Christmas Morning OMG! It 5.15am Please Sleep

I was woken up by a five year old little girl saying can we get up now please, but it’s 5.15am sweetie, just a little more sleep please! What we didn’t know was she had already been on a reconnaissance mission to the lounge to see if Father Christmas had been! How did we find this out? Well I shall tell you. We have a security camera in our lounge that detects motion and at 5.15am, motion was detected, and for all of 10 seconds you can see a little girl checking if Father Christmas had eaten any of the… [Read More]

Christmas Presents: Children’s Expectations: Have They Changed?

On the way home from work the other day I was listening to the radio, and they were talking about the expectations of children in relation to Christmas presents. Basically has it got out of control the presents children are receiving at Christmas? Is this putting too much pressure on parents? Is the expense of what kids want today in our heavily influenced technological world, quite simply getting too expensive for parents, and they are struggling to make their children happy, but surely it’s not all about expensive gifts? Image The Telegraph There was a man talking on the radio… [Read More]

Omg ! Christmas Is Nearly Here I Can’t Wait!

I am a self confessed Christmas fan. I love it! It’s that time of year when you can spoil your loved ones without fear of judgement that you might be buying too much, and if anybody does say anything, you can simply say, it’s Christmas, don’t be such a Scrooge! Of course spending within your budget is really important and don’t buy everything on credit, because that will give you a big headache in January. For all of that there are so many bargains nowadays and you can easily spoil your loved ones without breaking the bank. What is it… [Read More]

To Be 5 Years Old And Just simply Believe! 

To be five years old like my twins must be wonderful. The innocence of a child is still there, none of the harsh realities of life have in any way clouded their thoughts. Life is actually very easy. You get to be a kid and you believe in all the magical, wonderful, completely mythical ideas in the world, but hey ho, that’s ok. You are only five, plenty of time for growing up. My twin girls are five years old and we have visited Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park (you can read my full review here), and it’s… [Read More]

Santa Safari:Our Family Christmas Trip to West Midland Safari Park 

One of our favourite places to visit for a day trip as a family is without a doubt, West Midland Safari Park. So when I was asked to bring the family along to experience their Santa Safari, it was an immediate, “Yes, I would love to!” When you have five year old twin girls who completely and totally believe in Santa it’s quite simply magical. They also love animals so to be able to drive through the Safari first and see all the awesome animals before going on to meet Santa. Well, it’s a recipe for a perfect day. We live… [Read More]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s unbelievable that it’s nearly 12 months since last Christmas, but Christmas is nearly here again, and I for one couldn’t be happier! I love Christmas, especially when you have five year old twin girls. The magic of Christmas is still very much alive in our home. So here we go! Here is my Christmas Gift Guide for 2017. There is something for everyone, kids, him, her and tech lovers. First up on the Christmas gift guide is for those little darlings in your life, your children. Children 1. Heelys £49.95 First up we have these Heelys X2 Bolt Plus… [Read More]

Our Annual Visit To See Santa 

Yesterday I found a picture which is approximately 18 years old of my oldest daughters and me visiting Santa’s grotto. It made me realise I have been doing the annual visit to see Santa for a long time and I’m not sure I’m aging too well, but OMG! Five children gives you grey hairs! Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of my son and I visiting Santa, and at 17 years old I think he is a bit too old, haha! I did suggest we go together to get that all important memory, but recieved a very blank look and… [Read More]

Santa Please Stop Here Canvas Review 

One Christmas tradition that all of my five children have always loved doing is putting up the Santa please stop here sign. Even my eldest at 21 years of age still believes and has to make sure it’s put up, haha! Recently I was sent the most unique and very cool Santa please stop here signs from Karen over at Love Your Home Interiors. The signs come in canvas form and they are beautifully decorated and personalised to your child with their name. For a child seeing their name on a sign such as this with a cartoonists picture of Santa definitely… [Read More]