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Month: December 2017

On the 24th Day of Blogmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas

On the 24th Day of Blogmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve! All across the world, families are hunkering down for an evening of togetherness with those they love the most. This is the time when family traditions come into their own. And for our family, once the busyness has subsided, we sit together […]

On the 23rd Day of Blogmas: Staying on top of the Running Game with ParkRun

On the 23rd Day of Blogmas: Staying on top of the Running Game with ParkRun

With Christmas drawing ever closer, it’s become even more important to me to continue running. For those of you who have been following my journey, I had never run until 6 October this year, when I started Couch to 5k. I graduated a couple of […]

On the 22nd Day of Blogmas: A Review on the Last Working Day of the Year

On the 22nd Day of Blogmas: A Review on the Last Working Day of the Year

So the last working day of 2017 has finally arrived and I’m more than ready for it. It’s been a challenging year, this one, but boy has it gone quickly! So as I pack away my laptop and notebooks, my pens and pencils, I thought […]

On the 21st Day of Blogmas: A Christmas Play Day

On the 21st Day of Blogmas: A Christmas Play Day

Hooray, hooray, it’s a Christmas Play Day today! Schools across West Sussex finally finished yesterday – although poor Zac missed out on the Christmas fun as he was still poorly. But at least there is something for him to look forward to because this year […]

On the 20th Day of Blogmas: Cold Remedies

On the 20th Day of Blogmas: Cold Remedies

Sorry that this post has gone up late –  I’ve come down with a cold. Not what I needed in the last few days before Christmas. Urgh. It all started with my son. He came home from school last Friday looking all snotty and bleary-eyed. […]

On the 19th Day of Blogmas: Presents Under the Tree

On the 19th Day of Blogmas: Presents Under the Tree

I love shopping for presents for my nearest and dearest. But I confess that I find wrapping them a headache! I am a bit of a perfectionist, so wrapping my gifts in a box is usually the way to go. Sometimes, though, a box won’t […]

On the 18th Day of Blogmas: Mulled Wine

On the 18th Day of Blogmas: Mulled Wine

I love mulled wine and always look forward to making my first batch. There is something very homely about simmering fruits and spices in a bath of deep red wine. Mulled wine was created by the Romans back in the 2nd century. They discovered that […]

On the 17th Day of Blogmas: I made Danish Paper Hearts

On the 17th Day of Blogmas: I made Danish Paper Hearts

With the trend for all things Scandi, I thought I’d have a go at making a paper heart. These lovely paper designs are said to have originated with Hans Christian Anderson. He was something of an expert at paper cutting, it turns out. I was […]

On the 16th Day of Blogmas: My Winter Skincare Routine in 3 Easy Steps

On the 16th Day of Blogmas: My Winter Skincare Routine in 3 Easy Steps

How we define the start of winter depends upon whether we are looking at the weather from a meteorological or astronomical point of view. The meteorological winter began on 1st December and will continue through until 28th February. The astronomical winter, however, will begin with […]

On the 15th day of Blogmas: Welcome to Meltdown City!

On the 15th day of Blogmas: Welcome to Meltdown City!

Hello and welcome to Meltdown City! Yes, I’ve reached that point in December where there is too little month left and far too much left to do. To be fair, I’ve bought most of the presents and I’ve even started to wrap them. The tree […]


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