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Laura  A chronicle of life by the sea. Champion of independent & local business. Kent based blogger. Email for collaborations. #mealplanningwithlaura

Can't wait to head back to London at the weekend (and in fact the weekend after, who even am I?!?) to see it all decked up for Christmas. I don't think anywhere will make me feel more festive?!
How are we all doing with keeping things simple? Is it working or is the silly stuff still creeping in?! There's a link in my bio to my #notquiteperfectchristmas guide to keeping it simple if you haven't had a read or need a reminder.
PS Can you spot me?!?
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1 staff do, 1 trip ice skating with 10 6 year olds, 2 dress rehearsals, 3 PTA events, 3 more get ups, and a partridge in a pear tree?!? And that's just to get me to the weekend.
I've still got 3 days after that 🙈
I could have done that better, but quite frankly I'm too knackered 😂 trying to enjoy the madness this year and not be broken by it.
So that'll be carnage and no one needs to see a mess of broken Biscuits (geddit?!? 😳🙄) so here's another pretty #wreathwatch photo from my gorgeous home town in the sunshine.
Let's do Tuesday!
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We had a lovely Christmassy quiet day on Saturday (after quite frankly one of the biggest joint meltdowns I have ever seen on Friday night - not me!).
We made these Christmas pudding cards from @bakerrossltd for friends, family and neighbours. They're really unusual and the kids loved making them their own. Then we snuggled up under blankets and watched Arthur Christmas (which is definitely up there amongst my favourite Christmas films - "3 bits of tape!!!") and there wasn't a meltdown in sight.
Now if only I can keep it this calm until they break up.
#sendwine

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Weekend waffles.
I love the weekends when we have chance to all sit round the table and eat a slow breakfast together and natter.
The kids are trying to decide who to write a thank you letter to at school, as that was their #kindnessadvent2018 challenge today.
Other than that today is about a good clean and sort of the house to set me up for the craziness that is this week!
How are you all holding up? Has the Christmas madness started or are we managing to stay calm?!
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The sun shone so we got down the beach for the first time in longer than I care to remember. There was a pretty rough high tide and we spent a good hour playing wave chicken and searching for pebbles to skim.
Then we came home for hot sausage rolls and card making with Christmas songs.
I've had worse Saturdays.
Hope yours has been equally lovely.

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Apparently this is my #instagramtop9 for 2018.
This year has gone so quickly and a lot has happened but these photos made me smile. My #everydayinmay challenge seems so long ago now but was such an achievement for me and every photo in this grid brings back memories.
I love this little app for that and thank you to you lot who lift me up with your lovely comments.
Happy Saturday pocket pals, the sun is shining here for the first time in a while and we are going to get outside and enjoy it!

I don't even like candy kanes 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
I don't even know who I am anymore but I've succummed to the Instagram cliché.
Anyway. Its Thursday. I'm armpit deep in Christmas nativity rehearsals. The end of term seems further away than the wise men actually travelled and I've already eaten more staff room chocolate than I care to think about.
9 days to go....
#notquiteperfectchristmas
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It's been a while since I posted some #doorporn, but #wreathwatch is upon us and it was lovely spotting these on a wander. Expect more over the next few weeks 🤣
Swipe right for the most unusual wreath I think I've ever seen 😳🤣
One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is wander round and spot the different wreaths on doors.
Wishing you an absolutely brilliant Tuesday pocket pals!
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We had a thoroughly festive weekend, topped off by watching Elf (which I'd never seen before 🙈) at my mums. What's your favourite Christmas movie? I'm feeling like I should compile a list of ones to watch.

The kids also did their lists to father Christmas using these templates from @bakerrossltd. They have already written letters but we decided these would be handy to leave out on Christmas eve to remind him which house he's in 🤣. Baker Ross have some brilliant Christmas crafts and you can get 20% off with the code Laura20.
Meanwhile I'll go back to reinforcing that father Christmas doesn't bring everything off your list 😉
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Annual Christmas tree photo. Nailed it.
According to timehop we did it on this day last year too, despite me thinking it was early for us 🤷‍♀️
What I love about putting the tree up now are all the calls of "I remember making this one" and "can we make these decorations again this year mummy?!". It's all about the memories isn't it?!
How are your
#notquiteperfectchristmas 's going? I'm managing not to feel stressed yet... 🤔
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Not nearly enough photos taken this month.
Must do better.
Can't believe we are in December. I know it's a cliché but I've no idea where this year has gone. Definitely proof that it's so important to slow down.
Happy December pocket pals. Let the madness commence.
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Can you believe its nearly December already?!?
Each year we always do a kindness challenge for advent with @thekindnesselves and this year to make it more simple I bought a calendar from @jen_l_wht which has something kind to do each day in each envelope. Money raised goes to support Norfolk and Norwich maternity bereavement team so it's #winwin
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