Tips For Getting Through Christmas For Busy People

Share This: Now it’s December, and time is ticking away, Christmas will be with us before we know it.  I think it can be one of the busiest times of year for lots of people, and if you already have a lot on with work and family life, Christmas can soon become very overwhelming.  In the run up to Christmas…

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Breakfast with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centres @WyevaleGC

Share This: Have you ever had breakfast with Santa?  It’s not something we had done until very recently, but I think it’s about to become one of our family Christmas traditions.  Wyevale Garden Centres invited us to join them and Santa for some festive fun at their Leicester branch one Saturday morning this December.  The girls were so excited at…

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Getting In To The Christmas Spirit With Warninks #NowItsXmas

Share This: What things do you do get you into the Christmas spirit?  We are definitely starting to feel very festive here at Zena’s Suitcase as we have already started on some of the Christmas traditions.  There’s been a few old ones, and some new ones that have crept in that I think are here to stay. We started our…

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Share Your #SOCKSIE For National Christmas Sock Day with @TKMAXX_UK & @CRUK_Kids

Share This: I’m delighted to announce that I’m collaborating with TKMAXX to bring you their very first National Christmas Sock Day on 6th December.  It’s time the Christmas sock had it’s day, and was worn with pride to help raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.  Lets face it, the Christmas Jumper is so last year isn’t it?…

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Cool Christmas Jumpers From Matalan

Share This: Christmas jumpers aren’t just for children!  They should be a family affair.  They can cheer up even the grumpiest of Daddy’s and melt all that bah humbug away quicker than you can say Scrooge.  Winter can be cold, dark and quite depressing at times so I am all for embracing the Christmas cheer for as long as possible.…

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Playmobil Advent Calendar Review @PLAYMOBILUK #PLAYMOBILPlayologist

Share This: Did you know there was a Playmobil Advent Calendar?  We certainly didn’t until we received the Dress Up Party Playmobil Advent Calendar to review as part of our role as a #PLAYMOBILPlayologist.  What we also didn’t know is there is a whole range of exciting non chocolate advent calendars in the range suitable for boys and girls, no matter what they…

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#Win! Christmas Dog Jumper #Giveaway With Matalan #Competition

Share This: Nothing makes me feel more christmassy than getting a new Christmas jumper.  We’ve been very lucky and Matalan have sent us some of their fabulous Christmas Jumpers, and you might have seen one turn up on my Instagram account back in October.  My daughter is totally in love with her flashing penguin Christmas jumper, and it’s going to get…

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Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Bag Set Review

Share This: For those of you not already in the know, Doc McStuffins is a six year old girl who ‘fixes’ toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. This year, Doc has been transported to McStuffinsville to become the Chief Resident of the Toy Hospital, where she and her toy friends will help…

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#WIN! BEST EVER CHRISTMAS SHOW TICKET #GIVEAWAY!

Share This: Now that the weather has turned, it feels OK to mention the ‘C’ word.  I hope that is OK with you as I’ve got a great giveaway for you today.  Get ready for a Christmas extravaganza like you’ve never seen before because the BEST EVER CHRISTMAS SHOW is on its way to an arena near you and I’ve…

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My Weekly Photo – Family Christmas

Share This: This week I searched through my photos looking for something that was pretty and stylish.  I had a few of those kind of photos stashed in my albums, but none of them felt really Christmassy. Christmas morning in our house is pretty chaotic as family join us for breakfast and we battle to keep the kids away from…

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Seeing Santa At intu Derby #intuChristmas

Share This: A little bird told me that Santa would be dropping by intu Derby shopping centre this Christmas and asked if we would like to pop along.  The girls are so excited about all things Christmas this year, I knew they would love a trip to see Santa and to visit the Elf School.

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My Weekly Photo: Nottingham Christmas Market

Share This: This week I’m sharing with you a few photos from our family adventure Nottingham Christmas Market.  With only two weekends left until Christmas I felt like we needed to resurrect the tradition of going to the Winter Wonderland. I went into a slight panic on Friday night about facing the hoards of Christmas shoppers, and faking illness was…

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5 Gift Ideas For The Mum In Your Life

Share This: Christmas is literally only just around the corner, and if you haven’t bought any gifts yet, you’d better get cracking.  Don’t worry though, Zena’s Suitcase is here to help you out and save you trawling the web for hours or dealing with hoards of Christmas shoppers.  You knew I wouldn’t leave you hanging, right? Mums deserve to get…

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