If you’re anything like me, I love a good nose at other people’s stuff. I have decided to make it easier for you and am sharing what I got for Christmas this year. I’m putting it out there now that my husband’s gift buying puts me to SHAME as he’s so bloody good at it, the git. If you follow me on Instagram you will remember his amazing birthday surprise shoes? Well, he’s done it again!

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How on earth are we under three weeks away from Christmas? This year I am really happy to say that I am pretty much sorted, however I’m not usually. I thought I’d compile a last minute kids Christmas gift idea post for you guys; I know, too kind right?! I have been looking at The Works Christmas Shop trying to get some inspiration and there is so much to choose from at really affordable prices, which as a parent of three is music to my ears! Charlie is going to be 8 at the weekend (sob) so he is now…

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Well, we have made it. It is December and it’s full on in your face none stop Christmas.  The relentless onslaught of Christmas adverts, festive songs wherever you go and your kids adding to their already ginormous present list daily, you might be starting to go a bit loopy; but you can’t. You need to be perfecting and honing your super sleuth skills, whilst weaning yourself off the festive booze as Christmas Eve is the one night you need to go teetotal (until the presents are safely under the tree at least) and you my friends need to be sober enough to transform…

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Last weekend we had a breakfast date with the big man, Santa, himself at Brewers Fayre restaurant at The Guild in Bromsgrove. Every year we make a trip and so that Charlie can get his present list in early and I loved that it allowed me to have breakfast too. We were shown to our table which had Santa beards, puzzle sheets with a wordsearch and colouring with some wax crayons to keep the kids entertained whilst waiting for the food. As with Brewers Fayre breakfasts, there is a large all you can eat continental selection with cereals, fruit, yogurts,…

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I love Christmas. It’s the most amazing time of the year. I get this buzz in my tummy as soon as the calendar changes to December. I’m frenzied buying and wrapping gifts. Itching to get the tree up and house decorated. But this year it’s different. Christmas leaves me empty, cold and uninterested in any of it. I’m sorry if I appear a Grinch or a miserable bitch but I’ve never had to deal with grief and I’ve never spent a Christmas without my Mother. Christmas will never be the same. The buzz has gone and has been replaced with…

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