Advent activities – Find Santa, Story by candlelight & Ice cream sundaes

One of Ant’s sons from his first marriage, Jervais, left a Where’s Santa book (like the Where’s Wally)  for the children when he moved into his own place. The kids love it. There’s a long list on every page of objects to find, as well as finding […]

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I want to be Nigella!

She has a kitchen I can only dream of, she makes drinks I’ve never heard of and if her programs are real, which of course they are and I won’t believe anyone who tells me different! she throws some wonderful dinner parties with food that looks delicious! Delia used […]

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Made me LOL

My mother in law sent me an email yesterday and it’s not often things make me truly laugh out loud but this one did so I’m sharing it! It’s not rude or anything but it does mention Santa and a fact that you wouldn’t want […]

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Flashback Friday – My other lovely brother, John

Despite being 4 years younger (and a boy!) John and I have always been close 🙂 One of the things I’ve always loved about him is his quick wit. He’s fast with the one liners and follows them up with a big cheeky grin. For as […]

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A Christmas Tradition….. just for me!

  Hot chocolate with marshmallows A bar of chocolate; usually a twirl but I’m dieting so just treating myself to some Cadbury’s heroes. A pen A copy of TV Choice double Christmas issue The house to myself for a couple of hours These are the key ingredients […]

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The Gallery – My Awesome Photo

I need to work on taking some awesome photos of all three of my children together but it’s hard when Aiden keeps running off as soon as he hears the camera come on! I love this one of our little Ella on the Carousel at Butlins […]

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Day Zero Project – 26 Movies

26 movies I haven’t seen, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Thought I’d prepare my list so I can start working my way through it 🙂 American Graffiti Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cider house rules, The Despicable Me Eternal sunshine of the spotless […]

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Decorating the salt dough ornaments

***SPOILER ALERT – If the girls call you Mama or Nanny, please don’t read this post until after Christmas Day!!!***   We made salt dough ornaments a few weeks ago and today’s advent activity was to decorate them. We painted them red and green then […]

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Candlelit dinner

Our advent activity for yesterday was to have our dinner by candle light. We had roast chicken, mashed potatoes, mashed parsnip, peas, carrots and stuffing. There really is something lovely about candlelight. I think I enjoyed it more than anyone although the kids liked trying to breathe harder to […]

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