1 SLEEP TO GO!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hope you have all got your presents wrapped and sitting down and enjoying Christmas Eve, wherever you are!
A little hint to get the children excited – you can track Santa’s journey and play Christmas themed games at Norad Santa – click here.
Have a lovely Christmas tomorrow and enjoy all the festivities. We will be back shortly after a few days off with our families celebrating!
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We don’t know about you but we love to see other people’s Christmas tree photographs and designs! We believe that how you decorate your Christmas tree shows your personality by the shape of tree you buy, what you place on your tree and colour scheme. Everyone has a different tree in some way or another and it’s lovely to see different ideas and creations.
We would love to share our Christmas tree and how we decorated it!
This is our first Christmas tree in our house together. We bought it for an amazing £5 last boxing day in the sales. We prefer an artificial tree as our families have both always had them. As it is our first tree together we haven’t collected many personal baubles. Our families’ main tree contains a number of personal baubles and holiday baubles. Our holiday bauble tradition is wherever we go on holiday whether in the UK or abroad we will purchase a bauble to remember that place. This year we had only been to Disney so we bought a bauble from there.
We both agreed on warm white LED lights as we didn’t like blue or bright white coloured as the warm white lights up the room but creates a warm vibe. The blue and brighter white lights made the house feel cold and too bright in the room.
We also picked the colour scheme red and gold as it makes the house feel warm and homely. We decided the white or blue colours made the house feel cold but also they do however make it feel like a white Christmas and reminds us of snow. So we bought red and gold, plain and glittery baubles and also matching tinsel.
Finally we like to add Christmas crackers and candy canes to our tree as our families and grandparents have a tradition of doing this. This reminds us of our childhood grabbing a candy cane on Christmas Eve to eat and a cracker before our Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.
Thank you for reading and we would love to see your Christmas tree revealed.
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T2 have a wide selection of teas to choose from and as we were travelling to Leeds for the Christmas Markets we knew we had to stop here for a refill of our favourite flavour ‘Melbourne Breakfast’. When we visit, we love trying a few taster flavours and this one was given to use as soon as we walked through the doors and that’s when I knew it was the one to buy.
Choc Molten Marvel Tea:
This tea is a lovely mix of black tea leaves and chocolate flakes to create this delicious rich hot chocolate taste. To get a perfect flavour leave to brew for 2-4 minutes for 1 teaspoon of leaves and why not try a dash of milk for a ticker texture! Best part is you can purchase this flavour as tea leaves or teabags to suit all.
What We Thought:
This tea flavour is like a perfect mixture of tea and hot chocolate! It also has a slight tangy orange taste and a kick of Baileys to it and this makes it feel very festive, ready for Christmas. Don’t worry if you don’t like Baileys, neither do we but we love this flavour!
Why not try it out for yourself, here!
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Thank you for reading and we hope to hear about your experiences and favourite tea flavours.
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Looking for something handmade for a Christmas present, something cheap and cheerful or even looking for stocking filler ideas, well, look no further we have the perfect gift for you!
Reindeer Hot Chocolates!
This are easy to make by following our step-by-step guide below and costs no more than £5 and this will create a few.
This product is basically a Reindeer’s head created from the ingredients to make a hot chocolate drink, which would go down a dream in the cold, Christmas season here in the UK.
What will you need?
- Piping Bag – The head
- Handful of Mini Marshmallows – To fill the head
- Instant Hot Chocolate – To fill the head
- Elastic bands – To wrap up the Ingredients
- Brown Pipe Cleaner – The antlers
- Mini Pom Pom – The nose
- 2x Googly Eyes – The eyes
- Glue – To stick them all on
Once you have all the ingredients in front of you, you are ready to follow this guide:
- Open the piping bag and fill with 8 heaped teaspoons of Instant Hot Chocolate powder
- On top of the Hot Chocolate powder place a handful of mini marshmallows
- Using the elastic band close the piping bag above the mini marshmallows and securely fasten with the Elastic band so nothing falls out
- Wrap the brown pipe cleaners around the piping bag at where the elastic band is and bend 1/3 of the way up and 2/3 of the way up bend the other way to look like the antlers
- Using the glue – stick the eyes on the piping bag just below where the marshmallows start
- Using the glue – stick the pom pom on in-between and slightly below the eyes
- That is your gift complete!
This gift would be complete with the addition of a mug! Cheap and cheerful filled full of festive spirit. This gift is perfect for all ages, from young children’s stocking fillers to adults hampers with a miniature bottle of Baileys for a creative twist.
With 4 heaped teaspoons of the hot chocolate powder it’s best to add 180ml of boiling water and to create a thicker texture why not add hot milk warmed up from the microwave.
One reindeer served both of us (2 people) and it was delicious after a long day at work and coming home in the dark, cold nights this warmed us both up! We had some left over Chocolate Powder so sprinkled some on top of our marshmallows.
It’s a lovely little gift, that doesn’t take long to make and would put a smile on anyone’s face.
Thank you for reading and we would love to hear what you thought and see your photographs of your gifts!
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