Father Christmas

Family Christmas

Our 2014 family Christmas

As I type, the turkey has been eaten and all gifts unwrapped. Bin bags full of paper and discarded cardboard boxes fill my garage. We’ve had a fantastic family Christmas. The build-up

Christmas arts and crafts

Fun Christmas crafts for young children

Christmas crafts for a handmade touch to this year’s festive celebrations. Christmas is always a big deal in my household. You can tell that by the way it was beginning to look a

Christmas tree, Christmas star

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The festive spirit arrives early at The Brat Race. I’m sorry. Wooden, reusable Christmas tree advent calendar from Tesco Direct It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my

Christmas bauble

Christmas 2012: the year the magic began

It came.  It saw.  It went.   Christmas that is.  The big day that we’d been preparing for and building up to for weeks beforehand is over and a new

Father Christmas 2012, children in poverty

Santa Claus is coming to town

“You better watch out, you better not cry.  You better not pout, I’m telling you why.  Santa Claus is coming to town.” Ho, ho, ho.  Merry Christmas!


Toys, tantrums and the worry of over-indulgence

Christmas is now finally well and truly over for us.  Both sets of grandparents have been seen and all presents exchanged.  It has been exhausting and, I’m not afraid to


When Christmas came to town…

Merry Christmas one and all.  How was your big day?  Here are my Christmas 2011 highlights, in pictures….


No more sleeps 'til Santa!

Christmas is a time for peace on earth and goodwill to all men.Not much can be done about the first part of that sentence but I’m pleased (and a little


One sleep 'til Santa

We had a visit from a special man last night.  I’ll see if you can guess who…Don’t worry, you haven’t missed Christmas Eve! Last night the local Round Table organisation

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