• Days Out

    Twilight Christmas Experience at Colchester Zoo

    We haven’t visited Colchester Zoo for a while now. When our Zoo passes run our a few years ago we didn’t renew them. At the time Darren’s shift work meant we wouldn’t be able to use them as much as we wanted to. When I got the email about the Twilight Christmas Experience at Colchester Zoo I knew I wanted to take the children to the event. It mentioned viewing the Christmas lights on the land train. Ethan loves Christmas lights so I knew he would enjoy it. Having visited Santas grotto at Colchester Zoo numerous times and taking Ethan to the breakfast with Santa event. I knew we wouldn’t…

  • Days Out,  Review

    The Christmas Spectacular Show REVIEW

    On Thursday we had an invite to see Alex Morley’s The Christmas Spectacular Show at Stonham Barns in Suffolk. If you are looking for a Christmas show for all the family and a panto just isn’t for you. You will be mad to miss this Christmas spectacular! The Christmas Spectacular Show Alex Morley’s Christmas production is full of magic, singing, dancing, acrobatics, and humor. It really is an amazing show for all the family. Captivating our children throughout the whole 90-minute performance. Considering Ethan has autism and finds it hard to sit still the cast captured his attention. He didn’t move once and engaged with everything. Even laughing at the…

  • Review

    Personalised Messages From Santa – Portable North Pole

    Christmas for Children is a magical time and this year we really have embraced all things Christmas. I have lost count on the number of times we have visited Santa. The children have loved every minute of our visits and thankfully they haven’t asked too many questions about why the Santa’s have been different. We can continue the magic of Santa at home with the Portable North Pole. We are able to create personalised messages from Santa. A lovely addition to the Christmas magic that the children absolutely love. What Is The Portable North Pole? Using the Portable North Pole website or mobile app you can create personalised messages from…

  • Gift Guides

    Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Kids

    With just over 6 shopping days left until Christmas day I thought I would share with you my ideas for last minute Christmas gifts for kids. Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Kids Stocking Filler Ideas – Gifts £10 and Under Who’s That Girl? Selfie Masks Each individual mask from Who’s That Girl contains light aloe that gently cleans and softens your skin. The masks look like IRL filters which are perfect for taking a selfie. Each set contains a panda face mask, a unicorn face mask, and a rainbow nose strip. Baby Art – My Christmas Fairy – Handprint Christmas Decoration Kit A great gift for capturing and making memories.…

  • Review

    Our Christmas Eve Box Contents

    This year thanks to Magic Santa Letter we are starting a new family Christmas tradition. We will be opening a Christmas Eve box as part of our Christmas Eve preparations. I have been thinking about what I will include in our Christmas Eve box. I thought I would share with you the treats I’m planning for our Christmas Eve box contents. Our Christmas Eve Box Contents The Night Before Christmas Rose Collins We were sent two copies of the book The Night Before Christmas from the author. This was to include in our Christmas Books for Children gift guide.  She signed both copies for the Children so I thought this…

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