Nans are the best….

Nans always come into their own at this time of year when they’ve had a little drink. My daughters Nan was the quizmaster on Christmas evening, only problem being because the questions were in black on red card, she couldn’t read the answers! That made for some loud debate. I remember very fondly my own […]

Homemade Christmas

I’m sure you’ve done this at some point in your life, everyone does right? I had a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a vase but they were coming to the end of their days, the petals had fallen off. Before I could clear them to the bin my five year old had collected them up […]

LOL surprise, I’d be Lolling if I was you too

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat…….and my bank balance is going down, my five year old has asked for one thing over and over again, an LOL big surprise! I try and tempt her with other things but that little bleeder keeps coming up. It’s a big plastic box with 3 dolls no […]

Doesn’t Christmas go on?

Christmas must be so confusing for children, it feels like it goes on forever doesn’t it? My four-year-old asked last night why somebody still had their twinkly lights up outside the house. I tried to reply but I knew I was fighting a losing battle, trying to explain that we are currently in the 12 […]

New Year’s Eve-what do you do?

I’m not a massive fan of New Year’s Eve, never have been, I think it’s for people who don’t normally go out and too much pressure to stay awake and smile, but I go along with it and mark it every twelve months. So, NYE-to go out or not? That’s the dilemma every year, when […]

The Christmas nightmare

Have you ever had a nightmare with kids presents? Did you get the wrong batteries or none at all and have to cope with a distraught child? Since last Christmas my 4 year old daughter has been going on about getting a hatchimal, but because they were last years ‘must have’ they were in the […]

I give you……the nativity

You want your kids to grow up knowing the real meaning of Christmas. All about love and peace to the world, everyone living side by side and the nativity. My daughter has nailed it!

Kids decorating the Christmas tree, discuss…

I should’ve known better than to let her loose with the decs, after she came down the stairs in a summer vest and a pair of leggings back to front, but no, the obvious thing to do was let her dress the Christmas tree right? And at only about a metre tall the top half […]

Nativity problems

The cast list has gone up and hearts are broken, she only got the role of sheep 2. You would think it was the end of the world for my friends 6 year old daughter, sobbing uncontrollably at the thought of having no other lines than “baaaa baaaaa!” To say at the nativity. I totally […]

I can't face the queues 

My daughter just can’t queue, but let’s face it which 3 year old can? It’s approximately 2 nano seconds before she starts wriggling and jiggling about. So, rather than make the trip to Disneyland Paris, because I remembered how she gets ‘worn out’ after walking round the garden and gets all edgy, there’s no way […]