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#atozchallenge X is for Xmas

#atozchallenge X is for Xmas

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year, since I’ve just become a mum for the first time, my theme is: ‘an A-Z of Newborn Care’. I’ll be talking about all the highs and lows of parenting, sharing things that have been useful for me and posting some cute pictures. For the letter ‘X’ I have chosen to talk about Xmas (Christmas) because I couldn’t think of anything else vaguely baby-related apart from xylophones […]


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It’s finally Christmas Eve and Santa will soon be on his way. I’ll be taking a break from blogging over the next few days to spend some time with my family. I hope to be back soon, but all will depend on when my baby decides to make an appearance. I’m one day overdue now, so it could happen at any time! We’re hoping for one last peaceful Christmas before the sleepless nights begin, but we shall see! Wish me luck and I will be back with an update soon, hopefully. In the meantime, I wish all my readers and […]


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Posted 24th December 2015 in: Events. Tagged:

My Top Ten Christmas Films

My Top Ten Christmas Films

One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is to get cosy on the sofa in my pyjamas (preferably with a nice mug of hot chocolate) and put on a fun, festive film to get me in the mood for Christmas. There are so many Christmas films around now, but I always seem to come back to my old favourites and it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without them. Below is a list of my top ten Christmas film recommendations. I hope you enjoy. 1) Santa Claus (1985) The original Santa Claus movie starring David Huddleston, Judy […]


Last Minute Gift Guide Part 4: for Fans of Game of Thrones

Last Minute Gift Guide Part 4: for Fans of Game of Thrones

Welcome to the fourth and final part of my last minute gift guide, which focuses on gifts for fans of Game of Thrones, or the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Below are some of my recommendations for GOT merchandise that you should be able to get hold of quickly in-store or through Amazon Prime next-day delivery. Happy Shopping! House Stark Journal Blank notebook with the direwolf emblem for House Stark. Where to buy: £11.96 from W H Smith (in-store only in time for Christmas). £13 from Amazon.co.uk and Prime eligible. $16.32 from Amazon.com and Prime eligible. £13 from […]


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Posted 23rd December 2015 in: Entertainment. Tagged: , , ,

Last Minute Gift Guide Part 2: for Harry Potter Fans

Last Minute Gift Guide Part 2: for Harry Potter Fans

Welcome to the second part of my last minute gift guide, which focuses on gifts for the Harry Potter fan in your life! Assuming they already have all the books and DVDs in the series, below are some of my recommendations for HP companion books and merchandise that you should be able to get hold of quickly in-store or through Amazon Prime next-day delivery. Happy Shopping! Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition I’m sure most Harry Potter fans would love to get their hands on a copy of this beautiful, full-colour illustrated hardback edition. It’s on my wishlist! […]


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Posted 23rd December 2015 in: BOOKS. Tagged: , , , ,

Last Minute Gift Guide Part 1: for Book Lovers

Last Minute Gift Guide Part 1: for Book Lovers

Still hunting for a last-minute gift for the book lover in your life? Don’t panic, there’s still time to find a gift they’ll love just in time for Christmas. Below are some of my recommendations for gifts that book lovers of all kinds will appreciate. You should be able to get hold of these fairly quickly in-store or through Amazon Prime next-day delivery. Happy Shopping! LoveLit Tote Bags LoveLit Tote bags are great for carrying books, easy to wash and come in a variety of designs based on famous books such as Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights and more.Where to buy: From […]


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Posted 23rd December 2015 in: BOOKS. Tagged: ,

Triple Chocolate Christmas Cookies!

Triple Chocolate Christmas Cookies!

Yesterday I felt like doing some Christmas baking so I had a go at making some triple chocolate cookies. They turned out pretty well, even if I do say so myself. Kids would easily be able to join in with this recipe and the cookies would make nice gifts for family and friends if decorated and boxed. Below is the recipe I used: Equipment Measuring scales2-3 baking trays2 mixing bowls2 mixing spoonsWhiskTeaspoonSieveSpatula or knifeRolling pinChristmas cookie cutters (or a sharp knife) Ingredients 200g softened butter 300g soft brown sugar 300g self-raising flour 300g milk chocolate chips, M&Ms or smarties  80g […]


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Posted 23rd December 2015 in: Baking, Events. Tagged: , ,

Preparing for a special Christmas or New Year delivery

Preparing for a special Christmas or New Year delivery

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. November seemed to fly by in a whirl of parties, meals and appointments, and so far December is going just as quickly. My main excuse is that I’ve been busy preparing for our new arrival-our little one is due on December 23rd, so as I write this we only have a week to go (although I suspect he or she will carry on the family tradition of being nearly two weeks late).  My nesting instinct has definitely kicked in and I’ve been stockpiling supplies, washing clothes, packing my hospital bag and preparing the […]


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Posted 16th December 2015 in: Life Updates. Tagged: , ,