What The Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard at Town Hall, Birmingham

Yesterday James, Georgie and I headed into the city centre to see the live show What the Ladybird Heard, based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks. Unfortunately our Lydia couldn’t join us as she came down with the chickenpox over Christmas. Surprise, surprise… not!… Continue Reading “What the Ladybird Heard at Town Hall, Birmingham”

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Christmas, everyone! I’m going to be taking a break for a few weeks now, with just a couple of posts going up next week. I hope everyone has a lovely holiday with their family, friends & loved ones. Have a magical Christmas, and thank you all for reading this year xx

Christmas Eve Box

What’s in our 2016 Christmas Eve box?

We’ve been doing Christmas Eve boxes for a few years now, and it’s become a family tradition we really enjoy. I don’t spend a lot of extra money on them, but instead pop in some things the girls need and some of the treats we would normally buy for special holidays anyway. It’s just a lovely exciting way to package it all up and add… Continue Reading “What’s in our 2016 Christmas Eve box?”

Christmas 2016

Christmas & Me – The Christmas Tag

I was tagged by Rose from Bell and Bear to answer some Christmas related questions for ‘The Christmas Tag’, so here we go… What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Well, obviously it has to be Die Hard. I also love Arthur Christmas, The Grinch, and Miracle on 34th Street. I CANNOT stand Elf, I think it is totally unfunny & completely overrated – an unpopular opinion,… Continue Reading “Christmas & Me – The Christmas Tag”

Chicken Pox Georgie

Christmas Plans and Chicken Pox

Last week, Georgie woke up on the morning of her nativity (and our 8th wedding anniversary!) with telltale spots on her face and back. Chicken pox had struck! The last week of school was cancelled for her then & there, so no nativity performances, no Christmas disco, class party, Christmas lunch, or classroom visit from Santa. Georgie was pretty glum about that – she has… Continue Reading “Christmas Plans and Chicken Pox”

Reverse Advent – teaching the kids to think of others at Christmas

Reverse Advent is a growing movement to donate food and other essential items to a food bank at Christmas. You may have seen me posting about this on our instagram on and off during the month. The idea is that each day in the lead up to Christmas, you put a different thing into a box, and then deliver it to a food bank when… Continue Reading “Reverse Advent – teaching the kids to think of others at Christmas”

Harry Potter Crest Light

Review: Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Light

I love Harry Potter and have seen all the films, including the recent Fantastic Beasts film. I own a time turner necklace, and James and I both refuse to get rid of our copies of the novels, so we have two of each book, plus I have the ebooks and the audiobooks. We are big fans, and are looking forward to being able to introduce the children to the World of Wizardry when they are a little older.… Continue Reading “Review: Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Light”

Unicorn Onesie (kids) by Sazac

Review: Unicorn Onesie (kids) by Sazac

Georgie is obsessed by unicorns at the moment, and both girls are huge fan of onesies so I knew this Unicorn Onesie from ZooHood would be perfect for her. She would live in onesies 24/7 if she could, and probably will wear one or another of her growing collection for at least half of the Christmas break.… Continue Reading “Review: Unicorn Onesie (kids) by Sazac”

The Overtones at Birmingham Symphony Hall

The Overtones at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

On Saturday evening we headed into the city centre to see The Overtones at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. We were given a pair of complimentary tickets to their so we could attend and blog about the show (such hard work!). The support act came on at 7:30, with singer-songwriter Ben McKelevey accompanied by Marc Danecker who played the Cajon which was fantastic. I’ve never seen one… Continue Reading “The Overtones at Symphony Hall, Birmingham”

Christmas Celebration Weekends at Cadbury World

Christmas Celebration Weekends at Cadbury World

On Saturday we headed to Cadbury World to check out their Christmas Celebration Weekends, and we all had a great day out at the chocolate factory. For Christmas, Cadbury World have a Santa Show and a Pantomime on, as well as a special festive menu.… Continue Reading “Christmas Celebration Weekends at Cadbury World”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham

On Sunday we headed to the Sea Life Centre to visit the penguins and check out their Christmas “Meet Santa” event. The girls never get tired of visiting the centre, so they were eager to go & check on their favourite sea creatures, and find Santa in his grotto!… Continue Reading “Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham”