How one Random act of kindness can change the course of your life forever

February 28, 2018 admin 0

Last month Julz told us her story of how a random act of kindness eased the pain of losing her baby daughter and this month Miriam from Faith Mummy tells us how one random act of kindness from her childhood changed the course of her life forever. My family were poor when I was growing up. My two brothers, my sister and myself lived in a council flat with no central heating and threadbare carpets. […]

Santa’s Rule Book

December 20, 2017 admin 1

Once upon a time someone created the idea that a fat man with a long beard who isolates himself away from the rest of the world spies on us, “he sees us when were sleeping and knows if we’ve been bad or good”. Said fat man, who as it turns out only has one outfit and lives with his wife and 1000’s of tiny people who he makes work in a factory day and night, […]

Do your children want wheels for Christmas too?

November 30, 2017 admin 0

Has your child asked for wheels this Christmas? So far every Christmas at least one of the boys has asked for an item with wheels, if not both of them. We have had requests for scooters, bikes, roller blades and even a skateboard and just when I though we had every possible option already covered and filling up the garage this year we have had a request for shoes with wheels in them. You know, […]

Christmas gift ideas for the ladies who have everything

November 29, 2017 admin 0

I don’t know about you but I just love looking through other people’s gift guides and seeing what suggestions they have, especially when I am buying for someone who seems to have everything already. So this year I have put together a gift guide full of unusual ideas that you might not have considered but are just perfect for that special lady.   Eyejusters Is there a woman in your life that wears glasses? Do they often […]

Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life

November 22, 2017 admin 0

So Christmas is just around the corner and my Christmas shopping is now starting to take shape but I always struggle more when buying for the men in my family than I do the women. So I decided to put together a gift guide to give you some ideas, some fairly obvious, some a little bit different.   For the tech savy Do you have a computer whiz or tech geek in your life? Someone that loves […]

The easiest way to get festive this Christmas

November 20, 2017 admin 0

Every year at the start of December, maybe even a little earlier, the little village where my family and I live starts to become a winter wonderland of sorts, with decorations popping up all over the place. We have the village lights that run through the main street but we also have an array of decorated houses, some, like ours, have a few strings of lights whereas others will have inflatables, models, and lights galore. Every […]

Personalised letters from Santa

November 7, 2017 admin 0

Christmas is next month, NEXT MONTH! I have no idea how we went from summer to November so quickly but we did and now we or at least I need to start thinking about the big day itself and all the little extras that make the lead up so magical.   Every year I try and make the magic last for the whole month with advent calendars in the morning, our special book advent every […]

Win tickets to Winter Wonderland

November 1, 2017 admin 17

Christmas is now less than two months away so it is absolutely time to start planning your festive activities and what a great way to kick them off then by wining 4 tickets (two adults, two children) to the incredible Winter Wonderland in Manchester.   Your tickets will get you and your family  entry to the UK’s largest indoor Winter Wonderland and Christmas attraction in Manchester on Monday 11th December at 6pm. Here you will […]

Stocking fillers for boys

December 18, 2016 admin 0

Although we always put the main presents under the tree, I do love to have a few extra surprises in the stockings for the boys too. Every year I add some chocolates and some candy canes and a few small toys, but I always find it quite difficult to get toys that are reasonably priced and will entertain the boys. This year I have found a whole selection of great stocking filler ideas, here are […]

Our book advent activity

November 30, 2016 admin 0

One of the activities on my Christmas activity wish list was to do the book advent for the boys and at 9:30pm on the 30th November we were finally ready. Despite me organising the books in advance and trying my best to be organised this year, me and the other half were still frantically wrapping books the night before. No activity in our house is ever complete without a little drama and true to form […]