Family Christmas films…..who doesn’t love shutting the front door, cranking the fire up and snuggling down to watch a family Christmas films? With the big day very near, yes, its tomorrow(!!!) what better way to relax then with a family film. Here are my top 10 family Christmas films 1 Home Alone 2  Miracle on 34th Street 3  Nativity Trilolgy 4 Disney’s Scrouge 5 Love Actually 6  Its a wonderful Life 7  Elf 8  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9  Arthur Christmas 10  Muppet’s Christmas Carole These are my top 10 family Christmas films.  Does your family have a Christmas favourite?  … View Post

Today as part of my attempt to complete Blogmas; a post a day from 1 December until Christmas I thought I’d talk about how I love nothing better this time of year than snuggling under a blanket, preferably one I have crocheted myself. As we plunge towards the depths of winter and the we try to think of doing nothing but hibernate I like to surround myself with cosy blankets.  For many years now I have crocheted and my favourite item to complete is blankets.  There is just something about sitting down and covering myself in a blanket that I… View Post

For quite a few years now in Birmingham they have had a German Christmas market. Over the years the market has expanded and now occupies a large part of the city and this year also included a big wheel and ice rink.  This year I jumped in the car one evening with friends and headed in to Birmingham.  This year there are a lot of food stalls and also the big wheel and ice rink the top of Broad Street.  We parked near here at Brindley Place and decided to take full advantage of the food stalls.  Everything smelt delicious!… View Post

Today as part of my attempt to complete Blogmas; a post a day from 1 December until Christmas I thought I’d talk about spending time with friends and loved ones and enjoying the Christmas Cheer. With life being so hectic, so full on, so now now now life can actually pass us by. Too often we spend time glued to devises and call it social interaction. But how social are we?  Do we really get a real social interaction kick from talking to somebody online as opposed to actually sitting in the same room as them and actually conversing face… View Post

Christmas Stress, why oh why do we stress over what is basically 1 day.  I never stress about Christmas at all.  Can’t understand why people do. It’s just one day with a roast bird slightly larger than your typical Sunday roast. Our kids worlds are not going to end if they don’t get everything they want. Christmas should be about fun and laughter not how much you can eat and drink, how much you spend and how fancy your decorations are. A lot have people have lost what this time of year should be about and if kids can’t have… View Post