“Christmas is coming; the geese are getting fat.” This start of a classic nursery rhyme conjures up images of a groaning dinner table, log fires and frost and snow on the ground. And whether you have a goose, a turkey or something else for your Yuletide meal there are some simple ways to host the perfect Christmas dinner. It doesn’t have to be stressful and if you plan things well, you’ll not only give your guests a memorable experience but also end the event without being frazzled. Here are some tips to help you along: 1. Organise your menus in… View Post

Christmas is a really special time of year for our family, it’s where we all began. On a very cold, icy Christmas Eve back in 1995 a shy, slightly awkward 17 year old boy sent his best mate over to tell a 16 year old girl he liked her….and the rest is history. That’s not to say it’s all been plain sailing, And I had to wait, and wait, and wait before my husband eventually put a ring on it.  Every Christmas I would hope there would be an extra special present under the tree.  It seemed fitting, we met… View Post

For the past six months we have been delighted and so proud to be members of Generation Graco and to represent the Graco brand.  We have wonderful memories of our weekend at Legoland Windsor where we had the opportunity to meet with the Graco team and other Generation Graco bloggers.  O had been wanting to go to Legoland for quite a while and he is busy planning our next trip. Our main focus as part of Generation Graco has been trying out their latest products and they have become integrated into our everyday life.  The Milestone car seat is fantastic… View Post

With our house extension hopefully starting in early 2018 my husband and I have been re-designing the downstairs of our house.  As we talked it dawned on me that all three of the houses we have owned have had an open plan layout.  This wasn’t intentional, it was never on our must-have list of things we wanted in a house, but it has been something that made a house attractive to us. When we were looking for our first home we weren’t too picky, and we certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with the second house we viewed.  So… View Post