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Father Christmas 2012, children in poverty
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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!

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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

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When Christmas came to town…

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

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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

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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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Two sleeps 'til Santa

I was all prepared for a bout of mince pie making this week. I thought it’d be a lovely idea to do some home baking with Olivia. My husband however,

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Three sleeps 'til Santa

“A time for living, a time for believing…Its a time for giving, a time for getting. A time for forgiving and for forgetting…”  – Excerpt from “Mistletoe and Wine” performed by

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Four sleeps 'til Santa

My pre-Christmas to-do list is slowly getting smaller.  That’s a good thing considering Christmas Day is less than a week away – eek!In fact, there’s only one major thing left

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Five sleeps 'til Santa

Well, this is it.  The final countdown.  Santa will be putting the final touches to his list and thinking about saddling up the reindeer right about now.  What will you

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Six sleeps 'til Santa

Yesterday (sad news aside) was the end of the Christmas party season for my family. Not that my husband and I have been enjoying any drunken festivities, oh no. Our

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