This Christmas I’ll Be….

As I won’t be doing a Little Loves post in December, I thought I’d share a quick round up of some of the things I’m planning over the festive season. We’ve just returned from our annual December pilgrimage to Inverness for an evening at the pantomime, which has got me feeling all the Christmas feels.…

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My Favourite Christmas Movies

One of the best things about the Christmas holidays is the chance to curl up in front of the TV and watch a good old Christmassy movie, and one of my favourite pre-Christmas rituals involves getting out the festive edition of the Radio Times and highlighting all the movies and TV programmes we plan to…

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The Case for a Simpler Christmas

When I look back on my memories of Christmas as a child, they are vague, and happy. The opening of the living room door in the half-light and small cries of ‘Santa’s been!’ Trying to stay awake in the hopes of glimpsing red fabric or a boot topped with snowy white dusting. Paper party hats,…

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A Winter Getaway, Christmas Trees and a LOT of Podcasts – Little Loves

November has well and truly left the building, but I really didn’t want to miss out on this year’s final Little Loves. I have a few things I’d like to share before 2018 sneaks off and leaves us, and besides, what’s a day (or 6 for that matter 😉 ) between friends? November was a…

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Fangirl, Sparkly Dresses and Christmas Lists – #LittleLoves

I know I start almost every Little Loves post with a variation of ‘I can’t believe another week has passed’, ‘how can it be Tuesday again already?’ or ‘where has the time gone?’ but really, how did December come around again so fast? It seems like only yesterday we were rolling forward clocks and heralding…

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My Top Five Christmas Movies

One of the best things about the Christmas holidays is the chance to curl up in front of the TV and watch a good old Christmassy movie, and one of my favourite pre-Christmas rituals involves getting out the festive edition of the Radio Times and highlighting all the movies and TV programmes we plan to…

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No Bake Christmas Pudding Biscuits

It’s the day of the school Christmas fayre, the cubs party or the local Christmas coffee morning and you realise that in amongst the hundreds of reminders you’ve accumulated since the beginning of December, you’ve forgotten you should have been baking. Sound familiar? Well, never fear, help is on hand in the form of these…

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How to Make a Book Advent Calendar for Under £10

Now that we’re into December, our household’s Christmas countdown has officially begun, and instead of our usual choice of advent calendar I decided to do something a bit different for the kids this year and mark the countdown to Christmas Eve with 24 festive and winter themed books. This means that instead of opening that…

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