Four Great Winter Crafting Ideas for Kids

Winter is almost upon us (even though Mother Nature would have us fooled that it is already here). With the weather getting colder, kids are likely to stay inside more, leading to ample time for them to drive their parents crazy. Don’t let them. Keep them preoccupied with some fun activities they can do indoors. More than likely, you will have to participate with them, but spending time with your kids and creating memories with them is a limited window so sit down with them and have fun watching them have fun. One of the best things you can do… [Read More]

Taking care of wildlife in your garden this winter

Taking care of our pets in the winter months is something that all pet owners take seriously. We have a pet rabbit called Snuggles who we absolutely adore. It’s well known that rabbits cope better in cold weather, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get cold. As such when Snuggles is in his outdoor run, I always put down extra bedding and an extra layer under his hutch cover. However, may people often forget about the wildlife in their garden. Winter can be especially harsh for wildlife such as birds and hedgehogs. We’re very lucky where we live because we… [Read More]

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland Review

On Thursday evening my family and I were invited to review Cardiff’s Winter Winterland. We’ve been taking our twin girls ice skating there every year for the past year, so we were very excited to have the chance to go again. In return for this review we were gifted food, ride tokens and an ice skating session. The ice skating is usually one of the main attractions for us, but this year the funfair really stood out. There seemed to be a lot more rides this year, and the big wheel that’s usually there was replaced with an epic 90ft… [Read More]

Seeking some winter sun

For the majority of us Brits summer means holidays, but have you ever thought about going on holiday in the winter? This year, my husband and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed two holidays. They were both very different holidays! The first was a trip to Disneyland Paris, which was very magical indeed, and the second was an all inclusive week in Minorca. Both were very enjoyable holidays. However, now that summer is almost over and winter is fast approaching, I’m feeling the need for another holiday! Going on holiday in winter may seem strange to some, but… [Read More]

Winter Home Improvements

I don’t what it is about Spring and Winter that always make me look at my home in a new light, but something does. These two seasons signal the start and end of the year. Spring sees new life come into the world. Darkness lifts and the sky becomes a little brighter in the mornings. Winter sees the year draw to a close. Cosy fires lit, families snuggling under blankets, and of course a visit from the big man in red! I always find that these two seasons make me want to make changes to my home. Some more drastic… [Read More]

Five Tips to Make Running in Winter More Pleasant!

I love to run. However that’s now always been the case. This time last year I would use the bad weather as an excuse not to run. I’d look out of the window, see rain and decide it was too wet to run. Either that or I’d open the front door, feel the cold and decide that it was too cold to run. Well, I have some news for you! Rain and cold temperatures can actually enhance your running experience. In fact I’ll go as far as to say that it can actually make you a better runner. My best… [Read More]

Getting ready for winter with Trespass

As a runner safety is pretty important to me. With the winter months getting closer this inevitably means the nights are starting to get darker earlier. As such, I’ve been looking for reflective clothes to wear on my night time runs. When Trespass contacted me asking if I’d like to work with them on a review, I was curious to see what they had to offer. Looking online at their website, I came across this Lumi Women’s Fully Reflective Active Jacket. Currently priced at £34.99, which I think is great value for money, this jacket is perfect for those who… [Read More]

Getting your garden ready for winter

I woke up this morning and as usual made myself a cup of tea. In doing so I looked out of the kitchen window and into our garden. That’s when I decided that it’s almost time to start getting our garden ready for winter. At the moment our garden is full of toys. There’s a little tikes toy kitchen currently sprawled out on the grass having been blown over by the wind. It’s one of the toys that I should really have taken to a charity shop, but I just can’t bring myself to part with it just yet! Our girls… [Read More]

Getting your wardrobe ready for the Autumn/Winter Season

Now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe in order and start hunting for your new season bargains and key pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, especially my summer wardrobe full of cute playsuits, strappy dresses and skirts, but there’s something so cosy about the Autumn/Winter season. The warm colours of orange, brown and beige. The cute knee high boots, oversized cardigans and long woollen dresses all make me want to just curl up in front of a fire! Love the Sales is always my first stop when I’m looking to update my wardrobe for a new season…. [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

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I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]