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Forget Santa, it’s tough being a Mum at Christmas…

I HAVE around forty Christmas cards to write this weekend for Elsie’s nursery friends. It’s tough being a Mum at Christmas. I have presents to buy, too many gifts to wrap, a stocking to fill and traditions to uphold. I have songs to sing, Christmas decorating still to do and a great big Turkey dinner to cook. I have presents to drop off, I have tidying to do, I have

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PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

IF like me you tend to leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute (or December at least), then you are in luck my friends! Because today I’m going to share with you some brilliant Christmas gift ideas for the adult people that rock your world. I know there’s hundreds of gift posts out there and I know you may even be sick to the back teeth of seeing /

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How to make the easiest Christmas wreath in the WORLD

WE’RE a few days into December and there’s no doubt about it, I am feeling festive folks! Once my birthday is done and dusted at the end of November, my mind immediately switches to the thought of Christmas and this year with Elsie being that bit older (she’ll be just under 2 and a half on Christmas Day) I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited! I can’t wait

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Things I love about Autumn…

  THE last few days have been cold and wet and I have bloody well loved them. Yep you heard me. I have LOVED them! Finally Autumn has arrived and it’s now cold enough to get out your chunky knits, rock your fur (faux hopefully) and stick the central heating on. I adore this time of year. Seriously. Probably because I was born at the end of November, possibly because

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LIFE: Wishing you all a magical Christmas!

I KNOW, I know, I know. You’re all snowed under with last minute shopping, wrapping and delivering of gifts and feeling stressed, but I just want to grab your attention,  just for a few minutes, to wish you all a truly magical Christmas! May your festive spirit be in full bloom, may your presents be bundles of all things fabulous and your family times be joyful and harmonious. Have a

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Christmas giveaway winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alice Herron who has won my Christmas giveaway bundle of goodies! And also to Cerys Lowe from Mascara & Mud and Mayah Riaz who have won surprise runner up prizes! Yes folks, seeing as it’s Christmas and you’re all so damn fabulous, I decided to spread the festive cheer a little further and added to the prize fund.  Afterall, three people winning is better than one, right?! :)

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FRIDAY FIVE: Five easy ways to get in the festive spirit (if you’re not feeling it already)

IF you’re currently feeling more like Scrooge than Santa and are just not feeling the Christmas spirit this year, then fear not. Here are five easy peasy ways to help you get into the festive swing of things and experience some of that Christmas magic. Watch a Christmas film There’s nothing like watching a Christmas film to help you feel a little merrier, so this weekend as you nurse a

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas…

With just a few days to go before the big day, it’s safe to say that we’re beginning to feel rather festive in the Portman household. I’ve always loved Christmas, but this year I am ridiculously excited, as it’ll be Elsie’s first Christmas and our first as a family. All of which means it’s going to be extra special. When it comes to Christmas decorations, in the past, the Husband

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