15 Secret Santa gift ideas for men

  • November 25, 2019
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Is it just me or are men really hard to buy for? It doesn’t matter whether it’s my husband, dad, or brother, I always find it hard to think of gift ideas. And if you draw the name of a male colleague out of the hat for the office Secret Santa then I feel your pain! Luckily for you, I’ve spent some time putting together a list of 15 gift >>

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Digital Christmas traditions: How to stay safe online at Christmas

  • November 22, 2019
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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with McAfee This year we’ll be celebrating our first Christmas in Spain so it’s going to be very different to our usual Christmas in many ways, creating some new family Christmas traditions. Being far away from family at Christmas will be a bit strange but luckily it’s so easy to stay in touch with loved ones via social media, video calls, and emails. >>

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15 Secret Santa gift ideas for women

  • November 18, 2019

I’m not really ready to think about Christmas yet but I know so many others like to get started early so I decided it was about time to publish my first Christmas blog post of 2019. My lists of ideas for Secret Santa gifts have been popular in the past so I thought that was a good place to start. For the first list I’ve found 15 Secret Santa gift >>

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Christmas Parenting

7 Self-Care Tips For Mums At Christmas

  • December 12, 2018
Self-care tips for mums at Christmas

At this time of year many mums are feeling slightly frazzled and in need of a well-deserved break. Buying gifts for everyone in the family, wrapping all the presents, sorting costumes for school plays and gifts for teachers, doing the Christmas food shop and planning Christmas dinner (all whilst going to work as normal!) can take its toll and leave you feeling burnt out whilst everyone else is enjoying the festivities. >>

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Meeting Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

  • December 4, 2018
Meeting Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

This weekend was out first Christmassy event of the year – we were invited to be one of the first to visit Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. We have been to the SEA LIFE Adventure Park before and had a great time, so thought we’d head down there early to spend some time looking around first. The weather was miserable, but luckily the rain mostly held off as a >>


Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Everyone On Any Budget

  • November 22, 2018
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I always think that Secret Santa gifts are some of the most stressful gifts to buy – particularly for colleagues that you don’t know that well! There’s a lot of pressure to buy something great for a set budget, especially if it’s going to be unwrapped in front of the rest of the office. So, whether you’re doing a Secret Santa at work, or have decided to do to one >>


10 Tips To Save Money At Christmas

  • November 19, 2018
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The most expensive time of the year is fast approaching and no matter how old I get, I never start early enough to use more than one paycheck! However, I do have some hacks I’ve learnt over the years to save a bit of money on gifts which definitely helps with limiting the Christmas stress. If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet and are worried about spending too much, >>

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A National Trust Christmas at Kingston Lacy

  • December 21, 2017

We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens. We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly enough!) and their seasonal events are always really good. Here are some of our photos… First, we went into the house which you have to pre-book your >>

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Christmas Parenting

The Busy Mum’s Christmas Planning Checklist

  • December 11, 2017

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I like my lists and trying to be an organised mum. What with working 30+ hours a week on top of the school run and ferrying Little H to all her clubs, I don’t have much time for anything else. If you’re in the same boat, you might find my busy mum’s Christmas planning checklist useful. I’ve tried to list everything >>

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Trees & Baubles – The Christmas Blog Hop With Balsam Hill

  • December 2, 2017

It’s the first weekend of December and the tree is up. This is the earliest we’ve ever done it, normally it’s the middle of the month and we’re only just getting into the Christmas spirit. This year we were invited to take part in the Christmas Blog Hop with Balsam Hill so my festive spirit has arrived early! The 1st December arrived and I felt quite excited about Christmas. I drove to >>