Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Every year I hear about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal and I’m adamant this year that I will start including it in our Annual Christmas Traditions. What a great way to teach our kids about charity, humility and compassion for those that have little to nothing.  My kids will be lucky enough again this year to wake up in their cozy house on Christmas morning and sit around their Christmas tree ripping open all the toys they’ve asked for. They deserve to of course, but I want them to be grateful for all these things that they have, so we’re taking part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal with Team Hope.  Every […]

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Our Top Christmas Movies…

Home Alone  It needs no introduction does it? In fact, none of these movies do! Surely everyone, EVERYONE, has seen – and loves – Home Alone? I don’t even know if I want to know any different.. It’s a Christmas classic that we can’t get enough of. Home Alone 2  If anything, even better than the first one. Marv makes me LOL regularly in this one. Cheesy but hilarious! We always giggle no matter how many times we’ve seen it. The Muppet Christmas Carol  Admittedly, it’s me who loves this more so than the kids. I’ve watched this every year for as long as I can remember. It’s the music in […]

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December, Christmas & Nostalgia..

December 1st. At the risk of sounding like a complete ‘aul one. “Where has the year gone???????” Really!!! Blink and you miss it! Wasn’t Halloween only yesterday??? It freaks me out a bit. I think every year as the kids get older and go to school, it all seems to be going by faster. This year just disappeared and I don’t know what’s going on. So what will next year be like!? Slow down life!! I’m struggling to catch up! I love Christmas. Without a doubt, it’s my favourite time of the year. Himself will argue that Summer is better. Brighter. Warmer. (Well, sometimes. It is Ireland after all.) And yes, […]

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