Elf on the Shelf Day 19-24

More adventures from our favourite elf, Sprinkles. Sprinkles miscalculated his height on the pole vault. Mud crawl. Slingshot. Super dangerous, yet super exhilarating high wire camping. Swinging on tree vines. More swinging on vines. Final vine swing. Sprinkles ends his adventures this year with the greatest adrenaline rush of all, a super twisty roller coaster. … Continue reading Elf on the Shelf Day 19-24

Christmas Traditions

Does your family have any Christmas traditions? Do you have a favourite? Are there any that you would happily do away with if you could? For me, Christmas is filled with traditions, in fact, that is what makes the season so special. Personally, I wouldn't part with any of our traditions, to me, it just … Continue reading Christmas Traditions

Elf on the Shelf Day 13-18

More adventures in the world of Sprinkles and his friends. Sprinkles goes hang gliding. This is one of my favourites. Sprinkles and his friend (as yet unnamed) ride some fierce dinos. Sprinkles takes part in a demolition derby. Sprinkles takes a Top Gear ride through the jungle. Sprinkles bravely tries the big slide. Sprinkles goes … Continue reading Elf on the Shelf Day 13-18

Christmas Menu

Have you finalised your Christmas menu yet? Ours is done, to be honest, it is pretty much the same menu as every year, with the exception of breakfast, we decided to try something new this year, instead of having me slave over a stove for a full English! Breakfast For The Family Waffles with ice-cream … Continue reading Christmas Menu

Happy Homemaker Monday

Today I am linking up with Sandra over at

Elf on the Shelf Day 7-12

Spinkles has been up to some seriously fun antics the past few days. He has been scavenger hunting, completed a rope course, dived for rare shells, bungee jumped, planked, and been shot out of a Christmas cracker!  Goodness me, hopefully this coming week bring more sedate pursuits for him.

I Can’t Live Without…Christmas Edition

Each year as Christmas rolls around I find myself eagerly looking forward to what I consider are items essential to my Christmas.

He’s Back!

Every year for the past six years, Sprinkles the elf has come from the North Pole to visit my son. Sound familiar? No, we aren't mad, we are participants in Elf on the Shelf. Each year Sprinkles themes his antics, last year we did professions. This year, Sprinkles is depicting extreme sports. Day one: Hot … Continue reading He’s Back!

Christmas Crackers

The Christmas crackers I have been making are finally finished! I must say, I am a lot more happy with them than when I first started, what an awful project to have to put together! Once the wood had been painted with a few coats, actually assembling the sides to the base, and the ends … Continue reading Christmas Crackers