Portable North Pole – Messages for your children from Santa


I’m not a newbie to this PNP lark-we actually use this service every year, giving the children their own personalised videos from the man in red himself.

This year however, I was asked to write a review on the service, and introduce some new options for the video personalisation, and even show you some merchandise that is now available!
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#Blogtober ~ Day 12 ~ Love

Today is day 12 of Blogtober 2017, and definitely one of the easier themes to write about-Love.


I have a lot of loves in my life, not all of them people-some of them things-some of them material, some of them not.
All of them, however, give me the strength and positivity I need to get through even the toughest days. Continue reading

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#Blogtober17 ~ Day 8 ~ Holidays


Today is Day 8 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme is Holidays!


I’d love to be one of those people that can list tons of destinations, with memories and bucket list items ticked off.  Unfortunately, that won’t be happening on this blog-I’ve barely left the UK-but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to! Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ Three Mobile Phone-Tech Review

I was sent a Samsung galaxy S8+ from Three, to review for a few weeks.  Before we continue, I don’t want to lead anyone into false expectations; I’m not a tech blogger, I’m a Mummy, Wife and blogger/vlogger, and I’ll base my review from those points of view rather than anything “techy”.



As some of you will know, I’m a massive Apple fan.  I own the iPhone 6+ and have owned iPhones for years.
When I received the S8+, I wondered if this beaut of a phone, had the possibility of converting me back to wanting an Android! Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf-Day 24, The Last Day!

Today marks the final day of our elves and their antics!  Tonight they’ll go back to the North Pole to help Santa with the big night, and, hopefully, they’ll be back next December 1st!

The children woke to find a Christmas Eve box this morning!  Inside (as you’ll see from the photo and video), were, matching pyjamas, a snowman bath bomb for tonight’s bath, a hot chocolate sachet each, a festive cuddly each, reindeer food to sprinkle outside tonight, a personalised plate for Santa’s goodies, a light up snowman each, so that Santa can find their rooms in the dark, and their special “T’was The Night Before Christmas” book they have every year.


This morning, after the festive goodbye gifts from the elves, we went out for our annual Christmas Eve Breakfast with my husband’s family, and the children were so super well behaved-it’s almost like they were trying to impress someone…..not sure who though!



Fast forward to this evening, and before their baths, they made sure the magic food for the reindeer was sprinkled over the front of the house, and left Santa and his reindeer treats out on the plate they were given this morning.


Then, after a lovely bath with their snowman bath bomb, they dressed in their new matching pyjamas, and settled down with me (yep that’s a Moomin tshirt-thats how I roll), to read their annual festive book.


Here’s a little slideshow of the end of the evening for my very excited children!!!!!  Pyjamas, goodnight cuddles, and excited faces in bed!

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Just before bedtime, they said goodbye to their elves, and it was just too adorable not to share!

So that’s that!   Mummy and Daddy have brought all the presents downstairs, and tomorrow, they will wake to find, Santa has been, filled their stockings and left them presents.  (For your eyes only, here’s a sneak peak).


That’s it from me, and my Blogmas Elf Antic Posts.  Thank you for reading every day, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!!  (See you the day after Boxing Day, for a Christmas festivities round-up, and probably a lot more photos).


Until Then, Thank You, and Goodnight!


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Elf on the Shelf-Day 23

Good Morning Elf Fans!

So today marks the penultimate day of our Elves mischief making!  Tonight they will leave all the things the children need for Christmas Eve, and a letter saying goodbye.
We’ve already had sad faces from Olivia when we explained they would need to go back to help Santa, so I’m unsure how tomorrow evening will go!

This morning however, the children woke to find the elves playing with finger puppets!!!









They’ve had a lovely morning playing with them!  Kye does a very good impression of Santa!!!


So!  That’s it from the “normal” antics!  Tomorrow’s will be a later blog post, because I’ll be adding the reaction video from the morning, plus a video of them leaving their things out for Santa, and saying goodbye to Jingles and Jangles.  I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be emotional!

Until tomorrow-lots of love Elf fans!

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Elf on the Shelf-Days 21 & 22 (and pig-gate!)

Good Afternoon!!!

Massive huge apologies for not blogging about our elves antics yesterday!

I’ve been a little under the weather, and had to go out late last night with my Mother-In-Law, to get my Christmas food!!!  I didn’t get in until late, and once it was all unpacked, put away and I managed to drag myself to bed, it was just too late to write up the days events!

Anyway, nothing will be missed in today’s blog, and, starting with Day 21 (Tuesday) this is what the children woke up to!


The video reaction to this one was only small (quite like the antic really)-but they’ve just had so many treats and crazy mornings, we thought we’d dull them down a tad for the last few days, especially as Christmas Eve is always a massive one!

Moving on to Day 22 (today), and my lovely husband was already setting this one up while I was shopping last night.  Its entitled Elves Do Jurassic Park, and he was super proud of himself!



As you can see from the following video, the children pretty much loved this one, although the moment was overshadowed slightly by Olivia, and her pet pig (see below for the story behind the pig).


So, back to the pig…….
Yesterday, the hubs went shopping first thing to get my Christmas presents, and on his way back, needed to grab a couple of things from the shop.  He called me to ask if I wanted a special Christmas themed sandwich, consisting of pigs in blankets and stuffing.  I said no thank you, but he didn’t hear because of his signal, so instead I text him.  During the messaging the children questioned me on what Daddy had wanted on the phone, so I quickly filled them in.  Except Olivia either didn’t listen, or completely misheard, because she convinced herself that Daddy was bringing her home a pet pig for Christmas!

She even waited at the front door, full of excitement, asking him if he’d got her pig.  We had to explain to him why she thought that was happening, and he had to let her down as gently as possible.  She looked so sad when she realised he wasn’t bringing her one, AND me and Kye found it hysterically funny.
Fast forward to last night, pre-food shop, and I nipped to the toy shop and bought a toy pig.  This morning, Daddy redeemed himself by giving her the pig, and as you can see from a very special video reaction below, she was thrilled!


So that’s all that’s been happening here over the last two days, all quite normal (pig-gate aside).
Tonight is the last normal antic before the Christmas Eve box etc gets left, how crazy is that!  Only two more Elf Blogmas blogs to go!!!!
So tonight we’re leaving festive puppets out for the children-they love puppets and role play, so I’m really looking forward to this one!


Until tomorrow, and our penultimate Elf on the Shelf Blog-Toodaloooooooo!

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Elf on the Shelf-Day 20

I cant believe its Day 20!!!  Christmas is SO soon, and even sooner is the Elves return home-something I have not planned in the slightest this year!  Last year we did a North Pole Breakfast as their goodbye, but this year we’re going out for breakfast, so we have no idea what we’re going to do.

Last night however, the elves left some magic Skittles for the children to make Skittles rainbows with!

Kye had heard all about it at school, so he knew what to do-although I was still a little concerned something so simple wasn’t going to work…..but it did!

As you can see the children loved it!



Soon it was time for school,and Kye had been chosen to be in the school choir this morning, singing for the community coffee morning-he was soooo cute-and as a reward, his teacher let them have a biscuit….although, as you can see, he didn’t actually go with a biscuit!!! Anyway, as usual he made me super proud, and we’re completely on countdown for him to finish tomorrow now-just hoping this horrible norovirus going around won’t get him!



Anyway, there was me talking about not having any ideas for Christmas Eve, but I’ve got to find an idea for tonight first!!!!!


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