Festive clothing is about way more than a good Christmas jumper. Maybe you fancy a new slinky dress for the festive season? Something that will do for any festive meals, drinks or parties you need to go to? You might need a couple of different options if you have lots of things to go to with the same people?
While we might like to think of ourselves as relatively healthy, we also want to ensure that our friends and family are too. However, we don’t want to be all preachy and be the sort of bah humbug character that people try their hardest to avoid over the festive season. You might adore Christmas as […]
No matter how healthy you are during the year, there is a mindset shift when Christmas is around the corner which can make us worried about weight gain. Sweet treats and alcoholic drinks become a regular part of your everyday life in the build-up to the ultimate, annual, food and drink binge, and all under […]
Start as early as possible We all say it every year, but starting to buy your festive gifts as early as possible is a great way to save money (rather than buying them all at once) and it also takes the stress out of leaving it to the last minute. Save a little each month […]
This Christmas loaf is packed full of flavour, easy and affordable to prepare, and a perfect way to get the children involved in the kitchen whilst they are on holiday. You will need the following ingredients: 500 ml of water 2 tablespoons of active dry yeast 4 tablespoons of olive oil 130 g of sugar […]
For the last few years we have built up to Christmas with a trip to the spectacular Winter Wonderland in Manchester, held indoors at EventCity, right next to the Intu Trafford Centre. The UK’s largest indoor Christmas theme park has returned for a fifth magical year and opened to the public on Sat 9 December. […]
Christmas Eve is a great time to kick off a new puzzle with the family. You can all get together and try to work as a team – I say ‘try’ because puzzles can get a bit competitive sometimes and little fingers can also take a bit of persuading to ‘give up’ the pieces on […]
I always think that a wreath on the the door is a good sign that Christmas is on the way. We’ve had a few wreaths over the years, some better than others, but given how much the children love to craft, I thought that this year we would have a go at making one. We […]