Ding, Dong Merrily-on-high…that’s rights, it’s that time of year. As 2013 draws to a close, December often marks the start of the festive party season as people, offices, family and friends look to celebrate in style.
The festive season is one of the most popular times for parties, weddings and events and it’s easy to see why. The air tends to be that little more jolly and homes and offices that tad more colourful.
The number of occasions – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s and New Year’s Eve (not to mention birthdays, weddings and anniversaries) – are simply begging to be celebrated and, let’s be honest, it would be rude not too!
With so many reasons to celebrate (and a few too many cherries), remembering those special moments can prove tricky. In association with Picture Blast, the UK’s leading photo booth hire specialists, we present some simple, unique and exciting ways you can capture every moment and relive those festive memories for years to come – no matter what the occasion! Continue Reading
When this commissioned infographic came across my desk today, I realised it was perfect for me, and might also be to my readers. I love this time of year, and the run up to Christmas, I really do. However with it brings lots of stress, troubled sleep, tossing and turning at night. I’ve tried to alleviate it with my Christmas Diary but I still get myself into a tizz about it all.
One of my recommendations is to read. I got myself a kindle, so when I wake up, and can’t seem to fall back to sleep, because my head is so full of ‘stuff’. I simply read a couple of pages, and I seem to instantly get that heavy-eyed feeling and fall to sleep. I thinks it’s because I am concentrating on something else? Though it’s not working at the moment, with my vampire read, which is brilliantly scary!
I love the idea, suggested below, of curling your toes to the count of 7 and repeating. That’s a simple technique definitely worth trying! Continue Reading
A very timely Featured Guest post for me, as my eldest daughter and her peers (aged 10 and 11) are all talking about getting a mobile phone this Christmas, ready for when they start senior school next September :
One of the main things that’s likely to be at the top of many children’s Christmas lists this year is a mobile phone.
According to an international survey, British children are more likely to own a mobile phone by the age of 10 than children based in other countries. Around three quarters of children aged 10 living in Britain have their own mobile phone.
A co-founder of a parenting site has claimed that this is because the UK isn’t as family focused as some other countries. Continue Reading
I spoke a couple of weeks ago about my conversation with Matthew Hussey, of Get the Guy fame. Well now I have made all the preparations for my evening with Tall Dad I thought I would share with you some of the things we talked about as being the key stages to a successful romantic night out with your partner according to Matthew. Continue Reading