🎄 I love Harry Potter, especially at this time of year as Hogwarts just looks amazing all dressed up for Christmas. I love the soundtrack too.

I squeaked with excitement when @cardologyltd showed me their Harry Potter Christmas card range. They’re not just any ordinary card either, they are super cute pop up cards.

A Harry Christmas card is my favourite, I love the characters all amongst the wording. Included in my reel is the Snitch and Death Eater: there is also a Hogwarts, Hogwarts Express, Hedwig and the Ford Anglia pop-up cards too. 

The pop up cards are £10 each. There are other Christmas cards, non pop up, that you can buy too for £3.50. They are so lovely. 

I have lots of Harry Potter fans in my family and I just know they will go down a treat. 🦉 It makes the cards an extra special treat. 

🏰 What’s your favourite Christmas movie on the watch list?  Will you be watching Harry Potter?

#mummyphotoaday ~ watch list 

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**I received these cards as a gift!
Tonight I completed the transformation of the fireplace and decorated the Christmas Tree 🎄 it’s amazing how it lights up the living room and fills it with happiness.

The house always feels cosier when the Christmas decorations come out. Does any one else feel like that? 

I’m hoping we will get a fake log burner for this room soon which means it will feel a lot warmer too. These evenings are getting a sharp crisp to them all of a sudden.

I’ll have to save room for Father Christmas though. Otherwise he won’t squeeze through the gap 🎅🏻 

Do you decorate your fireplace too? 

I’ve used a garland, fairy lights and a couple of nutcrackers to keep guard!

#mummyphotoaday ~ fireplace

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Let me take you on a trail… not just any trail an illuminated Christmas Trail at Wimpole NT. it was absolutely amazing.

Both kids and I kept saying “wow” at every single turn. It looked beautiful, mesmerising and fascinating.

The music as you walk around finished it all off perfectly. At no point throughout the walk could you miss the song. Each area played different songs too: so many wonderful Christmas songs. It’s really got us in the mood. The music is done by @sonymusicuk and we loved it!🎄 

We made the most out of the independent street food vendors too: the Yorkshire pudding burritos were the most amazing thing I’ve evert eaten in my life! Noah said his pizza was amazing too 🍕 

💰 Adult £19, Child £14.50, Family £64

🚗 Parking £8 per car 

📍 Wimpole Estate, SG8 0BW

📅  It’s on from today until 1 Jan 2023

 #ChristmasatWimpole #mychristmastrails

📢 #prinvited We were invited to the open evening to share our experience with my followers! We received our tickets only.

#mummyphotoaday ~ trail

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🎄 Please tell me I’m not the last one to start their Christmas shopping?  I started it last night (online) and I’m now panicking that I have a lot of wrapping to do and not a lot of time to do it. And more shopping to do!

I’m hoping we’ll put the Christmas decorations up this Saturday too and the house will look full of life and colour again. I love the living room in the evenings, Christmas tree and garland a glow. 

I’m also excited to announce my famous #12daysofconstantchristmas giveaways are running again this year and I have some amazing prizes lined up for you. Keep an eye on the blog… or link tree in my bio!

So, have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

#mummyphotoaday ~ last

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We had a fabulous evening walking around the new illuminated Christmas Trail at Wimpole NT. It was a fab way to spend Black Friday evening. I can’t wait to put all of my videos together to show off just how amazing it was.

Both kids and I kept saying “wow” at every single turn. It looked beautiful, amazing and fascinating all at once.

The music as you walk around finished it all off perfectly. At no point throughout the walk could you miss the song. Each area played different songs too: so many wonderful Christmas songs. It’s really got us in the mood. The music is done by @sonymusicuk and we loved it!🎄 

We made the most out of the independent street food vendors too: the Yorkshire pudding burritos were the most amazing thing I’ve evert eaten in my life! Noah said his pizza was amazing too 🍕 

💰 Adult £19, Child £14.50, Family £64

🚗 Parking £8 per car 

📍 Wimpole Estate, SG8 0BW

📅  It’s on from today until 1 Jan 2023

 #ChristmasatWimpole #mychristmastrails

📢 #prinvited We were invited to the open evening to share our experience with my followers! We received our tickets only.

#mummyphotoaday ~ Black Friday

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Let me take you around our wonderfully peaceful weekend at @hoseasons 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐤 𝗪𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭 & 𝐒𝐩𝐚. It was such a lovely time together as a family, the furbabies loved it too! AND Hoseasons have an amazing offer at the moment where you can take your furbabies for FREE!* 🐶💚
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The lodge was so beautiful 😍 we wish we could have stayed longer! You get your very own car parking space and there’s a decking area with outdoor furniture too! 2 bedrooms had an ensuite and there’s a main bathroom. I also loved that there is a tv in all the bedrooms.
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The kitchen was equipped with most things, Daddy cooked a yummy roast dinner and made use of the wine cooler during our stay. ⁣
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The lodges are all a stones throw from the main reception which has a bar, restaurant, cafe and shop. There’s also a gym and indoor pool, with a fun slide and splash area for the kiddies. There’s an outdoor park, outdoor splash zone and a pitch for basketball. ⁣
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Not only that, it’s surrounded by Norfolk woodland where you can go for lovely family walks with the dogs. It was peaceful and we lucked out with the beautiful weather.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬?⁣
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📍 Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa⁣
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🗺️ PE32 1HU⁣
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🌳 Child & Dog friendly ⁣
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*Terms apply

#hoseason #prinvited ⁣
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What a grey day! It’s definitely starting to look and feel Wintery. It felt like night time didn’t really end today 😂

Days like today make me happy to have things on my watch list… I’m loving watching I’m a celebrity each night… it’s bringing summery vibes to my evenings. I’ve really liked the group of people in it this year… I’m sad about who left tonight though. (No spoilers).

I also finished The Crown last night, season 5, I loved it. Probably my favourite season so far. The actress who plays Diana is absolutely incredible, spot on! They all play their roles well don’t get me wrong.

I know it’s not a documentary but I do research the points highlighted and I also realise that some conversations will be entirely made up for the drama. However, I’ve learned a lot from The Crown. I had no idea about the heart surgeon for example, or truly understand the sacrifices The Royal Family make. It is eye opening.

What have you been watching lately?

#mummyphotoaday ~ grey

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Isn’t it fresh with the cold weather coming… hats, gloves and winter coats are at the ready.

I have had to get the winter jumpers out for Snoopy too. His diabetes has caused his entire muscle mass to disappear. So he’s just a bag of bones. It’s been quite distressing over the last few weeks as you can really feel every bone.

Rambo gave us quite a scare this week too: he collapsed twice. I wasn’t prepared for it at all. I forget he’s 15.5 and I need to treat him like an old dog. He is quite agile still so it is easy to forget sometimes.

He has heart disease and so I’m not allowed to walk him far, or frequently. So no more long walks for us. He can walk over to the local park and back and that’s it. He’s on meds too for his heart.

We’ve had no more episodes since and he’s been at my ankles all week. Think the episode scared him as much as it did me.

Our furbabies are just so integral to our family unit. It’s been an absolute privilege to spend their retirement with them, as I work from home full time.

🐾 Does anyone else love working from home with their pets?

#mummyphotoaday ~ cold

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Simple money tips for parents

Simple money tips for parents

Every parent knows just how stressful money can be and, for many families, it can be challenging to make ends meet each month. You will want to provide a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle, not just for the kids, but for the whole family while also keeping one eye on the future. However, this can be tricky, even on a healthy salary when the cost of living can be so high and there are so many costs to cover when raising kids. With this in mind, here are a few simple money tips which could make a big difference to your financial situation over the long term. VIEW the POST

6 Tips to help you manage your expenses on a low income

6 Tips to help you manage your expenses on a low income

If your bills are piling up faster than your bank notes, then something has to change. Whether you’ve had an unexpected cost or you simply struggle to manage your money, there’s going to come a time when you need to seek help. If that time is now, then read on. I've compiled six of the most helpful tips for managing expenses on a low income.  VIEW the POST

5 Things to consider before you get a loan to buy something you want

Taking on a loan or any form of debt is a decision that should never be made lightly. Under certain circumstances, however, it can help to provide you and your family with tremendous relief. If you are thinking about borrowing to take care of financial responsibility or purchase, ask yourself these five questions first to ensure you’re making the right choice: 

How to prepare your family for unexpected financial problems

How to prepare your family for unexpected financial problems

Not all unexpected financial problems will be a result of negative surprises, but in most cases, they are. Unanticipated financial hardships mean you have to move money around to make things work, and if you had not prepared yourself adequately, you might spend sleepless nights. If you want to be ready, you must think differently about and handle your money differently. These simple tips will show you how.  VIEW the POST

Save a little where you’re spending a lot

Save a little where you’re spending a lot

Spending a lot is not what you want to be doing at this time of year, but we know it’s what everyone is doing. We’re heading towards the Christmas rush, and although it’s not December just yet, we think we’re close enough to the big day to be bringing it up. You’ll no doubt have been scouring the websites, picking up little odd presents from the shop, and really feeling like the festive rush is going to hit you like a ton of bricks. Well let's see if we can save a little, so you can spend more on presents! VIEW the POST

Pocket money toys perfect for play time

HTI Toys sent us a fabulous bundle of pocket money toys, they are great for play time and encourage the children to play together. There is always something to do whether that be outside, jokes and gags. Earning pocket money is something we do for the children ad hoc, not a regular chore list but something they can do if we have time to implement it.