I love a bargain and I love beauty products. So I couldn’t resist the Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar. And I wasn’t about to wait until December to open it, because I had a plan. It’s £35 when you spend £35, and as I was spending that on some slippers and school uniform (how rock ‘n’ roll am I?) I decided to go ahead. It’s currently sold out online but there are loads in the shops, so don’t panic!
Organic kids clothes. Hard to resist, right? There is some thing just so scrummy about little, soft, colourful kids clothes, for your own little ones, or as a gift. I’m delighted that Ava and Thea are Brand Ambassadors for gorgeous organic kids clothes company Piccalilly. They have sent us a gorgeous bundle of kids clothes to review*, and I hope you’ll like them as much as we do.
When I was growing up, my mum would help us pack up a Christmas shoebox of gifts for a child in the developing world. This year, Ava, Thea and I are taking part in Operation Christmas Child. We are packing up our own box of goodies for a child who probably won’t receive any gifts. Ava’s school is collecting the boxes, and have been telling the children why they are doing it. Ava is really on board and came up with loads of suggestions about what we could put in it.
Despite my fears, our Christmas was wonderful. We kicked things off with our Christmas Eve Box, in the early afternoon, and it was a total hit. I bought the box from IKEA, and added some classic Christmas tales and DVDs, and some jam jars filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows, and popcorn, and the girls’ homemade stockings. My sister Debbie and I made them a few years ago, and cousin Bonnie has a matching one. I also got them some matching Frozen PJs. I’ve done a Christmas ...