Easy World Book Day Costumes – You’ve Got This!
Mar03

Easy World Book Day Costumes – You’ve Got This!

Come on, we all know it’s true. A part of our brain always dreads World Book Day, and honestly just thinks that there are no Easy World Book Day Costumes. Of course it’s a wonderful scheme, and anything at all which gets kids engaged and involved with books wins my vote. But. Ye gods, it’s not like we parents don’t have enough to do, is it? We may Home Educate now, but trust me, I’ve been there.Oh yes....

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Our Favourite Christmas Mugs for Teens – 2020 Edit
Dec04

Our Favourite Christmas Mugs for Teens – 2020 Edit

It’s a well known fact that the topselling gifts on Amazon are consistently mugs – and it’s the same for Christmas mugs, and twicely so for Christmas Mugs for Teens. We all have our favourites; and frankly you need a different one for every drink. The perfect tea mug is NOT a perfect coffee mug, and hot chocolate presents it’s own set of mug requirements. We also have favourite mugs for different times of the...

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Our Best Christmas Jumpers in 2019
Dec02

Our Best Christmas Jumpers in 2019

I know it’s a bit weird – Best Christmas Jumpers is a bit of an oxymoron, isn’t it? But that’s rather the point – Christmas Jumpers are supposed to be awful. They were once a thing of style, and then they became laughably questionable… and now they’ve swung full circle. We LOVE a terrible Christmas jumper. The Best Christmas Jumpers are truly hideous, and yet come the Christmas season we don...

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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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Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party
Nov25

Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Last week we had friends over for dinner – and I realised that a Stress-Free Dinner Party is the latest in the long line of things I appear to have conquered without being aware I’d done so. Our Friday night entertaining was nothing big, nothing fancy; just having some friends over for a few hours, and feeding them. Calling it a ‘dinner party’ would be seriously stretching it – and yet in years past this...

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Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups!
Nov20

Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups!

Well we can’t let the kids have all the fun. We are all over the Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups. It’s a horrible dark winter morning, you’re out of bed at way-too-early o’clock; what better way to cheer yourself up before you head out into the cold and wet than to open a little door full of joy – that is ALL FOR YOU? I mean, some self-indulgence now and again never goes amiss (‘self-care’ I believe we call it these days)....

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