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The Festive Tag.

The Festive Tag.




With December just arriving, I think its time to do my Festive Tag. I was tagged by Charlotte who blogs at and Tweets @CharSwinhoe  

Thank you for the tag Charlotte, what a great way to start off December and enjoy the beginning of the festivities.  So, I have 15 favourite festive things to think of, let’s get started! ♥  

1. Favourite Festive Food: Well, anyone who knows me will know that this answer has to be chocolate. But I also love Christmas cheese and cranberry sauce, the sauce makes it more Christmassy for me! Yum.

2. Favourite Reindeer: I actually don’t know that many reindeer names? So, I think I will have to say Rudolf! That cute red nose. ♥

3. Favourite Day from the 12 Days of Christmas:  “Two Turtle Doves….”?? is that right?? If this question means the song, then that. If it means the actual 12 days of Christmas, then of course Christmas day, though I love Christmas Eve too. Err, bit confused there.

4. Favourite Christmas Song: I love The X Factor, so usually at Christmas I like whatever they have as their Christmas hit. Of the well known Christmas songs, I like ‘Mistletoe and Wine’.I love listening to Christmas music as I put my decorations up and wrap the gifts.

5. Favourite Christmas Present: I think my Kindle was my best recent gift, I use it everyday and I tweet A LOT from it! I have had loads of fabulous gifts over time. I have been very lucky. Honestly though, I think I give great gifts too!  😉

6. Favourite Christmas Film:  I love Mary Poppins, it just reminds me of Christmas. Chim chiminee, chim chiminee chim chim churoo!!

7. Favourite Cracker Toy: Honestly, they are all rubbish. I just like to pull them and win. I don’t care what the prize is, they are all bad!

8. Favourite Cracker Joke: Again, all rubbish!! The jokes are not as bad as the toys, the jokes can be so bad they are amusing.

9. Favourite Christmas Decoration: A very easy one this, it has to be the Christmas tree, I love to decorate it and I love to have all our gifts underneath it.

10. Favourite Candle Scent: Usually throughout they year, I like linen type smells. But at Christmas time, the scent of trees or cinnamon is best.

11. Favourite Christmas Advert : The Bear’s Christmas, by John Lewis. The song that went with it was great too.

12. Favourite Christmas Tradition: Well, this isn’t a worldly tradition, but its become a tradition for my Husband and I. We go to a market on Christmas eve, there is great festive spirit there, it stays open until midnight and its cheap! We usually get each other a last Christmas gift and have something nice to eat. I love it. 

13. Favourite Place to Spend Christmas: At home with my Husband. Cosy with lots of treats makes it perfect.

14. Favourite Christmas Fact: I like the fact that it is Jesus’ birthday. That’s the reason we all celebrate.

15. Favourite Snowman Accessory: The carrot! We don’t often get piles and piles of snow enough for snowmen, but when we do its great fun adding the carrot for its nose.

I’m going to throw the snowball to some other bloggers that I’m sure will be getting into the festive spirit of things. I hope you enjoyed reading my answers, I look forward to reading yours. Anyone who wants to join in, please leave me your link so I can read your answers.

I tag:

Kat from  @Kat_thebooknerd

Cara from   @carawritesstuff 

Viola from  @violahelen_

AJ from  @ajcraftybox

If anyone else wants to do it too, that would be amazing. Lets spread lots of Christmas joy!  ♦



Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Tags


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Viola`s Christmas Gift Swap.

Viola`s Christmas Gift Swap.




I have been invited to be part of The Christmas Blogger Gift Swap, and YOU can take part too.

Its been organised by Viola  @violahelen_

She has come up with a great idea for us bloggers to celebrate Christmas between us and get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better. Its just for UK bloggers (sorry international bloggers, but its a cost thing I think – perhaps you could organise one in your country? Let us know).

Anyway, its a gift swap and a way to get to know other bloggers and their amazing blogs. You will get paired with another blogger at the beginning of December (by Viola). Then you have a bit of time to get to know them, before you can arrange to send them a lovely Christmas gift.

My initial worry was its going to be expensive! But, no you and your blogger partner can decide amongst yourselves if you want to set a price, or not, or even send homemade gifts? Its totally up to you! That’s part of the fabness of this idea.


Visit Viola’s site and fill in her google form. 

Write a blog post about the event. (within 3 days so we can get lots of bloggers involved).

Get paired up, get to know your blogger friend, buy gifts and send.


  • November 28th: Deadline for submission form.
  • December 1st: Find out blogger friend.
  • By December 17th: Send off your gift.


  • Fill out the google form.
  • Write a blog post about the event.
  • Send a couple of nice gifts to your paired blogger by December 17th.
  • Write a post about your gifts (include photos) after you have received them.
  • Send links to Viola of all your blog posts.

Thank you to Viola for organising this, I love the idea and I hope you do too. If you get involved from reading my post, please let me know as I would love to know which of my followers are doing this. I look forward to reading all the further posts from this event…. and to meeting my blogger friend! Can’t wait to meet you!  🙂

Viola’s links here:


Its nearly Christmas, let get a great Blogger celebration started!!  Woo Hoo!




Posted by on November 16, 2014 in events


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