Junior Magazine – One year on as Editor

Where has the last year gone? I know we say it over and over when a new baby arrives about time going fast but really this last year has whizzed by for me work wise. This time last year I started as Editor at Junior Magazine – and the last 12 months has meant changes, not only on the work front but, for me learning to juggle being a working mum (although part-time), getting into a routine with he school…

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Deja-Vu? 15 Movies given a Christmas24 holiday makeover

You may or may not know that I am a massive fan of Christmas24. If you’ve been hiding under a pile of tinsel you’ll know this is the digital Movies 24 channel that shows back-to-back films all day, every day. I understand for some people the thought of a constant stream of festive films is like hell on earth. But, for me it is heaven on Christmasland. I admit I’ve been watching a lot of Christmas24  – and believe me I haven’t been sat on the sofa…

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Christmas Traditions and the continuing magic of The Snowman

December is just around the corner – OK, its tomorrow and I’ve still not finished (started!) with my massive Christmas list. But, it all gets done right? The tree needs to come out from the loft, the cards need to be written and posted (yes, I STILL do this every year) and the gifts need to be brought, let alone wrapped. But, first things first and that means advent. And, what is December without an advent calendar or 2 so…

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Getting ready for Christmas shopping with John Lewis

OK, I know its not December yet but, what can I say Christmas seems to come round earlier and earlier and being prepared early for the big day can never be a bad thing – can it? Especially when John Lewis got in touch and asking us to work on a Christmas Hamper campaign – what can I say – they had me at hamper! Hampers are one of my favourite gifts to put together. Over the years I have made…

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20 Kids party etiquette tips for throwing a successful birthday bash

  I was warned about the constant party invites that would start coming through as Miss M started pre-school – and no doubt with many, many more to come now she has started school. The hundred or so that we have been to over the last few years – OK, maybe not a hundred but it sure feels like that when they take over every weekend. One thing’s for sure none of the parties have been the same –  well…

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