🎄 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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How to tackle being a businesswoman and a Mum

How to tackle being a businesswoman and a Mum

As a mum you are probably used to juggling the jobs that you do as a mother to your children, working and maintaining a clean and tidy home. When you throw in being your own boss of a business there is even more to think about and do. It can be quite overwhelming and exhausting to try and do everything all of the time, but it is finding a good balance between being a successful business owner to spending time with your children, looking after and nurturing them. Here is some useful advice to help you on your way if you are struggling to do both.  I have to be honest, it is really tough being a businesswoman and a Mum. VIEW the POST

Ways to have a little me time as a busy Mum

Ways to have a little me time as a busy Mum

Have you been feeling a little overworked and stressed recently? When was the last time you spent some time and money on yourself? It is important for everyone, especially a mother, that you avoid burnout. If you can find a few hours a week, or even a few minutes a day to relax and indulge yourself, you will feel better for it. You will find that you will be rejuvenated and have more quality time with the family. A relaxed Mummy is able to make better decisions and life choices for everyone too. So, never underestimate the power of a little me time as a busy Mum. Here are a few simple ways to add a little Me Time into that busy schedule. VIEW the POST

The best Mother’s Day gifts for 2021

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Simple guide to ease your pregnancy

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Self-Care as a parent can it be done?

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As soon as you become a parent, something kicks in and that newborn is suddenly the focus of your life. This makes a lot of sense; babies can’t fend for themselves, they can’t move, they can’t feed themselves or wash themselves, and they need to be constantly taken care of. You are responsible for every aspect of their wellbeing. Self-care is really important for your mental health. VIEW the POST

Mums need to understand the perks of playtime with toys!

I love playing with the children and their toys, we draw together, play LEGO together, dolls and cars. It’s rather therapeutic for me as their Mum as well as for the kiddies themselves. Motherhood is a lovely experience; but, at the same time, there are certain things that new mothers tend to forget! If you have more than one child, then you already know the importance of playtime! But, new Mums need to understand the perks of engaging in playtime.