So I've written a few posts about how I've been preparing for Christmas and of course all the gin, jam and chutney heads in that direction too. However, I've also been enjoying reading about lots of other people's preparations. I've asked to share some here, hope you enjoy. Vegan Clementine Curd by The Grumpy Olive… Continue reading Christmas Prep: other people’s ideas
We recently spent half term in an AirBnB in Edinburgh - our first family trip there and our first time using AirBnB (which was excellent, by the way). Here are our top ten favourite things to do or places to eat with primary school children in (and around) Edinburgh. Note: Edinburgh Castle and the Royal… Continue reading Top 10+ tips for Edinburgh
OK, confession time.... I do not like Halloween and I really don't like dressing up. We didn’t do Halloween when I was little, it seems to be an adopted, imported event from elsewhere. It's not a holiday or a celebration. It's just an opportunity to fill kids with sweets ("candy"! Eugh!), pour more money down… Continue reading Halloween (boo humbug)
We're off to Edinburgh today for half term. As in, actually going on a holiday! Away! So, to make sure we all really enjoy this opportunity for adventures and fun, I'm going to just put the blog down for a week. Especially since I felt so good after doing that when we went to Whitby… Continue reading Taking an Autumn Break
So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?
As I said a few weeks ago, we're hosting Christmas in 2021 - my parents are free to travel at last (after my Gran died in April, previous years they always stayed at home so that she could visit them for the day) and my brother and his wife have booked a room in a… Continue reading Christmas Prep: Roast Beef
I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?
I might do a bit of a series of how I'm preparing for Christmas - I might not, this might be the only thing I can think of to write about. We're hosting Christmas in 2021 - my parents are free to travel at last (after my Gran died in April, previous years they always… Continue reading Christmas Prep: Mincemeat
The last couple of years have been varied holidays and I've managed to keep lovely diaries of what we got up to (see 2019 and 2020) as well as during our break in Whitby in May 2021. This summer though, I didn't try to do that. I didn't want to be blogging in the evenings… Continue reading 2021 Holiday Highlights: Lincolnshire
The very lovely Michelle over at Boomer Eco Crusader asked me if I had any stories to tell for her beautiful series of Clutter Tales. I'd recently had to deal with some clutter, so my Grandad easily came to mind. The Clutter Tales series is a set of responses that various people have to coming… Continue reading Memories of Grandad