Category: Christmas

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

We love gingerbread. We make it every Christmas without fail, and even make some for other people as gifts. It’s the first thing I remember The Boy and me making together, and at the time I was a single mum with no money, it was […]

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

I’ve never made a Christmas cake. I didn’t like them for a long time (nor did I like mince pies or Christmas puddings…actually I still don’t like Christmas pudding. Yuck!) so it’s not something that ever came up. My mum also makes a pretty amazing […]

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt Dough Decorations

Salt dough is not my strong suit. It generally kind of…cooks. It puffs up a bit, then snaps. Or it goes soggy. I did some Santa handprints last year, which went remarkably well (and also, omg when you put your kids hand in them the […]

What to Expect from the School Nativity

What to Expect from the School Nativity

I’ve just been to my second school nativity. It was, interesting. The Boy did a very good job of his lines. It was a year one and two production, and we were proud to see that he was one of a few year ones that […]

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

My 10 Favourite Things About Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching. In some ways, it seems to be closing in ridiculously fast. In others, it seems like absolutely ages since I wrote that first Christmas post. I’m still not feeling overly Christmassy. I’ve finished all my shopping, the tree is up, and […]

Toilet Roll Tube Snowmen

Toilet Roll Tube Snowmen

I’ve decided it’s time for Christmas crafts. You get such a small window to do them, especially now The Boy is at school, but The Girl is still a bit young to be bothered. So obviously, we started with a toilet roll tube craft. As […]

Christmas Gingerbread

Christmas Gingerbread

Me and The Boy have been making gingerbread for years. This Christmas to save a little money, we’ve decided to make some of our gifts. Gingerbread was the first thing to try. Because obviously, we need to experiment a little first, make sure it’s nice, […]

Toilet Roll Tube Advent Calendar

Toilet Roll Tube Advent Calendar

It’s the big one! After weeks of toilet roll tube crafting, the time has come for a toilet roll tube advent calendar. I’m still not feeling remotely festive, but advent calendars are one thing you do need to do before December. I say as someone […]

Our Day at Cbeebies Nutcracker Festival

Our Day at Cbeebies Nutcracker Festival

In Sheffield, we’re lucky enough to have some amazing theatres. This year the CBeebies pantomime is being filmed at the Crucible, today! Unfortunately, I didn’t know about this until yesterday so we didn’t get tickets for the show. However, the lovely people at Cbeebies put […]