CHRISTMAS COMP: WIN A PAMPER HAMPER WORTH £65

Christmas Competition: win a pamper hamper worth £65

Can you believe how quickly Christmas is approaching?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the festive season. I love walking through the door to the fresh scent of a real pine tree, decorating my windows with twinkly lights, playing Scattegories and charades with close friends and family and the general feeling of goodwill in the air. Boy, do we need it!

Yet, this year I’m hugely unprepared as I’ll shortly be moving house – one of the most stressful things you can do. Every spare minute has been spent packing up boxes and navigating letters from the solicitor. I’ve not thought about cards. I’ve not thought about presents. And I’ve not even thought about Christmas lunch arrangements, which given my histamine intolerance, requires a great deal of prep.

I know I’m not the only one lagging behind. So I’ve teamed up with Holland and Barrett to give away a hamper of lovely pampering gifts worth almost £65 to help anyone feeling overwhelmed by their festive to-do list.

Weleda Lavender Bath Milk

I’ve previously written about how a bath helped me take control so this lovely hamper contains a bottle of Weleda Lavender Bath Milk (rsp: £13.50) to help you relax, patchouli and cinnamon Love Me Little Princess Kisses Bath Bombs from Beauty Kitchen (rsp:£12) for some fun-time fizz and Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Crystals Cold Season Eucalyptus (rsp: £8.95) to help clear your nose is you’re feeling bunged up.

And because many of you will be braving crowds and freezing temperatures on the high street, you’ll also find some Dr Organic Lavender Oil Moisturising Gel Socks (rsp: £15) and Gel Gloves (rsp: £15) to help rescue sore feet and dry skin. The gel inside contains organic lavender, jojoba, and olive oils as well as vitamin E and essential oils including jasmine, patchouli, bergamot, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood.

Dr Organic Lavender Socks

To enter the draw, simply tell me why you love Christmas and where you are with your planning. Are you all sorted? Or, like me, have you not even thought about it yet?

Feel free to comment on the post below, over on my Facebook page or on my Instagram account.

The name of one lucky winner will be drawn out of a hat on Friday December 9 2017.

The competition is open to UK residents only. Terms and conditions apply.

GOOD LUCK AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Please don’t worry if your comments do not instantly appear underneath the blog post. They have to be approved.
All the products mentioned above can be found at Holland and Barrett, which has donated the hamper in exchange for this post. 

 

 

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  • Reply
    Christine
    27th November 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I love Christmas as it’s one of the rare opportunities I get the whole family together, this year have both my brothers in the UK, so very excited. Yes trying to be organised as in the midst of a kitchen extension which is quite stressful in itself, hoping it will be done by xmas, 4 weeks and counting, keeping fingers crossed!!

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    Paula Daines
    27th November 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Love to #win your beauty Hamper Following you on Twitter & Facebook ,The Lavender Gel Socks look fab 🌸🌸

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    Sandra Henderson
    27th November 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I love Christmas because it’s a time to spend at home chilling out with my family…no work for 10 days and the chance to spend time together baking cookies,watching films,eating treats and having people round for drinks.

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    Nikkie
    27th November 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I love Christmas because it means spending time with loved ones who you may not necessarily get time to see. I also love giving presents and spending time finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. Have done some shopping so far but definitely not enough!

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    Ruth Wollerton
    28th November 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I love Christmas because of the great family fun and laughter. I am not sorted yet for Christmas but I am doing in stages, determined to enjoy the organising as much as the big day. Hope you have a great Christmas.

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    Lesley Prestage
    28th November 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I really want to make Christmas special this year as my daughter is moving to Australia in the new year. Unfortunately, I am not at all prepared as just returned from holiday. I need to get my skates on now!

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    Donna Henry
    28th November 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Normally I’m all sorted but this year it’s not the same
    My daughter turned 17 this month and buying presents is no game
    A car is what she really wants, she can’t drive yet of course
    But when that does not appear you can guess who will be to blame!
    It won’t be Santa or her dad, it’s me with whom she’ll be so mad
    But besides all that I do love Christmas,turkey, tinsel and all that
    The crackers, wine and feeling fat
    It’s all worth it at the end to know that our Christmas Day has been the best day ever
    Until the next year and we do it all again ☃🎄🎅🏻🍾

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    Jennifer Rothesay
    28th November 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love Christmas. I was until two years ago, living in a house with an alcoholic father. Every christmas ruined. Walking the streets one christmas eve with nowhere to go after he smashed the house. Now I try to enjoy christmas as much as I can. And this year, a treat for me, a real christmas tree 🎄. I loved sitting there the first year in this house, decorating my tree. Xxx

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    sarah
    29th November 2017 at 9:01 am

    Christmas is a great time so spend with family – normally I or my mum host but we are having a family meal out Christmas day this year for the first time ever. Then back for nibbles & games to my brothers. Few more presents to buy & cards to write, but mostly ready. Also the true meaning of Christmas seems forgotten by most, but nothing wrong with a good ole Christmas carol & service.

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    Samantha Harrison
    29th November 2017 at 9:33 pm

    This looks fantastic and would be a great gift for my mum. I love the look of those lavender socks, maybe I’d keep those for myself!! Merry Christmas! 🎅

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    laura townsend
    30th November 2017 at 9:14 am

    I love Christmas, it seems to be one of the rare times in a year that everyone gets together and appreciates what they have. I live being able to create and keep traditions each year for my Children so they have great memories and teach them it isn’t all about presents.

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    Jo Romero
    30th November 2017 at 11:46 am

    50% there with Christmas – my youngest daughter is easy to shop for – the older ones are getting a bit more difficult now. I’m planning a totally paleo Christmas so we’ll see how that goes – need to do much more planning than I’m doing now, time’s racing on! The things I love about Christmas are the snuggling up watching Christmas films together, the wintry walks with the dog spotting all the festive light and the food! Food’s always good 🙂

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    christine shelley
    30th November 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I like Christmas as it motivates you to get the family together and invite people you havent seen for ages. Im reasonably sorted, about 66% ready

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    Steven S
    30th November 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Pretty much done with presents and food shopping apart from the fresh stuff. Decorating this weekend so all in hand.

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    margaret guest
    30th November 2017 at 2:20 pm

    christmas is my faavourite time as after all the madness we spend it together visiting family and just relaxing with a few days off work

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    stuart hargreaves
    30th November 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love Christmas, it pleasure me to the smiles on the kids faces

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    Suzanne Jackson
    30th November 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Quiet one for us this year, we’ll be staying at home.

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    Mary Lucking
    30th November 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I am not a fan of Christmas and never have been. Saying all my shopping is done for the people who have told me what they want. The ones that haven’t told me need to get it quick

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    Isabelle Robinson
    30th November 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I love Christmas!
    Each year come November, I’m desperate to get out the decorations.

    The magic is well and truly alive in our house with our 4 children under 10. This year is our baby girls first Christmas.

    Not organised in the slightest, we also have 2 of our children’s birthdays in December, so lots to plan!

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    Tracy Dallimore
    30th November 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I love Christmas because it’s a time when we all get together as a family which is rare now. I love the food, the presents, the atmosphere, the laughs, the decorations, the naughty cats climbing up the Christmas tree…..everything! I’m always done and dusted with presents and the like by 1st Dec – I like to spend my December doing all the fun stuff instead 🙂

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    Julie Kenny
    30th November 2017 at 2:40 pm

    The thing I love most about Christmas is it gives me the chance to share the joy in my heart and love everyone . . . without people thinking! I`m odd 😉

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    Lynne Manton
    30th November 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I love Christmas because it’s a rare chance to see all the people I love at one time. However, I am slightly stressed this year because, having only recently recovered from a long and debilitating illness, I haven’t even started my shopping.

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    IRENE BOLTON
    30th November 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I still have a few presents to buy. But i love Christmas because it’s the only time of the year i see all of my family all together.

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    Fiona King
    30th November 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I love the Christmas lights and the jovial atmosphere and time off. I haven’t started any preparations yet, but I always do a lot the first weekend in December.

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    liz denial
    30th November 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I love Christmas because it’s one of the few times a year I get to spend with my family. I’m all prepared this year, already got all my presents sorted

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    Lisa Parker
    30th November 2017 at 3:40 pm

    We have just recently started buying some of the Christmas treats as they are on special offer but as for presents not bought a single one as yet. I received my first Christmas card this week and the tree is going up tomorrow so I am hoping that they will both motivate me to get my finger out, I love Christmas but not the stress building up to it x

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    Keith Embleton
    30th November 2017 at 3:42 pm

    No problem, we are off to the canaries for a month.

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    Lucy McCormick
    30th November 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I have done all my Christmas shopping for my daughter, and started the wrapping. Will be putting up our Christmas decorations this weekend, we have some Santa ornaments that have been passed down from my parents. I also have the advent calendar that my mum made me, that I have now given to my daughter. I love surrounding myself with Christmas items that remind me of my childhood. 🙂

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    barbara daniels
    30th November 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I love the togetherness, the fun , the food , the tv and the giving

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    Kerry Kilmister
    30th November 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I love love love Christmas! It is my favourite time of the year, when all of my family comes together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We put a huge emphasis on family and being together. We have so much fun making crafts and sneaking all the presents into the house that will come from Father Christmas.

    We are putting our decorations up this weekend, and we have nearly bought all of the presents. Slowly but surely getting there

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    Helen B
    30th November 2017 at 4:10 pm

    We do not need to do anything for Xmas, no fuss means no stress 🙂

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    FionaLynne Edwards
    30th November 2017 at 4:18 pm

    We LOVE Christmas but my daughter’s birthday is the 2nd December so I put off doing anything until after that so she can enjoy a Christmas=free birthday. Can’t wait to put up my vintage decorations though. Thanks for a great giveaway and Merry Christmas to you!

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    Victoria Cunniff
    30th November 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I love Christmas and the run up to it, although I like to be done by the end of November so that I’m not battling with the crowds in December. I prefer to keep December for the nice bits like Christmas markets, nativity plays and Santa visits. I do usually forget a few bits though and have to get those in the last couple of days.

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    Carol Boffey
    30th November 2017 at 4:30 pm

    i love christmas because its a family time and its my birthday on the 23rd

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    Ray Becker
    30th November 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Spending Christmas with the in-laws down deepest sussex so should be hassle free

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    EMMA WALTERS
    30th November 2017 at 4:39 pm

    i think my son summed it up quite well, he said he loves xmas because everyone is happier! forget all the worries and spend time with the family eating way too much food 🙂

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    Clare H
    30th November 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I love it now that I have children – I love the innocence of it all and seeing them get excited. Just a few things left to get now!

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    Ali Thorpe
    30th November 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I have ideas although I haven’t bought one thing. I like the snuggles, food and festivities. I’m not keen on the crowds when I’m out.

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    Sarah Rees
    30th November 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I love everything about Christmas but I think the best thing is spending quality time with the family with no work interruptions

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    Suzanne
    30th November 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I love long walks and taking photographs, as well as spending time relaxing with family and friends.

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    Mary Heald
    30th November 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Christmas is a great family time but I am always the last to put up the tree, send cards and wrap presents!

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    Jo Young
    30th November 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I only have 2 gifts left to buy and my food shopping is almost done/ordered. The house won’t be decorated for another week so I can relax.

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    Sophie Grayling
    30th November 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I’m well on the way with planning I’m a new mum with my little ones first Christmas coming up so it’s the most prepared I’ve ever been!

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    Ren Taylor
    30th November 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I am never sorted this early as it is my daughters birthday 30th November so until that’s over I can’t even think about Xmas…..BUT we are putting the tree up on Saturday and next Friday my hubby and I have days off work to start the Xmas shopping (with a sneaky boozy lunch thrown in lol!)

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    Claire Harrington
    30th November 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Just planning to spend as much time as possible with my family.
    However I work in retail and I’m working boxing day😱
    My daughter is back from uni and im hoping to do something nice Christmas eve with her as Xmas day ill be running around like a loon cooking 😁
    As long as I get to spend some decent time with my kids andy other half ill be fine xxx

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    Hilary Girling
    30th November 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I love having the family round and seeing the look of wonder on the younger ones face which brings back to us all the magic of Christmas. I’ve done most of my shopping and wrapped all what I’ve bought, just the Christmas cards to write now.

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    Liz Slade
    30th November 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I love the joyful cacophony of 6 children, 5 partners, 3 grandchildren all talking at the same time! The adults do ‘Secret Santa’, which makes it easier, and the children are all sorted.

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    John Dean
    30th November 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Love Christmas as it is a time for being with friends and family 😀

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    Emma Craven
    30th November 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I’m ahead with the card writing, and only slightly behind on buying presents. Still don’t know what to get my stepsister or her husband!

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    rachel h
    30th November 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Like you, I had just moved last Christmas but this year for the first time ever I am living somewhere big enough and close enough to host my family so I am really looking forward to it although I am back to work on Boxing Day which is not so good!

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    Terri Kelly
    30th November 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I’m looking forward to christmas. We’re putting the tree up this weekend and going to watch christmas films to get in the mood. The day itself will be lovely – hubby’s fab cooking and chilling with the family 🙂

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    sarah birkett
    30th November 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I love Christmas. We are playing board games – need to buy a new one, and doing a quiz – written. havent bought presents yet but will do soon

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    sarah w
    30th November 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I started to prepare in September but somehow by mid December I’m always rushing around anyway!

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    Rosalind Sargent
    30th November 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I love Christmas! everything about it makes me smile, Its Magical, its all about the snow, tinsel, Holly, mistletoe, glistening lights ,the smell of fresh pine, baubles, flickering candles, and hoping to catch Santa getting stuck down the Chimney. Listening to the salvation Army’s brass band playing festive tunes at the end of the street, wearing of paper hats so we all look like kings and Reading the cheesy motto’s/jokes once we have pulled the Christmas crackers around the festive table, eating the Traditional Christmas dinner and toasting the occasion,feeling full and content. Christmas carols blaring from the CD player, and then watching the Queens Christmas speech. Curling up and watching Traditional films on the sofa, the log fire glowing and the children laughing and playing, everybody having a wonderful time and being Merry, Family and friends popping round for a mince pie and a tipple. giving and receiving.And most of all, helping people less fortunate than ourselves. I shall start putting the decorations this weekend and then My Christmas celebrations begin

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    Fozia Akhtar
    30th November 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I love spending time with the family

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    Kim Carberry
    30th November 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I love Christmas even more so now that I have children….Seeing them getting so excited makes me excited.
    I am just about sorted….Most of the presents are bought and I’ve even started the wrapping. Phew x

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    Lorraine Stone
    30th November 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love Christmas, the anticipation is the best for me. Lots of hustle and bustle, especially like to be out in the cold and come home to a lovely warm house. On our own this year for Christmas, the first time for nine years. A Christmas pj’s day.

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    Silvia Prizzi
    30th November 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I love Christmas because my kids are happy to see the decoration and to make them. I like the family time and th religion meaning 🙂

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    Helen C
    30th November 2017 at 8:26 pm

    What I look forward to most is having a fortnight off work to just eat nice food, drink nice wine and read good books. I’m not at all prepared!

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    Melissa Thorpe
    30th November 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I am so unprepared this year! I’ve just started a new job so Christmas is the last thing on my mind. I could use something like this to get me in the Christmas cheer!

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    Angelina S
    30th November 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I love Christmas as work winds down, people are happy & fairylights make everything look pretty!

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    Emma Nixon
    30th November 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I love Christmas but i dont start any planning until December. So tomorrow 1st Dec will be Panic time… tree will be up by mid December the rest will just gradually get there!

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    k dunn
    30th November 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I love christmas as it’s a chance to catch up with family and friends and those who live abroad and watching the kids open their presents!

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    Solange
    30th November 2017 at 10:23 pm

    From being with family members to buying gifts to putting up Christmas decorations putting up the tree, driving around looking at all the beautiful Christmas lights, all the great food and watching everyone open their gifts and looking so surprised and everyone hugging and making New Year wishes that we will probably never keep, watching Christmas movies and all the baking, a child’s face as they sit on Santa’s lap. All that is what I love about Christmas and I’m all sorted with my planning.

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    leanne weir
    30th November 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I love Christmas because it means time off with the family

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    Janet Mattinson
    30th November 2017 at 11:45 pm

    love Christmas, i will put up and decorate the tree this weekend, as we are in our new home this year it will be doubly exciting,
    Still some pressies to buy but i’m nearly there.

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    Julie Booth
    1st December 2017 at 12:05 am

    I love Christmas and I am well prepared apart from the fact that we are going to Ireland with lots of family which will be very mad!

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    helen tovell
    1st December 2017 at 12:21 am

    Love Christmas as it brings family together, will be spending it at home with family and am about half way sorted

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    Susan Mackenzie
    1st December 2017 at 12:25 am

    Love Christmas because it’s my real down time of the year and a great chance to catch up with family and friends quality time. We are quite laid back and open house about it but I do love to be organised so do as much as I can well in advance so I can enjoy myself.

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    Fiona
    1st December 2017 at 8:47 am

    I was very organised in November and got loads sorted but I’ve not done anything in ages! Still it’s definitely not worth getting upset about I’m just going with the flow.

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    Sue123
    1st December 2017 at 4:17 pm

    No idea! Haven’t planned anything! Panic!

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    Sona
    1st December 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I love getting creative for Christmas. I make cards and decorations as well as Christmas bake. This year I will try to. bake a gingerbread house.

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    Anya Sargent
    1st December 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I don’t even think about it yet. Will do last minute as always. Then I forget lots and blame myself. Not good.

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    Lisa
    1st December 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Just love being able to put a smile on peoples faces. Love buying presents for people. I’m all done with my buying gifts, going to be decorations and wrapping tomorrow (with a glass of wine)

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    Kamara
    1st December 2017 at 10:36 pm

    It’s just a time filled with festive cheer – I’m not quite prepared with gifts yet though!

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    Josh Normanton
    2nd December 2017 at 9:02 am

    I love Christmas but I’m not even close to being finished buying presents. Haven’t started yet.

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    Rebecca Brown
    2nd December 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve not even started to think about it with everything else I’ve had going on recently – stress central!!

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    VIVIENNE PETRILLO
    2nd December 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Not even thought about it yet. I have a virus coming on as I am allergic to it all.

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    Hayley F
    2nd December 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Oh no got the song in my head. I’ve done all my Christmas shopping just need to wrap it. I go to my parents for Christmas and my brother joins us. On Christmas Eve we deliver the presents to family. I love that part x

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    Mark Bradbury
    3rd December 2017 at 7:31 am

    Not thought about it yet if I’m being honest.

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    Allyson Hurst
    3rd December 2017 at 8:41 am

    I love Christmas,as it’s such a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family, but I’m definitely not organised! As a teacher, this time of year is full on anyway, and this year we are hosting Christmas 3 TIMES! On top of that, my son is leaving soon to start a year of travelling in Australia, so my mind and time has been spent elsewhere. I haven started my shopping but haven’t given a thought to my hosting yet. Time to get a move on!!!

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    Chanette Kennedy
    3rd December 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I love Christmas and I’m usually on the ball, but this year I’m slacking rather bad and have only bought a handful of presents so far!

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    Pieter Johnson
    4th December 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This will be a great Christmas for me. It will be the first Christmas I am not working for 17 years!!! I will be spending it with my 3 young children including my baby’s 1st Christmas.

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    Tania Atfield
    4th December 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve almost finished my Xmas shopping thank goodness and I love Christmas except for fact that my home is being renovated this December and covered in dust but it will still be special Christmas !

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    Sarah McVicar
    5th December 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I love everything about Christmas, time with the kids and hubby, the fun we have doing elf on the shelf and the kids faces when they see what he’s been up to the next morning. not quite finished shopping yet as we have all 5 of our childrens birthdays in November and one this weekend xx

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    Katy Hacket
    5th December 2017 at 4:32 pm

    There is so much to love about Christmas, the food, presents, lights and sparkle. I am planning to spend christmas this year with my husband and baby girl (our first as a family) and then spend the afternoon with Grandma and Grandad.

    It would be lovely to steal a moment or two to myself though to enjoy a beautiful pamper hamper!

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    TRACY JAMES
    5th December 2017 at 4:47 pm

    i love everything about christmas but most of all,i love to see my childrens faces light up when they first see the christmas tree and decorations. i have always decorated the room and tree at night,after my children have gone to bed .. then when our living room looks like santas grotto, i wake them up and say COME LOOK,santas elves have been…..thier faces are picture of delight and awwe…..

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    bella smyth
    5th December 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I love Christmas because it is also mine and the dogs birthday xmas day and spending it with family x

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    Jules Eley
    5th December 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Ii was way ahead with the christmas presents and planning and some how Ii have fallen badly behind, I love Christmas but do find it so very stressful.. my favourite thing to do is watch Christmas movies with the kids.

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    Hannah P
    5th December 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I love Christmas because of the uninterrupted, quality family time! Really keeping my fingers crossed for snow this year because that makes it 100x more magical for me. I have done all of my christmas shopping/wrapping/preparation! I shop throughout the year for gifts so I don’t have a huge rush at the end… Just need to get a little something for myself now!

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    sue moore
    5th December 2017 at 8:42 pm

    This looks fantastic and would be a such a fabulous treat. I love the lavender socks, they look like true luxury for my poor old feet, and if this pack helped me get a good night’s sleep i would be over the moon Merry Christmas!

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    Laura Bryant
    5th December 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Yes please count me in good luck everyone

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    Jessica Powell
    5th December 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I’m mostly done with the shopping but haven’t even thought about the tree or anything yet!

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    Valerie Seal
    5th December 2017 at 10:30 pm

    If it weren’t for christmas we would lose touch with many friends and family. Christmas cards have kept us in touch – new addresses, new babies, deaths which we would not know about otherwise.

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    Violet Perkins Phillippo
    5th December 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I love Christmas because I get to see all of my friends together when we come home for the holidays. I’ve bought some presents but I’m going to a Christmas market next week so I can hopefully buy some lovely special gifts.

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    ceril Roberts
    6th December 2017 at 4:53 am

    I love chilling out with our family at Christmas. I am all set up with Christmas but still need to wrap things up and post things off.

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    Holly King
    6th December 2017 at 6:20 am

    I have started and wrapped some but still got more to get x

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    Susan Hoggett
    6th December 2017 at 7:49 am

    I still have all my presents to wrap and I’m still waiting for some parcels to arrive but I feel like I’m getting there finally!

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    Beryl drake
    6th December 2017 at 8:09 am

    Im afraid im not very organised this year , i have it organised in my head but not done anything really , writing this makes me realise i must get a wriggle on otherwise Chrismas will have bedn and gone and i will have bedn left behind

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    Janet Birkin
    6th December 2017 at 8:36 am

    Can’t get in the mood as yet but will have to get a move on as family visiting ( alas a couple will be sadly missing) and I need to be prepared

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    Yvonne Wilkinson
    6th December 2017 at 8:52 am

    It’s a simple as having all the family together across the generations and appreciating that we are all happy and healthy

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    Ruth Davies
    6th December 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I love christmas bit the most special thing is the excitement in my childs eyes

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    Kathryn Davies
    6th December 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I love Christmas because it gives a chance to spend time with the family x

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    elodie
    6th December 2017 at 9:41 pm

    family time together, cannot wait xx

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    Sam Parkes
    6th December 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Love all the magic and excitement of Xmas getting ready for Santa. Almost got all the presents and halfway through the wrapping so I’m organised for once

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    Stephanie Keill
    7th December 2017 at 12:13 am

    I love Christmas time because I get to make special memories with my family.

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    Carole Nott
    7th December 2017 at 12:48 am

    great giveaway – would love to win this for christmas – love spending time with the family

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    joanne casey
    7th December 2017 at 6:35 am

    I love Christmas, it’s the one time of the year that our whole family gets together so its always special

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    Lynda Jones
    7th December 2017 at 8:18 am

    I love Christmas the feeling of excitement and anticipation in the air is amazing, and getting together with all the family, such a fantastic time. I have bought all my Xmas presents and cards now, just seemed to have hit that wall and can’t bring myself to start wrapping and writing. Merry Christmas

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    Deborah Clarke
    7th December 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I love Christmas as the season to spend quality time with the family and friends. Im.not ready yet though! With 9 children and 5 grandkids between myself and my wonderful fiance Mark awww….it takes a lot of prep !

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    Sarah Smith
    7th December 2017 at 1:50 pm

    The run up to Christmas is SO stressful, but well worth it 🙂
    Ive organised most of the gifts, my husband is the cook so he sorts the food
    Love watching my beautiful kids opening their gifts

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    Dean T
    7th December 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Love xmas and looking forward to it but no plans are set yet, done a pile of xmas shopping though!

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    Kay Broomfield
    7th December 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love Christmas because it gives my husband and I quality time with our children. We work long hours and so we really appreciate the break over Christmas to have lots of fun playing games, going for days out and mostly simply seeing Christmas through their eyes.

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    Debbie Preston
    7th December 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love family time at Christmas. I plan to start wrapping & writing this weekend

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    Jenn Gillies
    7th December 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love the Festive spirit and connection with friends and family that comes with the season. However this year there is no chance of getting ready anytime soon. We just closed on the sale of our flat and haven’t found a new permanent home to move to yet. So we are staying with family while we look. Eeeeek.

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    Sarah Prentice
    7th December 2017 at 5:55 pm

    i love the food! and also celebrating the true meaning of christmas – the birth of jesus.
    i’m nowhere near ready, haven’t really started lol!

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    Beky Austerberry
    7th December 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I am so unorganised… I have nothing bought.

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    Catherine L
    7th December 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I love the feeling at christmas! I’m half done with my shopping, trying to get organised this year though! x Fab bundle of items, thanks for the chance

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    kate m jones
    7th December 2017 at 8:54 pm

    So far behind, like I’ve hardly done anything! its going to be a hectic 2 weeks I think, I will really need a pamper by the end of it all!

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    Simone Griffin
    7th December 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I love the build up to Christmas the most. I only have wrapping presents left to do and I am looking forward to my 4 year old son enjoying everything about Christmas x

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    Jasmine Clark
    7th December 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I love Christmas because I get to eat lots if food and not feel guilty haha! Pigs in blankets my fav! I’m half way there but as we also have a wedding to pay off we have had to do it all on a budget – stressful!!!

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    Jo Hutchings
    7th December 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I love Christmas! And I’m pretty much sorted; just cards to send and presents to wrap.

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    Charlie Brunton
    7th December 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I love the magic & the warmth of Christmas! There’s nothing else quite like it! I’m really organised this year (first time ever!) the only thing left to do is buy the food for Christmas dinner!

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    paula cheadle
    7th December 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I love Christmas because I love to see the Joy on the kids faces, when they have seen that Santa has been

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    louise Clarke
    7th December 2017 at 11:00 pm

    My partner is in the army, so i will be spending Christmas at an army barracks eating canteen food. But it will be worth it to spend it with him

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    Julie Booth
    7th December 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I love Christmas and as we are going to `Ireland for Xmas, I have already bought all my presents, wrapped them and distributed them here, so I am ready to go away

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    Robyn Clarke
    7th December 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I love the planning and the get togethers. Everything is organised, its like Santas grotto in here.

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    Carol Cliffe
    8th December 2017 at 12:00 am

    I love being generous at Christmas. We’ve had a curve ball thrown in, and have found out we can stay on the trip we’re going on an extra week, so being away for Christmas. Chaos has followed!!

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    Tamara Payne
    8th December 2017 at 8:45 am

    i love christmas, i get more excited than the children. I have already bought the turkey and have most of the presents, i just need some time to sit down and wrap them all.

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    Patricia Avery
    8th December 2017 at 9:41 am

    I love Christmas because with grandchildren spread around the country it is the one time of the year we manage to see them all either before or after the big day. Lovely to share the magic and excitement with them. In contrast hubby and I enjoy peace and quiet on the 25th. We love to go to the shores of The Wash for a long walk and have a special picnic before returning home , thawing out and counting our many blessings 🙂

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    Lisa Wilkinson
    8th December 2017 at 10:42 am

    I hate shopping so the run up to Christmas is the worst time of the year for me. I dread it from about September onwards when I start to see all the gift sets appearing on the tills. However I love the Christmas period and spending quality time with family and friends which is what Christmas is really about for me.

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    Carol
    8th December 2017 at 10:43 am

    I love Christmas but it is also tinged with sadness due to family members passing away in Christmas week. But we remember them in our thoughts .. this year, i am grateful to have my son spending the time with us .. busy lives mean we don’t see much of him so this is the best Christmas present I could have asked for ..

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    Milly Youngman
    8th December 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love the atmosphere, lights and of course all the food and drink!

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    Beth Cannon
    8th December 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I always have a brilliant Christmas. Every year me, hubby and dog go to my cousins from Christmas Eve morning till Boxing Day night, along with my mum, auntie and uncle. We are a really close family and we have so much fun. It’s even better now her children are older ( early teens) so they can join in with the banter. The food and drink flows well all day and night. The rules are no TV, except for the Queens speech. I am almost ready for Christmas except for the wrapping, but that’s all part of the fun. I am so excited, but have promised myself this year not to peak too early!

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    Caroline Turner
    8th December 2017 at 6:51 pm

    My first Christmas married so time to create some new traditions together!

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    Alison
    8th December 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Love Christmas as I get a chance to catch up wtih family

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    Michelle Ptak
    8th December 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you, have followed both accounts. Would love this for my cousin who has been an extremely stressful time, this would help her unwind completely x

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    Karen R
    8th December 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love the break from work and being with the family for Christmas, not doing very much, except for recharging my batteries. Usually I’m pretty much finished by now, but this year I haven’t even started!

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    Diana
    8th December 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I love spending time with family over Christmas and board games after dinner 🙂

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    Kristy Brown
    8th December 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I was almost sorted then the eldest advised me that he is no longer here when I get home from work!

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    Deborah Bird
    8th December 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I love spoiling my son at Christmas 🙂 and no, I’m not ready yet! I’m always so unorganised!

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    JACKIE HARRISON
    8th December 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I love Christmas because it means spending precious time with family and friends. I have done most present buying it is just wrapping of presents not done

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    Kirsty Macdonald
    8th December 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I like Christmas because it is all about being cosy at home with family and eating lovely things!

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    SHAZZ
    8th December 2017 at 11:16 pm

    The thing that I love about Christmas is that people generally seem happier.

    The atmosphere with Christmas trees and lights makes everything cozy.

    I m in the process of making my Christmas cards.

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    purpleshoes
    9th December 2017 at 7:06 am

    Christmas is festive and nice that everyone is off at the same time. My Christmas shopping is all sorted

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    Cathryn Crawshaw
    9th December 2017 at 8:15 am

    we are off on holiday, but santa will still be coming, nearly finished now

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    Maria Jane Knight
    9th December 2017 at 8:29 am

    I absolutely LOVE Christmas.. I love the buzz of it all, the lights, the shopping, the wrapping, the music, the silly jumpers and school nativity.
    For once i have been organised this year with the present buying and i’am pleased that i was as i’ve been stuck in for the past week with my 7 year old son who has had quite a bad case of the Chicken Pox. I’am starting to climb the walls now but must admit, i have enjoyed cuddling up and watching all of our festive films!! For the first time ever i even spotted Donald Trump in Home Alone 2….despite watching it hundreds of times, id never noticed him before!!
    Another think i love with our family is that on Christmas day there is no inbetween with regards to what we wear…..its either full on smartly dressed or the most insane Christmas jumper you can lay eyes on!

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    Claire Appleton
    9th December 2017 at 10:37 am

    The main reason I love Christmas is for the quality family time it gives us, there is nothing more special than that! 🙂

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    Antonia Richardson
    9th December 2017 at 11:07 am

    Everything is so colourful and jolly. All the shops have bright lights and sparkly decorations

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    Laura Avery
    9th December 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I love it , get to send more time with the family, I am mostly organised and sorted already, I don’t like a big panic.

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    Jessica Hutton
    9th December 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I love the cosy decorations. The living room looks lovely with the tree up, all warm and cosy. I am mostly done with planning. Got a few gifts left to get and the big shop to do xx

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    Sarah Parker
    9th December 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love having time off work and spending time with family and friends

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    Emma Davison
    9th December 2017 at 5:06 pm

    All sorted as I don’t like dashing roundlast minute. Love mum’s Xmas pudding so looking forward to that.

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    Annette Oliver
    9th December 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I love having time off work and a chance to recharge my batteries and give the house a good tidy up

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    Sheena Read
    9th December 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Still lots to do.

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    Kate Jenkins
    9th December 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I’m looking forward to time of work and spending Christmas with loved ones. I’m definitely leaving it to the last minute with the planning and have only bought a few presents! Ahh…

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    Joanne Austin
    9th December 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I 💕 Christmas so that all the family can catch up. I still have all my shopping to do !!!

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