Simplify Your Christmas Blogging Carnival

I’m looking forward to Christmas for many reasons – a break from work, the chance to spend time with family, catching up with old friends. And I’m hoping someone will buy me an extra cosy quilt I’ve had my eye on for a few months. But often the most special… View Post

Simplify Your Christmas: Vanilla Christmas Cookies

Readers, I must start this post with a confession. The Oxfam Simplify Your Christmas blog carnival invited bloggers to share their favourite family Christmas activities – those things that make the festive season special, without costing a fortune. I had planned to impress you with our amazing, foolproof 'make your… View Post

Help Oxfam Unwrapped and Simplify Your Christmas

Every year, at about this time, I start planning my imaginary Christmas. My imaginary Christmas is pretty amazing, and looks a bit like a Norman Rockwell painting. I have a perfectly trimmed tree, the presents underneath are wrapped in hand-printed paper and tied with bows that incorporate cinnamon sticks, and… View Post