Preparations for Lydia’s TSUM TSUM party

I recorded this video a few weeks ago while I was sorting out the pile of goodies we got for Lydia’s party… Lydia asked for a Disney Tsum Tsum birthday party this year, and I thought I would share what I bought and designed for her party! It was a giant success and we had a house full of nine little girls having great fun for… Continue Reading “Preparations for Lydia’s TSUM TSUM party”

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”

BlogOn Xmas – tales from the other side

I officially joined the “BlogOn Team” quite a while ago, and have been gradually getting more involved with helping out both at the conferences themselves, with prep beforehand, and with the website. I do most of the graphics and other nerdy things for the conference, so spent the week leading up to the conference designing all the signs, and that sort of thing. This year,… Continue Reading “BlogOn Xmas – tales from the other side”

Losing two grandparents in 32 days

At the start of August, I had four grandparents. I know, it’s not that common for a 30-something to have a full set, but I did. Up until the spring of 2016, the girls had seven great-grandparents. The older generation in our family have done quite well, really. Now, I only have two grandparents. On the 22nd of August, my Grandad, who had been very… Continue Reading “Losing two grandparents in 32 days”