11 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

Even in this modern digital age, I believe that giving books as gifts are still as popular as ever.  As a book lover, I think they make perfect gifts for Christmas. Who else remembers getting an annual every year with their Christmas stockings as a child? Or giving or receiving The Fireside Book, or the … Continue reading 11 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers


Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Some people like minimal decorations, some go overboard. I fall into the former category in my own home, but I do like to have a wander around a good Christmas display. Read on to hear about my favourite Christmas location. My love of tat*, sunshine and all things Rock N Roll were delivered in one … Continue reading Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Alternative Christmas Albums

Well surprise surprise, I'm not really a fan of Christmas music! Are you seeing a theme here?  However, I do get a bit sentimental over Christmas past and certain songs will transport me right back to a time when I did enjoy the holidays. There are two essential albums for me to listen to at some … Continue reading Alternative Christmas Albums

A Miracle on Hope Street

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington is probably one of my favourite Christmas books ever. Ruth Ryan seemingly has it all but feels the loneliest person in the world. Yes, sound familiar? Finding out that one random act of kindness from her past altered someone's future, made Ruth take a decision that would alter … Continue reading A Miracle on Hope Street

Essential Christmas Movies

Christmas movies do something a bit strange to us all, don't they? It's a time when we will sit for hours watching the most inane rubbish that wouldn't get a look in the rest of the year. And we thoroughly enjoy it at that! But of course, there are some absolute classics that are magical … Continue reading Essential Christmas Movies

15 Free & Budget Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

Have you noticed how children have more and more teachers now? Your child may be in a pre-school or nursery where there are 6-8 teachers who all interact with your child. Even in an infants school, there could be up to 6 teachers and assistants. Having lots of staff is lovely for your children as … Continue reading 15 Free & Budget Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers