Month: December 2014

Papery Peep December

Welcome to the final Papery Peep of 2014! I have so enjoyed running this, seeing your pretty and interesting paper, and sharing my own, so it will definitely be continuing in 2015. If you’re new here, it’s all simple enough. I’m inviting you to pop by and link up any …

Oasis Winter Shopper Review

Back before I had children, I liked choosing new bags. You know, in the days before a change bag was all that I carried about all the time! Well, I’ve been indulging myself again recently, and have chosen this rather lovely tote bag from House of Fraser’s handbag department… It’s …

Tips for Managing a Household Budget

As regular readers will know, I come from a background in mortgages and finance, and with it becoming increasingly difficult to save any pennies up for a deposit on a home, I’m sharing a few tips on managing your budget that should stand you in good stead for when the …

Word of the Week – 26/12/14

It’s the last Friday of 2014, so my last word of the year! And yes, I know it’s Boxing Day and it may well be that no-one at all reads this, but in the interests of completeness, I have to round off the year! As such, the linky is open …

Have A Lovely Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve – hooray! Oh, how my kids have been looking forward to this! Today they have their Christmas Eve stockings, with a festive film each, sweets and new PJs to wear tonight. We’ll be baking cookies for Santa, watching a Christmas film and going for a bike ride …

Something Special Mr Tumble’s Alphabet Review

My Little Man loves Mr Tumble. Oh yes, he is totally mesmerised by him, along with many other toddlers, I suspect. So I was pleased to receive this new educational toy for him to try, in our role as KD UK ambassadors… Something Special Mr Tumble’s Alphabet This interactive Phonics …

#ElfTakeover Week 4

We’re on the final straight now! If you’re running out of elf on the shelf ideas, fear not, as this linky should give you some inspiration for the final push! My lovely co-host Life With Munchers is hosting this week, so she’ll be pinning your linked up posts and tweeting out …

Boo’s Christmas Play

My little girl was in her very first nativity play last week. She had a main part, with several lines to learn, as well as all of the songs, complete with actions, of course. She wouldn’t rehearse with me, though her teacher assured me she was doing well, so I …

Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton World

Last weekend saw us visiting a firm favourite here, Hatton World. With animals to see and meet, play areas aplenty and a JCB Track that they’re a little addicted to, the children adore our days out there, and on this occasion it was even more special than usual, as we …

Word of the Week – 19/12/14

Thank you, oh thank you. As the year draws to a close, it also means that Word of the Week is now in it’s 51st week – wow! I’ve so loved hosting this linky and I look forward to reading about everyone’s week each Friday. In the interests of completeness, …

Do Not Forget!!!

What am I on about? I’m saying please do not forget….the batteries! Oh yes, the present that your little one has looked forward to for weeks in hopeful anticipation. You see it being unwrapped, you delight in seeing their joyful face, and then….uh-oh…batteries not included. The joy soon turns to tears! And …

My Garden in December

Well, here we are at the end of the year, and I’m not quite sure how and when that happened! I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what’s been happening in my garden each month and sharing it in a few shots, too. I’ve captured it through all seasons now, and through all …

Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burgler

When this new book arrived, I just knew that it was going to be one that Boo and I enjoyed.. Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burgler by Emily MacKenzie Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. In …

#BringBackPaper – A Look Back

I started my #BringBackPaper campaign at the start of April this year and I’ve absolutely loved it. It’s all about enjoying and celebrating paper, whether that be snail mail, books or gorgeous stationery, I’ll cover it! As the end of the year draws ever closer, I thought I’d share some of the …

#ElfTakeover Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of #ElfTakeover! If you missed last week’s, and everyone’s link ups, you can find them here. My lovely co-host Life With Munchers and I have chosen our favourites from last week…. From Let Kids Be Kids From Handbags to Changebags… From 3 Kids and a Gluestick… And from …

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