If you have a small home, like us, it can be tricky to figure out the best way to decorate for the festive season: you don't want to clutter up your home, yet you really want that cosy, Christmas feeling. Well, luckily there are plenty of ways to fill your home with Christmas spirit without the clutter. Christmas decoration for a small home, even a tiny house, where space … [Read more...] about How to Decorate a Small Home for Christmas
The thought of buying gift send chills down my spine and not for financial reasons. Gift-giving is so fought with pit holes : we give and get so much stuff, that we don't really want or need. Our planet is drowning in our plastic waste, in our excesses! What are the alternatives, if you want to show someone you appreciate them through a gift, but don't want to buy yet … [Read more...] about 15 Last-minute Gift Ideas, Experience Gifts
Christmas, over the last century, has morphed into this "magical" holiday where we are all supposed to be with family, being super happy, with an abundance of food and presents. Christmas films perpetuate this idealistic world of happy endings and miracles. The pressure for perfection around Christmas is immense! No wonder it's the time of year with the highest … [Read more...] about Have an Imperfect Christmas!
Each year the first Sunday of Advent just creeps upon us and I'm frantically trying to make or buy (without breaking the bank) some arrangement of Advent candles to light on our festive table, our Christmas table decorations. The Advent Sunday dinners are special, though sometimes they are Sunday lunch, or Saturday dinner or, even a Monday dinner. It's a pretty hectic time … [Read more...] about Super easy, beautiful Advent and Christmas table decorations kids can make
Here's a confession... as far as I can remember, our kids had never been to see Father Christmas in his grotto. Was it because it felt a bit kitsch, or perhaps simply because preschool or school had always done the job for us by providing Father Christmas or Dutch Sinterklaas at the right moment? Either way round, Santa's grotto was now shrouded in mystery and magic equal … [Read more...] about Santa’s Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre and the Dreaded “Does Santa really exist?” Question