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Mummy needs a stocking too…

I’ve been meaning to post this since Christmas! This year, my kids decided that Mummy needed to have a stocking too, as Santa only brings gifts for kids. So, I gave them some shopping money (they’re 3 & 5 and don’t get pocket money yet), and they...

Where’s the spirit gone?

For many years now, our family has done a Kris Kringle for the adults – each family still gives something to the kids. My mother has suddenly decided that this is the last year – from now on we won’t give any presents. When everyone else argued...

memorable Christmas gifts

I love giving gifts that really mean something to the other person – it takes more time than buying a box of chocolates or a book voucher, but the look on their face and the knowledge that the present will last (in their memories at least) is well worth it to...

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...

A Christmas Dream

Yesterday on a long drive, both my kids fell asleep in the car. After about an hour, my nearly 6 year old woke with a start telling me he’d just had a lovely big sleep and had a wonderful dream. He dreamt there were lots of Santas in the world, making sure all...