A Christmas Date Night in Birmingham …

Christmas Date Night

When Phil and I first started seeing each other, child free dates were a total luxury as we started out with 4 kids between us. After we got married we wanted to keep date nights going, even if it was just once a month, thankfully my folks were on board and we managed to stick to for the last 7 years together. Phil is a muso if I haven’t mentioned it before, and so I wanted out December date night to be really special for both of us. I booked tickets to see Handel’s Messiah at the Birmingham Symphony hall […]

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Festive Favourites … #brumblogmas …

festive favourites brumblogmas

We have a few festive favourites to be honest, most of them films. It just isn’t Christmas without watching them all, preferably with the child whose favourite it happens to be. The best thing is they are all classics, and almost guaranteed to played on the telly at least once over the Christmas period. Although for us this isn’t necessary as we own them on DVD.   So here is a run down of our festive favourite films:   Home Alone Of course this is one that we still laugh at, especially Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as Harry and […]

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Christmas Pudding … #brumblogmas …

Christmas Pudding brumblogmas

It’s the second day of #brumblogmas and today the prompt was Christmas Pudding. I’ll be honest I was a bit stumped mainly because I don’t actually like this traditional suet based steamed pudding. However I do usually end up feeling like I am one come Boxing Day, let alone New Years Day! So I thought I’d write a post about how we plan not to end up feeling like plumptious puddings over Christmas week. I have mentioned previously that the husband and I have taken on the 5:2 lifestyle and so far we have lost 6 stone between us since […]

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