A Fairytale Christmas at Doddington Hall

Doddington Hall

There is one aspect of Christmas that I look forward to every year and that’s our annual festive day out with our lovely friends MumtoC and family. This year MumtoC had spotted ‘A Fairytale Christmas at Doddington Hall‘ on the outskirts Of Lincoln. Online it looked beautiful and wasn’t expensive either. We paid £28.50 for … Read more

Christmas with Poundland #CrackingValue


I am no stranger to Poundland, tending to go there once or twice a month to top up the home shopping, buying brands names at, you guessed it £1!! (Although you can also buy some great value items for a little bit more). I make big savings on crisps, biscuits, snacks, cereals and household cleaning. … Read more

Getting ready for Christmas with John Lewis #QBlogger


If there is one shop I look forward to visiting over the Christmas period it’s John Lewis, it’s a shop I remember visiting in my childhood with my Mum and my Nanna, I can remember looking at all of their Christmas decorations (and usually getting static shocks off them too). John Lewis just always manage … Read more

Christmas Day 2015

Christmas Day

All that preparation, all that anticipation and Christmas is over before you know it. Thankfully, ours was a lovely relaxed family day. The children woke at 6am and screeched with excitement when they saw presents spilling out of their stockings and further piles of presents in the lounge. By 8am the first wave of presents … Read more

Tesco have got Christmas all wrapped up!

Tesco have got Christmas all wrapped up! 1

Christmas is only 12 weeks away and I am sure its comes around quicker each year. This year will be a very special Christmas for us as it will be Jelly Bean’s first Christmas and we are really looking forward to celebrating it with all of our family at home as that has been the … Read more

Let Notcutts light the way this Christmas . . .

Let Notcutts light the way this Christmas . . . 2

As soon as the festive season begins, we have a little ritual that we do most evenings when out and about in the car. We drive a different way home from school/shops to go “Christmas spotting”. The tiddlers love it and it helps to get them into the Christmas spirit as well as giving me … Read more