12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 11 – Holiday Traditions

Hello and welcome to our penultimate day of 12 Days Of blogmas me are talking about holiday traditions Ogston Holiday Traditions A tradition we started a couple of years ago when Alex was born is to buy a new tree ornament each year for him. So that when he is older and has a home and family of his own he will have decorations for his Christmas tree. I’m not sure if this would be considered as a tradition to others but to us it is. When spend Christmas Day with my aunt, Uncle, Papa and my parents and every other year my cousin and his wife is there too. We go to my aunts about lunch time. Open our […]

12 Days Of Blogmas- Day 10 – Wishlist

Is it really day ten of the 12 Days Of Blogmas. It seems to have flown by. Today’s prompt from Britt is Wishlist. I’ve dropped several subtle and not so subtle hinds to David what I’d like for Christmas, some of these are included but I’ll guess I’ll need to wait and see what Santa brings me. I’ve been good. I promise! My Realistic wishlist River island star studded tote. The bag is a little of the pricey at £50, but it’s gorgeous and will get lots of use. It’s not too big or too small, it might not go with any of my jackets or my frumpy mummy style but it’s too beautiful to not be used. Personalised Sparkling […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 9 – Holiday Movies.

As a movie fan today’s prompt of Holiday Movies is right up my street. There’s nothing better at Christmas than putting on your favourite movie whilst wrapping presents or writing cards. My Top Holiday Movies The Muppets Christmas Carol – this is my all time favourite holiday movie. I have seen it so much that I could probably say it word for word. I’m hoping as Alex gets older it will become one of his favourites too. Home Alone – who doesn’t love the original home alone film? It’s full of hijinks that has me giggling like an idiot every time I watch it. The Santa Clause – Tim Allen. Die Hard – Technicallg not an official holiday movie. But […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 8 – Christmas Photos

Are we really on day eight already? Where has DECEMBER gone? Today’s prompt provided by Britt at Alternativelyspeaking is Christmas photos. I’m sharing some photos from last years Christmas Day and a few taken when we visited Santa this year. Alex’s treats for Santa and Rudolph were mince pie and a dram of whisky and a lovely carrot. Alex the rule breaker sitting inside him paw patrol toy car. Nana lovingly holding Alex’s chase toy her got from his Auntie and Uncle. This is where the Star Wars obsession began. He got a BB-8 and Boba Fet cuddly toys last Christmas. Reindeer footprint card alex made at messy play this year. Earlier this month my mum and I took Alex […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 7 – Winter Accessorise

When it comes to winter there is nothing better than being indoors all nice and cosy but IF you do have to venture outside the next best thing to stay cosy and warm is to have some fabulous winter accessories. I am a bit of a self confessed scarf addict but most of mine are thin and not the warmest. So I am going to share a few winter accessories that I do have as well as some they I am lusting over online. Hats I like the idea of wearing hats in the winter but for me they’re not always practical, Mum buns and hats don’t mix well. If do decide to wear one I’ll choose either my Finnister […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 6 – Light Displays

There’s something magical about festive light displays. When it’s a little cold, your wrapped up warm looking at the twinkling lights. Some cities have epic displays that attract people from all around to see. Where we live the lights are pretty but nothing that makes the masses flock to our little town. And for this reason I’m going to talk about light displays that I’d love to go see. Rockefeller Centre Tree Lights Like Kevin in Home Alone 2 I’ve always wanted to see the lights at The Rockafeller Centre, in New York City. It always seems so magical and Christmassy, with the giant Christmas tree and ice skating. What’s not to love about it. Liberty London’s Window I’ve never […]

12 Days Of Blogmas Day 1 – Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome to the first on the 12 Days Of Blogmas challenge created by Britt of Alternatively Speaking.  Don’t know about Blogmas check out my Hello December post or Britts introduction post. The first of the 12 Days Of Blogmas is a tour of your Christmas tree. Normally I’m a traditionalist when it comes to putting up our tree, like my mum did when I was younger I would wait until around 13th of December to build and decorate our tree  This year however because Alex is that little bit older and showing signs of understanding Christmas we decided that we would put the tree up on the 1st of the month. Our Tree Although I do love the idea […]

Would You Rather – Christmas Edition.

I was tagged by Alice of According To Alice to take part in the Would You Rather Christmas Edition. Eat brussel sprouts or cauliflower cheese? Hands down cauliflower cheese every-time. Brussels sprouts are the work of the devil! Have twinkling lights or still lights? The lights we have on our tree can be twinkling or still. Normally ours are set to still but I do like both. Eat gingerbread or Ferrero Rocher? Oh has to be Ferrero Rocher. They are so delicious as a little indulgent. Open your Christmas presents with only immediate family or with all of your family members? Open with immediate family. Alex, David and I will open our presents on Christmas morning then my parents come […]

Hello December – Holidays & Blogmas Are Coming

Is it really December already? It seems that the older I’m getting the quicker the months seem to pass.  It honestly feels like 2017 only started not that long ago.  But here we are, Christmas is around the corner.  The present buying is in full swing, with the stress of getting the perfect gift for loved ones is snapping at my heels.  The excitement of all the Christmas food, music, decor and spending time with family is growing daily.  This month I am going to relax a little with the goals I’m setting myself and simply enjoy the time of year, watch begin to understand that something is happening and that he will be getting presents, hear him say Santa […]

Isle Of Arran Cheese Haul & Review

I mentioned in Our Trip To Arran post that we visited the Isle Of Arran Cheese Shop where my mum and her friend spend a lot of money of different cheeses. My mum kindly bought me three, which I’ve finally been able to try. Shop and Online Store. The shop itself is small but full of many varieties of cheeses with observation windows where you can see the cheeses being made. There was plenty of testers and the staff didn’t seem to mind that we kept going back for more. The staff was friendly and helpful. Their website arranscheeseshop.co.uk is easy to navigate, where you can purchase hampers that are pre-made or you can create your own hamper.  Alternatively you […]