Small steps towards a more sustainable Christmas

I’m sure that each year as the piles of stuff in our house seem to grow higher and higher, Christmas just feels more and more excessive to some of us fortunate to be living in the right place at the right time. Growing up, my parents were far from rolling in it, yet they always went all out (and in fact, they still do) to make sure every Christmas morning had the wow factor for all of the children at this magical time of year. more “Small steps towards a more sustainable Christmas”

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Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide

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As soon as Halloween strikes midnight and the trick or treat sweets have been scoffed (or hidden in our excessive case) it would seem it’s all systems go for folk to start declaring their organisation, or lack of, for the big C. Yes there may only be two pay days to go, and Christmas is officially ‘next month’, but I, like (hopefully) most of you, haven’t yet bought a single Christmas present. more “Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide”

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A ‘Mum Muddling Through’ Christmas Carol

Marley was dead, to begin with.

Perhaps this wasn’t the film to choose on Christmas eve, as the girls zone out to the demise of that labrador whilst Jennifer Aniston and family mourn their beloved puppy. Still, at least it gave me a bonus ninety minutes to blitz the house. Prep the veg, whizz the hoover round, shove any last bits of laundry behind closed doors and make everything look perfect. more “A ‘Mum Muddling Through’ Christmas Carol”

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#HideTheBags Cool Christmas jumpers for kids

It’s all too easy to fall into the accidental purchases for the kids this time of year. The recent uptake on the Christmas jumper tradition is just too tempting with so many cute as hell designs in the shops. (Christmas jumper day is on 15th December this year!). It’s even easier when the high street offers some bargains, perfect for carrying them through each and every party, lunch and family get together. And anyway, they grow so fast – so that’s my excuse, right? more “#HideTheBags Cool Christmas jumpers for kids”

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Christmas overwhelm: The most wonderful (and chaotic) time of the year

Although it’s only late November, there is a definite buzz of Christmas in the air. Trees are going up, twinkling in the dark on your way home from school (how did that happen?), Christmas Advertising has hit boiling point and the to-do lists in my head are starting to brim over. more “Christmas overwhelm: The most wonderful (and chaotic) time of the year”

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#GIVEAWAY Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure this Christmas

Given that we have just returned from four days in Disneyland Paris, you’d think we’d be a bit Disneyed out. But, the fact is, when you have two young girls (and never actually grew up yourself), I’m not sure there is such a thing as too much Disneymore “#GIVEAWAY Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure this Christmas”

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#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas

It’s all too convenient these days to pick up your Christmas shopping from the giants – the mega toy stores, the supermarkets during your grocery shop and the online retailers offering sales and bulk delivery services.  more “#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas”

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Santa’s little helper – a christmas job

It’s been three years since I left work. Three years of wearing whatever I like, running to my own schedule, and being based at home.Blogging has however become my job of course, but it isn’t quite the same as a guaranteed income, a workplace that you head off to each day, seeking solace in conversations about stuff other than kids, and what’s going on ‘out there’. more “Santa’s little helper – a christmas job”

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Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY

It is, undoubtedly, the nostalgia of Christmas past that makes parenting at Christmas so special. The process of taking your own childhood traditions, perhaps blending them with those of the family you co-parent with, adding into the mix some elements of your own and creating a new generation of memories and habits. more “Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY”

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10 Christmas gift ideas for girls 2017 #HideTheBags

As a Mum to two girls, this post is for anyone seeking a little bit of gifting inspiration for the little girls in their life – grandchildren, nieces, goddaughters, step -daughters, or even your own little fierce ones if you are lacking in inspiration.  more “10 Christmas gift ideas for girls 2017 #HideTheBags”

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