Merry Christmas Everyone

Wow, what a year. It’s been busy busy on this end, juggling trying to grow my blog with being a mum and everything that comes with it. And I have to admit, I’m tired, oh so tired. So, I’ve decided to take some time off from the blog over Christmas, down tools and enjoy the festive season as much as I can. This is me wishing a very Merry Christmas to you all.

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

For our last Living Arrows of 2017, it seemed only fitting I share some pictures I took of BattleKid on Christmas Eve. This Christmas has been quite a change for us. For one, we’re in a warmer climate, and although it bucketed down, it was still hard to get into the festive spirit with sunshine in between and temperatures around 16-18C. 

The other thing is we are in a small two-bedroom holiday home and the majority of our belongings are in long-term storage until we buy a house which is a few years off. So we have had to borrow a tree from a family member and we’ve had to buy some decorations for it. And although we’ve made it as nice as we can, it just doesn’t feel the same.

We also did not have BattleKid’s Christmas Eve box, in which we had loads of things to entertain him while waiting for bedtime. And I really missed it. He got new pyjamas and socks, thanks to our new Primark only 3o minutes from the house. But I really missed getting his Christmas Eve box ready and using it on the day. I’ve decided I’m fishing it out for next Christmas no matter what. 

But I did manage a few pictures of him in front of the tree. And here they are. I hope you all had a great Christmas. See you in 2018!

living arrows - BattleKid ready for Christmas and the arrival of Santa BattleKid ready for Santa Bauble selfie with BattleKid


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Christmas Gift Guide for Little Wanderlusters and Travellers

So, the blogging world is a frenzied place with Christmas gift guides for one and all floating about. However, something that I haven’t seen so far is a Christmas gift guide for little wanderlusters like BattleKid. Gifts that will inspire travel among them or get them excited about forthcoming trips and holidays. Gifts that can be easily popped into their luggage to take with them on their travels.

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Christmas at Home or Abroad, What’s Your Take?

Yes, I know it’s only October but did you realise there are just 10 weeks until C-day. That is Christmas Day! It got me thinking about whether it is better to spend Christmas at home or abroad. We went away for Christmas last year but I wondered whether other families go away. Is it a regular occurrence or do they prefer to stay at home? Continue reading “Christmas at Home or Abroad, What’s Your Take?”