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Ethical Gifts for Him with Uncommon Goods

Collaborative post. I don’t know about you, but I find men the most difficult to buy for at Christmas. Am I alone? I suspect not. I’m trying to shop more ethically this year (and in general) which I thought might limit my options further. But I’ve discovered Uncommon Goods, which has loads of unique and ethical presents for men, women and children. I’m looking at ethical gifts for him in this post. Recycled Ethical Gifts for Him We like to recycle. And Ryan loves  ...

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Christmas, House to Home

How To Make Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

Last Christmas, I made my first door wreath, using a wicker wreath base, copper fairy lights and eucalyptus. It worked so well that this year I’ve made some eucalyptus winter wreaths for our living room. What You Need To Make Winter Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage All you need to make winter wreaths are: A selection of embroidery hoops, in various sizes*, £9.99 Floristry wire*, £2.25 Secateurs*, £10.93 Eucalyptus and baby’s breath, around £1 a stem from a florist You can collect  ...

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Christmas, Days Out

Christmas Magic at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor is a very grand National Trust property in South Bucks. It’s a treat to visit any time of year, but my favourite time to go is over the Christmas holidays. In December, the mansion is lit up like a Christmas tree, and the house is decked out to perfection.

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Ava, Christmas, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

Our 2016 Christmas Season

We have had so much fun the past few weeks getting ready for Christmas. Last year I found Christmas really stressful, but this year I have been much more organised.  I bought the presents early, and even did most of the wrapping too. Meeting Father Christmas We kicked off our Christmas build up by meeting Father Christmas at the Center Parcs’ Winter Wonderland last month. Although it was a little rushed, they did enjoy it a lot. Ava knew he wasn’t the real one but Thea was  ...

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