My Sunday Photo December 12th 2018


Christmas is nearly upon on..I know because I have all my food shopping deliveries booked from now until Christmas Eve! I’ve decided to share some festive photos with you today.

a display of Christmas festivity, a tree, reindeer, polar bears, snow men and lots of snow.
School festive display

If you are a regular visitor you may remember that I took my youngest son, The Little Man, out of school in June when bullying had him end up in A&E. I couldn’t find anywhere for him to go straight away so I home educated him for a while. Then in October we found a lovely school, a little further away, that seemed good for him. And they could start him straight away.

festive display showing a lit up tree, snowmen and polar bears
Festive display

Last Monday we went to the school for a Christmas crafting session and were greeted with these lovely displays. But that’s not all, there was a huge sleigh in the foyer, lots of decorated Christmas trees, and the whole school was lit up with fairy lights in bowls, jars and hung up. There was a singing and dancing Christmas tree and a whole corridor where children could hang up the crafts they made at the session. I can’t show you more in photos because the lighting wasn’t good enough for my phone camera, and a lot of photos contained lots of other children which I would not share without permission. But trust me when I say the whole school looked magical.

In the Little Man’s last school there was very little in the way of decoration and I was actually told by the head teacher that they didn’t like to get the kids too excited before Christmas as it affected their work. This was a primary school, children should be allowed to get excited at this time of year surely. Also, there was one Christmas assembly and only the nursery class did a Nativity or Christmas play. 

This year The Little Man has something Christmassy going on nearly every day in the next two weeks and I am so excited to go and see his Christmas performance. I have so missed all this.

p.s. for a lovely idea for a unique Christmas gift and a way of sharing your photos with a loved one, please see my review of Neveo on my previous post. 

Sunday Snap

My Sunday Photo December 2nd 2018

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The tree is up!

Yesterday we decided to put up the Christmas decorations.  Boo had gone out with a friend for the day but Star and the Little Man were quite keen to help with the tree and in fact I just let them get on with it. 

We’ve chosen a new home for the tree this year and it’s a bigger space than usual. Now, I’m thinking that my tree looks way too small. Or my kids are getting real big. Or a mixture of both. After Christmas I’m getting rid of this tree and buying a new, bigger one next year. 

I always think Christmas trees look better in the window, when I was growing up we always lived in houses with big bay windows and that would be were our Tree was put up each year. In this house we do not even have a window! What we do have is large patio doors, but you can’t really put a tree in front of them. 

Ah, we don’t even have a chimney for poor Father Christmas!

Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?

Sunday Snap

My Sunday Photo 10th December 2017

Three children sitting at the feet of Father Christmas in his grotto, with a festive fireplace to the left of the picture

Three children with their magic golden keys about to enter Santa's toyshop

Yikes! This time in just two weeks it will be Christmas Eve!!
As it’s getting so close now I’ve decided to share some Christmas photos taken at Hatton’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom a couple of weeks ago. Yes, we got our visit to Father Christmas in  early and letters were written and sent. Phew, that’s one thing less to worry about, I just hope Father Christmas brings them all that they wished for.

We really enjoyed the grotto at Hatton, it was magical to wander around. I’ll leave my 3 minute tour video at the end of this post if you are interested.
In the meantime Christmas preparations are in full swing here, I have begun the big wrap up and cards are being written. The food is ordered and last minute presents  sent for. I’m taking part in two Secret Santa’s this year and I’ve already received one of my gifts. I’ll be posting mine off on Monday.

Are you ready for Christmas? Are you feeling festive?

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Sunday Snap

My Sunday Photo

Kasabian at the LG Arena Birmingham 22nd November 2014

I may be aching all over this morning but it was worth it….boy what a night!


A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.