I think we’ve all realised that Christmas is going to be a lot different this year than it usually is. No trips out, no big gatherings, no Christmas parties. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy all of the festivities, right? Other than spending time with family and seeing them open their presents (I’m more of a giver than a receiver), do you know what my favourite part is? FOOD! A lot of people have a lot less disposable income this year too, so we need to find savings anywhere we can. That’s where Jack’s Supermarket comes in handy. When you head to your local Jack’s you can find all your festive favourites for less!
If you’re a long time follower of the blog then you may know that some of my household are big Harry Potter fans. If you’re a new reader then hi – I hope your love of all things Potter brought you here! As a family we have quite a collection of Harry Potter merchandise; from Lego to clothes to books to car stickers (don’t judge me!) and much more. The newest addition is a Magical Capsules surprise toy.
If there is one thing on my new year “must purchase” list it’s a family calendar. Because we’re a family of four I find it visually easier to have one column for each family member rather than trying to squeeze everything in the same square with different names! There are the boys school activities, all of the appointments I attend surrounding Jacob especially, and because The Husband sometimes doesn’t have the same day off each week, it’s easier to keep track. So, I was super happy when the Boxclever Press Family Planner Calendar dropped on my doormat. (Well it didn’t actually because it’s too big for the letterbox, but that sounded better. And I don’t have a doormat).
As the main transporter (I feel like Jason Statham saying that) of the boys to and from school, during school holidays and so on, my car is the one that’s used the most. I often feel like I have a backseat driver with them telling me the speed limit – I suppose that helps with their number skills though – and on regular routes, which way to go. I often think to myself, just you wait until you’re running me around in your car when you’re older…
At the beginning of this summer we decided that we’d like to spend more time outside in our garden; though it hasn’t been as good of one as last summer, has it? We are due a heatwave this weekend, but I’m not sure whether to “yay” or “nay” as the older I get, the worse I seem to be able to cope with the heat! (And the cold, for that matter). Read more