Category Archives: holidays

Christmas Decorations and Crafts to Make with Young Children

Looking across the street at our neighbours wonderful light displays makes our house look a little inferior.  I really don’t mind because our decorations are a labour of love.  Almost everything is homemade and those that are not have been … Continue reading

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Snow Day

What a treat to have a snow day on the last day of term before Christmas. On a snow day we receive an automated message from our school district. Initially the message said all schools would open 2 hours late … Continue reading

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Mount Ranier National Park and The Santa Express

I love the Winter holidays here.  There are long bank holidays on festivals we either don’t celebrate or have a quiet time at home because there are no family visits to pack in.  This gives us a lot of time … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Festival to Say Thank You for Turkeys?

As an outsider ‘Thanksgiving’ is a bit of a mystery.  My basic understanding is that is a time to say thank you, get together with family and eat a big turkey meal and is associated with harvest festival. However, as … Continue reading

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Christmas at Butlins

This Christmas we decided to take a break from our traditional way of doing things.  We visited Butlins Minehead Resort courtesy of the Butlins Mums Ambassador Programme. We usually spend Christmas at home, but I can thoroughly recommend a Christmas Butlins break for taking the hassle out … Continue reading

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