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…
If you’re anything like me then you may find it really difficult to keep the kids entertained during school holidays. Especially with activities or places to visit that don’t cost a lot of money. Luckily for us Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare centre is just a few miles down the road from us in the Lincolnshire countryside.
Bransby Horses is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules. With your support, we are working harder than ever to continue making positive differences to equines whenever we can. Founded in 1968 by Mr Peter Hunt, Bransby Horses is now one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, currently caring for more than 400 animals.