Advent – the key that unlocks Christmas (free printable)

What are your dreams for your family’s Christmas this year? The absolute ideal? These are mine. Perhaps you can relate? Precious, cosy family times with little cheeks glowing and memories being made. My children catching the wonder of the true … Continued

The season of thankfulness and an unmissable recipe

The concept of thankfulness or gratitude has had a huge influence on my life. For years we have, as non-Americans, celebrated a sort of Thanksgiving and I explained why here last year. It started as a young teacher when a friend mentioned … Continued

The Jesse Tree – my favourite part of Advent

I’m going to say it very, very softly so you won’t run away. Advent starts (officially) in just under 4 weeks. See, I didn’t mention the C-word and I didn’t hum any carols. I’m just easing you into the idea. … Continued