How to cut the cost of a Christmas stocking in half

Did you know that the average cost of a Christmas stocking adds up to over £70? Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? That’s why I jumped at the chance to cut this cost by half and share the results of my Christmas stocking haul with you today. Plus, you can win all the items in my retro stocking in my giveaway below so read on to enter the competition…

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Top ideas for last-minute Christmas gifts

Yes, you may have been rather disorganised and got into the Christmas spirit too early this year – but even if you haven’t done all your present shopping, there’s no need to panic. The Christmas countdown is well and truly on, and with just a couple more shopping days until the big day itself, there’s […]

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Festive days out – Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn

This time last week I was preparing to attend the launch of Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn in Suffolk. It was my first Suffolk-based event as a blogger (not much seems to go on around here!) so you can imagine how chuffed I was to be invited to a blogger event that didn’t require travelling to London! […]

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Christmas TV ads

The clocks go back, the nights get longer, the weather turns chilly and I start wearing slippers. There are many things that denote the start of winter for me but there’s one thing that many people all around the country use as a signifier that Christmas is on its way; the launch of Christmas TV […]

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Happy Christmas everyone!

It’s the big day! I’m busy giving gifts (I can’t wait to see hubby’s face when he opens his present!) and I’m currently opening my stocking from Santa so I just wanted to say a quick Merry Christmas and I hope you have a magical day! Merry Christmas by yvestown via Pinterest

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Snuggling down & waiting for Santa

It’s finally Christmas eve and I can’t believe it’s arrived! Everything is done, all the presents are wrapped and the food is waiting to be cooked, all that’s left to do is snuggle down on the sofa, in festive PJs and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while I wait for Father Christmas to arrive! I […]

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DIY sewing project ~ Christmas gift sacks

When Lauren from the Offset Warehouse asked me to be a guest blogger for their special Christmas Showcase, I jumped at the chance. Not only is it one of my favourite online haberdashers, but it also has a great range of recycled festive fabrics ripe for the making, and my head immediately filled with ideas for […]

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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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Are reindeer real? I’ve never seen one in real life before…

Until last weekend! And I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw two real-life reindeer for the first time in my life (which consists of many years experience). It was possibly the happiest Christmas moment I’ve ever had. As I stroked the reindeer’s forehead I realised that this was the pet I needed in my […]

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