Daily Archives: December 5, 2014


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Lego hunting! 8

Earlier this week a dear blogger buddy wrote on social media she had forgotten to buy her son his normal advent calendar. This wouldn’t sound a problem to most parents but I realised my friend was rather upset and I was determined to get a Lego Star Wars advent calendar to her son somehow! View image | gettyimages.com I had been trying every website I knew, both for instore and online stocks. All sold out. I wanted to give up as I felt I might not be able to sort this…. But I am far too stubborn to quit. I phoned my local radio station and explained that Lynn’s son was really upset, and I really wanted their help. My plan was to ask the local people to hand one in – maybe there was one in a small independent toy shop that I had never heard of? Maybe there […]


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#WinningWeekends (5 Dec) 6

In the last fortnight it has suddenly become very wintery and to be honest it’s begining to look a lot like Christmas. Busy people everywhere and fake snow. We’ve been Christmas shopping online mostly, but I have been visiting market stalls as much as possible looking for craft ideas for gifts. My current plan involves buttons and string and glue and glitter. I also have a rather nice Kirstie Alsopp soap making kit I am going to use, but I am going to add chopped up loafer or natural sponge in the soap to make it exfoliating and a touch quirky. Do you have any great homemade gifts you are working on? View image | gettyimages.com   Anyways, if you haven’t been over to #WinningWeekends before it is a competitions linky. A list of blog based, open to the UK, competitions. I started this linky as I like competitions and […]