Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 8

  Can you believe that in just over two weeks it will all be over? Yes, that’s all the time we have left now, but hopefully we’re well on track and not feeling flustered at all.   Week 8 (w/c 09/12): How is the gift list going? Have you worked your way through most of… Read More

Strange gift requests: What kids really want for Christmas… according to our readers!

    A few weeks ago our eight-year-old asked for a bag of carrots for Christmas. ‘What for?’ I asked him. ‘To eat,’ he replied ‘They’re just so tasty!’ And so I wondered whether it was just our children who had a tendency to be slightly odd at times. After asking our readers about their… Read More

10 ways to cut the cost of Christmas

      For most of us Christmas ends up being the most expensive time of the year. However, there are many ways to keep the cost of Christmas down. Here are some tips and tricks to cut the cost:   1. Work out a budget and stick to it. Learn to work within it… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 7

    It’s December and it feels like Christmas is finally nearing. The transition from November to December brings a sudden urgency for some people to get prepared – but not for us because our preparations are well under way, aren’t they?   Week 7 (w/c 02/12): As we are now into December we can… Read More

The Top 10 Best Family Christmas Movies

    Whether you prefer black and white and traditional, or special effects and technicolour there’s a Christmas movie to suit every member of the family in our round-up. Here (in no particular order) are ten of the best family favourites which are guaranteed to get the excitement rising and have you in the Christmas… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 6

  We have a month left until the big day and all the little steps we’ve taken so far should have us feeling relatively relaxed and reassured that everything is in hand.   Week 6 (w/c 25/11): Avoid the hustle and bustle and plan on having your main Christmas groceries delivered to your door this… Read More