Kindness At Christmas – Nappy Donations

This year I’ve been inspired by the kindness advent calendar put together by Lauren from Dilan & Me. I must admit I haven’t been able to follow it every day because there are days where Ella & I simply don’t make it out of the house!

However, I have taken ideas from it & implemented them where possible. I went to Starbucks on my way to the Wreath making workshop & rather than buying my usual size coffee I bought two smaller ones and suspended one of them for someone else and my Christmas cards (not that I’ve written them yet!) are all in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association – a charity close to our family’s heart. It’s surprising how much kindness you can squeeze into your day even if it just feeding the plumber & plasterer gingerbread men!

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My Fitness Journey with Rory Brown Fitness

Moving more is on my agenda for the coming year. But being a busy mum with little free time to myself I’m not really sure how this is going to happen. Luckily my wonderful friend Rory, a personal trainer at Rory Brown Fitness, has come to my rescue.

Here he explains how he is going to help me & you to achieve our fitness goals…

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Easy Gingerbread in Seven Simple Steps!

I love to bake but don’t get to do it quite as often as I would like. That’s why I love this super quick & easy gingerbread recipe. The dough can be used for all sorts of festive biscuits, stars, trees or even a gingerbread house!

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

On Sunday 4th December I had the opportunity to attend a Christmas wreath making workshop held by the lovely Mumma’s & More & the ladies from Swaffham & Fakenham Florists (who also happened to do my wedding flowers). Mr L had Ella for a few hours so I could really get to grips with it all & relax for a few hours.

The venue for the afternoon was an area high up in the south transept of Ely Cathedral. From the ground you’d have never even known we were there. Hidden away we had an amazing view across the nave as the light moved through the breath-taking stained glass windows, while the Christmas tree was receiving its final touches in time for Evensong.

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Merry Christmas to the Stars in the Sky.

As Christmas is fast approaching it’s got me thinking about how excited I am to have family around to share in Ella’s very first. But it’s also got me thinking a lot about loved ones that are no longer here. In particular Mr L’s father, Henry.
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