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Simple DIY Wreath Making
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Last Minute Easy Christmas Wreath

  If you still haven’t got a Christmas wreath (or table centrepiece) and fancy something original – you can try an easy DIY using a wreath base from a garden centre (a plain wreath made using fir tree cut offs). I’ve made my own…

14th December 2017
London's Christmas Lights 2016
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London’s Christmas Lights

  A couple of Saturday’s ago, I took Seren into London to see the Christmas lights and shop windows to help us get into the Christmas mood. We started at Trafalgar Square and meandered down the Strand, up through Covent Garden and Seven Dials…

12th December 2017
When daddy dresses up as Father Christmas and your toddler has no idea it's him!
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10 Ways To Make Christmas With Babies or Toddlers Easier!

  Expectations – Keep plans and expectations low key and just go with the flow. Just because it’s your baby’s first (second or third!) Christmas, doesn’t mean it will necessary be magical (i.e. more sleep filled and less demanding than usual!). Decorations – if your…

11th December 2017
decorating the Christmas tree
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10 Signs You’re A Parent At Christmas

  1. In the past the Christmas season would be kicked off with a Christmas party held – FAR TOO EARLY – in the first week of December. You would begrudgingly attend the event though by the end of it (and several glasses of mulled…

4th December 2017
christmas crayon DIY / tutorial
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Christmas Crayon DIY

  If you have a toddler like mine – who likes to join her sister colouring in but is also going through the destructive phase – then you probably have a growing pile of broken crayons (the ones that haven’t been eaten). I’ve seen…

3rd December 2017
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21 Ways To Save Money At Christmas

    Halloween is approaching fast, then it will be November and, well you know what comes next … Christmas is on the horizon. Obviously, it’s a little too early to start celebrating it but with regards to preparing for it, well you probably…

1st December 2017
Christmas Activities for Little Ones
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Christmas Activities for Little Ones

We have a ‘tree’ in our kitchen – well it’s a jug full of twigs – that we hang seasonal / celebration stuff on. So photos and numbers for birthdays, eggs for Easter etc. It’s been covered in the kids’ Halloween crafts until yesterday.…

24th November 2017
Hue Me Happy Summer 2017
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Welcome to Hue Me Happy!

  Hi there! Welcome to Hue Me Happy! If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know that I have decided to change the focus of my blog. I set up this blog 5 years ago, originally as a sort of online baby book when…

8th August 2017
View from the Wells to Walsingham Light Railway
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Saying Goodbye to The Mama Story

Well, hello! I hope this post finds you well. It’s been quiet around these parts lately. In fact I haven’t blogged in almost two months. Pretty unusual for me. The last time I took such a long break was in the early days of…

7th August 2017
Capel-Manor-Gardens-in-Spring
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Spring at Capel Manor Gardens

  I’ve written about Capel Manor Gardens a few times. It’s one of the loveliest days out to be had in our neck of the woods and it’s 5 year old Seren’s “happy place”. We renewed our family membership last week and friends joined us…

11th April 2017
Bluebells in Gobions Wood, Hertfordshire
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Hunting for bluebells in Gobions Wood, Hertfordshire

  Grandad Graham took the girls and I on a bluebell hunt yesterday morning. We went to Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park (in between Potters Bar and Hatfield) which is apparently the best place near us to see a woodland floor carpeted with spring bluebells.…

30th April 2016