Getting Festive With a Little Help From B&M

I’m like a child in a sweet shop at Christmas. I get really excited, I love the whole run up to Christmas, the shopping, the wrapping, but most importantly making the house look all Christmassy. We haven’t put our decorations up yet, what will illness and finding time, it hasn’t happened yet. This weekend however the decorations are going up! Since the children have come along we have always involved them with putting the decorations up. They have so much fun decorating the tree – I sometimes have to do a little altering after. As J is only just two I imagine his input wont be that productive. Last year he enjoyed touching the tree, a lot! Hence a lot of the decorations were higher up on the tree. Fingers crossed, things will be different this year. I try to buy a few new Christmas decorations each year, replace some of the… View Post

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Fabulous Christmas Hampers from Prestige Hampers

Christmas is a time for good food, fine wine and nice treats. Hamper’s are a great way of giving all of that as a gift. We all have someone we struggle to buy for, someone who seems to have everything. You can end up spending hours walking around the shops and still not finding something suitable. Hampers are a great gift and receiving one can feel really indulgent since it’s not something you usually buy for yourself. Prestige Hampers have an amazing choice of luxury hampers. We have recently been sent the Fabulous Christmas hamper from Prestige Hampers. The hamper came in this lovely wicker box, which can of course be reused. I am a fan of anything you can use again. The hamper contains so many yummy goodies and is the perfect hamper for one person. There’s a fabulous selection of sweet and savoury items including biscuits, crackers, crisps,… View Post

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Hiding Christmas Presents

Christmastime is upon us, many of us are still busy with either shopping for gifts, wrapping present’s or sorting out the Christmas food. We are a mixture of all of those things in our house. I have shopped, I have wrapped – not everything and my husband has yet to do some shopping. As Christmas is getting closer we have seen various family members, exchanged gifts and posted to those to far away to see. This is all very lovely and everyone have been very generous especially for the two little one’s in the house and I know it is a cliché but I really look forward to seeing the children’s faces on Christmas day. The problem we now face as I am sure many parents are the same is where to hide all these Christmas presents? As E and J are still young no questions have been asked regarding piled… View Post

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Visiting Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre Sidmouth

I love Christmas and the magic that comes with it, as I was growing up my parents made such an effort with the decorations and Christmas day was always amazing. The decorations are up in the Mum, That’s me household and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. A couple of weekends ago we had our first visit to see Father Christmas at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Sidmouth ,we didn’t tell E we were going until we got there, she was so excited – this year the level of excitement has gone up a level. As soon as we walked into the Garden centre the Grotto was straight ahead, we had to wait a little while due to the change over in Santa’s Elf. The area leading up to the grotto was a little bit festive looking but not as much as I would have thought it would be. E enjoyed… View Post

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Pizza Express Christmas Menu Review

The Christmas season is upon us and everywhere you look there are wonderful things to see. I love everything about the Christmas, the decorations, the presents, family time and most importantly I love Christmas food at home and in restaurants. Recently I was invited to the Pizza Express in Exeter to try the Christmas menu, I love pizza and I was very curious to see how you could have a Pizza based Christmas menu.  I took a friend along so we could get in the festive spirit together, munch our way through yummy food and have a good natter. Pizza Express have a great varied menu and their Christmas menu looked very exciting and I was looking forward to trying it For starter i chose Manzo Crocchette which contains pulled beef and chianti crocchette served with rocket and a horseradish and crème fraiche dipping sauce. When it turned up it looked great and it… View Post

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