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Christmas, My Favourite Family

How My Quest For A Pinterest-Perfect Christmas Turned Me Into A Christmas-zilla

Are you finding Christmas extra stressful this year? I don’t know why, but I am really struggling, and I feel like I’m drowning in a sea of unwritten Christmas cards, half-finished to do lists and weird dreams of unfinished work interspersed through mainly sleepless nights. Normally I love everything about Christmas. I love planning and buying gifts, I love doing Christmas crafts, I love choosing and decorating the tree. But I have come to the conclusion that I am a  ...

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Christmas, Make & Do, Recipes

Quick Christmas Gift Recipe: Peppermint ‘bark’

Here’s a super easy ‘Peppermint Bark’ recipe from my sister Debbie.  It’s perfect for wrapping up in pretty paper or bags and giving to teachers, neighbours, or anyone else who deserves a festive treat. Best of all, it doesn’t need baking and only has four ingredients! How to Make Peppermint Bark You will need: 200g dark chocolate 200g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate 12 candy canes First melt about 200g dark chocolate in a bain Marie (a bowl over a saucepan  ...

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Ava, Christmas, Days Out, My Favourite Family, Thea

Breakfast with Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre

We’ve never taken Ava and Thea to visit Father Christmas before. They’ve met him at school fetes and at nursery, but have never been to a ‘proper’ one. This year, we had the opportunity to review Wyevale Garden Centre’s Breakfast with Father Christmas event. Much excitement ensued! Meeting Father Christmas As we walked in, the girls spotted Father Christmas, and Thea ran up to him straight away. Ava hung back a little bit, but soon got chatting to him as well.

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