To me, it’s still Christmas
Dec29

To me, it’s still Christmas

I’ve seen a lot of people on social media talking about taking their Christmas trees down already. Christmas Day was FOUR DAYS AGO. Just think how excited you were when it was only four days until Christmas. In the Twelve Days of Christmas, today is the 5th day of Christmas. The 5th December isn’t the 5th day of Christmas, as so many people like to think now. Of course, it’s up to everyone when they put their trees...

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Taking a break on Boxing Day
Dec29

Taking a break on Boxing Day

Christmas is undoubtedly a time for family. But, sometimes, in the rush to see parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and uncles and aunties, it’s easy to forget to spend time with your own family unit. For a family like mine, with my husband working seven days a week for up to 14 hours a day (I wish I was joking, but I’m not) and my kids always out doing their various activities, that’s really important. Because...

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A Boxing Day flying visit to London
Dec29

A Boxing Day flying visit to London

My daughter has been desperate to have a trip to London ever since she studied it about a year ago in year 4. She’s been before, of course, but she wanted to go again, armed with her new knowledge. She knew what she wanted to see and was especially desperate to go on the London Eye. She also loves staying in hotels and really wanted a stay in a nice hotel too. So my husband came up with the crazy idea of a Boxing Day trip to...

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Taking Boxing Day back
Dec30

Taking Boxing Day back

Traditionally, Boxing Day was always spent at my mum’s – leftover turkey and a walk, followed by some games. The games were often quizzes, my family love a quiz at Christmas. My husband hates a quiz at Christmas. Or at any time. After Boxing Day, we would head up to my in-laws’ in Cheshire. Having already spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family, that was adding up to a lot of time with extended family...

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