Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Get Ready to Feel Pampered This Festive Season With Find Me a Gift

It's the most wonderful time of the year but also the most stressful time for some of us. December is a busy month and one that sees many of us not only rushed off our feet but also worrying about things like where will we find the money for that massive list of presents requested, just where is everyone going to fit on Christmas day (those spare chairs come out to play) and how will we overcome all those dates, events etc slotted into the diary? 

I don't know about you but this festive season I'd like to feel pampered instead of put out and that's where Find Me a Gift have kindly stepped in.

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Monday, 10 December 2018

Read With Me 2018 #49

Hello you lovely lot and welcome to this weeks Read With Me link up. A big thank you to everyone who linked up and made the effort to comment last week, as always your interaction is greatly appreciated.

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Before I get on with this weeks linky I just wanted to tell you about a book that I was kindly sent a couple of weeks ago. The story is called Elsie's Rocket to the Moon and it was written by a lovely lady called Helen Bacon. 

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Guinness World Records Challenges Review

I love a good board game and it has become a sort of tradition that I buy a new one each year for the family to enjoy at Christmas. This year I was saved the effort of buying one when I was asked if I'd like to review the new Guinness World Records Challenges board game. I of course jumped at the chance. My eldest daughter has always been fascinated with the books so I thought it would definitely be one for the whole family to enjoy together.

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Do try this at home! Pick Your Challenge!

The idea of the game is to put each players knowledge about the Guinness World Records to the ultimate test as well as challenging opponents to try their best to demonstrate some record breaking skills and the best part is that it uses every day household items so it is fully accessible for anyone who chooses to play.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Elves, Nativities and Festive Activities #weeklyroundup

Oh hello you lovely lot. Can you believe we're are already a week into December? This is the one month of the year that I wish would go slowly and yet it always seems to speed on by, like blink and you've missed it. It's definitely my favourite time of the year. I mean who wouldn't get excited, chocolate for breakfast, sitting by pretty lights in the evenings and of course the excuse to indulge more than you normally would.

And with December also comes the return of our elves. I've sort of lost count but I think this is my sixth year of doing this and it's becoming increasingly hard to a) come up with new ideas as the kids seem to remember everything that they've previously done and b) trying not to forget to move the blooming things, already I have almost forgotten to do something with them, it's a good job that 3 out of my 4 children actually know and can help me with the setting up.

But enough about the elves, here is a snap shot of my life in this weeks weekly round up.

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It's such a busy month and that of course means very little time to myself but I had some lovely book post (that I'd forgotten about) so I had to carve out a bit of me time to make a start on the 800+ pages of the new novel from Cassandra Clare. Queen of Air and Darkness is the third book in the Dark Artifices trilogy and part of the Shadow Hunters novels, I have been waiting for a year for this latest release and so far it hasn't disappointed.

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