There is a tradition in Ireland (the Emerald Isle where Mr fhb was bought up) that on the 6th January a woman's hard work over the festive period is recognised in that she is given a 'day off' from any domestic tasks/caring duties. Traditionally this has involved women meeting together with friends, maybe in a … Continue reading Women’s little Christmas
Are you looking for stocking filler ideas for your kids? If, like me, you are fed up with buying plastic tat that just ends up being gathered into a bin bag after a few weeks of lying discarded on the floor of your kids bedroom then you might be willing to make some inexpensive presents, … Continue reading Stocking fillers for kids – an edit
At the end of every year I feel the same. Exhausted (post Xmas), eager to take down the decorations, get rid of the tree and get the house straight. I've had enough. I start looking forward to the kids going back to school and having some time to myself again. New Year's Eve has always … Continue reading New Year’s Eve. It’s not all merriment.
For some reason this year I seem to have hardly any physical cards in my mantelpiece. Is it because I don't have any friends? Um, don't think so, admittedly family members are dwindling (death, divorce..etc) but I can't put it down to that. I have had a sudden surge in numbers of e-cards and Facebook … Continue reading Christmas cards are just so last century ..
The kids have opened their presents, the lunch has been cooked, devoured and you have staggered from dinner table to sofa, cheeks rosy from the steamy heat of the kitchen and that bottle of red you knocked back during the meal. Bother, the remote is just out of reach but to save you having to … Continue reading So, you’ve eaten your Christmas dinner, what’s next?
This weekend we took our annual trip to Spithandle Nursery in Sussex to choose our Christmas tree. This experience offers so much more then just popping around to B&Q.. the drive alone into the beautiful countryside of West Sussex is a joy in itself; the family Spithandle experience truly is a special way to kick … Continue reading Spithandle Nursery. A family tradition at Christmas time..
So the PTFA (think it stands for parent, teachers and friends something or other..) fundraiser looms.. dress your kid in an acrylic jumper from the local supermarket for the last day of term and pay for the privilege. It's all in a good cause, lets face it schools are up against it these days and … Continue reading The inevitable Christmas jumper. The best of a bad lot..