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    Celebrating Christmas with Friends at Luminate – Walton Hall and Gardens Light Trail in Cheshire

    We were meant to be exploring the Luminate light trails twice, once at Southport in Lancashire and then again in Warrington in Cheshire. However Storm Arwen put a stop to our first visit. Then we did start to wonder if our second would be rained off too. Thankfully though, it went ahead and we were able to visit with our friends this weekend. Luminate Cheshire Location Luminate in Cheshire is at Walton Hall & Gardens close to Warrington and really easy to get to from the M6 and M56. We met with the friends that we made at Spike’s baby group when she was tiny. In total there were three…

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    Winter Events in the North West 2021 – Grab Your Tickets Fast

    This year is the year of the more normal. There arent socially distancing santa visits planned, even if there maybe should be. And there are more events on again. That said a lot have sold out already! Here’s a little round up of the events we’re looking forward to that havent yet completely sold out! 1 – Luminate Southport and Cheshire So full disclosure here, I am attended both of these events and will have a write up on the blog about them at the time. But even if I wasn’t attending in a blogging capacity, they would have been on my to do list anyway. They look awesome! I…

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    Tackling Christmas dinner for the first time – how to avoid dinner disasters

    This year we’re staying at home for Christmas. It’s the first year, since we got together almost 9 years ago, that we’re staying home. At first I would spend Christmas with my family and T his, then we started spending it together, but at his mums. We’d then go visit mine on Boxing Day. But I always said that as soon as we had kids together I wanted Christmas Day to be our thing. One of the main reasons that we had spent Christmas at T’s mums in years gone by is because of L. He spends Christmas morning at his mums then Christmas Day with us. So it was…

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like… – Christmas at Bents Garden Centre 

    So last week I was invited along to Bents Garden Centre to sample the fantastic range of food on offer in the Winter Food Market. And I must say… wow! There was bratwursts ahoy, complete with a vegan version for people to enjoy. Pulled pork and pulled mushrooms with the spiciest pork scratchings  you can ever imagine. Waffles and crepes with every topping you could ask for. And a great selection of drinks, including the beautiful white hot chocolate that I may have sampled with marshmallows! Food glorious food I honestly though I was at a warmer mini version of the Manchester Christmas markets. The atmosphere was great, there was…

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    The Christmas Tag 2016

    I was tagged by Amy from The Smallest of Things to join in with the Christmas Tag! What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Its all about Miracle of 34th Street for me… andLove Actually, Elf, and Home Alone, and Polar Express… I ave a few Christmas Movie Faves Have you ever had a white Christmas? I vaguely remember one from when I was little… Where do you usually spend your holiday? We go to T’s mums Christmas Eve to see his sister and our nephews. Then we go home, go back on Christmas Day for Christmas Dinner then back home for the night. Then we go to my parents on Boxing Day and spend…