Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 5

  The house is now de-cluttered and cleaned up ready to be decorated in all its festive splendour. We’ve already checked through our decorations and replaced any broken or damaged ones. We’ve made sure we’re prepared for extra guests who may be staying during the holiday period, and our table settings are organised. Let’s get… Read More

Brandy Mincemeat Recipe

    This is a great recipe that the family can get involved with in the run-up to Christmas. Making your own mince pies together is a memory your children will grow up remembering fondly, but you might find it easier to make the filling ahead of time. This filling can be kept for a… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 4

  We’re getting there! Hopefully we’ve been making things as manageable as possible with regards to both time and finances. Unfortunately for us, both are usually limited so making the most of what we have of both is essential.   Week 4 (w/c 11/11): This week we’re focusing on preparing the home. We have all… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 3

    We are into November already. Does it feel like Christmas is getting closer yet? If you haven’t started on the Christmas Countdown Plan yet it’s not too late. Click here for Week 1 and Week 2 and use this week to catch up.   Week 3 (w/c 04/11): This week we’re getting supplies… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 2

    We’re on our way to planning and organising the most stress-free Christmas ever. Week 1 was pretty painless and you’ll be pleased to hear that Week 2 isn’t too bad either. The whole point of this Christmas Countdown is to work all our preparations out so that we deal with them in bite-sized,… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 1

    We know that October isn’t over yet and for many of us, it seems way too early to start thinking about Christmas. Despite our denial, there is no getting away from the fact that the earlier we begin, the more we can achieve the better prepared we’ll be. As organisation is the key… Read More