• Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Nine: Elf On The Shelf Ideas

    Yesterday’s post gave some ideas for gift ideas for your loved ones. If you missed it then you can check it out here! Today I am going to be giving you a few Elf on the Shelf ideas that you can do with around the house. Some of them are child friendly. I have included a few that you may not want to share with your children though. Just a few for fun for all the adults out there. Most of my ideas came from Pinterest. There’s so many cool ideas on there if you want to take part. If you are reading this and you aren’t familiar with the…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Eight: Gift Ideas

    If you would like to catch up on yesterday’s post in which I embarrassed myself by sharing old pictures from my Christmas past then click here! In today’s post I am going to be sharing a few gifts ideas for those who may be struggling to think of what to buy their loved ones. I made sure to include this post quite early on in my Blogmas journey to give people plenty of time to hit the shops before it gets too late. If you are like me and don’t start your Christmas shopping until the second week of December then this will be perfect timing for you. Gift Ideas…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Seven: My Christmas Memories

    If you missed yesterday’s post all about my Christmas traditions then you can find it here! For today’s blogmas post I thought it would be good fun (for you anyway) to share some photographs from previous Christmases. Some of these photos are from when I was young, and some from recent years. When I came across these pictures there was some serious cringing happening, especially the first couple. I hope you enjoy reminiscing with me about my Christmas memories. They certainly brought back some nice memories for me. December 1993 – 1 Year Old This is me enjoying my second Christmas at home, clearly having a lot of fun on…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Six: Christmas Traditions

    If you would like to catch up on Day Five of Blogmas in which I interviewed a fellow blogger about her Christmas plans then click here! For today’s post I will be looking back on some of my favourite Christmas traditions from years gone by. Every family has little things that they do every single year that makes their Christmas special and unique. Here’s some of mine… The Christmas Hits Our Christmas mornings would always start with some classic festive music. It would be the same CD every year blasting songs from Slade and Mariah Carey. It was a great way of getting in the Christmas spirit. The music would…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Five: Christmas Questions With… Lorna

    Yesterday I wrote about my plans for Christmas this year. You can check that out here! I thought that it would be a great idea for Blogmas to interview some bloggers and find out what makes their Christmas so special. For this one I asked the lovely Lorna who I’ve only recently connected with on Twitter, but has quickly become a good friend. She writes a fantastic blog about cosmetics and writes reviews on cafes and restaurants, plus tips for some great recipes. You can find all of her information at the end of this post.   1) What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?   What I love about the…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Four: This Christmas at YuleTimes

    Yesterday’s post was all about Christmas last year which you can catch up on by clicking here! Today I am going to be giving you a sneak preview into what Christmas holds in store for the Yule family this year. Living Arrangements The honest answer would be that I don’t even know where we will be living come Christmas Day. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we are currently in the process of buying a house, and we have no idea how long it will take for the process to be completed. So for now, we are living in our apartment that has been our home for the past…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Three: How I Spent Last Christmas

    If you missed yesterday’s blogmas post about my goals for December, then you can catch up by clicking here! This post is going to be an insight into what happened last Christmas in the Yule family. Last year was full of mixed emotions. There were reasons for celebration and reasons for reflection. There were moments when I was filled with happiness, and there were moments when tears were shed. One thing is for sure, I won’t be forgetting last Christmas any time soon. The Happy Times Christmas 2017 was Austin’s first ever Christmas, and we wanted to make it special for him. He was completely spoilt with presents, more than…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Two: My Goals For December

    It’s day two of Blogmas. If you missed day one, my introduction to Blogmas, then you can catch up here. Today I will be sharing my goals for December. I’m not usually one to be setting myself goals because I think that it can cause unnecessary pressure, when blogging should really be about having fun. I’ve decided against my own advice for December however as I want to see if I can actually set a target and meet it, just for the sense of achievement if nothing else. Here is what I want to achieve by the end of December:   Complete Blogmas As I stated in Day One of…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day One: Introduction To Blogmas 2018

    It’s the 1st of December! Which means…Christmas is soon approaching. It’s considered the busiest time of the whole year. I’ll be buying Christmas presents last minute and wrapping them with seconds to spare. I have a one year old son who gives me very little time to organise Christmas. Just to top it off, I plan on moving into a new house in the weeks leading up to the big day. So what smart move did I recently make? I chose to commit to Blogmas! I must be mental, but the idea of writing a post everyday in December was very exciting. Will I be able to complete it? I…

  • Fatherhood,  Life

    10 Hopes I Have For My Child’s Future

    As a parent, we often think about how our children will turn out. We raise them in a way that reflects our own values and views, in a hope that they will grow up to be just like us. In some ways I would love for my son to be just like me, but in so many other ways I want him to be completely different. I’m going to be talking you through some of the hopes that I have for my son, Austin. 1. I hope he enjoys life I want Austin to get as much enjoyment out of life that he possibly can. That means exploring the world,…