Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but the central heating is so delightful…and since I’ve got no place to go, let it rain, let it pour and let it blow!

We are currently in the midst of ‘a storm’ or what us hardened ‘Northerners’ refer to as ‘a larl bit of wind and rain’. It’s typical winter weather for wet and windy Cumbria and other than getting a bit wet whilst out and about, then finding that our bins had been blown over, it’s just another day.

I don’t mind staying indoors throughout the winter, I’m not a big fan of getting cold.…

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#LivingArrows – Signed, Sealed & Delivered 49/52 (2019)

We have reached the final fortnight before the Christmas holidays commence.

I won’t lie, whilst the kids have been busy opening their advent calendars, I too have been busy counting down the days until I can finally collapse on the couch without having the endless school shoes to clean, lunch boxes to empty (and to wash out), bags to pack, uniforms to get ready and all of that malarkey.

I’m more than ready to have a  rest and relax with a mince pie in my mit and a glass of baileys by my side. With only nine and a half working days to go (actually eight and a half now that today is done), we are so almost there…

The kids are rather enjoying the Christmas countdown.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Our Christmas Book Box

Around this time each year, I dig out the Christmas themed books ready for the kids to enjoy before bed.

Due to bedroom revamps, the kids no longer have sling/ display style bookshelves. They have cupboards filled with books but unless I either wave them in their faces or shove them directly under their noses it’s unlikely they would notice just how many books they have to choose from.

To make things a little easier, I’ve decided to create a ‘book box’ (which at present is seasonally styled) from which the kids can pick up a short story to share before they go to sleep.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – We’ve Got Christmas Covered 49/52 (2019)

Welcome to this week’s rather festive #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

Well, we quite literally shopped till we dropped this weekend and I’m pleased to report that we officially have Christmas covered. I’ve still got my cards to write (which I’m hoping to get signed and sent before the week is out) then we just need to fill the fridge with festive goodies and we are ready to rock and roll.

We were given a ‘kid-free night’ this week thanks to my folks and whilst we’d have loved to have gone out and got merry, we just had way too much wrapping to do.…

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Senor Pepper – The ‘Must Have’ Grab & Go Game

It’s come to that time of year when board games suddenly rise in popularity as families sit down around the table to enjoy some festive fun by playing their latest purchases.

We were recently sent Senor Pepper, a brand new, fast-paced family board game from University Games to rate and review.

What’s The Aim Of The Game?

The aim of the game is to be the first player to grab hold of the correct amount and colour of peppers and it’s not easy!

Flip your card over, count the senor peppers required and get grabbing! As I said, it’s far from easy as there are a few catches: there aren’t enough peppers for every player, two colours may cancel each other out and players also need to avoid the trap to win the cactus juice as a reward!…

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