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Aiden’s New Christmas Stocking

Santa stocking Aiden

In 2015 I made KayCee and Ella a new Christmas stocking each. I’d made Aiden a stocking when he was a baby but it was a very simple Winnie The Pooh one. The ones I made for KayCee and Ella were very intricate and took a lot of time. All three of them also have…

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20 Christmas Photos We’ve Taken This Year

20 Christmas photos

Christmas Photos I take lots of Christmas photos but this year I wanted to make sure I capture all those special moments. The girls are growing up far too fast and Christmas is changing now we don’t have any little ones here. In fact,  for the first year, we didn’t visit father Christmas. They didn’t even…

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Our Boxing Day 2017 Photos

Boxing Day 2017

Boxing Day 2017 – Our regular trip to Derbyshire on Boxing Day started off with a visit to B&M to check out the Boxing Day sale! I bought some candle decorations and some sparkly gold table mats for Christmas next year. I would have probably bought more if the reduced prices were on the items.…

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Our Christmas Day 2017 Photos

Christmas day 2017

Christmas Day 2017 – For the first time since having children, I was able to sleep in until 7 am on Christmas day! Ella and KayCee said they were going to get up at 4.30 am because that’s what time they always woke on Christmas day. Ella actually woke at midnight to go to the…

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Our Christmas Eve 2017 Photos

We had a busy but fun Christmas Eve 2017. As usual, we had a buffet tea and had an open house so family and friends could join us. We don’t have much space in the house so Ant lit the log burner in the grotto (his name for the new covered BBQ he built earlier…

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Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

O Holy Night O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall…

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Low Syn Homemade Baileys – Slimming World Buffet

homemade baileys

Christmas would not be Christmas without my favourite tipple. The trouble is, Baileys is really high in Slimming World syns. For a measly 25ml, it comes in at 4 syns. There’s no way I can have just 25ml so I was delighted when I found this low syn homemade Baileys recipe. It’s half the syns…

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Berry Fruit Trifle – Slimming World Buffet

Welcome to day 23 of my 24 days of Slimming World Christmas Buffet Recipes. Today’s recipe is for Slimming World Berry Fruit Trifle. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trifle on the buffet table! This one is 4 and a half syns per serving and worth every syn, in my humble opinion! I do have a confession to make,…

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Strawberry Santas – Slimming World Buffet

Strawberry Santas

Welcome to day 22 of my 24 days of Slimming World Christmas Buffet Recipes. Today’s recipe is for Slimming World Strawberry Santas. I’ve counted these as half a syn because of the Options hot chocolate powder and chocolate drops that are used. I think really, though, that they would be syn free because the mixture makes loads and you don’t…

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Brownie Bites – Slimming World Buffet

brownie bites

Welcome to day 21 of my 24 days of Slimming World Christmas Buffet Recipes. Today’s recipe is for Slimming World Brownie Bites. I cheated and used a chocolate brownie tray bake from Tesco to make these little treats! It was 222g and I made 40 brownie bites. That makes these 2 syns each. Tesco also do packs of 20…

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