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#Blogmas18 day 21: how to survive Christmas with kids

OK straight down to advice. This is my 9th Christmas as a mum so here are my top tips for survival based on my own experiences. Be realistic. About presents (that pony is NOT arriving), behaviour expectations (the kids will not transform into angels for the day), food (they will have had snacks so may […]

#Blogmas18 day 20: wrapping presents

I HATE wrapping presents. I see all these pictures of pefect wrapping but mine never looks like that. Even standard shapes like boxes don’t end up looking good. Meanwhile, Chris is an expert (show off!) My parents always left all their wrapping until Christmas Eve and we would be banned from downstairs and hear much […]

#Blogmas18 day 19: DIY Christmas ideas

I have very mixed feelings about DIY gifts. Part of me thinks the personal touch is lovely but there is a lot of pressure involved. For example, if it is food, can you be certain that they washed their hands and used separate utensils (due to my vegetarianism and wheat allergy). Will it contain ginger […]

#Blogmas18 day 18: a poem for Christmas

      It’s not about gifts, or snowy drifts It’s Brussels sprouts and cold days out. Baubles on the tree, cuddles on the settee. Sparkling lights, woolly tights. Cosy toes, bright red nose. Scarf and gloves, laughter and love. Christmas songs, all day long. Santa’s sleigh, jingles all the way. Anxiously waiting, present anticipating. […]

#Blogmas18 day 17: Christmas books

Top of my list has got to be A Christmas Carol. It was my first classic fiction book and is a fab introduction to Dickens and other great authors. It isn’t actually a full novel so is much more accessible to younger readers. The book that I had also contained 2 other of Dickens’ shorter […]