Month: November 2015

Peppa’s Christmas Post Blog Tour

Today I’m talking about that loveable pink pig, Peppa, and Christmas cheer. We’re taking part in Ladybird Books blog tour, celebrating their new title, Peppa’s Post. Peppa and her friends are organising a festive pantomime and need to write bundles of letters to everyone in the village, so that people …

Scaramanga Journals & Stationery Chest & There’s A Giveaway!

You know sometimes you browse a shop or website and you just know that it’s perfect for you? The kind of place where you find yourself wanting pretty much the entire range, and one in every type and colour? Well, that’s what happened to me with Scaramanga when they got in …

Word of the Week 27/11/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

A Passion for Learning

I believe that I have a passion for learning. I liked school and now at my advanced age, I’m back there again by choice studying with the Open University. Now that I’m doing my history degree, I’ve been surprised by the amount of people that I’ve spoken to who have said …

A Gift for Gardeners

My mum is a keen gardener, and is very green-fingered, so when gift times roll around, I do consider getting her presents to feed her love of gardening. I’d been looking at hampers for her, but they don’t seem to cater for ‘proper gardeners’. By that I mean most of …

All Wrapped Up!

The time is drawing ever closer. The day that I half delight in, half dread. Yes, I’m taking about Christmas present wrapping day. I do not like wrapping. I am not very good at wrapping. OK, I’m no good at all at wrapping. I blame my lack of artistic skills …

WIN a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fluffy squirrel!

Beyond the gates, astonishment awaits… Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and we’re offering FIVE lucky winners the chance to win a fluffy squirrel …

Papery Peep November 2015

Welcome to this month’s Papery Peep. Its a chance to share all things pretty and papery, and I invite you to link up any paper-loving posts that you like, too. I love to see them! If you’ve been reading my blog over the past few weeks you’ll already know that …

If I Could Live Anywhere

If I could live anywhere, where would it be? A friend asked me this the other day and it did get me thinking. There is a huge world out there, and all I’ve ever known is England. Where would we go? The Husband has a couple of friends that have …

A Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor

We had a fabulous time at the weekend visiting a Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor. All of the rides in Thomasland were running as well as a couple out in the main park, perfect for a day out with the kids. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, there were also snow …

I’m Loving…Flamingo Gifts

Earlier this year I brought you my top picks from Flamingo Gifts, including my gorgeous rack of milk bottles. They remain one of my favourite little touches in my newly decorated kitchen, so I was more than happy to work with the team again and select a few items to …

Making Kids Christmas Placemats

Last weekend the kids and I made a handprint Christmas tree, and while doing so, we created lots of paper with handprints on, as you would. We used several for our tree but still had some left over and I felt a bit sad to throw them away. Then the …

Word of the Week 20/11/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

And you thought Elf on the Shelf was creepy…

We’ve had our Elf on the Shelf for the past couple of years, and the kids absolutely adore him. Marty, his name is, and he arrives on the 1st December each year. The children are keen for his arrival, and each and every day when they wake up, they’re eager …

Happy Holiday Snaps

I was at my mum’s the other day when the kids found her photo stash. We all enjoyed looking through them, seeing mine and my brother’s childhood laid before us on paper, filled with so many family holidays from our past. Looking back over our old family photos, so many of …

The Ultimate Stationery Gift Guide

Oh, I am excited about today’s post! With Christmas on the way, it only seems right that I spend time trawling around finding pretty stationery for you to ogle which is obviously a hardship for me, so I do hope you all appreciate it…. So, here it is, the ultimate …

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