Feeling Festive with Jet2Holidays and An Advent Competition

There is something about hampers that everyone loves. A Box or basket full of surprise goodies. I recall my grandparents having them at Christmas.  I am sure they were full of Christmas goodies that they needed for the special day. We were recently sent a hamper from Jet2Holidays. When a huge box was delivered I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. My little boy seemed excited too and was keen to help empty the contents out.   I was really pleased with the contents. It certainly isn’t anything like the hampers my grandparents had. So many lovely items.   There really is something for everyone. I am particularly excited about the craft items. Both my Children love making things, I am particularly  looking forward to attempting to make the Gingerbread house, we have never made one before. The foam Santa scene will be a… View Post

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Win a Children’s Personalised Book from Wonderbly

Personalised books make a special gift for someone special. Wonderbly have an amazing selection of children’s personalised books. Including a book called ‘The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name’. From the title,  you can see the book can be personalised for either a boy or a girl. Wonderbly have said ‘We believe our personalised books can give kids superpowers. Maybe not yeti strength or X-ray vision (we’re working on those), but the things that really matter: courage, creativity and belonging.’ The Little Boy Or Girl Who Lost Their Name is a totally unique, personalised gift based on the letters of a child’s name. As if by magic, the story changes based on the letters of a child’s name. So a kid called Charlie might meet a Chameleon, Hippo, Aardvark, Robot, Lobster, Imp and Elephant. The story will be as unique as their name. As well as putting your child in… View Post

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24 Days Of Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Christmas is on its way, all the Christmas adverts are now on television. The Coco Cola advert has been aired. This signifies that it’s almost time to get festive! The start of December is all about advent calendars for the children, however in the past few years the Elf on the Shelf has become a big thing. It started in America – as most commercial things do. Eventually is came across the pond and has slowly become more popular. The concept is, that an elf comes to stay with a family and every night they report back to father Christmas about how well the children are behaving. When they get back, the elf gets up to mischief! This will be our third year of having an elf to visit. The first year we had Buddy and last year Jingle joined us. That way both the kids had an elf. Two naughty elves will be visiting us again… View Post

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Advent Calendars For Children

We are hurtling towards the most magical time of the year, Christmas. It’s only a away now until the countdown to Christmas begins and the advent season is well upon us. As a little girl I used to love opening a door on my chocolate advent calendar to see what Christmas shape chocolate was hiding behind it, this little treat was a great way to countdown to Christmas. Things have moved on a lot since then. Now you can buy so many amazing advent calendars for children. Take a look at some of the different advent calendars for children. They make a great alternative to a chocolate calendar. V Tech Toot Toot Animals Advent Calendar Count down to Christmas with the fantastic Toot-Toot animals advent calendar. The advent calendar features 24 fun playing pieces including a very cute Toot-Toot Animals SmartPoint reindeer. There is also a baby reindeer that plays 3 Christmas songs… View Post

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Let’s Just Be Mothers, Not Martyrs

We all need time to ourselves. Sometimes being a mother is like being part of a ridiculous circus. Where you’re the juggler, the tightrope walker, the clown and the person who sells the hot dogs in the interval. So it’s not surprising that every so often we want to go and do our own thing for a while. This usually means walking around the supermarket, rather than sat in luxurious hotel spa, but time to yourself is vital. Personally, I have to take mental health days from motherhood, otherwise I turn into a shouty mum. Shouting, lecturing, finding fault, and generally being a massive ratbag. My favourite way to unwind isn’t the most financially healthy way. I like to head to the shops, child free. I enjoy window shopping and having lunch out, I am certainly not one of those people who doesn’t like eating out alone. Some people might tut at wanting me… View Post

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