Daily Archives: December 10, 2014


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Carpetright are doing it right 4

Recently I have had enough of our awful beige-ish carpet in the lounge. I say ish as it is so stained, just who puts beige in the main living area of a family home? So I’ve popped down my local Carpetright* to chat with them and choose something a bit nicer. My living room feels small but is actually 5 by 5 meters which meant I couldn’t snag any of the brilliantly priced remnants as on the roll carpets come in a 4 meter width normally. Rather a few of the remnants are creams and beiges but there were some fun colours such as red, turquoise and a blue stripe.


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Have you written to Santa yet? 3

Christmas is about making things magical and special for the kiddies isn’t it? It isn’t about the price of presents, or the size of the turkey. Apparently the current generation of parents are determined to keep their little elves children believing in Santa. The NSPCC surveyed 2000ish parents, and the findings of this are below. Personally I think I’ve lost the “believe I Santa” thing with my boys, D hasn’t believed for years, and this year Jen tells me he doesn’t want “any silly gifts from Santa – I know that’s just YOU writing in your wrong hand!” Even if I have lost this fight, I intend to keep trying a bit longer, just in case. They will get a letter from Santa, we will feed the reindeers and we check out NORAD Santa radar together a few times on Christmas eve.   The nation’s favourite family Christmas tradition for parents […]