Saturday, 31 December 2016

My Christmas

How was your Christmas? I took a week off blogging to get ready for Christmas and to spend some time with my family. It was a lovely Christmas so I will share with you some of my Christmas highlights.

it was a nice family Christmas

Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Christmas Tag

I have been nominated by Bell and Bear to answer some Christmas related questions for the Christmas tag.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

International Dalek Rememberence Day

Today is international Dalek remembrance day (yes it is a real thing). On this day in 1963 the Daleks first exterminated onto our TV screens and have been an icon of British TV since.

So I thought I would make a list of ways to defeat the Daleks based on some of the more recent of the Doctors adventures to help you defeat the Daleks should you find yourself faced with a Dalek.

Monday, 19 December 2016

My Trip to Accident and Emergency

This Saturday I hurt my hand and I had to spend the evening in my local Accident and Emergency.
There has been a lot of bad publicity surrounding the NHS and specifically waiting times of Accident and Emergency departments. However my experience was very positive (despite the pain!) so I thought I would be nice for people to hear about a positive experience.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Its Christmas Jumper Day

Today is Save the Children's Christmas Jumper day. This is day where we all abandon all sense of fashion on put on our weirdest and wackiest Christmas themed jumper and raise money for a worthy cause.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Competition Time Again

It competition time again!!

As you may know I am a massive Whovian and for my birthday and Christmas people know to get me anything related to Doctor who.



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Pipe cleaner christmas tree

This week at Brownies we made Christmas tree decorations out of pipe cleaners. These are not as easy to make as the Christmas star I have previously made but my Brownies (aged 7- 10) were able to make them with only a little assistant, and they really enjoyed making them. So I thought I would share this idea with you to help entertain your children this Christmas time.

All you need is 2 green pipe cleaners, some coloured beads (I have used 17 but you can vary it), either a star shaped bead or star shaped stickers, a small piece of coloured paper, material or felt, and a small piece of string.

To start you fold the 2 pipe cleaners in two and twist them together at the fold, tie the piece of string around the twist. Next thread a star shaped bead onto the string, a star shaped sticker will also work, and tie a knot in the string.


Now thread the other beads onto the pipe cleaner (I have used 4 beads on each branch, feel free to use as many as you like as more beads to thread may keep the children quieter for longer!).


Next you have to bend all the pipe cleaner branches into the shape below.


When you have folded them, collect the 4 ends of the branches and bunch them together. After these you can add another bead to keep the branches together. Next you cut out 2 small squares from your coloured material or paper to make the pot. Stick these squares on either side of the bunch of branches under to bead.

Now your tree is finished and can be hung on the real tree.

Hope this has given you something to help entertain children in the Christmas holidays. If this is too difficult or fiddly for your children please see my idea for an easier craft the Christmas star decoration

Sunday, 11 December 2016

The New Aveeno Baby Range

When I was a child I had very sensitive skin so it was not a big surprise when we realised Tilly had quite sensitive and dry skin as well. So I was delighted when I was received some items from the new Aveeno baby range.

Aveeno understand that a baby skin in unique as it is more delicate due to a quicker loss of moisture and can be prone to dryness and irritation. Aveeno have designed products that cleanse, soothe and protect the sensitive skin of a baby with a special formula with natural colloidal (finely ground) oatmeal.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Tilly's school assembly

This week I had to go to Tilly's school to watch her in her school assembly. At Tilly's school, every class does an assembly once a year. It only lasts about 20 minutes and parents and guardians are invited along to watch. She was very excited and had been practising at home.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Just an average walk to town!

Yesterday I had to walk to town from my mums house with Tilly as I had to drop her with my mum as I had been looking after her while mum was at work.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Small business Saturday

Saturday 3rd December 2016 is small business Saturday, this is a day when we are encouraged to shop locally and in small independent stores rather then big chains. It is a non-profit campaign aimed to support local businesses and their communities and to have a lasting effect on these small businesses.