What to put in a Christmas Eve Box

We started a new tradition last year – a Christmas Eve Box. I brought a Christmas gift box which is now use to store Christmas memorabilia and filled it with a few little treats and the obligatory new Pjs. Watching the Instagram and Facebook feeds last night it definitely seems to be gaining popularity with […]

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DIY Beer Advent Calendar

Each year I always try to make the count down to Christmas special for Monkey thinking up lots of different activities. Such as the ones listed in this post here. However last year I thought that I should do the same for Hubby and have now started another Christmas tradition in our house. Hubby’s beer […]

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Making Quince Cheese

After our visit to The Hop Shop where we picked some delicious apples and also some quince I was determined to make some Quince Jelly. If successful I thought it would make an ideal treat to add to a homemade hamper for Christmas. I say if successful, as we have never made it before. Although […]

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Easy Peasy Jam Making

A very easy raspberry jam recipe. As you know I don’t normally write about recipes, but since this is on our Bucket List for the Summer, I thought I would share our jam making experience. Last night after nursery and work Monkey and I made some raspberry jam out of our haul on Saturday. I […]

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Family Holidays – Map Wall Art

This is such a really simple and cheap idea for all those holiday maps….I am sure I am not alone in this, initially feeling too sentimental to throw them away just after the holiday, instead letting them take up space in draws or book shelves. Getting tatty and then eventually throwing them out in a decluttering moment.. […]

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