Christmas takes on a new lease of life when you have children, the excitement starts when the advent calendar makes an appearance in our house. The countdown begins when you’re allowed chocolate before breakfast. Choosing the tree is next and we’ve always gone for the real thing, the annual trip to Chopwell Woods to choose … More Oh Christmas Tree…
I find wreaths odd. For me they represent funerals. Looking back, I’d say that nearly all of the funerals have been to have taken place in the run up to Christmas or just into the New Year. Cold, bleak and sad. Until now I’ve always had a shiver run down my spine when I see wreath and never understood why … More Wreaths – funerals or Christmas?
I’ve been exploring upcycled Christmas baubles and ways to turn old ones into lovely new ones. You can use old baubles that have lived in the dusty corner of the loft for years, let’s face it we all have those, or I’ve found that charity shops and thrift stores often have a huge selection to … More A load of old baubles
Real, artificial or something else entirely, we have the same debate every year about Christmas trees in our house – should we splash out on a good artificial one that will last us years or should we go for the real deal and spend a fortune anyway? For the last 16 years we’ve always gone for … More Tree-cycled Christmas