Warmest Christmas Wishes to You

And so that time of year has come around finally. I feel like I’ve been blogging about Christmas for weeks (well I have, since the end of October – sorry!). Now it’s time to down tools and enjoy time with my husband and our boys. I don’t think anyone will be wanting to read my waffle over […]

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Colouring In for Christmas

There are just two more days until Christmas, so although this is a little late, it’s still relevant! The lovely Marcus Walters, illustrator and graphic artist extraordinaire, today sent me two ‘Colour In Christmas Sacks‘ as a thank-you for the couple of times I’ve pointed you in his direction on this blog, via posts about Popsicle and […]

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Easy Kids Christmas Craft: Handmade Cocktail Coasters

Let’s all admit what Christmas is really about: drinking. So last week when my sometimes-daughter was over, we made some (VERY SIMPLE) coasters. A cinch to make after school, these Fimo-and-glitter beauties will lift the festive fog from too much grog, and add a little charm to that glass of champagne (you know, the one your hangover’s telling […]

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Touching Words by Maurice Sendak to See Us Through Christmas + Beyond

This time of year can really get on top of you. And worse, as someone reminded me at the school gate yesterday, “the Christmas holidays don’t count as holidays, because you come back more tired than before them.” Urgh, she’s so right. Except this year I want to try to make that not count for me […]

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Lewes's Loveliest Christmas Window is Back!

Hark! It’s officially Christmas! Because the Landsdowne Place Christmas window at number 25 is back in situ! This year I notice a little acer (Japanese maple) behind the badger unloading the boot of the Volkswagen, and a lot more fir trees in the garden. There’s also a new sign on the window that hosts this house, inviting parents […]

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Shop Local in Lewes this Christmas with #lewes4xmas

Did Black Friday make you feel just a little bit sick? I have never, until this year, heard the term and now that I write copy for a major high street furniture and homeware retailer, I was hearing it all week before the actual day arrived. But I can honestly say I went nowhere near […]

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Rainy Days and Easy Kids Craft: Homemade Christmas Wrap

Nice weather this weekend, wasn’t it? Yeah, I know. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I’m boring myself as I write this on Sunday night, so I’m not even going to try to be light-hearted. The rain pisses me off, end of.

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'Bear Hug', by Katharine McEwen – Book Review + Reader GIVEAWAY

Rain aside, I’m seriously digging winter right now. It’s finally starting to get cold! The sparkly days such as we had on Thursday, with a proper nip in the air and that cold, clear light are for spending time out in it, and then retreating from to a warm house and the prospect of candle (and fire!) light […]

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