• Christmas As A Parent By A Mum.

    27th November 2019 crelgey

    Christmas as a parent. Tis the season to be jolly… So the carol goes. Apart from if you’re a parent that is, as then it’s the season to be extremely stressed and anxious with 101 things running through your brain. (and another 101 on your never-ending ‘to-do’ list!) I mean, being a parent is tough, but then being one at Christmas, well that just takes the cookie, pun totally intended and there’s all the Christmas Traditions to think about.   If…

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  • I love our tradition of making up Christmas Eve boxes for the boys. And they love them too. I keep them simple, with a few items that feature year in, year out.

    What’s In Our Christmas Eve Box.

    19th December 2018 crelgey

    Christmas eve box. I guess I can thank my mum. She loved it so much. She was always the one up at 5/6 am with me. The one playing with my new toys with me, especially lego. She loved building Lego. With so many amazing memories, then having children of my own, I really wanted to make sure that Christmas was just as magical for them, as it was for me. Our eldest now being nearly six years old, we…

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  • 4 Places To Visit At Christmas.

    30th November 2016 crelgey

    Having previously written about  My Christmas Traditions – things that I remember from my childhood, that I continue to do today, plus new traditions that my husband and I have started ourselves with our children. I thought I’d follow up by writing about where to visit at Christmas. December/Christmas, especially with Children, is such a magical time of the year. It’s definitely the time of year that can easily turn any hard-faced adult into a Christmas jumper donning, pig in blanket eating,…

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    Castle Howard, York At Christmas.

    23rd December 2014 crelgey

    Castle Howard at Christmas… Where dreams, memories, and traditions are made.   The House. Billed as ‘Yorkshire’s finest stately home and gardens‘. This award-winning attraction is found in the heart of Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York. CASTLE HOWARD has housed the Howard family from the point of it starting being built. Though during World War 2 it became a girls’ school. The main focus now is preserving the family name and home as a national treasure, so it can…

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