Our NEW family Christmas traditions (part 1) – Elf on the Shelf

Afterthinking about the things that mean Christmas is coming for me (read post here). I wanted to start some traditions that would symbolise Christmas is on its way for Miss M too. And, not just be about the amount of presents under the tree. I want her to get excited in the weeks running up to Christmas – because really isn’t that the best bit So,here’s part one of our the new traditions we’re starting this year for her: Elf on the Shelf Box set includes…

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The 5 things that mean Christmas is coming for me…

pict:Boden Christmas. It really is one of my favourite holidays. Although I think I prefer the build-up more than the ‘Day’ itself! But, no matter what I can’t drop the ‘C’ word (apart from at work where Christmas starts in July!) until the following five thing appear… 1) The start of Christmas 24.  In case you don’t know this is a movie channel dedicated to Christmas films all day, every day. Repeated every few days (and even an extra chance to…

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The John Lewis Christmas advert is here… and so are the penguins

The Christmas countdown can’t begin until the John Lewis TV advert airs. Can it? We wait patiently and then BOOM it hits the screens. And, it’s all we can talk, cry and tweet..about. This year’s is no exception – it’s a tearjerker. Love it or hate it (of course I love!) It’s a 60-second reminder about the spirit of giving at Christmas. (Yes, I know its a retail shop and the real meaning is about spending. But, lets just gloss over…

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Quick & Easy: Halloween inspired party food perfect for toddlers

I love themed food. Food that has been thought about to tie in with the party. And, Halloween is a great excuse to go a little crazy. Yes, that’s my attempt at a Grave Yard chocolate cake above… Any creative ways to make food a little more fun and interesting for kids is such a great idea – and using it in the hope they may actually eat something is an added bonus. Pinterest – of course, is a great resource…

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Early Halloween party fun with Alex & Alexa

Miss Marnie and I were really excited to be heading to our first Halloween party of the year courtesy of Alex & Alexa Craftoween as they had dubbed it, was a morning filled with crafts, dressing up and cake decorating. There was even a little ‘Rest in Peace’ area filled with oversized cushions for the littles to chill out and catch a spooky movie. Although, Miss M was having none of that. She was having to much fun colouring, sticking, cake…

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