Last weekend, we were invited to have tea with Father Christmas at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Osterley. We’ve seen Father Christmas a couple of times already this year. The girls still get just as excited though at the prospect of seeing him again in the run-up to Christmas. We had to pre-book… Read More
One of my favourite crafts to do with my girls is creating “stained glass” decorations using tissue paper and sticky-back plastic. It takes a little time to set up but is a lovely simple craft for the girls to do and can be adapted to fit different themes and season. This time, we made a… Read More
A book advent calendar has become a tradition in our house. My girls loved having one book to unwrap every day in December until Christmas Day. There’s something quite magical about snuggling on the sofa together every night in December and enjoying a Christmassy book together. We have a selection of Christmas-themed books that I… Read More
Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for the year ahead. I’ll be taking a break from blogging over the festive period but will be back again on 30th December with some reflections on 2015.
It has become a tradition now to take a festive-themed photo of the children for our Christmas card for close family and friends. I love coming up with ideas for different tableaux and trying to recreate them. The girls aren’t always co-operative but I’ve mostly managed to get the gist of what was in my… Read More
At this time of year, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed, caught up in the pressure to create the perfect Christmas. There are cards to write, presents to wrap, trees to decorate – so much to do and so little time. Sometimes we need to stop and remember that it’s just one day… Read More
For me, one of my favourite things about Christmas is spending time with family. With four brothers and four sisters, that’s a lot of family to try and catch up with over the festive period though although I managed to catch up with seven of my siblings – four of them before Christmas and three… Read More