“You’re going where for a Christmas party?!” was a very common response whenever I announced that I was heading off to Butlins at Bognor Regis for the Tots100 Christmas party. Yes, I know, it’s Butlins, and it’s also a very very long way away from my home in South Cheshire. However, having been to a […]
Ah, advent. The period of increasing panic as Christmas looms ever closer and I fail to get everything done in time. Despite my best intentions I inevitably miss the last second class posting date and end up posting my cards on the last first class posting day (yes, even the international ones). Last year we […]
Since Christmas I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with the geekdaughter about the number of toys she and her brother now possess, and trying to get her used to the idea of giving some of them up. I have explained that there are poor children who didn’t get any Christmas presents this year, and it […]
With great thanks to Susanna at A Modern Mother for bringing this to my attention. I enjoyed this retelling of how the Christmas story might have played out in our modern times of social media.
(suitable from 7 (ish) months) 1. Cook Christmas lunch as normal 2. Place a couple of roast potatoes, a small piece of turkey, a sprout, a bit of broccoli (or whatever vegetables you have), a dash of gravy and a teaspoon of bread sauce into a food processor or suitable receptacle to use with a […]
The geekdaughter is very shy of Father Christmas. The few times she’s met him so far, she has tended to hide herself and refuse to look at him. This year she got very worried about him coming into her bedroom whilst she was asleep, so I told her he would go to wherever her stocking […]
Christmas is all about traditions. I have carried many of the traditions I experienced growing up to my own family. I love that the geekdaughter is now old enough to learn and enjoy our traditions. And this year, we’re starting a new tradition – new pyjamas for Christmas Eve. I know a lot of my […]
I’ve already written about the problems I had getting the geekdaughter to keep a secret from the geekdaddy. Well, today there was another development in the saga. As we came back from the aforementioned shopping trip, and she dashed into the bedroom to spill the beans on what we had bought, I had to think […]