• Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Thirteen: Christmas Questions With… Laura

    Yesterday I wrote all about what I like and dislike about the Christmas period.   It’s time for another Christmas themed interview now with another blogger. I interviewed Laura who I have been friends with for some time now and she has a brilliant blog which you should definitely check out.      1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?   My favourite thing about Christmas is everything! I just love the whole season, it’s my favourite time of year. I love the food – the roast potatoes, the turkey, gammon, stuffing! And give me ALL the yorkshire puddings! The food is just the best. But then I love the…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twelve: What I Love and Hate About Winter

    Yesterday’s post was all about what to buy for your Secret Santa. December can bring all types of emotions. It can be a month filled with happiness and Christmas spirit, and it can also be a royal pain in the ass. I’m going to be giving an insight into what I like and dislike about the winter period. What I Like About Winter Christmas! Everybody loves Christmas. Apart from the few Grinch’s out there, zapping all the Christmas joy out of the world. It’s a time where you can really spend quality time as a family and make so many memories. I’ve always looked forward to Christmas right from a…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Eleven: What To Buy For Your Secret Santa

     Today I am going to be helping you out with your Secret Santa gifts. Secret Santa can be one of the biggest challenges at Christmas. If anyone is unfamiliar with the process, it’s where you pick names out of a hat and then  you have to buy a present for that person. This tradition is usually done within workplaces and the idea is for it to be a secret, hence the name ‘Secret’ Santa. I can tell you now that in my place of work, there is no such thing as secrets. As soon as the names are picked out everyone is asking each other who they have got. Before…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Ten: When Austin Met Santa

    For yesterday’s post I gave a few Elf on the Shelf ideas which you can catch up on here! Today I am going to be sharing with you the story of when Austin met Santa Claus for the very first time. It’s supposed to be a magical moment. Your child experiencing the magic that is Christmas. Children love Santa, and all of the magic that he brings. Austin clearly hadn’t got the message.  Austin has always had a fear of unfamiliar men, and some familiar men when he’s in a particular bad mood. He also seems to have a developed a phobia of beards as well. So as caring and…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Seven: My Christmas Memories

    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 a rocking horse. I would love to say that I avoided hitting the dog with it…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…