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….

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…