Blogmas Day 22 (aka Day 25): Happy Christmas from London!

I’m not really sure what’s happened to my counting skills but I must have missed a day or two somewhere because I’m not yet at Blogmas Day 25 and I should be because if anyone is reading this, then, well today is Christmas day! So Merry Christmas one and all! I hope you all have the […]

Blogmas Day 21: Christmas Reads

One day I’d love to own and run a book shop. It would be called Pages and would also sell excellent coffee and big slabs of homemade cake. It would have comfy, buttery, deep-seated leather armchairs and wooden floors and the best events, workshops and literature based discussions. And at Christmas, I would have a […]

Blogmas Day 18: Carols by Candlelight

The church looks gorgeous at this time of year. And nothing makes it look prettier, than a candlelit service. And nothing says (or perhaps, sings is more apt) Christmas like a good old-fashioned carol service. And on Sunday, after a frantic day of organising, running and speaking at a youth service, having a Christmas lunch […]

Blogmas 15: Decorating the family (Christmas) tree

My Mum works like a Trojan. She’s a nurse, you see. Her work just never seems to be done. Hence why she sadly hasn’t had time to put up the family Christmas tree. So this responsibility fell to me instead. She asked me to do it. And seeing as I’ve been trying so hard to […]

Blogmas Day 14: How to fill a stocking for a one year old for under £20

My littlest niece, turned one this October. So this year, Christmas will be a lot more exciting for her as she has more of a concept of presents. And although she’s often more excited about the wrapping and the packaging, rather than the actual present underneath or inside, I have a feeling that she’ll enjoy […]

Blogmas Day 12: Crazy Christmas Lights

Every year, a house in my hometown, goes a little bit crazy for Christmas. And each year, they seem to deck their exterior halls bigger and better than before. I dread to think what their electricity bill is at the end of this month. It must be through the roof – a little like the […]

Blogmas Day 11: A family trip to Lewes

This weekend, Oli and I went to Lewes with my parents for a Christmassy, family day. If you haven’t been to Lewes before than I strongly recommend that you do. It’s a cute little place, full of Antique shops, amazing coffee shops, a Castle, bookish stores a plenty and cobbled stones. It’s quaint and pretty […]

Blogmas Day 9: Notes on why XMAS upsets me

Ok, so I’ll begin with the fact that I’m a Christian. And so for me Christmas is all about Christ. The clue is in the name really; CHRISTmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. Literally. And as much as I love Father Christmas, reindeer’s, candy canes and multi-coloured fairy lights, I love Christ more. […]

Blogmas Day 8: How to fill a stocking for a four year old for under £20

My Mum told me that this year I will not be getting a stocking. And I’ve had a stocking for the past 24 years, so this comes as a serious blow. I’m a little bit gutted. But I guess, now that I’m getting married, I am too much of an adult to wake up to […]