Six things I’d change about Christmas

I have grown to like Christmas, having kids has changed things for me in a lot of ways but their excitement on the run up to Christmas is something that gives me all the feels! I was never really keen on Christmas, possibly because I am an only child so never really had anyone to share it all with growing up, then as soon as I hit 18 I worked every Christmas till my late…

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Days Out: Ightham Mote, National Trust Kent

We spent a weekend away a couple of weeks ago, staying in Kent to see Santa at Leeds Castle but wanted to find something else locally to do, and Ightham Mote was a national trust property we’d not visited before! It was cold and crisp but lovely day and we wandered around the grounds doing a little Victorian Christmas trail, where there were random facts about Christmas in the ‘olden days’ as Athena puts it!  I…

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What to do if the Worst Happens

So this is a fairly morbid subject for this time of year, but it’s something that I feel I need to do to ‘get my ducks in a row’ as it were. What would happen if I popped my clogs tomorrow? There are so many things that Sam would struggle with- not including the emotional aspects of losing a wife! I’m also hoping that Sod’s Law comes into play here: if I am prepared for…

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Everyday Us – Visiting Santa

Last weekend the kids got to see Santa again, we went to Marwell at the end of November, but when we were offered that trip I had already purchased tickets to see the man in red at Leeds Castle and booked a night in a hotel near by too – so the lucky ducks got to see him twice! Thankfully no weird questions about why he looked slightly different! Leeds Castle had a Christmas Market,…

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Athena & Arlo in December 2018

It’s the last ‘Siblings’ post of the year, and I’ve loved sharing little snippets about these two over the past year, and must make a little collage of all the months at some point! These photos were taken last weekend at Ightham Mote in Kent, when we were away for the weekend and I think they might be my favourite as they’re less posed than normal and are just catching the kids as they were…

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Style: Working out with Souluxe

So I’ve been pretty quite about my exercise and healthy eating journey that I so enthusiastically started early in the year… because I gave up. But then a new gym opened up near me and had a really low monthly price for people who joined up early and I did in the summer and then suddenly before I knew it it finally opened and I had to start going and I think I’m serious about…

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The Christmas Tag

Seeing as Christmas is two weeks away I thought today would be a good day to answer a few Christmas questions! Polly from Our Seaside Baby tagged me to answer the questions below… What’s your favourite Christmas Movie? It’s got to be Home Alone, but I do also have a soft spot for Love Actually! Where do you usually spend your holiday? At home, as normally Sam has worked a Christmas day shift but this…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Pantos, Candles, Coffee Shops + more!

The past few weeks have been a bit crackers if I’m honest, some really good bits and some not so wonderful bits. I wanted to get a Sunday Scrapbook  post up last weekend but then a website drama unfolded and I couldn’t do anything whilst the whole blog was being moved to a different host, so this is a couple of weeks worth of ‘what we’ve been up to’ crammed into one post, which I am…

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