Christmas

All our Christmas posts gathered together in one place, hoorah!

Pipe Cleaner Crafts – Christmas Trees

We are now in full on, unapologetic, Christmas crafting mode - the glitter is everywhere (much to the annoyance of teenage boys who despair of leaving the house without a sparkly addition somewhere about their person), the cheesy tunes are playing and there is just no...

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LaplandUK – Our Review

Last weekend Bonus Boy and I set out together to visit LaplandUK by special invitation from The Big Man himself and we were VERY excited! We parked in the forest and made our way to Reception, a large wooden cabin, manned by elves and housing the LaplandUK exchange where we swapped a few of our pound coins for Elf Jingles and collected our Passport.

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Make Your Own Christmas Village

I’ve always wanted a miniature light up Christmas village and I love making tea light lanterns so it seemed like a good plan to combine the two in one project. This is an excellent project for older children and adults, if you are doing it with younger children you may find the results are a bit wonkier but Christmas is all about the quirky, wonky homemade decorations so that’s no bad thing!

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Harrods Christmas Hamper – A Review

I do love a Christmas hamper, it is one of my favourite things to give to friends and family and I have made many myself over the years so I was chuffed to bits to be asked to review a Harrods Christmas Hamper – but which one to choose?! I spent a happy half hour in late October browsing the hamper selection on the Harrods website while family members tried to influence my choice in the background. I ignored them, there was something totally irresistible in the Grosvenor Hamper and I had to have it!

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Quick Homemade Christmas Wreath

I see a lot of blog posts about invitations to play for young children – a selection of materials to tempt them in, fire up their imaginations and keep their little fingers busy but it’s just as important to offer invitations to play to older children and adults. I left a tray of craft materials out on our table last week and this is what happened…

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How To Make Sugar Mice – Cooking with Kids

Making sugar mice is one of those easy family traditions which make Christmas special. It is things like this, not the expensive gadgets and throw away presents, which make memories to last a lifetime. When I first wrote this post I had no idea that it would prove to...

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Decorating for Christmas – A Time-lapse Video!

If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know that I don't do Christmas by halves - we have seven Christmas trees scattered around the house and I'm a sucker for fairy lights! The children have a mini fake tree in their rooms which accounts for four, there...

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