Tag: christmas

Feeling Festive In Funchal

Feeling Festive In Funchal

Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, may be small but it’s Christmas celebrations are anything but! Find out what they’ve got going on this year – and why I feel more festive here than back home

Gifts That Give Something Back

Gifts That Give Something Back

 Buying gifts for people has become something of a competition in recent years. Everyone is trying to get the best or most expensive gift, and there seems to be huge pressure to ‘top’ last years’ gift. But what about people who can’t afford expensive presents? […]

My Favourite Things About Christmas

My Favourite Things About Christmas

  Happy Christmas Eve, Eve! I realise that it’s two days until Christmas and, apart from having next to no presents for people (I’ve got my cat and dog more than I’ve got my stepdad so far…), I’ve not posted about my favourite Christmassy things […]

December Diary: Reminiscing About Christmas Abroad

December Diary: Reminiscing About Christmas Abroad

When you think of Christmas what do you think of (besides presents and family time)? Snow, hot drinks, chunky-knit jumpers and fluffy socks? For years, Christmas movies and songs have portrayed the holiday season as a magical, cold, snowy winter wonderland so it’s no wonder that […]

Why You Should NEVER Visit The UK In December

Why You Should NEVER Visit The UK In December

  I just don’t get it. There are so many other places to visit during December, why would you come to the UK? Here are a few reasons why a Wintery trip to the United Kingdom is a terrible idea: It’s too Bright- In December […]

Bloggers Tell You About…The Best European Christmas Markets

Bloggers Tell You About…The Best European Christmas Markets

This year I had big plans to go to a Christmas market both here at home in the UK, and also to one on the continent. A while ago I came so close to booking tickets to Berlin, and then I came close to booking […]

December Diary: Christmas Tat, Gift Shopping And Feminist Rejections

December Diary: Christmas Tat, Gift Shopping And Feminist Rejections

This is the second in my December Diary series. You can read the first one all about Victorian markets and Owls here. This week we FINALLY put the Christmas decorations up after saying they were going up in November. I don’t know why they haven’t gone […]