Creating the perfect Christmas hamper from scratch

Struggling to buy for someone special this year? How about creating a super-personal Christmas hamper? If you plan a few weeks in advance and shop around, it’s likely that you’ll pick up some good bargains, too. You don’t have to be overly crafty to make the hamper look good either. Read on for my step-by-step […]

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The Christmas Book

Did you ever read ‘The Christmas Book’ as a child? I am reading it right now! I’ve been treated to a couple of pre-Christmas gifts so that I could enjoy them before the big day, and this vintage book was one of my Christmas eve presents. I’ve taken some quick snaps to show you just how […]

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Dream a little dream… of a cosy Christmas

Hello and happy Christmas eve! Just a quick blog post today because I have lots of gift wrapping and cooking to be getting on with but I wanted to show you a couple of snaps of my festive bedroom.

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Remember when the January sales started in January?!

I remember that not too long ago (well, in my lifetime at least) the January sales started on January 1st. We’d all have a proper week off over Christmas and the only thing you’d need to drag yourself out of the house for was a pint of milk and loaf of bread. Then at 6am on […]

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My Christmas Eve traditions – how do you do it in your family?

Happy Christmas eve everyone! The day has finally come where everything is done, you’ve finished all your work and you’re ready to enjoy the big day. I think I might actually prefer Christmas eve to Christmas day itself, but don’t tell it 😉 In our family we not only have traditions that we follow on Christmas […]

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Christmas eve & the big day – What are your traditions?

Over the years, families develop their own Christmas traditions and this year I’ll be upholding our family tradition of new pyjamas on Christmas eve and my own personal tradition of eating a Cadbury’s Crunchie whilst opening my Christmas stocking!   When I was young Santa used to visit us on Christmas eve (on his sleigh/trailer) in our village […]

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