Month: December 2014

How to make the kids sleep on Christmas Eve

“I’m not tired!” “Is it Christmas day yet?” “I can’t sleep! I’m too excited!” “When’s Santa coming??” Sound familiar? Getting the kids to bed on time is a nightly trial. Throw in the prospect of presents and reindeer on Christmas Eve and you might as well give up now right? […]

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Kids’ favourite toys for Christmas 2014

What have your kids put on their Santa list this year? And, more importantly; can you afford all of it? “No” is the sure answer so the next question is what items will you pick and choose from the list to get for your little gift mongers? Will you succumb to the Frozen behemoth or […]

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Christmas games for the whole family

After Christmas dinner has been eaten and the presents have all been opened is when the games can begin. There’re the old faithfuls like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit and a whole range of fantastic new board games constantly being released that are sure to keep the whole family entertained for a few hours. But if […]

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Decorations – Deck The Halls

The kids have been begging to decorate the tree ever since they opened the first window on their advent calendar. You think it’s too soon – if you buy one now it’ll be half dead by the time Christmas day gets here. Meet them halfway. There’s a whole house to decorate, it’s not all about […]

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Christmas Cards: Making Them Personal

Christmas cards: you have a list of colleagues and acquaintances you have to send them to, and then a list of people you’d like to send them to. This second list of people probably has extended family on it and friends you don’t see very often; people you’d like to do something a bit more […]

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