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Self care: Pamper day + Christmas message

Today my beautiful friend Mel assisted me with an impromptu and pamper session so I am ready for Christmas. First of all she helped me brush and floss my teeth. With my cerebral palsy I find this quite difficult as I cannot rotate the toothbrush very well and often miss the plaque on my back… Continue reading Self care: Pamper day + Christmas message

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Coping with pain with Christmas coming up

Coincidentally my pain has flared up after my bath this morning so, I thought you might need to hear this if you're going through the same thing right now. It's not your fault, you cannot feel guilty that you are in pain. You cannot help it. Prevention is better than cure, please take your medication… Continue reading Coping with pain with Christmas coming up

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DIY: Christmas mason jar

From: https://crazylittleprojects.com/christmas-treat-jars/ Supplies Needed: ◦ Jars (get them from a craft store or use baby food jars) ◦ Glitter-Red, white and brown ◦ Googly eyes ◦ Red pom pom ◦ Black ribbon ◦ Silver foam sheet ◦ Black beads ◦ Orange paper ◦ Decoupage ◦ Hot Glue ◦ Brown pipe cleaner Start out by covering… Continue reading DIY: Christmas mason jar

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Entertainment: TV to watch this Christmas

Fuller house season 9 - I'm waiting for part B to be released as I watch part A in one binge watch session last Friday, I'm not ready for it to end. Hilarious as always Family reunion Christmas special - Sourthern wholesome modern family Sugar rush Christmas edition - baking competition where they have to… Continue reading Entertainment: TV to watch this Christmas

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Craft: Make your kids a Christmas Eve box

You can even customise it with stickers from Disney's frozen or Star Wars or whatever they love!! Here's some activities you could do on Christmas Eve Make a gingerbread house Have a hot drinks Give new pjs Go ice skating Make snowman soup Make reindeer food Donate old toys and clothes to those less fortunate… Continue reading Craft: Make your kids a Christmas Eve box

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Food: Candy Canes

Recipe from: https://www.thespruceeats.com/candy-canes-recipe-521012 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups/21 ounces granulated sugar 1 cup/11 ounces light corn syrup 1/2 cup/4 ounces water, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring Optional: 1 teaspoon white gel food coloring Spray two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 200 F.… Continue reading Food: Candy Canes

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Book review: An island Christmas by Jenny Colgan

Genre: Contemporary romance Plot: It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill… Continue reading Book review: An island Christmas by Jenny Colgan

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Support Operation Christmas child ages 10-14

Give the gift of giving this Christmas to children in need. • Stuffed animal or toy • Small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or recorder) • Small foam football or tennis ball • Finger puppets • Slinky • Etch A Sketch • Skipping rope • Play-doh (you could add plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp… Continue reading Support Operation Christmas child ages 10-14