Uncovering tradition at Thorntons chocolate factory

Thorntons have been making chocolate for over 100 years. My own relationship with Thorntons began back in the early nineties, when I would return home…

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Christmas holiday in Wales

This year we visited Wales for our Christmas holiday, staying with my Mum in her Carmarthenshire farmhouse. On Boxing Day we joined in with the…

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Merry Christmas from the Pigeon Pair and Me

A very merry Christmas to one and all! This will be my last post until after Christmas, so that we can have more time to…

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Christmas reading for kids

Here at the Pigeon Pair and Me, we’re almost done for the Christmas holidays. The tree’s up, cards are thudding onto the doormat (after a…

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Review: Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at the Lyric, Hammersmith

Visit our Facebook page to find out how you can WIN a set of family tickets to see Father Christmas at the Lyric Theatre. Father…

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Festive shows round-up, part one

The Christmas lights are hotting up. There’s a whiff of greasepaint in the air. Festive silliness is beginning to infect everyone, young and old (have…

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Winter sparkle: a Fat Face Christmas jumper

Have you already adorned your house with festive decorations? Is your Christmas tree up yet? These are questions I’ve been seeing hotly debated on Twitter,…

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It’s behind you! The best of London Pantomimes

If you’re travelling to the UK this Winter and want an authentic Christmas experience, pantomime’s a must. British pantomime was developed as a Christmas and…

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ASDA George Home delux wooden kitchen

We’re having our kitchen re-modelled at the moment. When ASDA contacted us to ask whether we’d like to try out the delux wooden kitchen from…

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