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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Our third Christmas without you beckons. I never thought I’d make it through one let alone three, yet here we are. Less than a week away and the build up still feels like there’s something missing. That last piece of excitement, of completeness, of you. Christmas was your favourite time of the year. You absolutely squirreled and saved to make sure we all had the best time. Traditions down to what we ate, what we wore and even when walking the dog – it was all there. But we’ve broken those. They aren’t the same anymore. Nothing is. This year…

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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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With just ten yes TEN days until Christmas Day, the excitement/panic/stress is so very nearly upon us. 25th December – a date from a very early age that is ingrained into your brain. The most magical and exciting day of the whole year. But is it?    You see as I’ve gotten older, I think Boxing Day is the day to look forward to. No I’ve not gone a bit loco; here’s why The pressure is off. Yes you’ve hacked all the meat off the bones of your turkey, all the presents were safely delivered under the tree and no…

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There’s a Facebook meme doing the rounds at the moment about laying a place out at the Christmas dining table for loved ones in heaven so they can “be with you” on Christmas Day. The meme is filled with people saying what a lovely idea it is. To me? There would be nothing worse. Why would I want to amplify the fact that for the second year my Mom won’t be here with us? Imagine sitting staring at that empty place which would consume the whole table. Sitting next to a cold lonely empty chair.  I don’t need an empty…

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