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Christmas in July!

Over the weekend, I went to a beautiful Christmas in July celebration.   Yes there is a bit of hype about this and it became something of a trend, but it really does make some sense! It was cold outside all day so heading indoors for a full roast meal with open...

Making Christmas frugal

I like to think of Christmas as a time of giving, happiness, love and friendship. The spirit and magic of Christmas and Santa are about kindness and sharing a celebration. The decorations add to the atmosphere and magic, but areĀ a bonus. Gifts can be a lot of fun, but...

An Aussie Christmas

I think my childhood Christmases were pretty Australian. We spent the day at my Uncle’s house every Christmas. They lived right on the beach so in between food and presents, we’d spend the day on the beach – mostly I remember playing cricket for...

Through the eyes of children

When I was little my sisters and I would LOVE Christmas Eve. My step-father and his family were from Europe and so we celebrated the festive season on Christmas Eve at either my grandparent’s home or my Aunt’s home. Either way, it was special. Grandpa...