Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping

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Shopping for food at Christmas is possibly one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. I worked in a supermarket for 16 years and Christmas was always one of my favourite times of year, everyone was (mostly) cheerier, the time just flew past and it was the one time you could eat on the shopfloor – chocolate anyone? However, there are some tips I have to share: Don’t leave the Christmas essentials to the last minute. They’ve been in stock… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping”

Have a Happy Minion Christmas!

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me and the Minions are still much loved films in our house and I am excited to learn that Despicable Me 3 is out in 2017. In the new film, Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s. We also get some sibling rivalry when Gru meets his long lost twin brother, Dru! It is safe to say we cannot wait for the… Continue Reading “Have a Happy Minion Christmas!”

How to organise Christmas Blogging Break


It is just 5 days, well 4½, until the kids break up from school for the Christmas holidays. They seem to be breaking up much earlier this year and it has thrown out my planning and organising. I have lots of presents to wrap, still have some to buy, haven’t even thought about writing Christmas cards yet and wanted to get my blog scheduled as much as possible so I can spend quality time with them. When you work from… Continue Reading “How to organise Christmas Blogging Break”

Christmas – all about generosity and celebrating unsung heroes with Coca Cola

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Christmas is all about generosity and celebrating unsung heroes. From volunteers working at the hospital, school, charity shops to people raising money for charities there are thousands of people out there who dedicate their lives to making things better for others. This Christmas Coca-Cola is partnering with FareShare, the UK-wide charity that tackles food waste and hunger, to ‘Donate a Meal to Someone in Need’. Taking part is simple – buy a promotional 500ml or 1.25l bottle of Coca-Cola (any… Continue Reading “Christmas – all about generosity and celebrating unsung heroes with Coca Cola”

Happy #FrugiFamily Christmas


We are huge fans of Frugi clothing and we have been honoured to be part of the #FrugiFamily project for the last two years. If you are not aware of Frugi, they are a UK-based company that designs organic cotton clothing that children really do love to wear with great designs, vibrant colours and cute Frugi characters! Frugi clothing really lasts too and I have kept all Isaac’s clothes to hand down to Sebby, with Eliza’s going to friends and family. Frugi… Continue Reading “Happy #FrugiFamily Christmas”