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    Climbing Moel Famau For Cancer Research

    25th May 2019 was the day of our second charity walk. Last year we raised over £1000 walking 11 and a half miles. This year we decided to climb Moel Famau, a small mountain in Wales. What made this walk so challenging was the fact that one year old Austin was going to be climbing too. Although we didn’t raise quite as much this year, the total still surpassed £550. The charity that we are raising money for is Cancer Research UK. Our motivation for this charity comes from the sad passing of my Dad in 2017. You can read all about his story here. Since then, our family has…

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    Blogmas Day Twenty-Five: My Blogmas Experience

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! That’s right, the big day has finally arrived! By now I imagine you have already opened your presents and are halfway through a box of celebrations. I hope Santa has been kind to you all this year. For my final Blogmas post, I have decided to reflect on the last 25 days. I’d never even heard of Blogmas a couple of months ago. I had no idea what I would be letting myself in for. A new blog post every day was the challenge, and somehow I’ve made it to the end. My Blogmas experience has been a stressful one, but one that I have enjoyed. Trying to…

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    Blogmas Day Twenty-Four: Christmas Eve Meal

    Yesterday I gave some pointers on some Blogmas post ideas if you want to be involved yourself next year. You can find that post here!   Today is Christmas Eve! One more day to go until the big day. If you are like me, then you are probably still frantically wrapping the last of your presents, that’s if you’ve actually finished buying them. Christmas Eve can be full of magical moments and family traditions. I wrote in a previous Blogmas post about my usual Christmas traditions, however there is one other tradition that happens on Christmas Eve that is relatively new to my life.   Christmas Eve 2016 Every year…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Fourteen: Decorating The Tree

    Yesterday I interviewed a fellow blogger with some Christmas themed questions.   Today I will be talking about the most exciting part of Christmas…decorating the Christmas tree. It’s something that I look forward to all year round. Even now, when I have my own place with my own family, I still enjoy going back home to my Mum’s house and helping to decorate the tree for her. I don’t think that tradition will ever stop. You may be thinking, why don’t you just decorate your own tree and grow up like a normal human being. The honest answer to that is that I’m not allowed to decorate my own tree.…

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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 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 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 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…

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    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…