Twinning the kids at Christmas

Do you like twinning? Until fairly recently I’d always thought that twinning was something that towns did with another town in France or Germany. When I was a child the only people who dressed their kids the same were people who actually had twins.

Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe

You may well already know that I don’t like dried fruit. So why am I sharing a Gluten Free Mince Pies recipe? The reason is this, we decided to make the whole house gluten free I as found I was still suffering with the effects of being glutened regularly. After much debate we put it down to the kids. Although …

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Gluten free Yule log recipe

When I said to my boys I was baking a Yule log. They looked at me with puzzled faces. A log? But they were delighted when it arrived on the table. For me I’ve always loved a Yule Log, as I hate dried fruit and most Christmas baking has it in. This however has never been touched by a raisin. …

The gift of giving at Christmas

As I’ve got older I have often struggled with the question ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ because if I am being really honest there isn’t anything that springs to mind. I am happy with all that I have. I don’t need to receive anything to make me happy this Christmas. Time with my family, good food and some good …

Why give Christmas flowers

I love to bring greenery into my home at Christmas. We always have a real tree and I love the scent of it in the mornings, when I come downstairs. We also hang mistletoe and holly around the house and decorate the table with flowers. This is why I give Christmas flowers as gifts. I want my friends and family …

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Free Christmas Planner printables

I find the closer it gets to the Christmas the more organised I have to be. Or I would feel like my head is going to explode. What with everything I’m doing at school and all the events the boys have in the run up to Christmas. Organisation is the key. Plus there is all the usual, gifts to buy, …

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How to have a gluten free vegetarian Christmas

Since my diagnosis of Coeliac disease nearly three years ago. Christmas has always been a bit of a sad time for me, food wise. Gifts of boxes of biscuits and chocolates I can’t eat. The nightmare of buffets and people not knowing what to feed you when you visit. Add into that being a vegetarian and the invitations seem to …

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Womens Christmas gift guide

O.K. this is the last of my gift guides and I must admit the most packed. I just buying for women so much easier. Perhaps that’s because if they don’t like it I’ll happily take it back? Maybe…. So here is my Womens Christmas gift guide with what to buy for the women in your life or maybe just for …

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Mens Christmas gift guide

My gift guides have received some great feedback. You haven’t already read my Children’s gift guide and my gift guide for bloggers why not have a look. Today I’m sharing my Mens Christmas gift guide to inspire you to find some great presents for the Men in your life.

Stocking filler ideas with Wicked Uncle

I know I am showing my age now but when I was young you didn’t really get much in your stocking apart from a chocolate Santa and a Satsuma. These days stockings have become a whole thing in themselves and finding the right stocking fillers can be a nightmare. So I’ve teamed up with Wicked uncle to share with you …