The Favourite Christmas Advert of 2017

As voted for by Parent Bloggers.

We recently asked parent bloggers what their favourite Christmas Advert of 2017 was.

The choice was between any Christmas advert for a company that has aired this year be it for the first, like the new John Lewis one, a continuation of a story as in Kevin the Carrot who features in the Aldi ads or an old classic in the form of Holidays Are Coming (Coca Cola).

To be honest the results did surprise us a bit, however that’s what makes this countdown interesting.

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OMG You’re Four Today!


Oliver is Four years old today, how on earth did that happen??? 

I can literally remember bringing him home from the hospital as a little bundle of joy that was completely dependent on myself and his mum. 

Fast forward four years and he is a confident, yet reserved on occasion, outgoing, sometimes mouthy little boy, who is loving life and everything in it. 

Over the years we have seen his interests change and grow with him but the one thing that has always been a constant, and will be for years to come, are his cars. He absolutely loves them. His favourites are the cars from Disney Pixar Cars and we are already looking at taking him to see the new movie out later this year. 

At the start of this year Oliver started in a new nursery which he loves and he has come one leaps and bounds since January. He enjoys going in every morning and there have been mornings where I have felt like he’s out grown the need for Daddy but then I get the hug and kiss telling me he still very much needs myself or Keighley there as a support and that’s what we will do as in the next year he starts school and develops more skills and hobbies that’ll set him up in his life. 

All that needs to be said is to wish Oliver a very happy 4th Birthday and may it be everything you want. 

The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition


For the last two years we have taken part in the new tradition of Elf on the Shelf and the boys have loved it.

Recently we were out just doing general shopping and came across a new part to the Elf on the Shelf craze and that is ‘A Birthday Tradition’.

The set comes with a little birthday suit for our Elf; Elfie, and a book called A Birthday Tradition. The book tells the story of how Elfie can be with us for a birthday celebration during the year instead of just at Christmas.

I know the boys are going to love this extra tradition we are starting this year, as Oliver keeps asking when Elfie is coming back. I’m excited to see their reactions when they see Elf this morning.