The downside of a lovely holiday is coming back to everyday life with a bump. Christmas is around the corner, which means fun and family time but also a ‘to do and to buy’ list longer than Scrip’s Christmas stocking. I did some shopping before I went – and felt smug
A holiday is approaching – which means we’ll all be coming down with colds, the iPad will be groaning with the Sesame Street and Peppa Pig downloads and I’ll pack three times the amount of clothes I need and four times the amount Scrip needs.
If I sound ungrateful I don’t mean to – we’re really excited about going away and are very lucky to be able to. But as Scrip grows, so does the amount of prep and organisation needed.
This year I’ve taken a tip from a friend and mum of an almost two year old and bought some little pressies for the five hour flight, which I’m wrapping in tissue paper and can be kept in reserve for her as a distraction after Peppas and co have been enjoyed. Then they can be new toys to enjoy when we’re away. My friend suggested buying from supermarkets – I actually picked mine up in good old M&S. Here’s a sneak preview of what I bought.
Last weekend we saw cousins, second cousins and good friends in Bath. It was so nice to head west to the fresh air, green fields and honey coloured buildings for a couple of days. We even had a Continue reading
Warm material; a generous hood; a nice bold pattern; no bows or frills; a darkish colour; a decent length; large enough to last until she’s two; a reasonable price; oh, and two little mittens securely attached.
Needless to say, it was an exhaustive search that took me from Mothercare to H&M, from Vertbaudet to Jojo Maman Bebe, from Polarno Pyret to BHS and finally to Continue reading