Category Archive: Christmas

Dec 20

Is Christmas pulling at your purse strings…….

Our home is a buzz with Christmas festive joy – the decorations are up and fridge packed to the brim with goodies including the turkey.  The stockings are hanging from the fire place and pretty much (believe it or not) we are ready for Christmas day. Every year however gets more expensive …  we have …

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Dec 12

How to Protect Your Kids over Christmas

Christmas can be a busy time of year, especially if you have children. The run up to the seasonal preparations can be exciting and run smoothly when suddenly out of know where – there seems to be three, two, one week before the big day! It all comes in a rush with the children breaking …

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Dec 11

Dear Santa can I have a tablet this Christmas ?

If you’re planning on buying your child a laptop, tablet or smartphone for Christmas, please follow these six golden rules, which will ensure your child surfs safely in cyberspace over the winter break: 1. Update your  Antivirus and Security software 2. Be sure to be part of their leaning process helping them ( even if …

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Nov 29

Hey – it’s nearly Christmas – yum !

A twist on the traditional mince pies – meringue Topped Mince Pies  WOW! Preparation Time  40 minutes Baking Time 20 minutes Portions - 12     Ingredients 250 grams plain white flour 100 grams butter (cold and cubed) 25 grams lard 3 tbsp golden caster sugar 400 grams mincemeat Ice sugar (to dust) Topping 2 free range …

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Nov 14

Anyone thinking of getting a smartphone this Christmas?

Once again technology seems to be the most talked about conversation in our household in the lead up to Christmas. There is always that debate about whether it is necessary for children to own a mobile phone or to have a computer lap top when it will only encourage more screen time, will be yet …

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Nov 05

Stir it up Sunday ! and lots of kitchen safety tips

Why not encourage your children – girls and boys – to be chefs in the kitchen but remember your safety kitchen tips . If one of your children shows enthusiasm when you ask him or her to help bake a cake then cease the chance to make it fun and they will be asking to …

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Dec 18

Top Tips on how to wrap your Christmas Presents

Ever had trouble wrapping those small or big Christmas Presents – the paper doesn’t fit, the shape doesn’t lend itself to an easy fold, it’s so small that it is bound to get lost under the Christmas tree ….. Well help is now at hand – here are some top tips and you can also …

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