How to create a magical family Christmas tree day box

Our favourite Christmas tradition is ‘Christmas tree day’. Growing up, my parents always used to make a huge fuss of putting up our Christmas tree (you can read more of our old Christmas memories from the 80s and 90s here).…

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15 ideas for Christmas gifts for children

It can be such a challenge to figure out what gifts are best to buy your children at Christmas. If your kids are like mine, if you ask them what they would like for Christmas they just put EVERYTHING down…

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Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online

Usually, I do a gift guide for women and a gift guide for men at this time of year. However, my friend Lesbemums reminded me that gender stereotyping, even when it comes to adults (my kid’s gift guides are already…

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Otterburn lodges, The Snug, review – pet friendly lodge with a hot tub

We have just got back from a wonderful 37 hour stay in Northumberland at the Otterburn lodges on the Otterburn Hall Estate. In this post, I’m going to tell you all about what we thought of the lodge we stayed…

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Vegan beauty advent calendars

There are loads of great beauty brands that are vegan these days. Every year I share my favourite cruelty-Free beauty advent calendars but this year I thought I would also do a round-up of just the vegan beauty advent calendars…

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