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 my stocking filler top picks this Christmas.

Stocking filler ideas

I do hope you find this guide useful when doing your Christmas shopping. You might also lie to have a read of my Children’s and Men’s gift guides. Continue reading “Stocking filler ideas with Wicked Uncle”

Finding the perfect family car

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The time has come when I need to find a new family car. I’m not keen on shopping for cars, which is why I have put it off for so long. However the old girl has done e great service for the past eight years. So it got me thinking what do I want in my next car? I no longer have need for space to carry buggies and bulky car seats as the boys are bigger and I have no plans for any more. So what would make our perfect family car?Finding the perfect family car

What I want in a family car

  • I would love a smaller car that is easier to park
  • In a colour that doesn’t show the dirt
  • With car upholstery that is easy to clean
  • A good stereo
  • Fuel efficient

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5 Christmas Eve crate ideas

As I’ve said before we celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve night and so we avoid the night before Christmas over excited kids as they’ve had the whole day to run this off. I do know that a lot of my friends have turned to Christmas Eve boxes as a way of calming the kids down and making Christmas eve a special and magical night in itself. So here with the help of this beautiful North Pole Delivery crate from Vintage apple crates. I have compiled 5 great Christmas Eve crate ideas for young and eve crate ideas Continue reading “5 Christmas Eve crate ideas”

Apple Cinnamon muffins recipe plus Giveaway!

I love to bake. You may already know this from the countless recipes I’ve shared on my blog over the years. But baking in the Autumn and Winter has to be my favourite. I love all the rich scents and flavours that come from fruits, spices and dark sugars. So I thought I’d share one of my favourite fruity and spicy recipes today. These apple and cinnamon muffins are deliciously moreish and are great warm or cold.

apple and cinnamon muffins with tea


Don’t forget you can grab a FREE printable of the recipe and enter a great GIVEAWAY to win some of the equipment I used in the recipe. Continue reading “Apple Cinnamon muffins recipe plus Giveaway!”

5 amazing wrapping paper Christmas uses

I love Christmas and all the trimmings that come with it. Happily spending hours wrapping Christmas presents to pile under the tree. I love that time before Christmas when it’s full of expectation and wonder. But have you ever thought of what else you can do with your wrapping paper apart from simply fold it round a box? These are my five favourite wrapping paper Christmas uses.wrapping paper christmas projects Continue reading “5 amazing wrapping paper Christmas uses”