Ella’s Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner

Although Erin has been eating since she was 4 months old, it has only been a couple of months since she started having finger foods. Erin loves food but it really does depend on her mood as to what she’ll eat. If she doesn’t fancy eating with her hands, she won’t eat. As John and I were eating a proper Christmas dinner, the plan was to get Erin to have this too. Apart from the parsnips, which were apparently amazing, Erin was not into eating Christmas dinner. She all all sorts and didn’t want any of it. Thank goodness for

Christmas meal at the Beechwood Hotel

Living in a small town means that there aren’t many places to eat out, unless you want a pizza or Chinese takeaway. If you want to go out for a proper meal you have to go to a nearby town or into Norwich. For us, that adds £15 on to any kind of meal/ day out because of train fare. Our family have a tradition to go for a pre-Christmas meal. The weekend before Christmas my mum and sister came to stay and this is what we did. I chose the Beechwood Hotel where we live in North Walsham. Although it’s

A very spoiled little girl!

Well, Christmas is over and I hope everyone had a wonderful day! This year was Erin’s first Christmas and ours as a family in our own home. It was absolutely perfect! Erin was a very spoiled little girl and got some amazing presents. Erin treat us to a lay in, getting up at 7:30! The one day we wouldn’t have minded her getting up really early and she decides not to. Oh well! We all headed downstairs together and got Erin some breakfast before John took her and the dog to the park. I managed to get myself washed and

Erin’s Christmas Eve Box

I knew before Erin was even born that I wanted her to have a Christmas Eve Box every year. I don’t really know why though. I never had one. I guess I just like the idea of them. I ordered Erin’s box months and months ago, back in August I think it was. I saw them advertised on Facebook from loads of different companies but I eventually went with one from Chickitty Bridge. The box is absolutely beautiful and is so well made and finished. Although I haven’t seen any others, I am so happy that this is the one

Teaching Erin about Santa

This is Erin’s first Christmas and John and I have been trying to figure out what we want to tell Erin about Santa. It’s really hard because there are so many things we don’t agree with but we still want her to know the magic of believing in Santa. naughty or nice? Something both John and I are very adamant about is not telling Erin about the ‘naughty or nice’/ ‘good or bad’ list. I don’t agree with ‘threatening’ a child with something along the lines of ‘if you do (insert here) Santa won’t bring you gifts’. Obviously these are

Lyndsey’s Christmas Favourites

I’ll be completely honest and say that up until this year I have never really been too bothered about Christmas. However, now that we have Erin everything has changed. I am so much more excited this year than I think I ever have been and Erin won’t even know what’s going on. This post is all about some of my favourite things to do with Christmas! favourite song I have always loved All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. My mum absolutely hates this song though, as do a lot of other people I know. I don’t really

Christmas Traditions

John and I have been married for 3 years now and together for 5 but this year is the first that we’re really starting to put down some family traditions. Christmas day Although we have lived in together for most of this time and owned our house for the last 3 Christmases, this is the first Christmas we are actually spending at home. Other years have been spent elsewhere. Sometimes we were at a family member’s house for a stupid amount of hours. Another year we went to stay with my mum because she lives so far away. This year

Christmas Planning

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved shopping for Christmas. Notice I didn’t say I love Christmas. Nope, for me it has always been about the planning of Christmas instead. With the exception of maybe one year, I have always shopped throughout the year for Christmas. This is something my Nanna has always done so maybe I get it from her. I think with her it’s just because she likes shopping! Most years I would have quite a few people to buy for and I HATE stress so shopping in December is just not for me. In previous