Country Kids | Sunday Winter Walks

Country Kids | Sunday Winter Walks

There is a perfect type of Winter Sunday that doesn’t happen too often, especially in December when plans go into overdrive and preparations for the big day can be almost all-consuming. The perfect Winter Sunday is relaxed, just us three, crisp sunny weather, a roast dinner and a big walk. We rarely get those sort of Sundays. A day to try out a new winter coat. Walks where we get…

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The Great Gingerbread House Sale with Shelter

The Great Gingerbread House Sale with Shelter

When I was contacted by Shelter to create a Gingerbread House to help raise awareness for their cause, at this very poignant time of year, I said a definite yes. If at no other time of year than at Christmas, I think most of us become aware just how lucky we are to have the lives that we do. To have a roof, warmth and love in our lives. I…

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Nearly | Word of the Week

Nearly | Word of the Week

It feels as if I have been a constant game of watch the clock for quite some time now. Firstly, I have another 4 weeks left of my notice period and with the large bulk of my clients/work being handed over already, the days are long. Very long. However the time has helped me get a good bit done on the old bloggywog and for Christmas. Which leads us to…

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It’s All About Tradition

It’s All About Tradition

A big part of why I adore Christmas is the security and comfort that comes with tradition. When we were little, my mum was always in her element at Christmas. Spending to excess and making sure the house was overflowing with yummy food.  And being so happy to treat my brother and I. And it is Christmas where she took me under her cooking wing and taught me some very…

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Festive Ham with Apple Butter Glaze

Festive Ham with Apple Butter Glaze

For me, and the hub, there can be no lead up to Christmas without a home-cooked ham filling up a shelf in the fridge. The taste of home-cooked ham cannot compete with any packaged or deli ham – fact. It takes a while but it isn’t too labour intensive. There are so many possible ways to boil and glaze your ham, which is why it’s so great to experiment each…

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Newbie Class: Part 25 (feat. Welcome to My Circus)

Newbie Class: Part 25 (feat. Welcome to My Circus)

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING? I started my blog: Welcome to My Circus on a whim one random day in January of this year. As a former newspaper reporter and columnist I felt as if a part of me was missing since I wasn’t writing on a regular basis. Once I no longer had an outlet for my writing I no longer saw a point in it. Committing myself by…

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UK Christmas World Review

UK Christmas World Review

Our decorations have been up since the end of November, we don’t normally have it up quite so early but as we were due to be away for the first two weekends in December, I was able to persuade the hub. When UK Christmas World contacted me with a review opportunity, I was excited with the idea of having outdoor lights for the first time. The last couple of years the…

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The God Mummy {The Ordinary Moments 14} #44

The God Mummy {The Ordinary Moments 14} #44

Having H christened was never something I thought I would do as a parent, before I became one anyway. The hub was christened and members of his family are Catholics, but he nor I have ever been terribly religious. I considered myself an atheist back then, but now I think I’ve moved towards the more gentle definition of agnostic. (Don’t worry – this isn’t going to become a rant on…

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