• Top 5 Advent Calendars for adults this Christmas

    I may be 42 years old but I still get excited about Advent Calendars when the 1st December approaches, so without further ado, here’s my pick of the best Advent Calendars for Adults. Hotel Chocolat – Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two Ordinarily I wouldn’t advocate sharing my advent calendar with anyone but actually, the Hotel […]

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  • Review: 12 Days of Joy Gift Box

    Nothing helps build up more excitement for Christmas like a festive advent calendar. But these days, many of us are ditching the chocolate treats and opting for a more luxurious option. One perfect example is this 12 Days of Joy Calendar, generously given to me by the online bingo experts at paddy power bingo. The […]

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    Peterborough Cathedral unveils new nativity thanks to Queensgate

    On Monday evening the Beans and I were invited to Peterborough Cathedral after school to the unveiling of the new city centre Nativity scene by the Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr David Sanders. The contemporary sculpture, designed and created by the residents of HMP Peterborough, stands over 8ft tall in the Cathedral’s North Portico and feature […]

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    Getting your low-cost Christmas Craft on

    Crafts don’t have to be expensive If ever there was the perfect excuse to do crafts it has got to be Christmas! Throughout December I try to build up the Beans’ excitement for Christmas by doing a festive countdown with an array of activities throughout Advent. One of the best activities we did when the […]

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    Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar

    With December and the yuletide period within touching distance it’s time to start to think about the Christmas countdown for the little ones. In my Advent Calendar days, they were paper with a picture behind each door and the excitement was knowing that each day was a step closer to Christmas. Our children have a […]

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  • Twenty Four Days to Christmas

    Book Advent with Twenty Four Days to Christmas

    Last year as the countdown to Christmas began I saw Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest flooded with alternative Advent ideas. One such Advent which stood out for me was the Book Advent because the Beans LOVE Books and I saw it as an opportunity for a daily Christmas Activity which would bring the family together. […]

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