Stylish Birthday Gift ideas I’m popping on my list | V. I. Birthday

It’s my birthday nest week and the husband has asked what I would like – leaving it a bit late don’t you think? ha ha I think the reason he leaves it to the last-minute is because even after years together he still doesn’t really know what to buy me – because in all honestly I don’t really want – or, shall we say need anything. I don’t want that to sound ungrateful but really as I said here when I…

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Junior Magazine – One year on… | V. I. BIRTHDAY

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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A Christmas Tale by Joules – the perfect Christmas Eve box book | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Making up a Christmas Eve box has become as much a part of my Christmas planning as the big day itself. I have been doing them for Miss Marnie for a few years now – but this year’s feels like it will be the first one she will really embrace and hopefully take in. Maybe because we’re having our first Christmas at home – rather than going to stay with family – as I want to create some of our…

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The perfect zodiac gifts with a fashion twist | V. I. BUYS

I’ve always been a bit fascinated by star signs – and all things mystical. Not in a weird ‘spaced out’ way or that I live my life by them. More that I’m always interested in whether people are like the characteristics that make up the 12 zodiac signs. I would say I am a true Taurean – and there is a few of us in my family. My dad and granddad were Taureans, as is my brother, a few nephews and my uncles. I…

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Christmas Traditions and the magic of The Snowman | V. I. BUYS

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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