Decorating ready for Christmas
Nov12

Decorating ready for Christmas

This is a collaborative post. So it’s mid-November now and, as regular readers know, I’m a bit of a Scrooge. But I’m also a realist. Christmas doesn’t happen by magic (if only it did, eh?), it takes some work! Usually by mums. And it’s best to start that work in November. Although it’s still a few more weeks until most of us start decorating our houses ready for Christmas, now is a good time to take...

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Project 365 2015 Week 50
Dec12

Project 365 2015 Week 50

Christmas has finally made it to my blog – at least two weeks after everyone else. Although we still don’t have a Christmas tree, which is perfectly normal for us for this time of year and totally my choice. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 340 – Sunday 6th December – we went to the Christmas tree festival at our local church. We won third prize in the raffle (a hamper) – I’ve never seen...

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Christmas tree from Pines and Needles
Dec01

Christmas tree from Pines and Needles

You can’t beat a real tree at Christmas – the perfectly imperfect shape, the way every one is unique, the shadows they cast in the twinkle of the fairy lights. And the smell. Oh, the smell. Does anything say Christmas better than the smell of a real tree? But here’s the sad thing. I haven’t had a real Christmas tree since I was pregnant with my eldest! That was 14 years ago. We always had a real Christmas tree...

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