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Christmas, Siblings

Siblings // December 2016

It’s the last Siblings post of 2016! And it’s ending on a Christmassy high…! This month I’m featuring photos from our visit to see Father Christmas in Beverley. We actually saw two Father Christmases on Saturday: the one featured is the Rotary Club Big Man, who was awesome… the Grotto FC was a little bit naff to be honest, but Busby loved them both! H-Bear was fairly nonplussed by the whole experience – although he sat next to Father Christmas without  ...

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Christmas // Helping Santa Store His Gifts This Christmas

Unless you’re super organised and wrap as you buy, we all share the same issue in the run up to Christmas Eve: where can we hide the presents?! I’ve started wrapping, but our wardrobes are still full, and don’t get me started on the utility room…! Jam-packed! Not only is there a storage issue, but there’s the matter of two nosey little people, who love nothing more than playing hide and seek in these wardrobes! I now understand why Mary Christmas keeps her  ...

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Christmas, Pre-schooler Reviews, Review

Review // Santa’s Express Train Set from Hornby

Busby is a HUGE fan of trains, and living very close to a train station causes lots of daily excitement. We were very lucky to be sent a Santa’s Express Train Set by the legendary Hornby to review, and it has caused much joy and elation in our household (and not just from Busby!). Santa’s Express comes with 1600mm by 1180mm oval track and mat, and would be the ideal size to fit around the bottom of the Christmas tree. I am not a particularly patient person, and I found the track  ...

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Christmas, Competition, Sponsored

Letters to Father Christmas

Writing a letter to Santa with present requests and hopeful reasons of why a place on the ‘nice’ list is deserved is a lovely tradition to add to your family’s festive calendar. The innocence and wonder of Christmas is sadly a rather short-lived joy that as a parent we try hard to keep alive. A personalised letter with realistic touches, like an address and stamped envelope provided by mum or dad, is a great way to bring the idea of Father Christmas to life – not to mention offering  ...

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