How to put together the perfect (last-minute) Christmas Eve Box

The idea of a Christmas Eve Box isn’t about a whole new pile of gifts before the big day – it’s a little box of treats to set the scene for a ‘relaxed family pre-Christmas night’. The calm before the storm as it were. It’s big in America – and on Pinterest – soooo of course it’s caught on over here! Miss Marnie has been a super special one this year – as the lovely people at The White Company have sent her…

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This is 40! 40 things I’ve learnt at 40 *Part Two*

Well, next WEEK I turn 40 and I’ve been sharing a few thoughts about it here. I have a weekend away planned with my closest friends and all the kids (how times have changed?) – and we’ve having a 1970’s themed dinner party which I will be sharing on here soon too. Writing about it here is proving a great way to document my milestone birthday – and a way for me to process if life really does begin at…

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This is 40! 40 things I’ve learnt at 40 *Part One*

Well, next month I turn 40 – and I wanted to find a way to mark this milestone birthday. Yes, I could go and get a dramatic hair cut or splash out on some designer shoes. Book the holiday of a lifetime or finally throw away those scales.  I admit – all great ideas but really I wanted to mark it with something on here (you can also read about how I feel about turning 40 here) Something I could…

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This is 40! How I feel about turning 40 & who I’m sharing my birthday with this year…

Next month I turn 40. But, in all honestly I think I have been preparing myself for it since my 39th birthday. I think I’ve spent my whole 39th year saying “I’m nearly 40” or “I’m turning 40 next year” instead of enjoying the last year of my thirties. And, saying I’m am in fact 39. Not because I’m dreading it. Having a weird mid-life crisis. Or, worried about ageing. But, because I can’t really believe it. I mean I was 30 like minutes…

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9 *Realistic* New Years Resolution’s I learned on holiday

I’m not really a fan of New Year and all that new year, new you malarkey. I think January is hard enough (coming down from the festive period, bills, back to work etc.) that making things harder for yourself by cutting out all your favourite foods, drinks, vices etc. only makes it a much longer and harder month. Saying that, it doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s a good time to take stock of your life and think about the…

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