Mummy Mondays – Carol Concerts & Christmas Jumper Days – Why I’ll Be Skipping the Mum Guilt Next Christmas

Christmas is always going to be a hectic time. With three children, two of school age, this time of year throws up a whole host of extra things to add to the diary and desperately try to remember. The school run in the cold and rain is not fun. Add in a million and one things you need to remember before you leave the house and it is a nightmare....

5 Things I Love About December

I know, I know, Christmas is all I can talk about lately but, as a huge fan of the festive season, I wanted to share the five things I love about December. I have mentioned in the past that I suffer with my mental health, and I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which means that I find autumn and winter hard as the days get shorter and the weather can...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Real Christmas Tree

I think it is probably clear by now that I am a huge fan of Christmas. I start getting excited as soon as Halloween is over and I always without fail have my tree up by December 1st. This year, I was fortunate enough to be sent a Christmas tree from The Christmas Forest and it was extra exciting for me as it was actually my first ever real Christmas...

Christmas Gift Guide for Children

Christmas will be here before we know it. If you are anything like me, you’ll be getting into full festive mode round about now and starting to think about what to buy for friends and family. I thought I would kick off this year’s Christmas Gift Guide series with present ideas for children, as I often find them the hardest to buy for. With new toys, books and games coming...

Preparing Your Home for Christmas

Yes, I know Christmas is still several weeks away, but it really does creep up on you and I always find it better to be prepared than panicking closer to the time. I tend to start Christmas preparations from the beginning of October, as it gives me a good couple of months to really get ready. I will be sharing a variety of Christmas gift guides over the coming weeks,...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Christmas

As I may have mentioned *ahem*, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I have made lots of fun festive plans for this month to fully immerse myself in the Christmas spirit…. Here are the 5 things I am most looking forward to this Christmas.. Christmas Baking I love baking but I never really make time for it. Christmas is the perfect excuse to get creative in the...

Mummy Mondays – A Wonderbly Christmas

I can’t believe its been almost a year since we did our very first review with Wonderbly for their fantastic Lost my Name book. Since then, the blog has come on leaps and bounds and I have reviewed several other titles including The Birthday Thief, The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home and most recently Kingdom of You. Today I wanted to share with you one of Wonderbly’s newest creations, My Golden...

Christmas Gift Guide – For the Man in Your Life 

Now we are a full week into November I think it’s totally acceptable to be talking about Christmas. I’ve got a few gift guides coming up over the next couple of weeks but I thought I would start with gift ideas for the man in your life. Ed is totally hard to buy for as he never really lets on to what it is he wants, unless he’s lusting over...

What was in my Sanctuary Advent Calendar #3 

This post was a little delayed as I refused to open my advent calendar in advance as I loved the little surprise gift each morning (and totally miss it now) so I couldn’t schedule the post and then I took a much needed break over Christmas (which I’m technically still on).  I wanted to finish off my advent reveal post as I loved the last few products in the calendar...

Merry Christmas Eve! Our Plans for Today 

This Christmas Eve we have all three children so we will be spending the day as a family and really getting into the Christmas spirit.  I have plenty of craft activities stocked up and late afternoon the children will be opening their Christmas Eve gifts.  Then we will be snuggling up on the sofa in our new pjs with some chocolately treats, a Christmas story and their new Arthur Christmas...