Ok, so I’m kind of a Christmas person. My ‘sleeps until Santa’ countdown started in September. Yes, I’m one of those people. And now that Halloween (which is my second favourite holiday, by the way) is behind us for another year, I think it’s fully acceptable to start taking about Christmas. I’m getting ready to don my musical jumper (I don’t actually have one, but wouldn’t that be amazing?) pop on my favourite festive tunes and buy my yearly bottle of Baileys, how frickin’ exciting. When I say I’m one of those people, I really do mean it. I practically live for […]
When I was growing up, we didn’t have room for a table and chairs in our flat. Meals were consumed on the sofa with our plates on our knees. All meals, except for Christmas dinner. On Christmas day, my mam pulled a table in to the middle of the sitting room, and dressed it with her finest. I remember it feeling so special, gathering round the table as a family, stuffing our tummies with more turkey than we could handle. Christmas dinner was always my favourite. Now, my kitchen is big enough for a table. We sit down to dinner […]
If there is one thing that all children love, it’s stickers. It’s preprogrammed in to them, I’m pretty sure of it. Take my children in to a shop and they will find stickers of some kind within seconds. My daughter in particular, she’s a bit of a stickerholic, if there is such a thing. All of her notebooks, pencil cases, even her walls, are covered in random stickers. So imagine her delight when we received the Christmas 4000 Stickers book from Parragon Books.
Three ways to make Christmas magical for children It’s great being a kid during the Christmas season. Do you remember the times when you patiently waited for Christmas Eve to arrive? There’s no feeling like it when you’re that young. Opening presents on Christmas Day is amazing, but Christmas isn’t just about opening presents. As parents, there are ways on how we can make this festive season more magical for our kids. If you have toddlers of your own and want to make them appreciate Christmas better, here are some things that you can do. Play scavenger hunt Traditionally, gifts […]
It’s December, and with only 3 weeks until Christmas Eve (!!!) we are in the home straight now! I can’t begin to express how excited I feel about that! I love Christmas, I really do. As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing the tackiest of Christmas jumpers and a pair of antlers, because you know, Christmas! Yes, that is how much I love it. Three weeks feels like a long time, but I don’t mind so much because there is something quite magical about the build up, isn’t there? Toys R Us are helping to add a little magic […]