St Nicholas Day Guest Post on Stocking Fairy

Happy St Nicholas Day! Did you know that in Germany, children put their shoes out on the night of 5th December, and if they have been good St Nicholas will come and fill them with treats! Sound familiar? But if you’ve been naughty, you might find rocks or a rod in your shoe instead! If […] Read more…

Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or […] Read more…

Mummy’s Christmas & Winter Reads

Hi everyone, I’ve got another reading list update for the mums (and dads) this week. I haven’t finished all the books from my previous reading list, but in December I like to put some of my reading on hold in favour of some Christmas and Winter themed books. I hope you like my recommendations! If […] Read more…

Crispy Vanilla Heart Waffles (GF)

Hands up if you like cosy afternoons in at this time of year, with a mug of hot tea and some fresh, home made waffles! If you own a waffle iron, chances are you already have a waffle recipe, but I still invite you to try this delicious recipe for crispy waffles, just like my […] Read more…

How to Create a Book Advent Calendar

To finish off this week’s focus on Advent Calendars, I have another slightly different idea for you, that will especially appeal to all book lovers – how to create a Book Advent Calendar! Instead of getting chocolates or toys every day, in an Advent Book Calendar there’s a new book to read each day during […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar Tips & Template

Whether you are looking for an alternative to chocolate Advent calendars (anyone else still working their way through the Hallowe’en candy?), are tired of those pre-filled toy calendars that just add more plastic tat to your house, or are simply in search or something a little bit different, an Activity Advent Calendar is a really […] Read more…

Advent Calendar & Stocking Fillers for Kids Age 4+

With just over ten days to go until 1st December, it’s time to get your Advent calendars organised! When I was kid, we always got Advent calendars filled with little gifts each day. My calendar was a cross-stitch sampler with 24 gold rings, hand made by my mum, and each December she would tie 24 […] Read more…

Our Top 50 Christmas Picture Books

We’re half way through November already, which means there’s not much time left to get your Christmas picture books in order if you want to have them ready for the 1st December. I don’t know about you, but I like to pack our Christmas books away for the rest of the year, it makes them […] Read more…

Review: Giraffes in Scarves Game

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that as a family we love board games. A lot! We love them all year round, but no more than during the gloomy later Autumn and Winter months, the perfect time to cosy down at home over the weekend for a board game marathon. […] Read more…

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