Focus Ireland Christmas Campaign

Today I walked through my small City to pick up a few bits for Christmas and I was shocked to see people living in doorways and the hollows of the medieval walls. It is truly heartbreaking to think that people will have to spend Christmas this way – that includes 2,400 children across the country! This year Focus Ireland are…

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What Aidan got for Christmas

    It is almost Christmas! I must say that this year I am very prepared and have some of these presents since October – yeah, I am as bad as the supermarkets. I thought I would share what I got Aidan for Christmas this year because I always find these posts really helpful when trying to decide on presents…

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Fool Proof Christmas Dinner?

Today I actually got to watch ‘This Morning’ which hasn’t happened in months! When I switched on they were talking about Tesco’s microwave Christmas Turkey? Luckily we go to my Mom’s for Christmas dinner because to be honest if it was left to me we would probably end up with beans on toast or something because even the thought of…

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Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

  With the festive season approaching it is time to get creative – mainly because the weather keeps us pretty housebound. I have snooped around Pinterest and put together a list of crafts that I want to try (keyword being try!) with Aidan during the holidays. Christmas Wreath Painting with Dish brush Toddler Christmas Tree cards Letter Ornaments Snowman Letter…

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My Bloggers Christmas Wishlist

Canon EOS 700D I’ve been wanting a DSLR camera for a while both for blogging and vlogging and the Canon 700D has a flip out screen which is a must for me! Definitely high on the wish list. LED free standing light With the winter setting in quickly and daylight almost non¬†existent after 3pm an LED light would be great…

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Aidan’s first Christmas

Ellen / December 26, 2014

This year was Aidan’s first Christmas. This for me meant the return of all the magic which I had lost several years back. It meant Santa would be anticipated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would revolve around family. Our Christmas wasn’t a perfect first Christmas by any account. Aidan started the morning by hitting his head against a door.…

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Step into Christmas

Ellen / December 9, 2014

Although I still don’t have all my decorations up I am trying to embrace the Christmas spirit as much as I can because it will be all over in no time. Aidan has no idea what’s going on but at least I will have the pictures to show him when he does.Over the last few days my Christmas playlist has…

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One Lovely Blog Award

Ellen / December 6, 2014

Thank you to Katy from What Katy Said for the nomination. My Christmas Tag post went up on Friday but here are seven random facts about me:1. I was born with one kidney – it has had no major impact on my health, not even when pregnant. Despite a biology teacher once telling me I would probably never have kids…

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The Christmas Tag

Ellen / December 3, 2014

I was tagged by my lovely friend Emma to do the Christmas Tag so here goes… 1. What is/are your favourite Christmas movie/s? This is harder than I thought. I like The Hoiday but thats not really a Christmas movie and the only other one that springs to mind is The Nightmare Before Christmas which I watch every Christmas.2. Do you…

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Christmas decorations are up!

Ellen / December 3, 2014

I’m back, after being struck by what I can only assume was man flu because I felt as bad as they complain – solved only by a day in bed! For the past week I’ve been trying to catch up on the Christmas decorations and presents. I still have lots to get and I left the hardest people until last,…

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