My weekly round up 8/12/13 – 14/12/13

On Sunday we made Christmas buns and my step dad came to see us from London and stayed for dinner which was lovely as we do not get to see much of him.       Monday was spent Christmas shopping and our activity was making a Christmas bag which was a kit I  had picked up in last years sale for about 50p!     Tuesday we made a snowman model which is another cheap kit that I picked[Read more]

Christmas eve hampers.

I am sure that most of you out there already know what these are, but for any one that has not come across this before I will explain. It is basically a hamper that you make for your children as a gift on Christmas eve to make the day even more special. How you do this is completely up to you and your family. Over the years my hampers have changed quite a lot. When I first started making a[Read more]

Christmas crafting with children.

Christmas is such a great time of year as there are so many opportunities to do things with your family. Crafting at Christmas is so much fun and children are really good at being creative and having a go. Some people find it hard to play with their children when it comes to make believe games as they feel silly, so doing a craft project with your child could be a great way to spend some quality time together as[Read more]

Christmas first aid kit.

Every year I make up a Christmas first aid kit which is basically a box containing everything I think that we will need in case of any minor illness or injury over the Christmas period so that I do not have to be running around to buy things should we fall unwell. The contents of this box need to be tailored to your family, but to give you an idea I have listed the contents of our Christmas first aid kit below.[Read more]

My weekly round up 1/12/13 – 7/12/13

Wow, can you believe that we are already a week into December? This week has been very busy but very fun too! On Sunday we put up the Christmas decorations which is one of my favourite activities. Each of the girls has their own little tree to decorate and then we have the big family tree where all the presents go and then we decorate inside and outside the house. Outside we only have some icicles at the moment but[Read more]

Christmas baking.

I absolutely love to cook and bake and my favourite type of baking is Christmas baking. There is so much fun that you can have when you are baking for Christmas and it really gives you an excuse to step it up a gear which I love. It is also a great activity to do with your children as they love cooking and then getting to eat what they have made! Now some people say that they can not cook but[Read more]

Dreaming of fun in the sun!

Even though we are in December and most of our thoughts are busy thinking about Christmas I do at times, when I’m standing in the freezing cold rain, find myself dreaming of a nice hot sunny summer holiday. Before I fell ill with ME we would go on holiday every year and most of the time we would go aboard to Spain and it would be absolutely fabulous. We would always centre the holiday around the children and we would always[Read more]

Christmas traditions.

Establishing family traditions is, in my opinion, a very important and worthwhile activity which can really bond a family together as they are unique to your family. A tradition is simply an activity that you always repeat at the same time each year. The recurring nature of the activity is set in stone so that every member of the family knows without a doubt that at a specific time each year the activity will be happening. For example, you may[Read more]

Where to stash the presents!

During the run-up to Christmas, we have a lot of pressies to hide from prying eyes and I wondered where everyone keeps theirs. Over the years I have had to become quite inventive as we have three girls, two of which are teens, to hide presents from. We have also lived in a flat and a very small house in the past which meant a total lack of space in general let alone at Christmas time when things needed to be kept[Read more]