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 …
#GiveABook This Christmas with Scholastic
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Love of Reading I have always loved reading books and I have always encouraged my kids to do the same. My eldest son Ryan, used to love books when he was little, but now he is 11 it can be difficult to get him to read. He will only read certain types of books like Dairy of a Wimpy Kid …
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 …
Making Christmas Memories with ELC #ComeandPlay
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Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I just love spending time with my family and the looks on the kids faces on Christmas morning when they open up their presents. Christmas was always a magical time for me and my sister growing up. We used to love making our own Christmas cards to give to family and making …
Getting Ready for Christmas with Baker Ross Christmas Crafts
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Can you believe that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! Our family are really looking forward to Christmas this year, even more than last year. We actually put out tree and decorations a week earlier than we normally do and we put them up on the last Sunday in November. Baker Ross sent the kids a great bundle of …
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 …
10 Fab Christmas Advent Calendars!
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One of the best things about Christmas i think is the build up to it. It’s just so exciting waiting for the big day to come. Listening to Christmas songs, eating mince pies and best of all, opening our advent calendars everyday. When I was little me and my sister got a cheap chocolate advent which cost £1 and had …
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 …
Vision Direct – A Pug’s Christmas Advert
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You must have seen Vision Direct first ever Christmas advert ‘A Pug’s Christmas’, the one with the cute little pug dog with glasses. It’s my favourite ad this year, let alone just this Christmas. He is just so adorable!     ‘A Pug’s Christmas’ ad tells the story of a young boy and his very cute but short-sighted pug, Gizmo. …
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 …
Playmobil Christmas Sets – I Won!
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Just over a week ago #PlaymobilPlayologist bloggers were asked to take part in a challenge. To tweet on twitter and share a post on facebook, and the one blogger that got the most total combines social shares would win a surprise Playmobil Christmas goodie box. To my delight, I received an email to say that I had won!! I was …
What I Love About Christmas #MakeTheirChristmas
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Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love everything about it. As soon as the mornings start getting colder and having to shut the curtains by 4.30pm, you know Christmas is on its way. I like to get all the gift buying out of the way has early as I can, so it leaves more time to relax …
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 …
Playmobil Advent Calendar Fire Rescue with Operation Card Game
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December is just a few weeks away and that mean it’s time to start opening our advent calendars! We were sent out the Playmobil Advent Calendar Fire Rescue with Operation Card Game. There are 24 windows to open each with a piece of the play set to add to the scene. All the play pieces are high quality and really …
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 …
Delicious Wine Cocktails for a Great Christmas Party
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With Christmas only 6 weeks away, the party season is nearly upon us. This is the best time of year to let your hair down and have a Christmas party. So get prepared to celebrate in style with these delicious wine cocktails . From Classic Spanish Sangria to Ruby on the Rails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So …
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 …
10 Great Gifts You Can Sew (For next to nothing!)
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 With Christmas a very short time away, a lot of us are looking for last-minute gifts that don’t involve a shopping expedition akin to a rugby match, that take very little time to pull together, and that work with the the meager remainder of our budget. I’ve combed through the internet and found 10 things that you can make with …
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 …