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For Mums feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas

For Mums feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas

Yes, the C-word has started to be thrown around, and we’ve even heard a few festive tunes on the radio! As November arrives, it can only mean one thing; Christmas is just around the corner. That's enough to get us feeling stressed. While this is a joyful time of the year for a lot of people, it can also be a very difficult time of the year for others. This includes mums who want to give their children the best Christmas possible but feel a bit stressed by the prospect. If you fall into this category, we have some tips and ideas to give you a helping hand. VIEW the POST

How to decorate your home for the holidays as a Host

How to decorate your home for the holidays as a Host

From Halloween to Christmas, the holiday season brings about a variety of events for those who love these celebrations. Whether you are a fan of big family dinners or holiday shopping sprees, the holiday season can spell out your happiness in bold letters. We always host at least either Christmas Day or Boxing Day and I just love having the house full of happy people. Hubby always cooks though! These tips to decorate your home for the holidays are great, I really can't wait for this Christmas - I feel like I missed out last year. VIEW the POST

A few little things I enjoyed about our quiet Christmas

I know it was horrible not being able to spend the holidays with our loved ones, well, loved ones outside of our households. However, there were some elements of the Christmas break that I really enjoyed. It was a lot more quiet than normal, which felt very odd. Isn’t it funny how you get into traditions and habits, then when they are broken it can feel quite daunting? Here are some things that I did take away from our quiet Christmas…

Amtico complements your Christmas Dinner

Amtico complements your Christmas Dinner

Ah Christmas… that part of the year when it’s all about family. From giving gifts to eating that long awaited Christmas dinner, it brings a lot of love to the home and, in equal measure, a lot of potential messy situations. I love seeing a dining table, well dressed for a family meal. VIEW the POST

Spending time with Grandma at Christmas time #familytraditions

Spending time with Grandma at Christmas time #familytraditions

My Grandparents are a huge part of my life, from the day I was born they have always been there for me. They did everything for me; boxes of food for university, dinners on a Saturday night and then sitting back and watching Inspector Morse. A family Christmas time. I loved my time with them both and it was devastating to lose my Grandad, he was like a Father to me growing up. I am so glad he gave me away and got to meet my children.  VIEW the POST

Afternoon tea with Santa at Dobbies Garden Centre

We were super lucky to have a fabulous treat at Dobbies Garden Centre in Milton Keynes yesterday. We only had afternoon tea with Santa. It was fabulous and the kiddies loved it. There are some fun Christmas activities going on at Dobbies this year, including breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Grotto. Check out events in your local store.