The Ultimate Christmas Tag

Merry Christmas to all my readers. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰ I hope you have a good day tomorrow, however you choose to spend it. I know Christmas can be a rough time of year for a lot of people, so try and take some time for yourself over the holidays. Have a break from the festivities if you need to. As tomorrow is Christmas Day I thought I’d celebrate by tackling the Ultimate Christmas Tag, that Femenish tagged me in earlier this month. You can read her answers here. ๐Ÿ˜Š Rules (are made to be broken): Link back to the original post (by […]

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Our Christmas Traditions

When we were little my sister and I used to stay at home with our Gran on Christmas Eve, while my parents went out for the day. We thought they were speaking with Santa about last minute gifts or to see if we were on the naughty or nice list. ๐Ÿ˜… … They were actually Christmas shopping and going out for lunch! Now that we’re older we get invited to go with them! But we still have other Christmas traditions we do every year which I touched on briefly in The Christmas Tag. Outdoor Lights Every year since I was […]

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The Christmas Tag

The lovely Amylou tagged me in The Christmas Tag and as it’s the lead up to Christmas, I thought I’d share my answers with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can read Amylou’s answers here. So without further ado… The Christmas Tag 1. When do you start getting excited for Christmas Day? Usually the last week of work, we always go out for drinks on the last Friday before our Christmas shut down. I think that’s because my sister’s birthday is the 17th December so we try to hold the festivities until after. But I do get excited by the run up to […]

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Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

… ๐ŸŽผ Lit up like a star. โญ Anyone else love hearing that song? It always reminds me of Home Alone 2 when Kevin McCallister causes the cardboard Christmas tree to fall down! ๐Ÿ˜… Decorating the Christmas tree is definitely one of my favourite things about this time of year. As a child I’d beg for our Christmas tree to go up as early as possible but my parents would always make us wait until 12 days before. Which is a tradition I’ve stuck to, more or less, since moving out of (and then back to) their house. We always […]

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Favourite Christmas Movies *

Advent is in two days(!) and what better way to start off the Christmas period than by watching a Christmas movie? ๐ŸŽ… My dad and I have a tradition that the first Christmas movie we watch is The Muppets Christmas Carol so that’s what I’ll be doing on December 1st. We have a sing-a-long session and it gets me in to the Christmas spirit. After that first movie most of my evenings in will be spent cuddled up on the sofa watching something Christmas-y. Think blankets, a mug of hot chocolate, some fuzzy socks and for that real cinema feel, […]

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Slow cooker mulled wine

My dad loves mulled wine at this time of year from market stores and fetes, however doesn’t like the type you can get in the supermarket . I don’t like it personally but he says it doesn’t taste anywhere near as good. This year, Ryan and I decided to bring mulled wine to the table and brought over the ingredients Christmas morning to brew the mulled wine in my parents slow cooker and, unlike the supermarket stuff, my dad loved it. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. You will need  2 […]

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