4 Ways to Get into the Christmas Spirit

There is no time quite like Christmas. Almost everywhere you go, you are surrounded by reminders that “‘tis the season”. And yet, with such busy lives and normal to-do lists, it is all too easy to get swept away and distracted by daily life that you could miss out on getting into the festive spirit. So once it hits December…

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Wishlist: Outdoor Gear for 2018

We’re a fairly outdoorsy family in general, but Sam definitely more so than the rest of us – he snowboards, sails and fishes as well as various other hobbies that go in and out of favour but are mostly outside! The rest of us just love to explore the outdoors and go camping, though perhaps not camping in December! Sam…

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Christmas Books for Kids

I really love reading Christmas books to my kids and we’ve got quite a collection already from over the past few years. I’m not organised enough to do a book advent and always feel like the pressure would get on top of me (much like the pressure to move the elf – hence why the elf doesn’t visit our house!)…

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Me and Mine in November 18

This is us last week when we went to Marwell to see Father Christmas in our festive jumpers! This month has flown by and for various reasons I didn’t get this up on time but ce la vie! We’re all good, looking forward to starting the Christmas countdown and having two weeks of family time! A super quick update on…

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Scrapbook Loves November ’18

Hello! Penultimate ‘Little Loves’ post of the year! Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this month… Read I didn’t read that many books this month, just the two below but I have almost finished a third, The Boatrunner. All three books are set in WWII, although I didn’t plan to have a war-book month, it just happened, but I think that…

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Everyday Us: Throwing Leaves

My kids love to throw leaves.  They love to throw leaves at me, each other, Sam, anywhere really. I was fairly sure this big pile of leaves wouldn’t have anything too nasty lurking in it as it was at Marwell when we visited to see Father Christmas! At our local park I am always extra wary that the dogs haven’t…

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What not to look for when choosing a home…

Looking for a new home can be stressful at the best of times, and although we’re not looking to move imminently that doesn’t stop me looking and when we were looking at places to buy before we found where we are now we saw some funny places. Bathrooms you could only access through the kitchen, places with gardens you couldn’t see…

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Food: Best Wines to Serve with Christmas Meats

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… But is your wine cellar bursting with wine to drink with your lovely plump goose (or duck, or turkey)? Christmas is the time to push the boat out and serve those wines you’ve been saving ‘for a special occasion’ or failing that hunt down some gems from your favourite wine merchant. Online…

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