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Christmas elf hygiene!

This morning the kids found our elves pretty quickly as they are in the bathroom cupboard (door open) as Tinkles cleans Ginger’s teeth! The top part of an electric toothbrush makes a good size toothbrush for Tinkles to hold! While I think it’s great after...

Gone fishing!

Today we found the elves had gone fishin’! And later found Tinkles proudly sitting in the herb garden with the fish she caught! Is she planning basil and tomato with her fish dinner tonight I wonder?!

And an elf in a Christmas tree…

Last night, my daughter had us all guess where the elves may be this morning. She guessed in the Christmas tree as we had just put up our brand new tree. It is a large tree (140cm tall and about 2m wide!) and is based on an Australian Monterey Pine, and I am very...

Wrapping presents

Following on from Santa’s Elf ‘s question this morning, when do you wrap presents, I want to know what people use to wrap gifts… For many years, we’ve collected wrappings each year and recycled them the following year where possible (kids tend...

Wrapping paper reuse

Who else collects and reuses wrapping paper? Just at Christmas or year round? We always fold up the decent bits of paper (those the kids have ripped to shreds go in the recycling bin!) and keep them for future use. Some relatives look down at us for it, thinking...