Tag Archive | "Christmas"

So this is Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2012

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Christmas isn’t an easy time for any woman. You see us, battling around the shops, shoulders hunched, faces grim, as we do our best to grab the stuff that will, like magic pixie dust, transform our grumpy family (and isn’t every family grumpy in this cold, dark, wet, grey December?) into a Norman Rockwell festival […]

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Cute … or what?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Oh no. Furbies are back! Child Two longed for one the first Christmas we were back in the UK. Naturally, in the throes of divorce/moving/constant arguing with TL, obscure Christmas list items were not top of my agenda. But Child Two’s heart was firmly set on one of these strange, alien-looking creatures. By the time […]

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A very Christmassy des res

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Those lovely folk at Tesco Real Food have just done a number on me. They asked me if the kids and I would like to make a Christmassy gingerbread house. Of course I said yes in seconds flat – after all, I usually get one from Ikea and we spend a happy half hour covered […]

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Christmas all wrapped up?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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You’re probably struggling with your Christmas wrapping now, as I am. Well, have a little look at this video, and give thanks every time you have a nice easy book to smother in reindeer paper …..     And maybe don’t try this at home?!  

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Making a date?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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There are a whole lot of dates around at Christmas, aren’t there? Those strange dried-up dates in the coffin-shaped boxes, that you only see at this time of year, with the odd little plastic fork which bends as soon as it sees a solid object. Then all those unmissable dates like the nativity play, in […]

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Branching out ….

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Off I went yesterday to John Lewis at Bluewater. It was like being called home to the mothership, as various lovely members of staff encouraged me to run my fingers through piles of cashmere jumpers and admire the burnish on the Mulberry handbags. Bliss! In fact, the lady in charge of handbags even asked me […]

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A is for ….

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Things aren’t always what they seem. A dear friend, who spent the summer in France, found herself becoming increasingly irritated by strangely erratic drivers she kept encountering, who were always braking suddenly, failing to indicate and didn’t seem to know their way around roundabouts. They all had a large red A on their numberplates. “These […]

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