Friday, 12 December 2014

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day

Today like many other people Phil and I are wearing our Christmas jumpers in support of Save the Children.

This is the 3rd year of the campaign and so far they have raised a massive 1.6 million!

TEXT WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £2

The UK Government will match every £1 donated this Christmas so the money you pledge, they will double and make a big contribution to help save the children.

Visit for more information.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Tree Festival

Last weekend my mum invited us to come along with her to her local Christmas tree festival; I have been to many christmas tree festivals in recent years, but I dont recall going to any as I was growing up, they seem to be growing in popularity and most are hosted in local parish churches.

Personally I think its a great idea to get people into a church building so that they can be familiar about how it is all set up; the festival raises much needed funds for charity and also a percentage of the money goes to the upkeep of the church building, which I know costs a lot of money as I was a churchwarden a few years back.

We left the car at my mums house and decided to wrap up warm and walk the 5 or so minutes to the church. I am always amazed at how many people enter trees into the fetival and even more impressive is that I have never been to a tree festival where there have been 2 similar themes.

Here are some of our favourites from the christmas tree festival we went to over the weekend.

Which one do you like? Have you been to a Christmas tree festival before and have you entered one? I would love to know so please leave me a blog comment below.