Berry the Elf in 2017 – days 8-14 #elfontheshelf

Berry the Elf in 2017 - days 8-14

December 8th We couldn’t decide if this was one of Berry’s toys or a present for Monkey.  You can guess which option Monkey went for in the end can’t you.  Press the button for flashing lights and whizzing snowballs. December 9th We were away for the weekend and Berry couldn’t… Continue reading »

Personalised Christmas Eve box from Santa Sacks

Personalised Christmas Eve box from Santa Sacks

Christmas celebrations have changed so much since I was a child.  I don’t remember there even being Advent Calendars with chocolates behind the doors!  We had the same calendar every year and my brother and I always fought over who got to open the last door, even though we knew… Continue reading »

Little Diggers Christmas Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre Bicester

Little Diggers Christmas Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre Bicester

The first time we ever took my son to see Santa was at the Bicester Avenue branch of Wyevale Garden Centres.  I can still picture his face as we held his little hand as he wandered around the trail before meeting the big man for the very first time.  Roll… Continue reading »

Personalised Christmas gift ideas with a difference

Personalised Christmas gift ideas with a difference

I’m always on the look out for personalised Christmas gift ideas with a difference.  There are only so many calendars and mugs that I can send people after all.  As you all know we’re big steam train fans here and for my husband’s birthday I had some shots I’d taken over… Continue reading »

Falcon de luxe Santa’s Christmas Helpers

Falcon de luxe Santa's Christmas Helpers

As the days get colder and crisper there’s nothing I like more than pulling out my puzzle board and cracking on with a good jigsaw puzzle.  I recently received the limited edition Falcon de luxe Santa’s Christmas Helpers 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  But not only have I had one love festive… Continue reading »

Dreamworks Dragons Come To Life!

Dreamworks Dragons Come To Life!

If you’ve been reading the blog over the last year you may recall that when my son was in Year Two he was introduced to the How to Train Your Dragon series of books by Cressida Cowell.  So began a love affair with Hiccup and Toothless and we’ve almost finished… Continue reading »