads of bills to pay and have less money, especially if you took some time off work over Christmas. If …
Amazing! Magazine Review
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Amazing! magazine is aimed at children aged between 7-13 years old. The magazine is available to purchase from Tesco and WHSmith and priced at £3.50 each or you can buy a subscription from their website “We take aspects of the UK National Curriculum and identify ways that children can understand their relation to the world around them. We like to …
Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2014
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  Looking for a great gift for her? Be it you wife or girlfriend, sister, mum or daughter, she is bound to like at least of of my great gift ideas. Just take a look. 1. The Basket Company have some really great gift she will love. The white Hyacinth heart baskets are £15 and the pretty hanging heart is …
Serenity You’s Christmas Toy Gift Guide 2014
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Still don’t know what to buy your kids for Christmas this year? Then take a look at some of these great ideas 1. Playmobil – I love playmobli it,s just so cute. I like the Family SUV which is priced at £19.99, Carry Case Shop priced at £9.99 and this is a must have for the Christmas run up Advent Calendar …
Heat Holders Thermal Socks Review
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I had never heard of Heat Holders until just a few weeks ago when I was asked to try some out and see what I think of them. I choose 4 pairs. stripy ones for me and for my 3 kids I choose the long length ones in navy, royal blue and pink. They are lovely and thick and have …