2013 newsflash: Helen, of Actually Mummy, has undergone a major headspace transformation, returning from the 2012 Christmas break unrecognisable to all those who know her. Except her children, who have emerged from the festive season wearing an expression of mild surprise… First up, let me tell you my news: I’m planning a new direction. [...]
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Let’s face it: the holidays are a time to give yourself over to all kinds of amusements. Such as cartoon characters in spangly costumes jumping through the air. The appeal of ice skating has gained wider appreciation with shows like Dancing on Ice (soon to return), but since girlhood I’ve adored the stretch of Spandex, [...]
Leyla Brooke shares how her Christmas tree is a walk down memory lane every year. At first glance my Christmas tree looks like any other. It’s a fake tree with built-in fiber optics. The tree is black and the lights change colour, nothing out of the ordinary, but don’t let looks deceive you. Start [...]
T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the house, there was chaos and panic (but luckily, no mouse!) There is wallpaper to hang, on the living room wall, and paint pots piled up in the downstairs hall. The laundry pile is growing at an alarming rate, Toys are taking over ….. this house [...]
Let’s face it, getting Christmas food right does a lot to making families happy. At our recent #O2GuruMagicofXmas Twitter party, we were delighted to discover your festive fare favourites. (Check out O2 Guru TV for loads of cool videos.) Discover the fresh ideas and ensure a very tasty Christmas with these suggestions: Starters Have just [...]
At our recent #bootschristmas Twitter party, we asked you to share your thoughts on the new ad for Boots, plus your holiday beauty tips and favourite beauty gifts that keep on giving. The party was sponsored by Boots UK. Check out the Boots UK new Christmas adverts around the theme of giving gifts that keep [...]
Wrapping gifts doesn’t have to be stressful, wasteful or expensive. We hung out with Maggy from Red Ted Art and learned all her tricks for beautiful and easy gift wrapping that also gets the kids involved! Watch it now!
We are hurtling through December and for many it’s a time to prepare for Christmas, often in a stressful flurry. For others it’s a time of peaceful reflection and rest. But however you celebrate Christmas, either with big parties, church celebrations or small family gatherings, or not at all, the December holidays are a time [...]
BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze hung out this week with Cherry Healey in her debut Cherry+ show. Also there was Reem Kanj and the women from Those Pesky Dames. Watch the show, which is all about Breaking the Mould at Christmas. Jennifer talks about whether the portrayal of mothers preparing for Christmas (women organising food and [...]
If you missed our last #bootschristmas Twitter party, where we discussed festive beauty hints and gift ideas, don’t worry – we’re holding a second one this Friday! Join us from 13:00 – 14:00 this Friday, 14 December. We’ll be asking how you spoil your loved ones whilst still saving pennies, and your best tips for [...]
‘On the First day of Christmas my true love gave to me….’ Mince pie anyone? Mulled wine? Did you watch any Christmas films yesterday? We did, ‘Our First Christmas’ a delightful family film which saw us all together on the sofa snug and warm getting in the festive spirit whilst admiring our Christmas tree [...]
Can you believe it…Christmas is only days away, yikes! We’re sure many of you will be starting to make those festive purchases – gifts, decorations, your office secret Santa, to name a few. Come join our #shop4good Christmas shopping Twitter party and tweet what you’re buying; your favourite shops as well as learn how you [...]
Hello and welcome to Novembers’ thrifty round up. Well Christmas is clearly on everyone’s mind and sadly Christmas bring money and spending it right to the forefront of our minds. Blimey I’ve even been making decorations out of toast ! Desperate times. Here is a round up of some diverse, fun and useful thrifty [...]
I’ve been in denial for the last few weeks but I can’t ignore it any longer. The Coca-Cola Christmas advert is back on our screens which can only mean one thing – the holidays are coming! Actually, it kind of signifies two things. Yes, Christmas is undoubtedly on its way but also, so are [...]
Our Christmas Photocrafts Challenge closes tomorrow (Monday, 19 December) so if you have yet to add your Christmas photo or craft idea, get your ice skates on and head over to the Christmas Photocrafts Challenge Linky post. Remember, you could win one of four printer or camera packages, including: • 2 x a 7.1 Hero [...]
We’re all glittered up and ready for Christmas over on the Kodak Printer Projects site. But before we introduce you to Maggy from Red Ted Art‘s brilliant (and easy) Christmas bauble project, remember that we have some great prizes up for grabs in our Christmas photocrafts challenge. It’s so easy to take part, all you [...]
Becky aka English Mum is one of our favourite foodie members. She publishes scrumptious, inventive recipes on her blog. She was shortlisted for Red magazine’s Red Hot Women Awards this year – something that didn’t surprise us at BritMums. We were aware of her contributions to blogging long before that and recognised her with a [...]
Lucy from Crumbs loves to make a little last a long way, at least with her delicious recipes. So how did she feel about taking her girls to meet Santa, at £60 a go? See that man on the right there? Yeah, him. Father Christmas. Well, I met him yesterday. I did… I know that’s what [...]
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