Month: December 2016

..to romjul we go…

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As we limp past Christmas, with all its mince pies and general gluttony, towards the final show-down with 2016, we are now heading in to Romjul – the Norwegian word for this bit between Christmas and the new year. This year it’s all been about it’s Danish cousin, Hygge, but Romjul is where it’s really at. Restorative and mindful, it’s all about hunkering down with loved ones, alongside bracing walks and a healthy mindset. I first […]

Last (minute) Christmas…part 4

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The Final instalment – Stocking Fillers & Secret Santas So here’s my last post on some great stocking fillers I’ve found this year.  There are tonnes around, so I’ve tried to steer clear of the novelty stuff that looks good but has no actual use. Kids Stockings L-r : cats cradle kit and instructions, House of Marbles £2; Oh K face mask, £4 John Lewis; Batman egg and soldiers set, Lakeland £6; Cheesy Star Wars joke […]

Last (minute) Christmas 3…

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Today, Dads. Here we go for last minute ideas for the dads, grandpas, uncles and brothers, that will tick some boxes and please and surprise the men in our lives, the ones who are most likely to (helpfully) reply “oh whatever” when asked what they want. (Look away now, the husband.) Under £30 Menfolk do tend to prefer the practical. Clockwise l – r:  Stupidly useful tech gloves from Muji. Muji is a great stop […]

Day 2 of the last minute Christmas..

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Today, Mums.. Yesterday’s last minute Christmas ideas for kids was a bit epic, right? To give some context, a handful of followers had messaged me and asked for more, so here I am – although blogging feels like talking to yourself in an empty cave at times. But now I’m back I’m secretly quite enjoying rambling on in said cave again. So, today it’s all about Christmas ideas for the mums, grandmothers, god mothers, sisters, auntys, friends […]

Last minute dot com…

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The tinsel is on the tree, the house is under daily siege from posties, couriers and parcel force, as the online shopping frenzy gathers pace. But if like me, you still have a significant amount of Christmas to still sort out, I’ve gathered together a veritable Santa’s sack of last minute gifts and stocking fillers, which are bound to be crowd pleasers for old and young alike. Look away now if you’re a member of the […]