Confessions of a Scrooge In Recovery

This title might sound unconventional, but it is a sequel of sorts.  You see, back in 2019 (god, that feels like aeons ago) I wrote about my conflicting feelings about Christmas. If you care to read the original, here it is. In summary, I was working a less-than-ideal job that was hellish around the festive season.... Continue Reading →

Festive Traditions

Today is an important day, the first Sunday of December, which means one thing in my household. Today is the day when we go to our local garden centre, find the perfect tree and deck the halls with decorations that are probably older than me. It's always a chaotic day, but a fun one. We... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Murder in Midwinter

I have said it before and I will say it again, cosy Christmas crime books are my go-to seasonal reading. Murder in Midwinter: Ten Classic Crime Stories for Christmas is, well, a collection of ten crime stories set around the festive period. I figured instead of trying to sum up all the stories in one go,... Continue Reading →

Christmas Book Recommendations

With only 12 days to go until Christmas, I thought it might be a good idea to share some seasonal book recommendations with you.  Grab a fuzzy blanket, a mug of freshly made hot chocolate and put on your tackiest but cosiest Christmas jumper. It's time to get into the festive spirits with some brilliant... Continue Reading →

Supportive Shopping

Christmas shopping, one of the most stressful parts of the holiday in my opinion. Admittedly, this is coming from someone who worked retail for about three years and grew to hate the holiday because of it. Let me tell you, nothing kills Christmas cheer like being yelled at because you ran out of an item.... Continue Reading →

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