New Year, New Approach

New Year Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, as we begin 2015 we’re encouraged to take some time to have a good look in the mirror and decide what we’re going to change about our lives in the eternal quest for self improvement. Urgh. Honestly, to me this just sounds like setting myself up for […]



I think there might be something wrong with my eyes. For the past few days, they have had a mind of their own, producing salty tears at the drop of a hat, or more appropriately, at the sound of a jingle bell. At 3 years old, Wonderboy could not be more excited about Christmas. He […]

Santa’s Woodland Experience

Santa's Woodland Experience

In our quest to find some Christmas magic this weekend, the J Family went to visit Santa … like properly … in his log cabin in the woods. What a Christmassy adventure! For those not in the know, Santa is currently taking a break in the Christmas tree forest at North Ballochruin Farm so he […]

Keep Calm and Simplify Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner Tips

Argh! Your heart starts to race, your palms get a bit sweaty and you look more than a little flustered. I know that look of fear in your eyes – you must be hosting Christmas Dinner! For many people, Christmas Dinner is their favourite meal of the year – no pressure, eh? Ours is far […]

It’s Christmas Tree Time!

Christmas Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend the J Family put up our Christmas tree. Honestly, I was beginning to feel a little behind with the festivities this year what with all the bloomin shops having Christmas stuff up since September – it’s somewhat unsettling. Anyhoo, putting up the tree is one […]

The Christmas Tag

Christmas Tag

Being a newbie is a little daunting but my first foray into the world of blogging has gone better than expected. I’ve even managed to meet (is this the right word? Do you actually meet people online?) some very friendly bloggers on my social networking travels. So, in a bid to embrace all things blogging, […]

50 Things To Do Before You’re 5

50 Things To Do Before You're 5

It’s the little things in life that are often the most enjoyable. When I think of growing up, the things that stand out from my childhood tend to be experiences or sensations rather than expensive things. Don’t get me wrong, I still remember the delight at getting a Gameboy for my birthday and mastering the […]