Monthly Archives: December 2013

Free Printable 2014 Calendar


We hope you had a brilliant Christmas.

2014 is nearly here so we thought we would help you get straight on track and hit the new year running.

We have this free printable 2014 Calendar for you. Its a monthly view calendar with plenty of space to fill in your family’s bust schedule. You can print it all off in one or month by month.

We hope this is helpful

Free Printble 2014 Calendar

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Christmas Cocktails


Christmas Cocktails

I do love a cocktail at Christmas whether its at a party or after the children have gone to bed and I have 5 minutes peace and quite.

Here are some of my favourites:

Peach Bellini 

  • Peaches.  You can either use fresh peaches or peach juice for this. Blitz up your peaches to make a purée.

  • Sparking Wine (there is no need to use expensive fizz for this).

The ratio for this drink is 1/3 peach to 2/3 fizz.

Put the peach in the bottom of the glass. I like to use champagne flutes and top with the sparkling wine.

This is a great one for Christmas morning and with Christmas dinner.

Tequila Sunrise

This looks and tastes great.

  • Tequila. Gold if you can get it as it has a smoother taste

  • Orange Juice

  • Grenadine

  • Crushed Ice

This is served in a long glass.

Out the ice in the bottom of the glass and then pour over 1 shot (25ml) of tequila and stir.

Pour in the orange juice leaving a 2cm gap at the top of the glass.

Tilt the glass and slowly pour a tablespoon on grenadine down the side of the glass. The grenadine will sink to the bottom and then float up leaving a sunrise effect.

Sea Breeze

Served over ice in a high glass this is a really refreshing cocktail.

  • Vodka

  • Cranberry Juice

  • Grapfruit Juice

Pour a 50 ml shot of vodka over the ice.

Then fill the glass 2/3 with the cranberry juice and 1/2 with grapefruit juice and give a little stir

Black Russian

For something a bit creamier try a Black Russian served over ice in a short glass.

  • Vodka

  • Tia Maria

  • Single Cream

Over ice pour 50ml vodka, 25 ml Tia Maria and top with 30 ml of single cream and stir slowly.

Drink this one slowly as its quite potent!

What’s your favourite cocktail?

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 – Last Chance to win a £10 Gift Voucher


day 12

Its the very last day of our 12 Days of Christmas. We have given you some great free printables and giveaways.

The printables are still available to print:

Free Christmas Printables

Christmas Planner

Letter to Santa

Christmas Bunting

Paper Chains

Christmas Dinner Planner

Gift Tags 

We have one last £10 Kids One Stop Shop Voucher to giveaway!

Follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

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12 days of Christmas: Day 10: Another Chance to Win a £10 Voucher


day 10

Not long left of our 12 Days of Christmas now. We have given you some brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) free printables and some lovely prizes.

you can still download for free:

4 Different Letters to Santa 

Christmas Bunting

Paper Chains

Christmas Dinner Planner

Gift tags 

Today we are giving away our 3rd £10 Kids One Stop Shop gift voucher.

Follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below and be quick its only open for 48 hours!

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Winner’s of The Design a Christmas Card Winner


Though there wasn’t many entries they were all really good.

Here they are:

 

leila

 

Zara

 

playroomblog

 

Mum2arockstar

 

Lucy

 

Lucy

Our three runner ups are:

Joe aged 3 , Lucy aged 8 and @mummytoarockstar 16 month old son

Runners Up

Our overall winner is Zara aged 5

Winner

 

Well done all of you we will be contact very soon.