Our Favourite Top Etsy Buys
Nov27

Our Favourite Top Etsy Buys

Here it is – my personal round up of my Top Etsy Buys For Christmas. And this is why I’m sharing such a random list of odds… I saw a call on Twitter yesterday, someone looking for help with their Christmas gift buying. The items they were hunting for were so SO perfect, I needed to share them: Twitter, can I borrow you in case you have come across the following on your travels? – a warm, soft blanket in jolly...

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Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy
Nov20

Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy

We love, love, love this absolutely fabulous little Rabbit Lamp from Tesco in their Autumn/Winter Fox & Ivy range. You might remember him from our Ingredients for Movie Night. Everyone fell in love, so we gave him his own post!) Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s unreasonably cute. And yes… he’s just rather adorable, sitting there all neat and quietly elegant. In beautiful pure white ceramic but with an unexpected splash of...

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Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers
Nov17

Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers

Teenagers. Occasionally a tricky beast to please. Obviously they want an advent calendar just like everyone else in the house (we all know that teens are 50% 30yr olds, 50% 6yr olds, right?). So we’ve been looking for Advent Calendars for Teenagers – they’re too old for the more traditional ‘open the door to find the cute picture or chocolate’ option (although the 50% 6yr old part secretly yearns for such...

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‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’
Nov13

‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’

Don’t know about you, but our Christmas is filled with silly games in the evenings; no TV for us, we spend hours playing parlour games, family card games, Pictionary (our own version; no board, a hat full of Christmas-themed paper slips, and yes, we might even have our own flip chart & stand…) and the like. Every year we add a couple of new ones, but every year some of the old faithfuls come out again –...

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3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*
Nov05

3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*

This post was originally written eight years ago, when my then small boys’ favourite TV watching pleasure was Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons. Today I revisited it – and it’s just as relevant, with a little extra happy news on top! It all started when I tweeted this – (oh my days, those baby boys are all gurt big elderly man-sized teens now) The response was fast and universal. There was simply an outpouring...

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The Ingredients for Family Movie Night
Nov04

The Ingredients for Family Movie Night

We’ve been looking at the new Autumn-Winter range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to pick the key ingredients for Family Movie Night from the range; knowing how perfectly our outdoor cinema was thanks to them, I didn’t bat an eyelid and headed straight to my local Tesco Extra… See, there are just a few key ingredients for a truly successful movie night –...

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