Like everything else in 2020, Halloween is going to look a bit different. People are starting to talk about how it’s going to work and while some people seem keen to still allow trick or treating, with social distancing and wrapped sweets, others feel the risk is too high. We haven’t decided yet how we’re […]
Christmas with Kids
All of my Christmas content, all in one place, including the posts where I am very Baa humbug about Father Christmas and the one where I debate whether or not my children should buy each other Christmas gifts.
There are also some useful posts in this section. There is a great post about non toy stocking fillers so that you can avoid adding more “tat” to your house and a review on the excellent “Santa Sleepover” at Gulliver’s Land.
If you’re the artsy type or just keen to make some Christmas teacher presents with the kids, you might also like my Seasonal Process Art section.
Every Christmas, between what we give them, what Santa brings in their stockings, gifts from family, friends, teachers, second cousins, twice removed and long lost aunts, my children probably get nearly 100 new things. By the new year, 90% of them have been forgotten. What follows is a list of gifts for 4-7 year olds […]
As previously mentioned, I’m an only child. The sibling relationship is a mystery to me. One minute they’re playing happily, the next they’re trying to attack each other with forks when my back is turned. Their lives often seem like a never ending game of one-upmanship related to who has the bigger piece of cake, […]
I don’t know about you but my house is full to bursting with tat. The kids seem to collect it everywhere they go. When they go to my in law’s there’s always a visit to the charity shop. When they go to my Mum’s there’s always a trip to the corner shop. Every party they […]
The annual visit to Father Christmas has changed a lot since I was little. In my day (the 80s in case you’re wondering), visiting Father Christmas involved a drop in visit at the local shopping centre while you were there buying Christmas presents. These days, most places require advance booking (or in the case of […]