Saturday, 17 December 2016

My Christmas Message

Just one week to Christmas followed by another new year. Where has this year gone? 

Did you get all your craft projects finished and new recipes perfected? No, I didn't either. That just gives me more to add to the new year resolutions. I believe we need challenges and goals in our life or we would not achieve anything.

It seems this time of year is one for reflecting on what has passed and what lies ahead. 

I think we should reflect on other aspects of our lives, not just the achievements, money, successes, career etc.

Were we better as humans - kinder, more generous, loving and forgiving? Did we support and help those in need - not just family but strangers? Did we do enough in our lives to stop animal cruelty and reduce the impact we as humans are having on our environment?

Let's all reflect on these questions over Christmas and make our new year resolutions based on making our world and others' lives better.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Present Solution

Here’s a fun Christmas present for the person that has everything or who enjoys (perhaps OVER enjoys) every aspect of Christmas and the holiday season – a Christmas Survival Kit.

To start you need something to put all your items in. A traditional Christmas stocking or gift bag of a suitable size is perfect.

Gather your items. Remember these are only suggestions and you may like to include some things that are particularly relevant to the receiver. Include a list of the items like the one below on our basics list.

Basic list

Bandaid to fix things that just will not work.
Bath salts to soothe your weary body
Battery so you can keep going and going and going
Bauble to make your Christmas sparkle!
Bell – Jingle bells swing, jingle bells rock
Button to replace the one you lose from overeating
Candle so all your Christmas’s are bright
Chamomile tea to calm and soothe away the tension.
Cloves for the scent of Christmas
Coin so Christmas doesn't leave you penniless.
Confetti to remind you to have fun.
Marble in case you lose all of yours!
Match to reignite you when you're burned out.
Paracetamol for the headache from overindulging
Paperclip to help you keep it all together.
Party popper to start the season with a bang
Peppermints to settle the tummy from overindulging
Piece of gum to help stick to Christmas shopping.
Pin to remind you to stay sharp.
Sticky Tape because it always runs out in the middle of wrapping.