It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning For Christmas

It’s getting on the the end of October but some people think it’s still too early to talk about Christmas. When you have your child’s birthday only 7 days after Christmas Day, it really is never too early to start planning. If I left everything until November or December I would end up in a mass state of panic and there’s no way I’d be able to afford everything. I know I might seem a bit crazy but I actually start Christmas and birthday shopping even before Christmas Day has come around. You see, I am generally done with all

How We’ll Be Spending Christmas Day

Since moving to Norfolk in 2013 I don’t think John and I have ever had 2 Christmases the same. Last year we had my mum, sister and her fiance staying over the whole of Christmas and our house was full, loud and full of love and fun. This year though my sister and her fiance are going back home and seeing Mum there instead. Christmas this year will mean it being just me, John and Erin. As lovely as last year was I am quite looking forward to having a very small family Christmas at home. Erin tends to wake

5 Tips For Making Christmas Cooking A Breeze

Ad – We received some items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Last year we had a really busy Christmas as we had my mum, sister and her fiance all staying with us. This meant that I was cooking Christmas dinner for 6 people and while I didn’t go too overboard, it was still quite stressful and it took hours to cook. I hated either being stuck in the kitchen or having to go in and out all day as it meant me missing everything else that was going on. This year I wanted to

Decorating The House For Christmas

I don’t really know why but I have always liked to decorate for Christmas over the first weekend in December. I can’t actually remember when we used to do it as a family when I was growing up but I do remember my Mum putting it off for as long as possible and then wanting to take the tree down as soon after Christmas as she could get away with. Honestly, I’m not much different when it comes to taking the decorations now but that’s because of Erin’s birthday. As she was born on New Year’s Day I like to

How To Look After Your Gut Health This Christmas

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   As a nation it would seem that we can go overboard when it comes to Christmas. This might be in how much we spend on presents, how many times we go for a night out or maybe it’s how much we eat. I will be the first to admit that, as a family, we most certainly over indulge when it comes to food. Last year we had family stay over Christmas and our house was so full of food that we still had loads left over into the New

Quirky Ideas For Christmas Gifts!

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  It can be very easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to Christmas shopping and I am personally guilty of buying the same kind of presents over and over again. Being organised over the Christmas period can really help when it comes not only to Christmas shopping but getting all of these presents to the right people as well. If, like me, you feel the need to do something a little bit different this year then here are some quirky ideas for Christmas gifts. Themed Gifts

Decorating Your Child’s Room This Christmas

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   Christmas is such a special time for children and decorating the house is one of the highlights of the season for me. Last year we tried to get Erin a bit more involved and she helped to put a couple of decorations on the tree and wowed in amazement at how shiny and pretty they all were. One room that might be overlooked when decorating for Christmas is your child’s bedroom. Here are some tips and ideas for decorating your child’s room this Christmas. Window Stickers One very easy

4 Ways To Use Your Air Fryer This Christmas

I have to be completely honest and admit that I have a bit of a thing about getting new kitchen gadgets and hardly ever using them. The space at the top of my kitchen cupboards is overtaken by sandwich toasters, mixers and blenders and there’s not really much room left for anything else. When we first got the air fryer I really didn’t think we would use it that much. I had been a very big lover of my deep fat fryer but I knew we had to make a change and this was it. Using the air fryer took