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Book Review: The Empty Stocking

The Empty Stocking

Written by Richard Curtis

Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

48 pages

Published by Puffin Books

Publication date: 2012

Age range: 3+

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Giveaway! Once Upon a Time necklace

Hi everyone – time for a Christmas giveaway on my blog and Twitter. I have one of these necklaces and it never fails to attract compliments, so I decided to get another one and give it away! 88 more words


A Skirt for Our Christmas Tree

Yipee! Christmas, my favorite day of the year, is just less than a month away, Yesterday, we excitedly unpacked the Christmas decorations from their boxes, and the whole family started to put everything in place. 315 more words

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Multilingual flashcard: Fireworks

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! In Britain, the 5th November is Bonfire Night when we remember Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. 116 more words

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A Green Halloween!

Every year the shops and supermarkets seem to have more and more Halloween themed decorations, treats and costumes. Years ago there was nothing, we just made things ourselves, it was simpler, cheaper and less wasteful. 568 more words


Hunting for Character Easter Eggs at Tokyo Disneyland

We were given two Disney theme park tickets, which will expire in June. Since we wanted to avoid the crowds during the Golden Week holidays… 246 more words

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Multilingual flashcard: Happy Mother's Day!

For everyone in the UK, today is Mothering Sunday. Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ in 10 languages.

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