Santa’s grotto – Shorne Country Park

Santa at Shorne Country Park

Mummy why is he wearing a green suit?

If I hadn’t have bought the twins raffle tickets for the school Christmas fayre I most likely would never have known about this fantastic local experience but I did buy all ten of their tickets as the money goes back to the school [...]

Elf on the Shelf – what’s it all about?

elf on the shelf


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will have seen daily photos going up of our new house guest Faelcon, our #ElfontheShelf. I found his name on the Elf Name Generator

The UK in fact has been invaded by [...]

Silent Sunday

elf on the shelf

Fingerprint fairy lights: homemade Christmas cards

fingerprint fairy lights homemade christmas cards

In the blogging world you are surrounded by masses of very creative people, all of whom have some excellent ideas and often you will find me sharing their ideas as I genuinely am amazed at what they come up with.

You know that I am not on their level but I do enjoy [...]

The Snowman and Snowdog stationary gifts

snowman flying

What Christmas would it be without The Snowman and The Snowdog?

They are huge favourites in our house and we have watched the film a zillion times together snuggled up under a blanket. We also have a furry Snowdog with his colourful sock ears and tail, he’s been a close friend of Alice’s since [...]

Tesco Christmas 2013

tesco santa cupcakes

You think it’s early don’t you to be reading posts about Christmas well I am writing this post on Britain’s hottest day of July… 34C today and with every window in the house open there still isn’t a breath of air.

Anyway back to Christmas.

In July I was invited by BritMums to visit [...]

Preparing, cooking and carving Christmas turkey

preparing cooking and carving the perfect christmas dinner

You may have noticed that I’ve had a few Turkey chats with Marco Pierre White this year, a hangout back in March after which I made a Turkey Stir Fry on the table in 20 minutes, another Turkey talk with Marco just before the summer the result of which was Turkey Puff parcels [...]

Chapel of Love chocolate house

chapel of love

One of the songs we chose for our guests to listen to whilst they were waiting for me to join Paul at the registrar’s desk was The Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups, it’s light hearted, it’s fun and hopefully it sets a fun tone for the celebration that is [...]

Silent Sunday – 30/12/12

Happy Christmas to all my lovely readers

2012 christmas decoration

A quick note to wish you all a very happy Christmas and to thank all of the PR agencies, companies and brands who I have worked with this year, it’s been great fun.

May your days be filled with plenty of love joy and laughter

Mari x