It’s not just Christmas…

…it’s M&S Christmas. Don’t go to M&S Food this December. Just don’t do it. You’ll end up spending a million £’s on all sorts of yummy, frivolous things. You’ll convince yourself you need them. You’ll decide to treat you and your loved ones because it’s Christmas. Run. Save yourself. Or maybe just get one of these……

Do you have it in black?

I am not a colourful person. Over the years friends and particularly my younger sister have despaired over my wardrobe. I wear a lot of black. Recently I branched out. My sister noticed. “Yes” I said in a superior tone “I wear navy now”. I like simplicity. I don’t do frills. Or logos. Or zips. I don’t…

Christmas Bedlinen

  Loads of places are selling Christmas bedlinen. I didn’t really know this was a thing but it seems to be really popular. On the face of it, it’s a bit crazy to buy a set of bedlinen that will only adorn your bed for one month of the year (having been washed weekly of course!)…

Elf on the Shelf

I wish I had discovered this when my daughter was small. Elf on the Shelf is a bonkers idea that hails from the States (of course). In a nutshell, it’s a retro-looking toy elf that comes with his own special storybook explaining who he is and what he’s about etc. The elf is essentially a spy….

Snowflakes

If, like me, you don’t mind your house resembling the ice palace in Frozen, then these snowflake window stickers are for you! They cost about a fiver for 60 stickers which is pretty good since they’re reusable and you can put them up year after year. You simply peel them off the backing and place them onto clean,…

I. Love. Christmas.

It’s December 1st which means it’s basically Christmas. Shut up, it totally is. I. LOVE. CHRISTMAS. When I was little, people would turn to my parents and say “When she’s a teenager you’ll have to drag her out of bed on Christmas morning!”. Hah! Wrong. When I became a fully fledged adult (kind of) they said “Christmas is…

Gluten Free Advent Calendar

My 12 year old daughter is a coeliac. This means she has Coeliac Disease, an auto-immune condition, that requires she eat a gluten free diet. If you’re thinking that sounds like a right faff and a pain in the bum you’re right, IT IS. The days of thinking “We’ll just grab something to eat whilst we’re…

I heart Momiji

Heard of Momiji? Me neither. Or at least not until recently. And now it’s simply a case of TAKE ALL MY MONEY. Momiji are collectable message dolls. For display, rather than play, they contain a little note where you can write your own message to the recipient. Good Luck, Happy Birthday, Tidy Your Room…that kind…