Tag: Christmas

I love my kids but damn the Christmas holidays are too long

The Christmas holidays finally come to an end this this week. Preschool opens again on Monday after three weeks, to rousing applause and cheers from parents (or at least, myself). Three weeks it has been closed. Three long weeks. I know that some people (aka smug tw*ts, according to my …

13 things I’ve discovered about Christmas with young kids

In a way, this has been out first ‘real’ Christmas with the children. It obviously wasn’t our first Christmas as parents (you can read about our Christmases past here) but it was the first Christmas we’ve spent at home, the first I’ve had to cook Christmas dinner, and the first when …

Christmas reflections: Five years of Christmas as a parent

Entering my fifth Christmas as a parent, I thought I’d take a look back and see how Christmas has changed. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane; if not, you can merely admire the photography which is basically a progression of my kids getting bigger and us getting …

A festive Free From Christmas Jumper Cake with Tesco

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food; the mince pies, the pigs in blankets, the cake… Everything carb heavy and bad for you, really. These days however, we now we have to be a bit more careful because the small one is intolerant to wheat and buying …

Not feeling festive? Ten reasons to embrace your inner Bah-Humbug

In case you hadn’t realised, Christmas is just around the corner. Go back five years and I probably wouldn’t even have had the tree up by now, let alone be panicking about having presents wrapped. Actually they’d still be at the Amazon depot waiting for me to pull my finger …

Christmas at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells (in October…)

I may be an absolute Grinch when it comes to celebrating Christmas at any point before December 1st… But when you’re asked to Christmas dinner at Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells you don’t say no. Due to its location in Tunbridge Wells town centre, close to where I used to …

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