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Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas and welcome to this special Advent Calendar.

Click on a door each day from the first of December up to the 25th,


1st door of Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas and welcome to day 1 of this special Advent Calendar.

Today I hope you’ll enjoy this charming short film about love and the passage of time.

2nd door of Advent Calendar

Day 2 and it’s time to spice up your Christmas preparations with this delicious Spiced Christmas biscuits recipe – you can even prepare the dough in advance and freeze it for use closer to Christmas day. Enjoy!

3rd door of Advent Calendar

Day 3. Christmas wrapping can be a bit of a chore, but for someone extra special, why not go the extra mile with this clever origami gift wrap idea (make sure it’s a box-shaped present!!)

4th door of Advent Calendar

Welcome to day 4 of your alternative Advent Calendar,  The best gifts often aren’t the expensive ones. This is a cute short animation that will help you think creatively about your presents (and your friendships)

5th door of Advent Calendar

It’s day 5 of your Advent Calendar – so let’s celebrate with 5 of the best Christmas cracker jokes:
1. Why did the lobster blush? Because the seaweed
2. There are 2 fish in a tank. One says ‘How do you drive this thing’
3. Why did the golfer wear an extra pair of trousers? In case he got a hole in one.
4. What tool do you need for maths? Multi-pliers
5. Why are eagles cleverer than chickens? Ever heard of Kentucky Fried Eagles?

6th door of Advent Calendar

Welcome to day 6 and we’re feeling crafty!

Get creative with the family and try this origami Christmas bauble for your Christmas tree

7th door of Advent Calendar

It’s day 7 of your Advent calendar and here’s another lovely short

(almost festive .. it has deer, and snow in it!) animation for you to enjoy: Oh deer!

8th door of Advent Calendar

We’re one week in and it’s time to get baking again. This is a new twist on mince pies – this is a mince pie meets cookie combo: 8th day of Advent

9th door of Advent Calendar

Day 9 and we’re feeling tuneful today! Your Advent treat is just about bringing a big fat smile to your face. Here goes! Oh Happy Day!: 9th day of Advent

10th door of Advent Calendar

Welcome to day 10 of your Christmas Advent. Feeling Christmassy yet? This might help – it’s called Christmas Star: 10th day of Advent

11th door of Advent Calendar

Day 11 of your alternative Advent Calendar and we’re really starting to feel the festive vibe. Who doesn’t love some beautiful carols around Christmas? I hope you enjoy this Christmas carol playlist as you potter through your Christmas preparations: 11th day of Advent

12th door of Advent Calendar

Day 12 and it’s time for a bit of fun. Check out these Silent Monks singing the Hallelujah Chorus: 12th day of Advent

13th door of Advent Calendar

If the pre-Christmas pressure is starting to build, you might feel better after one of these! Try out this egg nog recipe: 13th day of Advent 

14th door of Advent Calendar

Day 14 and I’ve got something a bit different for you today. The ice makes me feel frosty and wintery – but it’s the sounds made by skating on thin ice that are so mesmerizing: 14th day of Advent

We wish you, your family and friends the blessings of the Christ Child this Christmas and always.

Happy Christmas

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