My Christmas Jumper Collection

Over the past few years I’ve bought a new Christmas jumper, mainly from Primark and H&M, each year. This means I now have a little collection which I tend to wear on rotation during the week prior to Christmas.  My favourite is probably the black ‘meet me under the mistletoe’ one as it is the less ‘novelty’ one and can be dressed up with jeans and heels for Christmas drinks. ...

Mummy Mondays – Building our Gingerbread House

I’ve been so excited to build our gingerbread house ever since I bought the kit in Tescos weeks ago. I knew the reality might not be as I had been dreaming off as putting together a house made of gingerbread with only icing as glue is pretty stressful but we had a lovely time and I’m fairly impressed with the result (although really Ed did all the hard work).  The...

What I Love about Christmas

I make no secret of the fact that Christmas is my favourite time of the year. But what makes Christmas so special for me? What is it I love in particular?  I think the main thing I love is that everyone comes together at Christmas time. It’s a time for loved ones, for family and friends spending time together. Work pauses for most people, and time can be spent relaxing...

My Favourite Christmas Films 

For even the most bah humbug of those amongst us, there’s no denying we are now coming close to Christmas. Why not get yourself in the holiday spirit by watching one of these festive favourites?  1. Love Actually   2. Home Alone 2  3. Home Alone  4. The Grinch  5. Four Christmasses 6. Miracle on 34th Street  7. The Snowman  8. The Holiday  9. Arthur Christmas  10. A Christmas Carol...

Christmas Gift Guide – Bloggers 

Buying a fellow blogger a Christmas present and not sure what the hell to get them? Or perhaps you are looking for inspiration on what other people can get you? I’ve put together some of the things I have/wish I had to provide some inspiration…  Olympus Pen £399 John Lewis  This camera is just so damn pretty. And it takes some pretty awesome photos too, what’s not to love? Seriously...

What’s in my Sanctuary Advent Calendar? #1

So if you’ve been following my vlogmas videos over on YouTube you’ll have seen me showing off what I’ve got from my Sanctuary Advent Calendar each day. In case not, this is what the first seven windows had for me:  Day 1 – Ultimate Salt Scrub  Day 2 – White Lily & Damask Rose Body Lotion  Day 3 – Tea Light  Day 4 – Moisture Burst Facial Wash  Day 5...

Christmas Gift Guide – The Man in Your Life 

I don’t know about you but I find buying for men incredibly difficult in comparison to buying for children or for women. With women the main problem is that I buy something as a gift and end up getting myself it too because I want it… With men, I can’t get into the mindset as easily and often find myself going for safe options when gift buying. I’ve put together...

Happy Blogmas 2016! It’s beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! 

Despite having written a blog over Christmas for several years now, this is the first year I will be partaking in the ‘Blogmas’ tradition (where bloggers write a festive themed post every day in December in the countdown to Christmas).  I make no secret of the fact that Christmas is my favourite time of the year, and what better way to spread the Christmas joy than to post about it...