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The best Christmas gift

This December the MS Society asked me ‘What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?’ as part of their Christmas campaign to raise funds for research, which is vital to help the thousands of people suffering from this awful disease in the UK.

So what is the best gift I’ve ever received? Well, that’s easy to answer…

As I’m lying in bed on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea writing this blog post, I can feel our feisty wee baby wriggling and kicking inside me. This is the most surreal yet comforting and exciting experience ever! I know how incredibly lucky we are to have even got pregnant as this isn’t an easy journey for many. I feel even more grateful to be where I am now considering how awful the MS relapse was that I had in my first trimester.

So even though we haven’t formally met our baby girl, I can safely say that she is the best Christmas gift that my husband and I could have ever wished for.

If you want to find out more about the MS Society Christmas campaign, or donate, visit them here.

So now I want to know, what’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Edinburgh Airport gift guide

I’ve always loved airports and the beginning of Love Actually perfectly sums up why…

Firstly, here are some surprising Edinburgh Airport facts:

  • Scotland’s busiest airport ✈
  • Over 200,000 passengers were expected to travel through the airport in the two weeks over the festive period
  • Edinburgh airport’s retail offering has grown over 40% in the past year
  • Outlets offer Tax Free prices or 20% discount compared to the high street
  • Dixons Travel offer web-beating prices, coming in cheaper than John Lewis, Amazon or Argos
  • Dixons Travel will also reserve your product in advance of your travel date, if requested
  • World Duty Free – champagne, fragrance and malt whisky all 20% cheaper than the high street

As we were jetting off on our honeymoon on 21st December to Australia, my new husband and I were set the task of buying each other a last minute surprise gift from Edinburgh Airport. So, what did we get? (more…)

Christmas Jumper Countdown

As the clock strikes midnight on the 1st of December, the festive season begins in my world. I am well known for my love of Christmas and my slight obsession with cheesy knitwear. So this year I have decided to wear a different Christmas jumper each day in December in the run up to the 25th. And before you ask, yes I do have enough (I think)!
Some people have thought I’m a little crazy for this but I don’t mind. I just love this time of year and if I make even a couple of people smile then I’m happy. I’ll also be hosting a Text Santa Christmas Jumper day in my workplace to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children. If you’d like to donate £5 to these charities then you can do so by texting the word SANTA5 to 70760 or donate £10 by texting SANTA10 to 70760.

Where to get a decent Christmas jumper?