Goodbye November!

Howdy Peeps! Happy St. Andrew's day to our Scottish readers, happy 'last normal day of the year' to everyone else! November has brought a lot of change, good and bad- but mostly good. There has been a lot of work and a fair amount of fun. Life goes on and we speed towards December. So [...]

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Christmas Plans and Traditions

Season's Greetings Peeps! I've seen a lot of YouTubers and bloggers do this type of post and I know I've mentioned a few things (like the Christmas market) but this is basically how Christmas goes for us: We begin by making an advent calendar. At one time I intended to buy a reusable one,,,then we [...]

Christmas Is Coming!

Yo Christmas Peeps! First things first; 1 MONTH TO GO! Sooooo excited! Yesterday's Christmas market was awesome. There were a lot more food and home stalls than last year. I took a set amount of money for certain gifts but I'm seriously considering taking money for those home things next year! They do great discounts [...]

Festive Round-Up

Howdy Festive Peeps! Christmas is a mere 5 weeks away!!! (Good excuse to watch Love Actually as that's the first date on screen....I digress.) In light of that rather exciting fact I thought I'd share a few festive ideas I've seen from other bloggers; some will be food and some won't so this isn't your [...]

How Do You Budget For Christmas?

Happy Wednesday Lovely Peeps! I'm going to talk about 3 of my favourite things; Christmas, Planning and Maths 🙂 (I guess that makes Christmas seem more appealing to most of you LOL...I'm a nerd and I own it!) Step 1: Start now- whether you're reading this in October or January, start ASAP to minimise the [...]

Parenting Givers

Howdy Peeps! I've been thinking about what Martin Lewis said about people expecting too much and feeling pressured to spend too much at Christmas. We have always tried to show our daughter the value of giving...even if it's a token gift or handmade item; cost doesn't matter, thoughtfulness does. She knew from a very young [...]