Monday, 11 December 2017

Read With Me #50 2017

Hello and welcome to this weeks Read With Me, how are we all, still managing some time to read during this busy month? I have to admit apart from reading Christmas books to the kids I am struggling to fit in time to read books of my own.


I have however put a load of books on my Christmas list as always. Top of my list os Tower of Dawn, the next book in the Throne of Glass series, I have sneaking suspicion that my mum is buying it for me after a few not so subtle hints.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #50

Ok I actually put up my Christmas tree on the 26th November but I've waited until now to pop the photograph on my blog so as not to annoy all those people who think decorations shouldn't go up until December. When do you put your decorations up?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Elf on the Shelf 2017 Round Up 2

Week two of the Christmas countdown and we're back with more inspiration for those mischievous elves. Have yours been naughty or nice so far?

Day three

Now I like to make my house festive but the elves have taken it a step further this year by making my bathroom Christmas ready too.


Friday, 8 December 2017

How to be Ready For Christmas at the Start of December

I think I'm in the majority group of people that find Christmas to be quite an expensive affair but most of the time I actually manage to find myself ready for the festivities at the start of December, now I know it probably won't be much use to you now but I thought this would be a good post to refer back to next year to help ease the burden of Christmas. So here are five tips to help you save those pennies.

Don't just buy gifts in December

Now this might seem like an obvious one but there are so many of us that year after year after promising to start early, still find ourselves rush buying in the middle of the countdown to that special day. The trick I've found is to buy things all year round, grab the bargains when you seem them. Boxing Day is a good time to start, this is when you can get all of your wrapping paper, cards etc for the following year. And these days shops have sales on all year round so pick things up as and when you have a bit of money spare, you'll be surprised how quickly you can buy for everyone and at a fraction of the 

Save those pennies

And I mean this one literally. Save the small change. My mum and I put aside all our 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 20ps and even 50ps when we can. This year we've managed to save just over £100 in change, this goes towards smaller presents and the drink bill. The only problem I have here is carrying all that money down to the bank, it's one heavy load I can tell you! By saving throughout the year it means that you don't have to wait for that December pay packet to go and buy things.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Tipping Point IDEAL Game Review

So for the past couple of weeks I have been sharing with you some reviews for board games that you could/should be buying this Christmas time. If you liked Telestrations, loved the look of Think Words Spin, then you are about to be impressed with my next offering, Tipping Point. Following on from the success of the TV programme, you can now play along at home with your own electronic version of the game.