Christmas 2020

This year Christmas is very different for most people. We can’t socialise as we normally would, bars and restaurants are closed, Christmas events have been cancelled and COVID is currently hitting us as hard as it can. Even though we are facing the worst pandemic of our lifetime, Christmas 2020 is filled with hope. I …

Give Memories not Gifts

All I want from life is awesome memories with those I love. I don’t need presents… stuff I probably don’t need… the caveat here is a present that’s either hand made or personalised in some way or something that really treats you, something you would never ever buy yourself. I put thought into all of …

Take the Pressure Off of Christmas

With three days to go the pressure is starting to build for Christmas Day. We’re all trying to have the most beautiful house, the biggest tree, the most perfectly cooked meal, the best wrapping. It goes on and on. But is that what Christmas is really about? Should we all just take a chill pill …

Just Say No

Why is it that at Christmas time we develop an inability to say no? No, you can’t come for Christmas dinner, I’m knackered and you were miserable shits last year No, you can’t have that toy, it’s £50 and I’ve already spent a fortune on you No, I can’t host New Years, why don’t one …

Blue Christmas

Gosh the Christmas songs are getting to me this year. Sia, Underneath the Mistletoe, I could have written that. I dream of having someone to adore and kiss under the mistletoe. So I’ll be putting on my happy face for the festive period. The truth is I’m desperately lonely. I have my beautiful children but …

Need to opt out of Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well for me anyway. I bloody love Christmas. I love decorating the house, I love making stuff for people, I love the fact that the kitchen is 90% covered in glitter, I love the music, the events, the food, the carols, the films, the excitement, the look …