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Dip in and out of my recent thoughts on writing, web design, family and lifestyle

What Made Your Childhood Christmas?

The urge to create Christmas perfection is all around us - from social media, adverts, and even inherited from a parent (fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will understand parental festive fanaticism). It’s so easy to feel that what we’re doing isn’t magic...

Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Yesterday was one of my favourite days in our infant school calendar – Christmas Shop. Kids love Christmas because of the presents, obviously – their own presents, and in my experience, any that the people around them will let them open too! The joy of receiving a...

Christmas magic please – the sooner the better

I don’t need to ask the kids twice, and the husband surprisingly needed very little convincing as well – so the Christmas decorations are going up this weekend! This is a big break from the tradition I was brought up on. In our house, we were lucky if there was a hint...

Get your business into the Christmas Spirit

The Christmas season is just around the corner, and it’s something the world will be talking about for at least four weeks – so get a bit of the action for your business, and have a think about how to make the most of the #festive hashtagging to get yourself noticed,...

What I’ll be Remembering this Armistice Weekend

100 years since the guns of the First World War fell silent, and over four years of devastating loss on all sides of the conflict came to an end. So many millions of lives lost, many more shattered, and generations affected by the gaping holes left in their families...