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 […]
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.
Last year, the four of us went to the Chessington Santa Sleepover for a Christmas treat. We’ve done Santa Sleepovers rather than just visiting Santa for the last few years now, because they represent better value for money, but this was our first time doing the Chessington Christmas experience. There are a few different set […]
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 am a rubbish liar. I’m crap at keeping track of what’s been said to who and I hate keeping secrets. Father Christmas may be a “white lie” but that doesn’t make the lie any easier for me to manage. I minimise how much I have to lie. There’s no elf on my shelf. The […]