How to Have the Christmas You Desire

How to Have the CHristmas You DesireChristmas is coming! Does the thought fill you with excitement? Or with anxiety? Are you full of joyful anticipation? Or wondering how on earth you will get everything done and stick to your budget?

Where I live the Christmas season is ramping up into full gear.

  • The mailbox is full of Christmas sales flyers.
  • The stores are full of Christmas stuff and we are bombarded with loud obnoxious advertising.
  • The worst kind of Christmas music is blaring over the loudspeakers.
  • Pinterest is full of images depicting the perfect Christmas

It’s enough to make me want to join the Grinch in his cave at the top of the mountain.

You see I hate that part of Christmas. The consumer driven, frantic, Pinterest perfect frenzy that seems to take over at this time of year.

But there is so much about Christmas that I love [Read more…]

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Introducing Imagining Aloud

Introducing Imagining Aloud

Today it is my pleasure to offer an interview with fellow blogger Sarah Wehkamp. Sarah and her husband Chris are passionate about helping families find balance and connection. I’m excited to announce that Sarah and Chris are launching their first product Imagining aloud. [Read more…]

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These are the Good Old Days

These are the good old daysRecently one of my cousins posted an old photograph on Facebook. It was a picture of her taken in my grandmother’s garden. That one picture unleashed a host of comments from family reminiscing about my grandparents and the time we spent in their house and garden.

  • We spent more time in Nana’s garden, the camp and granddad’s shed, than our own.
  • It was home and I loved it there.
  • Happy days xx
  • Granddads shed was like a palace from a kid’s point of view.
  • Oh Granddads shed! Was that the one made from doors?

Yes my grandfather had a shed made from old doors salvaged from demolitions sites. Only the initiated knew which door opened to get inside. That shed held a treasure trove of bits scavenged from all over the place. My granddad guarded his hoard jealously and it took a great deal of skilful negotiating to get him to part with the smallest piece. [Read more…]

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Remembering My Auntie Joan

Joan

My Auntie Joan (on the right) with her sister Jane

Two weeks ago my Auntie Joan passed away. It was a peaceful passing for her and I am grateful for that. My aunt lived a full life and it was her time to move on. But we will miss her terribly.

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