Some Christmas traditions I hold very dear to my heart, but there are a number of customs that I have adapted or dropped altogether over the years. I stopped going to church some time ago, and have refocused what this time of year means to me; I haven’t forced down a...
They said it would be over by Christmas, but I don’t think too many of us were surprised that it’s not. The Government are relaxing restrictions for five days over the festive period, but many of us will still not be having the Christmas with our loved ones that we’d...
The 1st of December is approaching, and I’ve learned over the years that my thoughts really need to turn to sending Christmas cards. I had a habit for many years of leaving it far too late to write and send my Christmas cards, and I’m sure more than a couple...
Long-term followers of this blog will know that a couple of years ago, I got fed up with November and decided to start a new annual tradition: Christmas Weekend. Our youngest loves Halloween, so we make a big deal of that, but the weeks between then and advent seem to...
This year, our older son (8) understands how the magic of Father Christmas really works. Yes, we’ve reached that time, and while I’m a little sad about it, I’m also quite relieved that we’re now working with the truth. As part of explaining the whole thing, and...
I love a fun fact, and I’ve got loads about the festive season – and now it is, inescapably, just over the top of this coming weekend. I have been astonishing Mr RLC Words with this same Christmas trivia every year we’ve been together; but now that we’re...
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