Tag Archives | Christmas

dress style 610

Style Round-up: Bargains and sales

Christmas is over. We’re spent up to the hilt. BUT…..the beginning of January is always a good time to invest in a few must-have items. If we buy something frivolous but fabulous in the sales, it’s comforting to know we’ve frittered away only half (or less) of the original price. And a wisely judged purchase […]

Share Button
Read full story
photo round-up 610

Snapshot Round-up: Festive Fun!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least so says the song, and many of you are getting into the spirit decorating and donning festive outfits. I hope that if, like me, you’re not really in the mood this year these gorgeous photos bring some festive light into your life. I am in […]

Share Button
Read full story
special needs 610 slider

Special needs round-up: The many meanings of Christmas

I simply cannot believe that I am sitting here, writing the very last BritMums round-up of the year. No, I’m not ready. No, I’m not organised. But this year I am determined to make it the very best year ever for our girls. That doesn’t mean ridiculously expensive gifts or lots of tricky to organise […]

Share Button
Read full story
Christmas scratch card Lottery

40 fun ways to gift a scratchcard this Christmas

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from the National Lottery give you (or your loved ones — *ahem*) the chance of winning up to £1m, which would make Christmas a very merry one indeed! They make fabulous, fun extras for the over-16s on your list. At our #ScratchcardXmas […]

Share Button
Read full story

Video: Marco Pierre White’s top Christmas turkey tips

Preparing the perfect roast turkey and Christmas dinner is a challenge even for avid cooks. To get answers, BritMums hung out with Marco Pierre White to quiz him about our most pressing issues. The hangout was sponsored by Lean on Turkey, where you can get tips and inspiration for cooking with fresh turkey, including recipes […]

Share Button
Read full story

Marco Pierre White’s homemade turkey gravy recipe

We have had the pleasure of talking to Marco Pierre White in 2013 about all things turkey related with our Lean on Turkey campaign and we finish off the year with the Most Important Meal of the year – Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and more) If […]

Share Button
Read full story

Marco Pierre White’s sage & onion stuffing recipe

Marco Pierre White hung out with BritMums bloggers talking about all things turkey-related with our Lean on Turkey campaign. We finished off the year with the Most Important Meal of the year: Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and more) And what’s turkey at this time of year […]

Share Button
Read full story
cranberry sauce

Marco Pierre White’s homemade cranberry sauce recipe

As part of our campaign with Lean on Turkey we hung out with Marco Pierre White to talk about inspirational ideas for cooking with fresh turkey. At our final hangout, we finished off with the Most Important Meal of the year: Christmas Dinner. (Watch the full hangout for tips on turkey preparation, stuffing, sprouts and […]

Share Button
Read full story
Dads holding hands roundup 610

Dads Round-Up: The 12 Dads of Christmas

It’s December, and that means one thing. It’s the time of year a jolly bearded man gives out gifts. And so here I am with a massive sack, full of presents for you this month. All of them gift-wrapped with a lovely little tag on them. I’ve not kept the receipts, so there shan’t be […]

Share Button
Read full story
Christmas bauble 610

Inspired Christmas gift-wrapping ideas

Get ahead on your Christmas wrapping and create fun, inspired and beautiful presents, from kids crafts to modern minimalism, with strategies and ideas from these fabulous BritMums bloggers (be sure to circle them on G+ to keep up with all their ideas!): Helen Neale of Kiddy Charts gives tips on managing your wrapping before and […]

Share Button
Read full story

Join us: Marco talks Xmas turkey with bloggers

We’re thrilled to announce that we are going to be hanging out again with chef Marco Pierre White. This time he’ll be sharing tips on creating the perfect Christmas turkey. Several BritMums food bloggers will be chatting with Marco and posing their trickiest questions. And you can take part too by watching live on our […]

Share Button
Read full story
Aunt Bessies Christmas Twitter party yorkshire puddings

Aunt Bessie’s Xmas Twitter party & prizes

Christmas dinner is just round the corner, so we want to share the best tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you prepare yours with ease. Join our #BessieXmasTips Twitter party on Tuesday December 10, from 1-2pm to get involved. From quick and easy dinner table decorating tips, to your favourite party appetisers, and secret seasonings […]

Share Button
Read full story

#Scratchcard Xmas Twitter party; win shopping vouchers

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from The National Lottery are great add-on gifts or fun items to slip into cards for favourite friends, with the chance of winning up to £1m! At our #ScratchcardXmas Twitter party on Thursday 12 December we’ll be sharing inventive ideas for […]

Share Button
Read full story
Stephanie Chapman on BritMums hangout

Top mum tips to prepare for Christmas

Now’s the moment. This is the time when you can enjoy pre-Christmas activities with the family and actually get ahead of the game. We brought together 5 creative bloggers to tell us their top mum tips and creative projects that getting their families into the Christmas spirit. Watch the video to discover: an easy-to-make ornament […]

Share Button
Read full story

Finding the right Christmas charity for you

Christmas is the time of year when so many of us want to give to others who would otherwise go without. Liz Jarvis from The Mum Blog talks about choosing a charity that fits with her philosophy. A few years ago, Rosie Shelley and I were invited to visit UNICEF’s headquarters in Copenhagen, where we […]

Share Button
Read full story
networking

Networking Round-up: Stepping into that room!

We’ve all stepped into a room of strangers. The idea – even just on paper – is daunting! Why would anyone put themselves through such an awesome experience? The answer, of course, is simple. Networking is all about building relationships, establishing trust and making connections. Business coach, Stephanie Smith, describes the ambience of the room […]

Share Button
Read full story
Christmas cake from Morrisons

Come to our Christmas Networking Event!

Come meet-up with BritMums this holiday season at our big end-of-year Christmas networking event! We’re gathering at Prospero House for tea, coffee and a bite on Monday 25 November 10:30 to 13:30 – it’s the perfect way to launch yourself into the festive season and catch up with blogging friends. BritMums Christmas Networking Event Monday […]

Share Button
Read full story

Newbie Tuesday Round-up: 2013 newsflash

  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. […]

Share Button
Read full story