Vegetable Chilli Recipe

A bit of a different blog post for you guys today but I thought I would share with you one of my favourite meals to cook throughout December, that is vegetable chilli, the perfect substitute for chilli con-carne, with a winter spice that is to die for! Continue reading “Vegetable Chilli Recipe”

12 Days to go…

Ahh! twelve days to go and I can’t blooming wait for Christmas now!

Here’s what I’m going to be getting up to for the next twelve days to get ready for Christmas.IMG_8238

1 – Finish buying and wrapping presents

2 – Put up decorations (I know I’m late! But we’re running out of time!)

3 – Wear a Santa hat (everyday!)

4 – Watch a Christmas film a day

5 – Sample festive food and drinks (very important…)

6 – Listen to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album

7 – Get new tacky Christmas Jumper – I’m obsessed with this Alpaca one!

8 – Buy and build a gingerbread house

9 – Make sure my whole family is SUPER excited (especially my little brother)

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11 – Start my count down

12 – Finish BLOGMAS! (keep your eyes peeled for at least 12 more posts!)

What are you going to be up to for the next 12 days? Let me know in the comments below!

Lucy xox

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Best Christmas films

So if you’ve already seen my Christmas Tag blog you’ll know that my favourite Christmas film is Elf, but that’s not all, oh no, that is not all (little Cat in the Hat quote for you there…).

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Stocking Filler ideas

Ahh stocking fillers, arguably the most fun things to open on Christmas from a satsuma to a bag of chocolate coins and everything in between, it’s a classic part of Christmas. I used to love waking up at dawn on Christmas day and running into my brothers room and the three of us all ripping open the gifts from Santa (who managed to use the same paper as mum and dad…)

So if you’re doing a stocking for Christmas and you’re all out of ideas, have a scroll through this and see if you can get some fun present inspiration.

1. Uno emoji – £7 Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 22.58.04

2. Wooden train set – £8

3. Wind up toys – Racing Grandma and Grandad – £7.99

4. Heat up bear (alternative to hot water bottle!) – £10

5. Face paint crayons – £2.99 each

6. Puzzles – Sudoku Cube – £3.99 Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 23.34.01

7. Eyetoons – card game – £5.99

8. Fishin’ for floaters – bath game – £10.99

9. Chocolate/sweet pizza – £3.99

10. Sound effect machine – £4.99

11. Grow your own unicorn – £3.99

So there you have it, 11 really random gift ideas for you all to go and have a flick through… What would you normally get in a stocking at Christmas?

Lucy xox

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The Christmas Tag

I blooming love a Q&A, you’ll know that if you’ve seen my Disney Tag. So when I saw the Christmas tag challenge I just had to do it! (I know it should really be a youtube video but I’m gonna do the blog anyway.)

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1. Favourite Christmas Movie?

It’s got to be Elf, I do love Love Actually and The Holiday but for me Elf is one I can watch a billion times and quote every line and still be interested in it.

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2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?

I’m 100% on the nice list this year (at least I hope!)


3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas photo.

I don’t really have any embarrassing Christmas photo’s but here’s one of me and my dad in our accidental matching jumpers. p.s. yes those are the Grinch Pj leggings…

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4. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Not that I remember, it’s usually right before Christmas or right afterwards.


5. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?

I like to start my shopping early because if I see something that would be perfect for someone I don’t want to risk forgetting or it running out of stock.


6. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?

I’d be in the Nativity, I’d love to meet Mr Poppy! “You’re through to the next round!” “What next round?!” “The Hollywood Round!”


7. Name all of Santa’s reindeer.

Dancer, Prancer, Rudolph, Blitzen, Comet, Donner, Cupid, Dasher and Vixen (mic drop.)


8. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?

Traditionally it would be on Christmas eve (total bah humbug on my parents behalf…) but since going to uni I’ve loved putting it up at the beginning of December.

My brothers and I would decorate it but our mum would magically make it better over night.

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9. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

This year we have a real one at the front of the house and a fake one inside.


10. Peeking at gifts or be surprised?

Be surprised! Although I used to go downstairs on Christmas morning and suss out which were my presents or not.

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11. Show us your ugly Christmas sweater if you have one.

Go back to answer 3 for this!


12. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?

My boyfriend Nathan (*cringe*)


13. Does your family have a special holiday tradition?

Going out to see the Christmas lights on the houses in the neighbourhood and drinking Mulled wine on Christmas Eve!


14. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I am quite creative with wrapping presents so I definitely take pride in it and find the best wrapping paper for the year – this year I’ve chosen to use paper from Paperchase, it has Dinosaurs with Christmas hats on!


15. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?

Once, as a joke with my family to thank our neighbours for welcoming us to the neighbourhood.


16. What tops your tree?

A Christmas fairy, it’s pale blue with feathers as it’s skirt.


17. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I do make them and I try my hardest to stick to them each year.


18. You have been granted one Christmas wish…what will it be?

I wish for the happiness of my family and friends.

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Lucy xox

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Being Gluten Free for Christmas

Fellow coeliacs listen up! Christmas does NOT have to be a miserable time, food companies have been testing new products and finally they have found things that are really working! If you don’t follow Gluten Free Cup Of Tea‘s blog then you don’t know what you’ve been missing!

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How to Get into the Christmas Spirit

Okay so it’s the 6th of December, I’m already too far gone with feeling festive but if you are in need of some festive cheer here is a list of some of the best Christmas cocktails to drink on the day.  Continue reading “How to Get into the Christmas Spirit”

Christmas gift guide

I pride myself on gift giving, the excitement of getting something so perfect for someone and it getting to the day, them opening it and loving it, really is the best feeling!

So here is a little guide of ideas for gifts for your loved ones. I will be doing another gift guide very soon with great secret Santa gifts, this guide is perfect for family!

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This book is perfect for the little one in the family!

Not only does it come as a train but you can get it in multiple designs which can be suited to boys and girls.

The best thing about the book is that it’s not just a book, it’s a road to play with and it converts into a train!

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Unicorns are all the rage at the moment, from little children to teens (and older!) This LED light is a nice alternative to something that is overly sparkly, it can add the perfect amount of pizazz to your room without going OTT.

 

 


Screen Shot 2017-12-03 at 13.37.10.pngThis one is slightly pricier but still a great idea for the budding gardener who also likes beer! (here’s looking at you dads…)

 

 

 

 

 


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This is also on the pricey side, but I’ve always thought getting a genuine leather notebook and a pen with it, is a lovely gift. And with Not on the High Street you can get it personalised.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This is a gorgeous print for your partner.
You can have the soundwave print to say what ever you want, whether it’s of you saying ‘I do’ or simply ‘I love you’ it can be anything.

 

Lucy xox

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