As soon as Halloween was over and it turned November – literally the 1st day of the new month – it seemed as though everyone was talking about the ‘C word’. People were all of a sudden chatting about the impending festive season and I must say that it threw me into a small panic because there were still pumpkins…

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that our 4-year-old twins are incredibly excited about Christmas this year. Each morning they literally run into our bedroom asking to open their advent calendars and begin counting down the days until Santa visits our home. I didn’t think that they could sustain this level of euphoria for the whole of December…but it has proven to be…

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Like many people each year Dave and I take it in turn to visit/host our own families at Christmas. Last year my family came over to stay in our new-build home in Worcester where we had our very first Christmas! It was lovely because our twins and their two cousins excitedly opened all their presents together and then played with all…

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We have just put the tree up in our family home and it was fantastic watching our twins really enjoying the whole process – they were SO excited! Afterwards, Dave and I were talking about how much we both just love everything Christmas. Harry & Lottie (now 4) are incredibly excited about the festive period already…but us adults are too, there’s no…

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You may already have picked up on the fact that I don’t really ‘make’ many things. At school, I was never particularly fond of art and crafts (unlike my clever Sister who loves to create beautiful things from scratch). I follow SO many bloggers that are incredibly creative and highly skilled at crafts however I don’t often get the urge to make anything…

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Over the weekend I saw many a Christmas tree go up in peoples homes via Instagram…family houses have started getting very festive indeed! Whilst it is still a little too early for us at the moment (we might get our real tree around the 10th Dec) some festive touches have started creeping into our family home already. Because, who can resist…

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Despite being highly organised in most areas for the festive period, every year I am sent into a last-minute, desperate panic when it comes to buying presents for the men in my family. I find men’s gifts either super expensive, or just pretty ‘samey’ year-on-year. For some reason my Husband is just so difficult to buy for at Christmas time – because he has…

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Some people complain about receiving too many beauty gifts and related products for Christmas. Boxes and packets full of shower gels and body butters. They smile, and then throw them into the back of the cupboard where they simply gather dust. Not I. Me, on the other hand, well I LOVE to receive some new beauty products to try – and…

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Hubby finished work on Wednesday for the whole holidays, and so we have decided to pack as much family time in as we can before Christmas next week – including visiting a local farm park and seeing Father Christmas! The weather was a little grey on the morning, but the twins had their new Muddy Puddles jackets to wear. And so a little…

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