Review: Wrap.me Instagram wrapping paper

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In our family we’re Christmas mad, and like many parents we started (trying) to get organised at the start of November to avoid the mental last minute Christmas rush.  I hate that feeling when you feel the panic buying setting in and you end up with a) too many gifts, b) the wrong gifts or c) the department store sweats.

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Review: Travelodge Rooms for families

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At the end of November we took an amazing trip to Cologne for the Christmas markets. It’s a family tradition and we try to visit a different one each year.  So far, Lille, Bremen, Southbank London, Bath and now Cologne.

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Woolly Pullies from M&S – Boys Winter Jumpers

Cologne Christmas markets

We’ve just come back from a magical three days at the Christmas markets in Cologne.  We packed for all weathers with some reports of mild sunny days, much like we’ve had here, and others that it could be quite cold.

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Best winter coats for boys

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Over the last week, the temperature has really dropped. Aside from the satisfying savings on our gas and electric bills, I’m kind of ready for winter to close in.  Less of the rainy, windy weather and more of the bitterly crisp, frosty sunny days please.

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Review: Jamie’s Italian, Oxford

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Last Sunday we headed straight from the rugby pitch into Oxford for Sunday lunch.  Noah started playing rugby at Abingdon RFC a few weeks ago and seems to have found a new passion.  So we planned our Sunday around that and a treat lunch afterwards at Jamie’s Italian in Oxford.

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Review: Rosie’s Tea Room Abingdon

Rosie's Tea Room Abingdon

On Saturday we wandered into Abingdon to get our mop top children haircuts, and afterwards enjoyed lunch at the incredibly popular Rosie’s Tea Room in Abingdon.

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Duvet Day

Vert Baudet Duvet Cover

After launching back into the school routine, a weekend away, family wedding and everything that comes with family life, we’re having a duvet day today.

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Smoked paprika, halzephron, saffron

My favourite spices

I’ve been having a declutter in the kitchen, inspired by fellow Oxford blogger Natasha from Candy Pop. Read more…

Changing your diet to combat tiredness

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Just a quick post from me today – mainly because I’m pooped. Read more…

Review: Chariots & Cherry Pie diner near Oxford

Boys Just up the A420 from us is the relatively newly opened Chariots & Cherry Pie American diner. Read more…