Last weekend we were invited along to the Christmas nativity at Pennywell Farm. We hadn’t been before so we were excited to see what it was all about. Personally I love Pennywell Farm, as do the kiddies, it has a lovely family feel to the whole set up. Continue reading “Christmas Nativity at Pennywell Farm in Devon”
The Christmas trees have gone up, the decorations are out, we’ve gone into full blown Christmas mode in our house this weekend. Continue reading “Tea with Father Christmas at Jack’s Patch”
December is always a time of year when I put my ‘thrifty head’ on. I find if you’re not careful the costs can easily spiral out of control. There is so much temptation out there to just buy that or maybe just add that in! Continue reading “Thrifty DIY Christmas Decorations”
We all know that December is an expensive time of year, there just always seems to be some much that needs to be bought. For families you can add visiting Santa to that list, luckily there are loads of places in Devon to see the big man but the prices do vary quite substantially from place to place. Continue reading “Budget Friendly Santa’s Grottos in Devon for Under £5”
Last year I decided to make Christmas Eve boxes for the kiddies. I had heard of others doing it and thought it was a lovely idea so decided to replicate it and introduce it as a new Christmas tradition in our house. We always have a house full at Christmas so naturally the kids are pretty wound up, I thought the boxes might give them something to focus on before bedtime on Christmas Eve. Continue reading “How to Make Christmas Eve Boxes”
If like me you have a big Harry Potter fan in your household then you’ve probably been looking for the perfect Harry Potter stocking fillers to give them this Christmas. Personally I have spent many hours doing just that so I thought I would share my findings with you. Continue reading “Harry Potter Stocking Fillers – Christmas Gifts”
In less you have been living under a rock the last few years I’m sure you would of heard of the latest Christmas craze known as Elf on the Shelf. In case you aren’t familiar with it let me explain… the idea behind this creepy little critter is that he comes to your home on the 1st of December to cause havoc and mayhem whilst also stalking your children right up until Christmas. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Elf on the Shelf can go to Hell”
This Christmas I have been consciously trying to buy gifts for people that I feel have a bit more meaning and also offer the recipient a new experience rather than just more stuff. Almost all of the gifts we have bought this year have been through Groupon. Yes I have officially become a groupon addict! Continue reading “Bargain Christmas Gifts”
Last weekend we took part in the Devon Santa Search. The first place we visited was Dartington Crystal Visitors Centre and the second place was Clovelly Village.
I have never been to Clovelly before but it has been on my ‘to visit list’ for a while now so I was really excited to finally be going there.
Clovelly is a village set on the side of a hill on the North Devon coast, sounds like a lot of other villages in Devon however Clovelly is a little different. What is really unique about the village is that the whole place is a tourist attraction and you have to pay to enter.
I love decorating for Christmas. In our living room I always go for a gold theme, I love a bit of gold. You can blame that on my Jewish roots. Today I thought I’d share with you some pictures of our living room Christmas decorations.