All that work, planning, buying and wrapping, came to a head a couple of days ago, where the majority of the excitement was over in a matter of minutes and my thoroughly spoilt children discarded most of their gifts, without a second glance and played in cardboard boxes for the rest of the day! We… Continue reading Why I’m Reconsidering Our Christmas Day Traditions
I’ve never been one to make a huge fuss about birthdays and Christmas. I do like to make things special but don’t go over the top, spend vast sums of money or verge on the ridiculous! As I’ve gotten older, I care less and less about what other people think and simply aim to tick… Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses at Christmas!
The kids have already been driving me potty, singing Christmas songs ready for plays and concerts. I’m pretty sure mince pies replaced the hot cross buns after Easter this year and there was certainly some Christmassy stuff sneaking into the shops in September with the rest bombarding the shelves as soon as the doors closed… Continue reading Now It’s December, Let The Christmas Festivities Begin!
When you’ve got lots of people to buy for but you want to make your gift a bit more personal than a box of chocolates (nothing wrong with a box of chocolate BTW!!), things can get expensive. With the kids teachers, club coaches and tutors, other parents who regularly help me out and anyone that I’d… Continue reading Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts