Moving House With Children : 10 Top Tips

A few months ago, we decided that Mr N would apply for a job 100 miles north, in Lincolnshire. We visited the county and fell in love with it!  It offered everything we wanted for the children and our family,…

Christmas A Year Later : Our Adoption Story

Last Christmas was our first one as an adoptive family.  The children had been home for about 6 months, which then felt like a lifetime. We were so excited to be finally having a Christmas with our children, and our…

Reflections From 2016

Another year comes to an end and this is the time that we all look back over the year just passed. We think about all the things we have done, and all the things we wish we had done.  So,…

Christmas Eve Presents – What’s Your Take …

Since doing blogmas I have been researching into the many different traditions that happen around the world with regards to when to give presents. I love that there are so many different ways to celebrate Christmas, and I do feel…

Christmas Traditions : What Are Yours?

I would have said, if someone had asked me a few years ago, that we had many Christmas traditions when we were small.  It wasn’t until our first Christmas with the children and my insistence on doing things a certain…

Christmas Presents : How Many Is Too Many?

Until I had children I didn’t realise how very easy it is to over buy at Christmas time.  We don’t tend to buy much during the year for the kids – they get at birthdays and at Christmas, and then…

Christmas Gifts For Teachers : What Is Expected?

Recently there have been a number of posts on social media about christmas gifts for teachers. There are questions galore! Should people buy chocolates, give hand made gifts, buy vouchers or contribute to a bigger gift?  It feels like such a…