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

Where To Go On A Winter Family Holiday

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   It’s no secret that I like holidays. I like talking about them, I like researching them and most importantly, I like going on them! This year we have been very lucky to have been able to go on 3 very different holidays this year but something I have never done is to go on a winter holiday. I think this has probably been down to the jobs I’ve had in the past and always being so busy from September to Christmas. With that in mind, I’ve been looking recently

Winter Warmers From Chipmunks Footwear

Disclaimer: We were sent these items for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.  We live in an old Victorian house with floorboards full of gaps. The house gets really chilly and because of this Erin has really developed a bit of a love for slippers. We have had plenty of pairs since Erin has been able to walk but our favourites by far have been from Chipmunks. The last pair we had were adorable grey bunnies and now we have the wonderful Doey deer slippers. These adorable slippers come in sizes 4 to 2 (21 to 34) but

My Favourite Christmas Films For The Whole Family

One of my absolute favourite things about the Christmas period is festive films. I have personal favourites that are classics but I also love watching the super cheesy made for TV films as well. This year is the first year that Erin might actually be interested in some Christmas films so I thought I’d share some of my favourite Christmas films for all the family. Miracle On 34th Street For me, Miracle On 34th Street is such a classic now and I can’t believe it is 24 years old now. Richard Attenborough plays Kris Kringle and a Santa in a department

What We’ve Been Watching: November 2018

What We’ve Been Watching is a monthly feature where we talk about everything we’ve been watching over the past month. It might be something on Netflix, Sky or even just a DVD we’ve had for years but wanted to watch again. If we’ve been watching something new we’ll talk about that too! *May contain spoilers so read with caution! The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Sabrina the Teenage Witch was one of my favourite shows growing up and I have watched probably every episode a lot more than once. When The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was announced I was a little bit

How To Have A Beautiful Garden In Winter

When we moved into our house around 4 and a half years ago we knew that the garden needed attention quite quickly. The previous owners left it in such a mess that we needed 3 skips to clear the junk and then we had to have a landscaper to level the whole of the garden. For the first couple of months I loved it. We had a beautiful big lawn and so much space compared to what it was before because it was very neat and tidy. I was so in love with our new garden and I wanted 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

The Diary of a Shoe Lover

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   Way back when I was 18 I worked for what was a very well-known shoe shop. Unfortunately, I think the company went into administration years ago and now there aren’t any shops left. At the time I couldn’t have asked for a better job, especially as it was where I went straight after working at McDonald’s. Working in a shoe shop meant being able to take advantage of certain things like staff discount. As we were required to wear shoes sold at the shop for work we got 50%