What’s in our 2017 Christmas Eve box?

We might not do a lot in the lead up to Christmas other than visiting Santa (no elves here!) but since the girls were tiny we have given them a box of treats on Christmas Eve. This year we’ll be giving them their box after lunch so that they can do some of the activities in the afternoon to keep them busy and quiet! We… Continue Reading “What’s in our 2017 Christmas Eve box?”

Stocking fillers for little girls

Stocking fillers for little girls

So, I have this issue about the “stocking fillers” category on shopping sites, and I get irrationally angry about it. I happily browse the internet for ideas of what to buy in the lead up to Christmas, and click on the stocking fillers link, only to find a bunch of stuff that is WAY TOO BIG to actually fit into your average size stocking. In… Continue Reading “Stocking fillers for little girls”

Visiting Santa at House of Fraser

The girls and I were invited along to House of Fraser for the launch of their 2017 Santa’s grotto, which is raising money for Action for Children. The waiting area for children queueing up to visit Santa is beautiful, with gorgeous trees, animatronics, and wonderfully spray painted scenes on the walls. Surrounding the grotto are ‘olde worlde’ shop windows with different things to see, including… Continue Reading “Visiting Santa at House of Fraser”