What I Got For Christmas

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!

What I Got For Christmas

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Last Minute Kids Christmas Gift Ideas

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 starting to morph into more grown up stuff. He still absolutely loves reading but things like WWE are starting to feature more in his interests along with Harry Potter which ignited after our visit to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour in the summer.

Last Minute Kids Christmas Gift Ideas

He loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and they are brilliant books for those wanting to expand their reading collections with a good dollop of humour. Christmas isn’t a Christmas without a good annual is it? These Match! books are brilliant as they’re crammed of stats and facts which I know Charlie and his mates love chatting about at lunchtime.

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Santa Stealth Mode

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 into – Santa Stealth Mode.


A lot is riding on this night, dreams may be shattered and ruining your kids entire childhood pretty much hinges on this night. All the build up and careful preparation in the weeks before all come to a head on December 24th. So let’s recap. I am on year 7 of Christmas’s so I am going into semi-pro territory. For all your first time newby parents, here’s the low down and what you need to know to ensure that you’ve successfully completed stage one of your stealth training:

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