I was introduced to the idea of a gingerbread house as a young child by dear family friends. Their Granny lived in Germany and so many of the beautiful German christmas traditions were a big part of how their family marked the season.
Each year I would see their beautifully decorated Gingerbread house and wonder how they made it! Eventually as a young teen I persuaded my Mum to help me try to make one for us and so began our own Gingerbread house tradition! Continue reading
If you have been following my series of posts this week about Getting ahead for christmas you will know that I have been busy finding some great ways to save time and energy in the run up to CHristmas in the hope that I will not crash in a glittery mess in my usual Christmas style!
Today I have some gorgeous crackers that I have been sent as an alternative to my usual time consuming process of making my own! Continue reading
It would seem that just as fast as the popularity of little elves who sit on your shelves grow, so too does the controversy surrounding them!
There appears to be two camps of people, the major fans who indulge in the antics of their little festive friend and those who find the idea of a little guy watching over their children weird and creepy. Continue reading
Today I am sharing a sweet new book we were sent to review called Norman The slug who saved Christmas by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.
I was really excited to get my little book loving hands on this book as I am firmly in the throws of Christmas excitement! I love all the preparation and anticipation that comes from sharing the planning with children so this book was the perfect addition to our Christmas reading box. Continue reading
So as you may know I am attempting to be a little more organised with my preparation for Christmas this year. I have been busy making sure that all my shopping is done early and all the nessesary paraphenalia is in the house ready to go! I am pleased to say that at the moment I actually seem to be on track and have almost all the presents stashed and ready to wrap! Continue reading
Christmas gift buying in in full swing for many so it seems like a good time to remind you all that there are giveaways running for most of my Childrens Christmas Gift ideas. Continue reading
Christmas is fast approaching and for many people present shopping is in full swing so I felt now was a good time to share my alternative Christmas gifts for tots. Many of these suggestions have giveaways attatched to them so be sure to check them all out!
With the Summer a long distant memory, autumn speeding past without a care for my santiy and winter racing in I felt now was the perfect time to share with you some of my Christmas related blogging plans! Continue reading
This is the Last in our series of Alternative Christmas Gifts for this year. Please do take a few minutes to have3 a look through our other suggestions. You can use the categories menu in our side bar to find all the ‘Christmas’ themed posts we have so far!
Being a Homeschooling family I was always going to feature something educational in my gift guide… here is my sciencey offering for this christmas!