Author Archives: Julie Goucher

Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Shopping

I have always thought there is something rather nice about the buzz of Christmas shopping, but in recent years the enjoyment has been lost to me and I have been very disorganised in organising gifts etc. I have tended to … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Visiting Santa

I know I visited Santa as a child because Mum told me. I didn’t think to ask where I saw Santa or how much it cost, because I thought I had plenty of time to ask her. Mum told me … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Reading

I nowhere read as much as I used to due to a variety of drains on my time and the pull of social media, but there are several books that I read every December. I really like the Elm Creek … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Festive Mugs

This is a repeat of the original post which I wrote in 2012. Sadly the missing mug of the set is still, well missing! A few years ago, I stumbled across a rather nice set of mugs made by Spode. … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Music

Being married to a Christmas baby, I can not escape the almost weekly viewing of the film Home Alone. Four films were made, we have all four, but films one and two are the favourites. Anyway, one of the Carol’s … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Tree Ornaments

The collection of tree ornaments we have are ones that we bought from our first Christmas together. There are others that were given to us by my Mum and each year Stuart and I buy at least one ornament to … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Tree

As a child we always had an artificial Christmas tree I think, usually a traditional styled green one with pretty coloured fairy lights and the fairy that my Grandparents used to put on their tree. When I married we purchased … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cards

A version of this post appeared back in 2010. I have repeated it here, with minor tweaks! I remember both my Mum and Grandmother sending cards, but not how many or what happened to them. I have a few old … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cake

A version of this post appeared back in 2010 originally. I have repeated it here with a few tweaks! My Grandmother spotted this Christmas Cake recipe in a copy of Woman Magazine, and since then both my Mum and I  have used … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Holiday Foods

This post was originally posted in 2010 and is repeated here, with a few tweaks! My Grandmother always used to buy hamper coupons from the Unigate milkman, I don’t know if she received any special discount as my Grandfather had … Continue reading

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