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Reflections on Christmas 2015

This wasn’t the post I was going to write today, that was going to be a look back in 2015 blog-style but my head is still full of looking back over Christmas. Other than that I am so over Christmas and cannot wait to…

31st December 2015

Christmas Bugs & Excitement {Living Arrows 52/52}

And here we are at the last Living Arrows post of 2015, which means I’ve shared a photo of the girls (one of or both) every Monday in 2015. I’ve planning to share a round up post of all the photos tomorrow but in th…

28th December 2015

Children’s Christmas Telly – What’s On

I’ve gone through the Radio Times and found the best of kids’ Christmas TV, so you don’t have to! We don’t necessarily watch a huge amount of TV over Christmas but what I love to do is record shows and films for future watching.…

19th December 2015
decorating the Christmas tree

Decorating the tree {and other Christmas bits}

  It feels like I spent a lot of autumn trying not to get / getting excited about Christmas, then when December finally comes, the days and weeks fly by. How is it Christmas Eve a week tomorrow?! We finally got our tree last…

16th December 2015
Christmas Peppermint Bark
A Creative Life

Peppermint Bark Recipe

  After the super easy crayon tutorial last week, here is another easy Christmas make – this one is edible! I love homemade and handmade bits at Christmas. A few years ago I spent an evening making chocolate truffles. They were lovely (albeit pretty…

9th December 2015
santa spectacular at willow's farm

Santa Spectacular at Willows Farm

  We kicked off the festive season in a truly fabulous style this weekend starting with Seren’s Christmas ballet show, a Cinderella panto (more on that soon!) and then a trip to the Santa Spectacular at Willows Farm near St Albans on Sunday. We…

1st December 2015
Adventures Memories

The Angel in the Nativity {Living Arrows 48/52}

Living Arrows is the weekly photo project that we take part in hosted by photographer This is a sneak peak from our fabulous day at the Santa Spectacular at Willow’s Farm yesterday (full review coming soon!). As well as a visit to Father Christmas,…

30th November 2015
Lifestyle Memories

10 Things To Do In December

Every month in 2015 I’ve put together a ‘Things To Do List” of mostly seasonal activities to keep us inspired throughout the month. I try to thing of 10 things though some months I’ve only managed 6 or 7. There is so much to…

27th November 2015
Christmas Books for Small Kids

10 Christmas Books For Small Kids

  I’ve promised Seren we can get the Christmas books out later this week. A couple of years ago we did a book advent calendar thing so unwrapped a different Christmas or winter themed book in the run up to Christmas. So we have quite…

23rd November 2015
Stick Man Live at the Leicester Square Theatre

Theatre Review: Stick Man

  Seren and I were lucky enough to have another theatre trip last weekend (I recently wrote about our trip to see The Scarecrows’ Wedding) to see Stick Man in London’s Leicester Square Theatre. The production is inspired by the Stick Man book by Julia Donaldson…

17th November 2015
Adventures Lifestyle Memories

So that was Christmas 2014

I hope you had a lovely Christmas? I love the lull between Christmas and New Year. After all that rushing around (and there was a lot of it, next year I will be more organised), it’s a chance to sit, eat, drink, watch films,…

30th December 2014
Frozen Inspired Snow Play

Frozen Inspired Snow Small World Play

  On Tuesday I asked Seren if she would like to make some snow for her polar bear. She did, so we went to the shop for a magic ingredient (cornflour). I had wanted to make the snow (snow dough using this recipe from…

19th December 2014
Lifestyle Memories

Advent Days 11 – 15

We had a social few days and did some crafting and baking too! Day 11 – Christmas Crafts  On Day 11 we went to a very festive Tumble Tots and followed by a playdate and Christmas crafts. Seren and her friend Rosie made Christmas…

17th December 2014
Adventures Memories

Advent – Days 5-10

We went off the boil with our advent countdown last week, most of us were ill with colds (plus conjunctivitis for me, lovely!) and I think Seren was starting to get a bit ‘over’ Christmas too, so we calmed things down a bit. Much…

15th December 2014
When daddy dresses up as Father Christmas and your toddler has no idea it's him!
Lifestyle Wellbeing

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 2014